After years of picnicking in end zones and on half-court lines, sports fans have finally discovered how to eat and enjoy games without getting tackled by a 300-pound man in a panther suit. Dine dangerlessly with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare at Avenue Ale House in Oak Park.
Avenue Ale House's menu satisfies starving tummies with a copious selection of pub fare. Sports fanatics can watch a game while noshing on the baked-goat-cheese appetizer ($8.50), the Avenue potato skins topped with melted cheddar, bacon bits, and scallions ($7.50), or a foam finger dipped in yellow mustard. Then fill stomachs with the Ale House burger, featuring a beef patty, blue cheese, and onion crisps atop a pretzel-bun pillow ($9.75), or the jumbo fried shrimp that comes with waffle fries, cole slaw, and a side of cocktail sauce ($19.25).
During long innings, overtimes, and seemingly endless halftime shows, try an ale from the beer menu, chock full of craft beers, including The Poet, an oatmeal stout from Michigan or Levitation red ale from Stone, California. Tall ceilings, wooden accents, and exposed brick infuse Avenue Ale House's atmosphere with a traditional pub feeling, and the rooftop garden and outdoor patio allow guests to swim in a sea of oxygen.
Avenue Ale House
The cooks at Avenue Ale House plate casual American bar fare, including burgers, steaks, and chops, as bartenders pour fermented libations from their lengthy beer list. Bottles and pint glasses brim with Belgian brews, German pilsners, and British ales, along with porters, stouts, and seasonal hop juices. As servers fill tables, the sunshine, table umbrellas, and discussions about whether or not to put up the table umbrellas fill the rooftop patio during summer months. The restaurant hosts live music, which tickles tympanic membranes every Wednesday, and disc-jockey playlists encourage merriment each Friday.
825 S Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60304Get Directions