Top 12 Chicago Bulls Sports Bars


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Best place to watch the Bulls is United Center in Chicago, Illinois. But what if the Bulls are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best Chicago Bulls bars to watch the game in the company of other Bulls fans. See Red!

Chicago Bulls Team History

Celebrating a Bulls victory. Photo Credit: Mac Male.

The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team in the United States. They play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association.

The Bulls are one of the most successful sports franchises in the history of the United States.

Chicago Bulls trophy case. Photo Credit: Mac Male.

To start with, the Chicago Bulls were established in 1966. The Bulls have won nine division titles.

The team has also won six conference titles. Most noteworthy, the Bulls went on to win six NBA championships. All of the championships were won in the 1990s. In fact, they were a dynasty.

Due to the success of the Bulls in that decade, the team attracted a global following. In addition, they also helped to popularize the sport of basketball around the world.

United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. Photo Credit” Alacoolwiki.

The Chicago Bulls play home games at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Moreover, they share the multi-use arena with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

Best Chicago Bulls Bars in the Windy City

Benny the Bull visits The Ogden in Chicago, Illinois! Credit: The Ogden.

Here are 10 of the best sports bars and restaurants in Chicago where you can be loud, wear red and black, and root for the Bulls.

However, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

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  1. The Ogden – 1659 West Ogden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 226-1888. § FACEBOOK
  2. Ironside Bar & Galley – 546 North Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 973-7792. FACEBOOK
  3. Rizzo’s Bar & Inn – 3658 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 799-8161. § FACEBOOK
  4. Joe’s Bar on Weed Street – 940 West Weed Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 523-2205. § FACEBOOK
  5. Municipal Bar – 216 West Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 951-2125. § FACEBOOK
  6. The Crossroads Bar & Grill – 1120 West Madison Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 243-1113. § FACEBOOK
  7. Standard Bar & Grill – 1332 North Milwaukee, Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 904-8815. § FACEBOOK
  8. Old Town Pour House – 1419 North Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 477-2800. FACEBOOK
  9. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria – 1927 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 772-4422. FACEBOOK

§ indicates an official Bulls Bar 

Best Chicago Bulls Bars in Other Cities

Here are some spots in other cities popular with Bulls fans. However, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

    1. Black Bear Tavern – 1931 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone: (404) 355-9089. – “ATL’s Official Chicago Headquarters” FACEBOOK
    2. Kelly’s Sports Bar – 12 Avenue A, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 388-1464. FACEBOOK
    3. Hob Nob Sports Bar and Grill –  7200 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, Arizona.  “Arizona’s Home for Chicago Sports” FACEBOOK
    4. Ivy and Coney  – 1537 – 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 6709-IVY. FACEBOOK
    5. Brando’s Sportsbar – 3725 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Telephone: (702) 896-6018.  “Chicagoans in the Desert” FACEBOOK
    6. Mac’s Place Pub & Grub – 215 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina. Telephone: (843) 793-4653. FACEBOOK
    7. Tin Horn Flats – 2623 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California. Telephone: (818) 567-2470. FACEBOOK
    8. The Bar on Dolores – 1600 Dolores Street, San Francisco, California. (415) 695-1745. FACEBOOK
    9. Rosie O’Grady’s – 3402 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California. Telephone: (619) 284-7666. FACEBOOK
    10. Joey D’s Chicago Style Eatery – 211 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida. Telephone: (941) 364-9900. And five other locations. FACEBOOK
    11. Buford’s – 700 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 545-5505. FACEBOOK
    12. Friendly Confines Sports Restaurant and Bar  –  Lake Mary, Winter Park, and Altameontre Mall, Florida. FACEBOOK

A Word to the Wise

While some of these venues are official Chicago Bulls hangouts, that does not mean they will broadcast every Bulls game.

In addition, fans sometimes migrate to other bars. Sometimes bars close. And sometimes they are booked for special events.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Chicago Bulls Bars Wanted

If you have patronized and of the above mentioned Chicago Bulls sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for Chi-Town sports fans, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

For example, do they service Chicago dogs or Polish hot dogs? Are the pizzas thin crust or deep dish? And what about the beer? Is Goose Island on tap?

Also, please let me know if any of these Chicago Bulls watch bars have closed – or if Chicago fans are no longer watching Bulls games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Chicago Bulls play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Bulls-friendly sports bars in other cities.

Finally, please send photos of fans at Chicago Bulls sports bars to be added to this post!

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This list of the best Chicago Bulls sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NBA teams. This post contains affiliate links.

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