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Wrigley is Sold Out; Here’s a List of Sports Bars in Chicago to Watch the Cubs

Destination & Tourism Jessica Kleinschmidt October 22, 2016

Wrigley is Sold Out; Here’s a List of Sports Bars in Chicago to Watch the Cubs

photo courtesy of Theory Chicago 

Baseball tickets during this time of the year are impossible to come by, if you can even afford them. Still, we can’t help but want to cheer on our favorite team from the city that is filled to the top with electricity as the Chicago Cubs make their way to the World Series.

During Saturday night’s matchup when the Cubbies take on Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, you’ll have to go elsewhere to watch Game 6. Wrigley is completely sold out. There aren’t any standing room-only tickets or any options of the kind so stop stressing yourself out. That’s what we are here for.

If you still want to feel the vibe of the Windy City and not empty your wallet, you can still go to a local sports bar in the area to cheer them on.

Here are some suggestions:

LP Stadium and Tavern

The Lincoln Park Stadium and Tavern, located off of N. Clark Street in Chicago has everything you need to watch Game 6. You may miss the weekend brunch specials, but there is a $6 daily Cosmo Martini each day you can enjoy. The menu is chalk full of the usual sports bar specials, but you can also get a Cuban Sandwich, a Buffalo Chicken Salad and Pork Belly topped with a fried egg.

The Scout Waterhouse and Kitchen

According to, The Scout is located in the South Loop and is “walking distance of Soldier Field,” but is for more than just Bears fans. (I wasn’t aware those still existed, but that’s neither here nor there).

If you like exotic grilled cheese and Oreo french toast (yes, it’s an actual thing) and want to wash it down with select beers and wines, The Scout is your place.

Old Town Pour House

With 90 craft beers and “firecracker rolls,” the Old Town Pour House brings an energetic atmosphere for you and your party.

You can stuff your face with the truffle mac n cheese and even mushroom cannelloni.

The Sports Corner

The Sports Corner is exactly what it sounds like. It’s located right outside of Wrigley across from the commemorative Harry Caray statue. It was established in 1976 and is known for being the before and after destination for a Cubs game.

The menu has the traditional bar food you love, but you can finish it off with salted caramel cheesecake and the always delicious funnel cake.


O’Donovans is known as one of the city's oldest bars. Located off West Irving Park, the sanctuary has delectable salads, burgers, sandwiches and any appetizer you can imagine. The drink menu ensures you will not go away thirsty.


Known as “an upscale Chicago Sports Bar and Lounge,” Theory makes sure it’s opened for Brunch at 10 am so you can watch college football with bloody mary and beer specials.

Take a look at the menu after you go on a virtual tour. It looks phenomenal. You can also make a reservation online.

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