5 Places to Watch a Bears Game in Downtown Chicago This Fall

Posted by Leo Clark. on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 10:55am.

It's almost hard to believe but football season is once again right around the corner. For many Bears fans living in downtown Chicago, taking in the game at Soldier Field or spending the afternoon tailgating with friends or family is the ideal way to enjoy America’s favorite sport, but if you’re one of those fans who either doesn’t have tickets or simply hates sitting out by the lakefront for 3 hours in late December, Downtown Chicago has all kinds of fun sports bars that are worth checking out all throughout the upcoming football season. So to help point you in the right direction, here’s our short list of the Top 5 places in Chicago to watch a Bears game:

Public House

For those living in River North, there’s no better option for watching the big game than at Public House, located at 400 N. State Street. With around 10,000 square of space, 27 TVs, an 84-inch HD video wall, and 103 different types of beer in house, need we say more?


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Situated in the heart of Old Town and offering two levels of food, drinks, and fun, Benchmark offers plenty of space and more than enough TVs to enjoy all the action. Sunday specials include $8 Nachos, $10 Minis with a side, and $25 Buckets of 16oz Miller or Coors bottles—a great special for you and a few of your buddies.


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Joe’s Bar

Acting as one of Chicago’s largest sports bars, Joe’s on Weed Street has 14 satellites and over 110 HD TVs. So whether you’re a Bears fan or prefer to watch another game going on, Joe’s is sure to have a screen somewhere that’s dedicated to your favorite team.  


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First Draft

Easily one of our favorite spots over in the South Loop, First Draft has all the essentials. Great food, an insane beer list and plenty of TVs to watch from any seat in the bar. And because it's just a short Uber ride from Soldier Field, it's also an awesome place to pre-game at too.


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Old Town Pour House

With 90 beers on tap and some of the best food in the neighborhood, Old Town’s Pour House, located at 1419 N. Wells, is the perfect place spend a Sunday afternoon if you’re looking to enjoy more than just a Bears win. This Old Town mainstay is ideal for those who love both the Chicago Bears as well as their beer.


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