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The Best Sports Bars to Watch Football Around Catalyst Chicago

The Best Sports Bars to Watch Football Around Catalyst Chicago

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With fall coming, football season is now in full swing. Being in downtown Chicago, there are endless opportunities to watch sports at various establishments. We wanted to narrow it down for you and give you some of the best sports bars around Chicago, all of which are fairly close to Catalyst Chicago. Here are some of the top places to eat, drink, and watch football this season.


  1. Joe’s on Weed St.

940 W Weed St


This is a great Illinois bar for anyone who loves Chicago sports. The locals flock here on Gameday, and there are more than enough TVs for everyone.


  1. Utopian Tailgate

1608 N Wells St


Check this unique place out for a different kind of sports bar. They have an awesome rooftop bar that looks like a psychedelic garden, and you can play games of your own with their giant lawn games. Indoor and outdoor TVs abound.


  1. The Fifty/50

2047 W Division St


This is one of Wicker Park’s original sports bars. Their wings are one reason to make the venture out there, along with their 25 TVs.


  1. Cleos Bar and Grill

1935 W Chicago Ave


This spot is an awesome place to go for both kinds of football – as they are known as an international soccer bar. However, their 16 screens with Sunday Ticket is a great way to watch football on well, Sundays.


  1. Theory

9 W Hubbard St


Their wings come with enough sauces for a whole football team, and their menu will attract fans who don’t even like sports. This is one of the best sports bars in Chi-town and is close to Catalyst.


  1. Public House

400 N State St


The crowd gets lively and you can enjoy a day at Navy Pier before walking to this fantastic sports bar next to Theory. Boozy milkshakes make the trip alone worthwhile. 


  1. WestEnd

1326 W Madison St


If you want to spend the afternoon walking the West Loop before you watch the game, this is the place to do it, and is a Catalyst favorite.


  1. Fatpour Tap Works – McCormick

2206 S Indiana Ave


Head to the South Loop if you want to find this taphouse with a huge beer list. It’s one of the closest bars to Soldier Field and will make you feel like you are part of the game. They have a great Sunday brunch. Go Bears!


  1. Turtle’s

238 W 33rd St


Sox Park is very near this bar and grill, and while baseball season may be in its final stages, it’s a great place to catch both sports in September and October. Try the multitude of beers, delicious burgers, and pizza!


What is your favorite Chicago sports bar? Tell us about it in the comments below!

One thought on “The Best Sports Bars to Watch Football Around Catalyst Chicago

  1. Stephen Robert:

    I have read your article. Such a good and informative. I have loved sports since childhood. Love to play I also like to watch sports. I also enjoy working with sports. Awareness among people increases through sports.


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