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Dagmar
10-18-2009, 12:55 PM
I am going to Chicago tomorrow, need to find somewhere downtown to watch the game. Sure there are a million bars.

Any suggestions? Preferably near the Chicago Mart Plaza. And with character.

Any further advice on Chicago would be cool too.

Mods, this IS about the MNF game, please let it live for a wee bit.

Cheers in advance.

Here's a funny picture http://www.motifake.com/demotivational-poster/0901/hey-beetlejuice-doris-joker-funny-demotivational-poster-1231432214.jpg

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Dagmar
10-18-2009, 01:23 PM
Hello? Surely someone!

Miss I.
10-18-2009, 01:28 PM
Sorry Rusty, the only thing I remember from the one trip I made to Chicago 4 years ago was this place Portillo's, http://www.portillos.com/portillos/look/ Hot Dogs were good, but the Italian Beef was my favorite. Don't know all their locations, I was outside of Chicago in a suburb. Will say this, they are agressive and insane drivers Be confident if you are driving or they will run you over. It's all I know. I could ask my friend Michael, but it'd be too late by the time I could get back to you. Sorry I couldn't be helpful.

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 01:31 PM
Sorry Rusty, the only thing I remember from the one trip I made to Chicago 4 years ago was this place Portillo's, http://www.portillos.com/portillos/look/ Hot Dogs were good, but the Italian Beef was my favorite. Don't know all their locations, I was outside of Chicago in a suburb. Will say this, they are agressive and insane drivers Be confident if you are driving or they will run you over. It's all I know. I could ask my friend Michael, but it'd be too late by the time I could get back to you. Sorry I couldn't be helpful.

Cheers anyway darlin'!

baja
10-18-2009, 01:33 PM
Don't know Rusty

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 01:41 PM
Don't know Rusty

It's cool, it was a shot in the dark. Maybe someone later. Going with my lady, she has a Neuroscience conference. May end up watching with a football fan who is also gonna be there. He's a charger fan. BLuergh.

brncs_fan
10-18-2009, 01:45 PM
May want to send broncosteven a pm. He has a thread around here once about a bar in Chicago that is full of Broncos fans on gameday.

Miss I.
10-18-2009, 01:47 PM
hey I found this on the net, maybe it will help? : http://chicagobronconation.com/

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 01:49 PM
May want to send broncosteven a pm. He has a thread around here once about a bar in Chicago that is full of Broncos fans on gameday.

Cool. Meant to start this thread on Friday but spaced it. I have until mid-afternoon Monday to get some answers!

Miss I.
10-18-2009, 01:53 PM
or this, but I think it's the same bar from the website above (which seems to be a bit dated other than the schedule for 2009)

http://www.transplantfans.com/Locations/Chicago.html

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 01:58 PM
or this, but I think it's the same bar from the website above (which seems to be a bit dated other than the schedule for 2009)

http://www.transplantfans.com/Locations/Chicago.html

Cool site! Thanks! :kiss:

UberBroncoMan
10-18-2009, 02:00 PM
Sounds like you're going to the Riverview Tavern!

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 02:02 PM
Sounds like you're going to the Riverview Tavern!

4 miles from my hotel... I'll get lost!

Bronx33
10-18-2009, 02:03 PM
steven lives in chicago PM him.

lex
10-18-2009, 02:17 PM
Bars are kind of a dime a dozen where you are.

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 02:21 PM
Chicago mart plaza. Holiday Inn. Nothing fancy, CU is paying!

lex
10-18-2009, 02:34 PM
Chicago mart plaza. Holiday Inn. Nothing fancy, CU is paying!

Most of the better bar type places are further north from where youre at. There are places near you but locals clear out of The Loop area for the most part. Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview are where youd want to go to find something with character (not that there isnt anything down town but downtown typically caters to tourists). If you take the red line and get off at Addison (the Wrigley stop), there are a ton of bars near there. In Lincoln Park, you can find a few bars on Lincoln Ave. like Lionhead.

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 02:38 PM
Most of the better bar type places are further north from where youre at. There are places near you but locals clear out of The Loop area for the most part. Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview are where youd want to go to find something with character (not that there isnt anything down town but downtown typically caters to tourists). If you take the red line and get off at Addison (the Wrigley stop), there are a ton of bars near there. In Lincoln Park, you can find a few bars on Lincoln Ave. like Lionhead.

Wow, thanks lex.

Eating at Rick Bayless's restaurant on Tuesday. Good couple of nights hopefully!

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 03:51 PM
:)

Dagmar
10-18-2009, 06:36 PM
last hope bumpage

Kyle
10-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Look up the Billy goat tavern there are A few of them they are fun

Kid A
10-18-2009, 06:59 PM
Agree with lex on the bars: head north or wrigleyville. Otherwise I've not got much insider info. Buy a CTA day pass if you haven't already, big savings if you'll be going around town much. Wicker Park/Bucktown is worth going through if you like music stores, thrift shops, art galleries, that kinda thing.

And, obviously, some world class museums lake front if you're into those kind of nerdy things. The Art Institute is essential if you have any interest. Plus the new modern wing is great.

Oh, and make sure to loudly make snide comments around town about Cutler if the Bears lose tonight.

DenverBrit
10-18-2009, 07:39 PM
Ask the concierge.

Mogulseeker
10-18-2009, 10:30 PM
I am going to Chicago tomorrow, need to find somewhere downtown to watch the game. Sure there are a million bars.

Any suggestions? Preferably near the Chicago Mart Plaza. And with character.

Any further advice on Chicago would be cool too.

Mods, this IS about the MNF game, please let it live for a wee bit.

Cheers in advance.

Here's a funny picture http://www.motifake.com/demotivational-poster/0901/hey-beetlejuice-doris-joker-funny-demotivational-poster-1231432214.jpg

http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/funny-dog-pictures-hit-it.jpg

Ifyou want to go up to Great Lakes, which I doubt you will, I know of a few spots.