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Three Sports Bars in Chicago to Watch the 2012 Super Bowl
For many Chicagoans and tourists alike, it can be more fun to watch the Super Bowl at a sports bar; the cheering, booing, the food, drinks and camaraderie, all make for a good time. Here are three of the top Chicago sports bars to watch all the Super Bowl action.
3540 N. Clark
Sluggers is a very unique, classic and extremely popular sports bar, right down the street from Wrigley Field. There is an indoor sports complex with batting cages, which also includes air hockey and trampoline basketball. You will find six 12-foot big screens and 30 TVs throughout the club.
The grill opens at 11:00 a.m. and a few of the specials that I recommend are the 16" Party Pizza with sausage, mushroom, onions, green peppers and pepperoni for $19.25. A great 8-ounce chili burger for $8.75, that comes with fries and slaw, as do all their burgers. You may also want to try the onion rings for $5.50, with a side of BBQ sauce. Sunday drink specials are $4 Old Style, $5 Bloody Mary's, and Jameson shots for $5.
940 W. Weed
Joe's Bar on Weed Street is a huge facility which can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. There are over 1,000 televisions, and an outdoor patio with a 20-feet projector screen.
Joe's has super cheap drink specials, like Tuesday's 25 cents beer night, and every Wednesday, you can score with half-price deals. Every Thursday, you'll enjoy domestic beers and mixed well drinks for only $1.
Order your Super Bowl munchies from a menu that features faves like wings, BBQ, pizza and sides. Another plus is that you can reserve a table to watch the games with your own private TV monitor.
Joe's is also known for welcoming national and local bands, including Uncle Kracker, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band (who will play here again in the future), Rascall Flatts, Rum-D.M.C. and Dierks Bentley.
MOTHER HUBBARD'S SPORTS PUB
5 W. Hubbard Street
Mother Hubbard's, which offers late night hours every day until 4:00 a.m., is loved by locals, tourists, national celebrities and sports heros. It's a good place to watch all types of sporting events, especially during the big games like the Super Bowl, which you can see on one of the seven 10-foot screens and various televisions throughout the bar. As a matter of fact, Hubbard's has a club motto of "Yes, you can have your game on a TV near you." It's a down-to-earth, lively establishment, with a pretty friendly staff.
There is a full menu, with burgers and pizza specials, including their homemade deluxe pizza of cheese, sausage, green peppers, mushroom and onion for $14.95. Also, try the Enchiladas Con Guacamole for $8.95, that is served with refried beans and rice.
Robert Levy is a freelance writer and Chicago native with a degree in business administration. Robert has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes on film and television productions in Chicago and Los Angeles, and he is also an accomplished musician who produced and recorded several CDs and performed at venues across the country.
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