Where to Watch the Cubs’ First Pitch in Chicago This Year

Opening Day is almost here! Long-time fans and new Cub enthusiasts, may I have your attention, please! Here are the best spots to watch the Cubs throw their first pitch in Chicago at the opening game of the season on Thursday, March 30th! Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our list of best bars for March Madness parties in Chicago!

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Irene’s Finer Diner

2012 Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618


All Cubs fans repping the Northsiders will get 20% off their bill during weekday games when they dine at Irene’s. We’re talking hats, shirts, jerseys — you name it — 20% off your entire bill including all scratch dishes from Chef Noah Zamler.

Need to work a bit before the 1:20 Friday first pitch? Irene’s also offers up the Nine-to-Fiver special. For only $15, work from Irene’s and choose either a breakfast burrito or Slagel burger and get unlimited coffee and free wifi every Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

Located next door to the historic Wrigley Field, Brickhouse offers an elevated dining experience with four expansive bars, two outdoor terraces, and stunning views to celebrate your favorite teams in style. Celebrate baseball in Chicago with us at one of the best sports bars in the city that’s directly next to the Cubs! Are you ready to watch the Cubs take on the Brewers? Join Brickhouse for Chicago Cubs Home Opener on Thrusdsay, March 30th, starting at 10am. Tables are first-come, first-served!

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2450 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

A lively neighborhood bar in Lincoln Park with three full bars, a delicious menu, and a spacious year-round patio that is open seven days a week for brunch, lunch, and dinner. A place for the whole squad to drink beer and see some homeruns! Opening game drink specials include $25 Domestic Buckets, $30 High Noon Buckets, and $5 Cherry Bombs.

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Ranalli’s Lincoln Park

1925 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Pizza and baseball? Yes, count me in! Ranalli’s Lincoln Park offers guests delicious pizzas, iconic apps, and great drinks in a comfortable and communal setting. Guests can enjoy specialty drinks, snacks, and good times with us all baseball season long. First pitch watch party specials include $6 Select Stadium Cups, $22 Select Pitchers, $9 Stadium Cups of Vodka Soda, $6 Hard Seltzers, $6 Tequila Shots, $6 Lunchbox Shot, and $10 Helmet Sundaes.

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2934 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

With great food, drinks, and a spacious beer garden that can accommodate any size group, from small gatherings to large groups, bring the whole squad to watch your winning teamCelebrate baseball season at Kirkwood! The Chicago Cubs Home Opener begins on Thursday, March 30th at 10:00 am. Specials include $6 Bud Light & Miller Lite Stadium Cups, $8 Vegas Bombs, Green Tea Shots, and $12 Mini burgers & Fries (4).



3540 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

Is there a more classic sports bar in Chicago than Sluggers? I don’t think so! With over 40 TVs including great sight lines to six 10ft big screens and perfectly placed HD TVs throughout the bar, there is no better place to watch Cubs’ first pitch in Chicago this year. Indulge in Sluggers’ full menu of wings, burgers, pizzas, and salads, and cheer for our home team!

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