Top 13+ Chicago Cubs Sports Bars

Chicago Cubs fans arriving at Wrigley Field. Photo Credit: David Wilson.


Best place to watch the Chicago Cubs is Wrigley Field in Chicago. But what if you can’t get a ticket? Or what if they are playing out of town?  Then check out the best Chicago Cubs bars in Chicago and other cities and root for the Cubs with other Cubs fans! 


Chicago Cubs Team History

The Chicago Cubs play in the Central division of the National League of Major League Baseball (MLB). And they are one of two teams representing Chicago.

In fact, they were established in 1876. And they were one of the founding members of the National League.

In fact, the team originally called itself the Chicago White Stockings. But they changed their name to the Chicago Cubs in 1903.

The Chicago Cubs have won two East Division titles, four Central Division Titles, and 16 National League pennants.

Most importantly, they broke a lengthy championship drought winning the World Series in 2016.

In fact, the last time the Chicago Cubs won a National League championship was in 1945. And the last time they won a World Series was in 1908.

Friendly Confines

Affectionately known as the Friendly Confines, Wrigley Field is one of the most iconic ballparks in Major League Baseball.

In fact, it is the oldest baseball stadium in the National League. And it is the second oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. To clarify, only Fenway Park in Boston is older.

If you can’t get tickets to watch games in the stadium, you can still watch them in person from the rooftops of 11 nearby buildings., But they can be rented by groups.

Maybe the Cubs are playing on the road,  and maybe you don’t live in Chicago.

In fact, two lists of sports bars follow. While the first list is for bars located in Chicago, the second list comprises bars located in other cities across the United States.

Best Chicago Cubs Bars in Chicago

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Chicago Cubs fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

  1. Wrigley Roof Tops – West Waveland and North Sheffield avenues, across from Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 248-7663. Facebook
  2. Murphy’s Bleachers – 3655 North Sheffield, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 281-5356. Facebook
  3. The Chicago Cubby Bear – 1059 West Addison, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 327-1662. Facebook
  4. Deuce’s Major League Bar – 3505 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 644-5554. Facebook
  5. The Full Shilling Public House – 3724 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (733) 248-3330. Facebook
  6. Country Club Chicago – 3462 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (733) 975-2010. Facebook
  7. Joe’s Bar on Weed Street940 West Weed Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (312) 337-3486.Facebook
  8. Kincade’s Bar – 950 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago. Illinois. Telephone: (773) 348-0010. Facebook
  9. Rizzo’s Bar & Inn – 3658 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 799-8161. Facebook
  10. Nisei Lounge – 3439 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 525-0557. Facebook
  11. McGees Tavern & Grille – 950 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 549-8200. Facebook
  12. Casey Moran’s – 3660 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 755-4444. Facebook – CLOSED?
  13. Cortland’s Garage – 1645 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (733) 862-7877. Facebook – CLOSED?

Best Chicago Cubs Bars in Other Cities

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with Chicago Cubs fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

  1. Wrigley’s Chicago Bar and Grill – 18200 West Colfax Avenue, Golden, Colorado. Telephone: (303) 277-1551.  Facebook 
  2. The Bar on Dolores – 1600 Dolores Street, San Francisco, California. Telephone: (415) 695-1745. Facebook
  3. Brando’s Chicago Style Pizza and Sports Bar – 3725 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Telephone: (702) 896-6018.  Facebook
  4. Friendly Confines Sports Restaurant and Bar  – four locations. Facebook:  Lake Mary, Winter Park, and Altameontre Springs, Florida.
  5. The Tavern – 922 West 12th Street, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 320-8377. Facebook
  6. Hob Nob Sports Bar and Grill –  7200 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, Arizona.  “Arizona’s Home for Chicago Sports” South Carolina. Telephone: (843) 793-4653. Facebook
  7. Black Bear Tavern – 1931 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone: (404) 355-9089. – “ATL’s Official Chicago Headquarters” Facebook
  8. Rosie O’Grady’s – 3402 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California. Telephone: (619) 284-7666. Facebook
  9. Ivy and Coney – 1537 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 670-9489. Facebook
  10. Joey D’s Chicago Style Eatery – 211 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida. Telephone: (941) 364-9900. And five other locations. Facebook
  11. Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill – 288 East Greenway Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 993-6600; 2121 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Telephone: (602) 977-2700. Facebook
  12. Buford’s Backyard Beer Garden  – 700 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 545-5505. Facebook
  13. Kelly’s – 12 Avenue A, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 388-1464. Facebook


Your Help Wanted

If you have patronized one of these Chicago Cubs 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 Cubs watch bars have closed – or if Chicago fans are no longer watching Cubs games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Chicago Cubs 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 Cubs sports bars to be added to this post!

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This list of the best Chicago Cubs sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of MLB teams.


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