Baseball season is back! There’s nothing better than stadium seating but if you’re looking for something outside the stadium, consider catching the game at one of these top Wrigley Bars on game day.. Get the full Cubs experience without the aggressive crowds or hassle with one of these 10 game day hot spots.
1. Murphy’s Bleachers
For almost 80 years, Murphy’s has been a neighborhood fixture. However, it became the legend it is today when Chicago Police Detective, Jim Murphy, took over. Mr. Murphy understood the magic of historic Wrigley Field and the allure of icy beer on gameday. And now it’s one of America’s premiere sports bars.
2. The Dugout
Looking for the best view of the skyline and Wrigleyville? Then head over to this down-to-earth location. The Dugout opens 4 hours before the action begins so you can relax while waiting for the game to start. Plus, they’re the only rooftop in Wrigley that lets you stay after the game and serves hard drinks. Um, yes please!
3. Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
Directly across from Wrigley Field, one of Wrigley’s more recent additions is Rizzo’s Bar & Inn. Boasting three different bars, a hybrid indoor/outdoor entertainment area, and a ridiculously good menu of food and drink Rizzo’s is the perfect game day drinking spot. And before you ask, no, they are not linked to the Anthony Rizzo.
Since 1985, Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Grill has been the go-to spot for Chicago locals. With over 30 giant HDTV’s, you’ll never miss a winning moment! And if you’re hoping to dial up the fun, Sluggers has a full indoor sports complex with batting cages, skee-ball, arcade games, and more. When it comes to Wrigley Bars on game day, we’re here for it.
5. Output Lounge
Sports fans, cheer on the Cubs at this friendly neighborhood joint! Come witness ALL the action on one of their 16 TV’s, broadcasting every Chicago team. While you’re at it, dig into the Output’s famous wings, grab some other delicious eats, and knock back a drink (or several) from their full service bar.
6. Lucky Dorr
Named after an popular Wrigley groundskeeper, Lucky Dorr serves up an impressive collection of one-off collab brews from local breweries including Begyle, Noon Whistle, Moody Tongue, Maplewood, Lo Rez, Lake Effect, Cruz Blanca, 18th Street, Haymarket, Old Irving Brewing, Illuminated Brew Works, Blue Nose, Alarmist, Crystal Lake Brewing, and Right Bee Cider. Yum.
7. Cubby Bear
Here it is folks, ~thee~ destination for Wrigleyville’s best live music and sports entertainment! The Cubby Bear has celebrated some of the most iconic Cubs victories and incredible shows. The venue was even recognized by the Chicago Music Awards as the Best Rock Club and Maxim magazine named them the number one Neighborhood Bar in Chicago.