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6 Places To Watch The Cubs Win (Besides Wrigleyville)

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 9, 2015 2:16PM

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By Heather Lalley

If you want to catch the epic first Cubs-Cardinals playoff game on a big screen tonight, but you really don’t want to deal with the hot mess that is Wrigleyville, we’ve got you covered.

There are so many great neighborhood bars around Chicago showing the game (and offering food-and-drink specials), you can still root, root, root for the home team without rubbing shoulders with too many bros.

Neighborhood: Uptown
Bar: Crew Bar + Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St.
This gay-friendly sports bar boasts some two dozen high-def TVs and some 60 beers. Tonight, they’ll offer half off October’s festively named cocktails (Ghoul ‘Til You Drool, Bwainz, Frank ‘n Furter, Scream Queen, Cujo and Hocus Pocus) from 4-7 p.m. All night, you can get $4.25 Lagunitas IPAs, $2 PBR cans and $4.50 Skinny Lemonades.

Neighborhood: Berwyn
Bar: FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Rd.
Head west to Berwyn to catch every pitch on big screens in the club, tent and sidebar. An organist will be playing the Hammond B3 throughout the game and will lead the crowd in the 7th-inning stretch. Beer specials and food from Capri Grill will be available.

via Knife and Tine

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Bar: Knife & Tine, 1417 W. Fullerton Ave.
Stop in for the $5 Ivy Gimlet (CH Key Gin, ginger beer, lime juice and fresh mint), as well as $3 can beers and $3 shots. Everybody receives a bowl of their Signature Popcorn with brown butter, sumac and Parmesan.

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Neighborhood: Morgan Park
Bar: McNally’s, 11136 S. Western Ave.
OK. So, this is a White Sox bar. And they’re giving away beers on the house every time the Cardinals hit a home run against the Cubs. So, if you bleed Cubbie blue, you may want to sit this one out for your mental health. If you enjoy some friendly/not-so-friendly rivalry, check ‘em out. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Via O'Donovan's

Neighborhood: North Center
Bar: O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park Rd.
This family-friendly bar/restaurant—one of Chicago’s longest consistently operating taverns - will show the playoff game on multiple big screens. They’ll be running Friday-night taco specials and a variety of drink deals.

Neighborhood: Old Irving
Bar: The Cabin at Old Irving, 4104 N. Pulaski Rd.
This new rustic-themed neighborhood spot offers multiple big-screen TVs in a cozy, wood-paneled space. Tonight, grab Old Styles for $2 and take $1 off wines by the glass and signature cocktails.