Fall is just on the horizon here in Chicago and that means, college Football season is here! To top that off, many of our PPM residents have spanned the Midwest, coming from many Big Ten schools. Not only that, but your favorite college teams hit the grass running this time of year. We are sure you all want to know where to watch some college football in the city, we sure do!
Then fear not, Chicago has plenty of dedicated college football bars. Though you might be asking yourself, where can I watch my team play? Well, here at PPM we set out to find the top FIVE college football bars in Chicago. So get your college jerseys on and your Alma mater friends rounded up, its football season in Chicago!
Ironside Bar and Galley (546 N. Wells St. 312-973-7792 in River North): A $35 package includes your choice of food item plus mimosas, bloody marys, well drinks and select beers.
Timothy O’Toole’s (622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700 in Streeterville): $8 build your own bloody mary bar, $4 build your own mimosa bar, $20 Miller/Coors buckets, and $5 22-ounce Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bud Light stadium cups.
University of Iowa
Clover Sports and Leisure (722 W. Grand Ave. 312-344-1934 in River West): $5 22-ounce stadium cups, $15 bottomless mimosas (9 a.m. to halftime) and $18 domestic buckets.
Crossroads Public House (2630 N. Clark St. 773-248-3900 in Old Town): $4 mimosas, $6 bloody marys, $18 Coors Light buckets, $12 PBR buckets, $30 100-ounce Bud Light super tubes, $4 Fireball shots, $8 32-ounce Bud light mugs, and a $30 package including mimosas, bloody marys, domestic drafts and one menu item.
University of Illinois
Schoolyard (3258 N. Southport St. 773-528-8226 in Lakeview): $5 Coors Light/Miller Lite stadium cups, $5 O bombs and $20 Varsity Blues fishbowls (Svedka raspberry vodka, sprite, Mountain Berry Blast Powerade and lemonade).
University of Wisconsin
Deuce’s + the Diamond Club (3505 N Clark St. 773-644-5554 in Wrigleyville): $30 100-ounce Miller Lite or Corona Light table taps.
Fatpour (2005 W. Division St. 773-698-8940 in Wicker Park): $6 22-ounce Bud and Bud Light stadium cups, $7 Ketel One bloody marys and $20 bottles of champagne.
University of Michigan
Diag Bar & Grill (2856 N. Southport Ave. 773-404-8400 in Lakeview): $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $7 Ketel One bloody marys and $20 bottles of champagne.
Duffy’s Tavern & Grille (420 W. Diversey Parkway 773-549-9090 in Lincoln Park): $5 22-ounce Bud Light stadium cups, $7 22-ounce Founders and Bell’s stadium cups, $8 22-ounce vodka Red Bull stadium cups, $15 for a bottle of champagne and two cans each of Red Bull Yellow Edition and Red Bull Blue Edition, and $30 for a package from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. including mimosas, bloody marys, draft beer, well drinks, wine, soda and a brunch buffet.
As you can see there are plenty of options for college football bars here in Chicago. These are just a few, for a full list checkout this site for more College Football Dedicated Pubs in Chicago. Outside of football, fall also brings another cool thing to the Midwest, Haunted Houses! Be sure to check out our latest blog on Chicago’s top FIVE Haunted Houses 2017.