Playing a game is the only way to win it, unless you hold cold ice cubes against the scorekeeper's kneecaps until he names you winner. Play some bar games and win however you wish with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of drinks at Mitchell's Tap, located near The Cell in Bridgeport.
A favorite hangout spot for White Sox fans and St. Patrick's Day revelers, Mitchell's is a bastion for beer, bags, and sportsy brouhahas—it claims to celebrate every Thursday like it's Friday, every Friday like it's New Year's, and every New Year's like it's the launch date of the spaceship that's going to reclaim Pluto as a planet for America. The bar takes special pride in its Guinness pour, but you can swig from a selection of more than 40 beers, including the Polish original Okocim ($4 for 12 ounces) or the bigger biting Delirium Tremens ($9 for 11 ounces) while you contemplate black-and-white photos on the walls or the hum of Mitchell's Jager machine behind the dark-wood, 30-foot bar. During warmer months, revelers take drinks outside to the backyard beer garden, where there are occasionally bags tournaments and events such as chili cook-offs. Those allergic to sunlight can remain closer to the jukebox, shouting along to country, rock, and hip-hop tunes.
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Yelpers give Mitchell's Tap a four-star average:
- Good selection of beer and reasonable prices. This bar seems to have a wide range of patrons, which can make just about anyone comfortable in this place. – Christine E.
- On any given night, there's always a good crowd, but it's not too crowded; a great bar for games and any night you're in the neighborhood. – Jenna R.
Mitchell's Tap, a sports bar that ESPN writer Scoop Jackson called "the real W-Sox spot" and "legendary," aims to "celebrate every Thursday like it's Friday and every Friday like it's New Year's." Located in Bridgeport, close to U.S. Cellular Field, the spot makes a convenient watering hole for those en route to or coming from baseball games, or for players chasing far-flung home runs. Just as often, though, the bar hosts its own festivities—recurring events include chili cook-offs, White Sox-Cubs–rivalry viewing parties, and barbecues. Bartenders fill glasses with more than 110 types of beer, and are equally adept at mixing smooth Grey Goose cocktails or concocting Washington Apple shooters.
3356 S Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608Get Directions