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Goldyburgers is a Sports Bar & Family Restaurant established in 1926. Goldyburgers is known for being a friendly, down-to-earth place where patrons can enjoy one of our famous burgers, have a beer, and catch up on the latest sports action. Named 1 of the nation’s 15 Burgers to Try Before You Die (AOL Cityguide).

7316 Circle Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US

Duffy's is a local spot where perhaps not everyone knows your name?yet?but the bartenders likely will with time. As neighborhood hangout with an Irish flair, it's not uncommon to see regulars filling the seats on any given night to watch sports, have a brew, or celebrate or chat with new folks they just met. On Tuesday night, karaoke takes over the space and on Thursdays DJs spin the hits and get the weekend started early.

7513 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

In 1992, the Empty Bottle opened with nine taps, 50-cent billiards, and a heartily equipped juke box. The prime taste in music that stocked that box eventually led the owners to switch spaces to one where they could host live musical shows. Now one of the concert-venue gems of Chicago’s West Side, Empty Bottle hosts bands and musical artists nightly, late nightly, and even afternoonly. Apart from staging acts at the original Western Avenue location, the Bottle’s concert organizers also make use of venues across the city, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Viaduct Theater, and the Logan Square Auditorium.

1035 North Western Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

The ornate woodwork, dusty dark walls, and elegant fixtures create an aura of sleek yet hip elegance in the newly revamped Charleston. Bartenders sling a choice of more than 50 international and craft brews alongside custom cocktails every evening, giving guests something to chatter over as they listen to DJs spin tunes or snap a few photos in the bar’s photobooth. Every Wednesday, staff mixologist Annemarie Katz makes her famous Jello shots from haute liquors. Her gelatinous renditions, which have mimicked the flavors of cocktails such as pimms cups and are set in old-fashioned candy molds or edible shot glasses, raise the bar on what constitutes Jello shots while allowing clients the fun of guzzling down drinks refined enough to be served in a white glove

2076 North Hoyne Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

From a Center Circle seat, located in sections 106–108 of Toyota Park in Bridgeview, you'll get an awesome view of all the foot-fueled fútbol action that has made the game into what most consider the most popular spectator sport in the world. Watch the game like a soccerish sparrow, chanting and cheering on the Chicago Fire as they bicycle-kick balls and block opposing shots in their quest for goal-filled glory, or throw your shouts of contempt like deadly pennies tossed from low-hanging clouds of fiery fandom. Spectators can douse their own throat conflagrations with the two drink tickets included in this deal.

1640 N Damen Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Tucked away on a quiet block in East Ukranian Village, the unassuming façade of Happy Village make it easy to miss. But for those lucky to make their way through the swinging door, a sense of time traveling awaits. The vinyl floors and photos of JFK harken back to 1964, the year when Happy Village first opened. On any given night, bartenders crack open cans of reasonably priced PBR, Hamm’s, and Old Style. Opponents face off at the rear room’s ping pong table, while in the warmer months, groups gather in the backyard beer garden to marvel at the modern invention of stringed lights.

1059 North Wolcott Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US