Good Guys Wear Black: Best Bars for Sox Season
11 April 2019
It’s a little known fact that the White Sox held the “sox” name before the Red Sox ever did, and that good guys wear black. Any White Sox superfan knows this and needs a sports hub where fellow drinkers know the same. Here are the best game day spots for the Sox side of town:
Armour Square: Cork + Kerry at the Park
Cork + Kerry at the Park is located only a few blocks from Guaranteed Rate Field. It’s a family-owned Irish pub and the perfect spot to grab a Guinness and an Irish egg roll on any day of the week. In addition, they have an outdoor beer garden, popcorn machine and 20 rotating taps. You can’t beat being walking distance from the game, especially when you snag a seat outside!
Armour Square: Rocky’s Sports Bar/Fat Fish Bar & Grill
Let’s start off by saying that Rocky’s, now named Fat Fish Bar & Grill, has a backyard beer garden with its own flat-screen TVs. There isn’t a better way to enjoy nice weather and catch the Sox playing. Their burgers are never mentioned without being followed by the words “pretzel bun” whispered in reverence. The name change ushers in a new age for Fat Fish, with new management and new seafood items on the menu.
Bridgeport: Shinnick’s Pub
Shinnick’s Pub is another bar within walking distance to Guaranteed Rate Field. They’re known amongst locals as a friendly neighborhood bar. They operate cash-only and offer no food, but the history and drinks are enough to fill you up. Shinnick’s has been around since the 1880s, and the back bar is made by old billiards table manufacturers — an antique beauty you just have to see to believe.
Logan Square: Bob Inn
In true hipster dive bar fashion, Bob Inn features pool tables and a jukebox. But in the Logan Square bar scene where pretention sometimes creeps in, this spot remains a modest and laid back venue. Sox Fans up on the northside of town will be right at home watching the game uninterrupted on the TVs here amongst old beer advertisements and good company.
Whether you choose to cheer for the Sox on the south side, the north side, or anywhere in between, you should never have to do it alone — and having a good drink in your hand has never made anyone cheer amore quietly.