Where to Catch a Bear’s Game This Fall

The first day of fall is just a month away, and while many of us are already thinking about the changing weather, you can bet that all of Chicagoland has football on the brain!  That’s right – football season is upon us with the regular season kicking off on September 5th.  So, it’s time to mark your calendars, and make plans with fellow Bear’s fans at the city’s hottest spots to cheer and watch our team.  

Here’s a look at some of the most popular places to show off your Chicago Bears team spirit and catch all the action:  

Player’s Pub & Grill

Where: 1250 River Rd

The Player’s Pub & Grill is every sports fan’s dream.  It’s the perfect hangout to catch the game on their large TVs, chow on some traditional pub fare, and cheer the Bears on with your fellow enthusiasts. 

Joe’s Bar on Weed St.

Where:  940 W. Weed St

Joe’s is one of the most popular places to catch any Chicago game.  Fans keep coming back for more each season because you can just enjoy the atmosphere and food while socializing with fellow die-hard Bears fans.

Mike Ditka’s Restaurant

Where:  100 E. Chestnut St

Known as the place for “True” Bears fans, Mike Ditka’s is a favorite among football fans.  Here, you can not only watch live game-day coverage while enjoying some good food but immerse yourself in the team’s history and reminisce in years past.


Where:  7301 N Western Ave

If you’re looking to kick it old school, and just focus on the fun of the day, check out Mullen’s.  This sports bar features pub food and multiple TVs in a classic tavern setting, as well as pool and darts.

The Smoke Daddy

Where: 1804 W Division St.

There’s no need to go out and tailgate when you have The Smoke Daddy!  This hotspot in Wicker Park hosts a BBQ, Beer & Bears Brunch every game-day Sunday.  It’s a chance for fans in the community to come out for spirited specials like biscuits and gravy, pulled pork benedicts, Bloody Marys, and Miller and Coors buckets.  

Public House

Where:  400 N. State St

Watch the bears in style when you head to Public House.  For a more chic vibe, enjoy game day while indulging in some gourmet appetizers and cold drinks from their extensive beer list. 

The Boundary

Where: 1932 W. Division

This huge pub is every sports fan’s dream.  Not only can you watch the game on multiple flat screens, you can cheer and booze from their 70-bottle-strong beer list.

Park & Field

Where:  3509 W Fullerton Ave

You’ll definitely want to catch a Bears game at Park & Field this season.  This vintage sporting equipment-like setting boasts craft cocktails, some good eats, and of course, the best game views from both inside the dining area as well as out on the massive patio. 

There’s no reason to miss a single play when you have fantastic sports bars and pubs in your own backyard!  This season, get out and explore Chicago’s game-day offerings, see all of the live action, and cheer our team on with your fellow football enthusiasts.   Whether you’re looking to experience the game in a relaxed atmosphere or looking for the center of the spirit rally, there’s something for everyone! 


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