Chicago vs. Green Bay – Bear Down at these Bars this Weekend

1921 begat the rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, the longest football rivalry in NFL history.  90 years later that rivalry continues when Sunday, at Soldier Field, the Bears play the Packers for the 183rd time, making Soldier Field the hottest place to be and the Bears the hottest ticket in town.  But if you didn’t get tickets and aren’t apt to paying double face value or higher from a scalper, do not fret.  Many of PPM’s local bars are great places to watch the game and even have their own game day highlights to keep the event special.
1.) Joes Bar (940 W. Weed St.) – There’s 5’s reasons to go to Joes for the game – $5 domestic pitchers, $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Oktoberfest beers, and 5 Coronas for $12.   Not to mention they have 110 plasma televisions to watch the game, making it impossible to miss a play.  Plus, if you’re a true weekend warrior, they’re showing the Steelers vs. Indianapolis game after the Bears.
2.)    Duffy’s Tavern (420½ W. Diversey, Chicago IL) – When you mix Duffy’s killer brunch buffet with an afternoon game against our biggest rival, it’s sure to be a raucous, wild, and filling afternoon.  Brunch ends right before kickoff (3pm), just at the perfect time to make the transition from food to beer.  Also, expect to see trays filled with shots for $5 being offered in the main bar area.
3.) Quay (465 East Illinois) – Ok, so Quay might not be in a PPM neighborhood, but it’s close, and this party is one to talk about.  Jim McMahon, former Super Bowl champ, hosts a tailgate brunch from 8am-3pm with free Bloody Marys and a free shuttle (for ticketholders) to Soldier Field.  On top of all of that, if you want to see the game but aren’t much of a beer drinker, Quay has a nice selection of hand-mixed cocktails too.
4.) Public House (400 N. State) – “Beer centric”, that’s the term that best describes Public House.  They feature over 100 varieties; including their own special brew from Goose Island, plus beer flights, and the Big House (a six-pack’s worth in 1 glass).  Add to that an 84 inch video wall, private tables with customizable beer and liquor taps, and Bears ticket giveaways; heading to Public House for the big game is destined to be a win.

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