Famous Chicago Bars

Famous Chicago Bars
Chicago, known as the "Windy City," is an exciting city full of endless possibilities to have fun. Swim at the Oak Street Beach or take an architecture river cruise to learn all about the city. After a long day of biking, walking or swimming, visit one of Chicago's many famous bars to relax and catch a Cubs game.

Billy Goat Tavern and Grill

The Billy Goat has a rich and comical history in the Chicago area and is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Established in 1934, the tavern has played a part in the history of the Chicago Cubs and has been mocked on "Saturday Night Live." In addition to serving alcohol, the Billy Goat also offers a full breakfast menu as well as its famous cheeseburgers. CNNsi named the tavern the "#2 Must See Sports Destination" in 2001. It is also a popular destination for politicians, athletes and celebrities. Former Presidents' Bush and Clinton, as well as Jay Leno and Harrison Ford have been seen hanging out at the Billy Goat Tavern and Grill.

430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 222-1525

Green Mill

The Green Mill is one of the oldest jazz lounges and bars in Chicago, with a long-standing history and a timeless feeling visitors find nowhere else. The Green Mill opened its doors in 1907 and grew steadily in popularity reaching its peak in the 1940s. The Green Mill prides itself on keeping the traditions of the '40s with everything in the bar reminiscent of the era. The music, decor and prices are all as they were then. The Green Mill was once a favorite hangout spot for Al Capone, and the Green Mill is decorated in memorabilia of the old mobster. Live entertainment, world-class cocktails and a variety of domestic and imported drafts are served. The Green Mill is also home to the Uptown Poetry Slam every Sunday night, which has been a bar tradition since 1985.

4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5552

Murphy's Bleachers

Sitting right across the field from Wrigley Field, Murphy's Bleachers is one of the best places to catch a Cubs game. The rooftop overlooks the field and can be reserved for parties to watch the game. Murphy's Bleachers also hosts pre-game parties that include a catered meal and a variety of alcoholic beverages for up to 50 people. Non-game day parties can be reserved as well for birthdays, going-away parties or any other event you want to celebrate.

3655 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-5356

Cubby Bear Wrigleyville

With live entertainment, 75 plasma screen televisions and five projection screens, the Cubby Bear is more than just a sports bar, it is an entertainment complex. Offering reservations for private parties overlooking the Wrigley Field Marquee as well as a full menu of food, the Cubby Bear is a great place to go before or after a game.

1059 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 327-1662

Article Written By Bronwyn Timmons

Based in Colorado, Bronwyn Timmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has appeared on a variety of websites, covering topics such as career and education planning, wedding planning, home improvement, crafts and gardening. Timmons is pursuing her bachelor's degree in mortuary science.

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