Fly the W: Best Bars for Cubs Season in Chicago
4 April 2019
Cubs season is just around the corner and so are the best spots for watching the big game. 1000M is at a prime location for baseball fanatics. You can journey to a bar on the next block or make your way to Wrigleyville. Here are sports hubs that will have you cheering:
South Loop: The Scout Waterhouse and Kitchen
For those not wanting to brave the crowds outside the stadium, here is an option close to home. Only blocks from 1000M in the South Loop is The Scout. At this rustic watering hole, there’s something for everyone—from an endless beer list, to wines and cocktails. Area residents adore their multiple bars, extensive seating and American gastropub eats. The Scout boasts 27 TV screens for a fully immersive game day experience. In the summertime, patio seating opens up so that you can join fans’ roaring cheers in the sun.
South Loop: Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
Cubs fans wanting to admire more than just batter David Bote’s solo home run last week will love this remodeled firehouse. Chicago Firehouse Restaurant is a home run of its own. This stunning space offers a refined drink and food menu, and TVs only at the bar. Behind the beauty still lies the heart of South Loop history. Those looking to escape the bustling bar scene but still keep an eye on the score will love Chicago Firehouse Restaurant.
Wrigleyville: Murphy’s Bleachers
Murphy’s Bleachers started as Ernie’s Bleachers in the 1930s, selling hot dogs and beers after Prohibition. Today, that rambunctious spirit lives on at this Wrigleyville staple. Murphy’s is kitty-corner to Wrigley Field and offers a rooftop. Seekers of the true Cubs fan experience will thrive amongst the crowds at Murphy’s. And don’t be deceived by the bar’s small corner-front—be sure to go all the way into the back, where there are more bars and Cubs memorabilia galore.
Wrigleyville: Casey Moran’s
Nestled in the heart of Wrigleyville is this bar with old fashioned paneling and a wood ceiling. Casey Moran’s is a classic American gastropub elevated with beer garden and VIP rooftop lounge. Additionally, they host live DJs and numerous TVs perfect for watching the Cubs game. Even during the Wrigleyville rush, the service here is attentive and food comes out fast.
River North: Public House
Situated halfway between the South Loop and Wrigleyville is this upscale pub. Public House is the perfect place to gather with friends. The trendy decor within includes various neon signs that shine brightly on Instagrammable boozy milkshake creations. Each milkshake comes topped with a piece of cake. And if that’s not enough—some booths have their own beer taps. Game day at Public House includes an abundance of atmosphere and menu specials to boot.
There are countless ways to Fly the W whether you stay in the neighborhood or venture out to Wrigley Field. After the bars, residents will be able to come back to 1000M, lounge on Level 11 at the Sun Deck or gather with friends around our Fire Pit nestled in The Gardens.
And for Sox Fans — no need to feel out of the loop. Part Two of 1000M’s blog series Best Bars for Baseball Season will feature the other team. You can look forward to finding the best drinking spots near and far from 35th, next week . . . with all the money leftover after buying Sox tickets.