The Best Spots to Celebrate the Cubs Opener in Chicago

Time to break out your jersey. Baseball is back, baby! Today’s Opening Day and we couldn’t be more excited. The Cubs will be taking on the Milwaukee Brewers and the White Sox are up against the Minnesota Twins. While the ballparks may be empty, that doesn’t mean we should celebrate any less. Check out these fun spots to catch the game, load up on baseball-themed treats, and more.

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3530 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657


Batter up! A stone’s throw away from Wrigley Field, this sports bar offers Cubs fans a socially distant way to party and watch the game. Bring your appetite: for $50 a person, you can wolf down all-you-eat pizza and sip on bottomless cocktails or domestic beers. Full drink and food menus will also be available. HVAC’s spacious patio seats up to 40 guests and will be broadcast with sound. Reserve your spot by emailing!

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Old Ground’s Social

950 W. Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


In honor of the Cubs home opener, this funky Lincoln Park sports bar will host a special Friday happy hour on July 24th. Guests can enjoy a $25 package that includes bottomless well drinks or domestic beers with a burger and fries (6 pm to 8 pm only!). The Cubs game will be broadcast indoors and on the patio. Reservations highly recommended!

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About Last Knife

168 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601


This modern steak bar is serving up baseball-themed cocktails created by ALK Bartender, Arthur Horocki. Step up to the plate with a “Batter Up” which consists of vodka, lime, honey, and plum, served up. Or keep swinging with a “3rd Strike” made up of rye or bourbon, sweet vermouth, and orange liqueur served on the rocks. And once you’re feeling good, go for a “Foul Ball” with tequila, dry vermouth, Aperol, and orange or cherry soda. Only available Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25!

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Hotel Lincoln’s Cubs Package 

1816 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614


If you can’t book a suite at the stadium, book one at Hotel Lincoln instead. This Lincoln Park favorite is offering a baseball-themed package, complete with Cracker Jacks, peanuts, and a souvenir foam finger. Guests can also toast to the start of MLB season with a complimentary draft beer or house wine at the Kennison before 6:30 pm. Skip the long lines and get VIP access to The J. Parker rooftop post-game as another guest perk. Now that’s a homerun package!

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Bar Cargo

605 N. Wells St, Chicago, IL 


Head over to this upscale sports bar in the heart of River North for Opening Day! Bar Cargo will be broadcasting both the White Sox and Cubs games on their flat-screen TVs with plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate everyone safely. Order a few $20 domestic beer buckets or $28 White Claw buckets and knock it outta the park. 

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1825 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


This bumper car, crazy-fun favorite has reopened just in time for Opening Day. On July 24, take advantage of their “Fun Daze” package for $20 per person. You’ll get one hour of WhirlyBall, laser tag or bowling, and unlimited pizza! Plus, the Cubs game will be broadcast on all TVs throughout the venues. Get your reservations in by calling ahead or online here

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The Goddess and Grocer

1649 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 | 901 N Larrabee St, Chicago, IL 60610 | 1127 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Kick-off the season in a divine way. This popular cafe shop is dishing up Goddess Home Run Cakes. Northside Cub fans with a sweet tooth will enjoy six layers of red and blue cake with vanilla buttercream. And the South Side Sox fans will love layered black and white cake with vanilla buttercream. Grab a slice of goodness for $7 or a whole 10-inch cake for $80, only available until the end of the season.


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