There are so many neighborhoods in Chicago worth experiencing, each offering their own special flavor. But Wrigleyville is...
Ask anyone in Chicago which neighborhood is the liveliest, and you’ll get one common answer—Wrigleyville—the home of the Chicago Cubs! Located on the north side of the windy city, this bustling and thriving neighborhood serves up the locals and tourists alike with live entertainment, great dining experiences, unlimited bars & lounges, and sports memorabilia!
Day or night, game or no game, there is always a crowd, a culture, bringing life to the scene. Surrounding the low-rise brick buildings and houses signature to Chicago, you’ll find everything from dive bars and lush bars to sushi bars and Irish bars. Mixed in are a variety of restaurants catering to patrons looking for a quick bite to eat, lavish dining experience, or just simply a taste of Chicago’s diversity.
Amidst all the stores, bars, and restaurants is legendary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs and Cubby fans alike. And though the overlying theme of the neighborhood is a true testament of the loyalist fans in baseball history, you don’t have to bleed Cubby blue to enjoy and appreciate the excitement and hospitality of Wrigleyville.
Here are a few suggestions of hot spots in the neighborhood, and things to do and see.
There are so many options to pick from, all within walking distance of each other, but some of the local favorites include Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, Harry Carry’s Tavern, and Rockit Bar & Grill.
Directly across the street from Wrigley Field, Cubby Bear has stood as a fan favorite for many years. This two-floor, 30,000 square-foot food and entertainment establishment serves up $4 Cubby Blue Bombs and $6 16oz Kettle One & Pink Lemonades to help quench your thirst. Patrons can enjoy a great view of Wrigley Field Marque, two full-sized bars, state-of-the-art sound system with a stage, and a projection screen TV for game nights.
Another local favorite is Rockit Bar & Grill, where you are sure to have a great dining experience as well as enjoy the evening’s entertainment! This family-friendly establishment welcomes walk-ins or reservations and has outdoor seating. The full menu is set for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Last on this list, but definitely not least is the legendary Harry Carry’s Tavern. This quintessential Chicago favorite is a must-go-to! Known as a sports bar with the feel of an old-time tavern, it is the only location in the city with a 123-inch Star Glass flat screen HD TV. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, the live music and DJs, 60-foot-6-inch bar, sports memorabilia displays, and mouth-watering menu options should. Be sure to stop by in the gift shop on your way out.
If you really want to have the Chicago experience and see for yourself the fan mania for the Chicago Cubs, consider taking the Wrigley Field Tour. For as little as $25 you can see what happens behind the scenes of Wrigley Field, visit the press box, clubhouse, and/or the dugout. You may even have the chance to step out onto the field.
If after all that you begin to feel the Cubby fever, then you should indulge in one of the most unique baseball experiences you can have! The Wrigleyville Rooftops offer that experience with some of the best views of the field in the largest Chicago Cubs rooftop top sections. There are 3 locations to choose from, each with a 200-person capacity, and each with its own amazing view and amenities that include catered food and beverage service.
Wrigleyville has a lot to offer and is always open for business. So be sure to plan a visit and experience it all!
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