In the midst of Ohio State’s 20-plus game winning streak, we sent our writer (an OSU grad) to McGee’s Tavern & Grille (950 W. Webster Ave.) in Lincoln Park on a November Saturday morning to watch the Buckeyes battle the Illini. From this report, he dispatched a list of reasons why McGee’s in the best Ohio State alumni bar in Chicago. Watch them there for the regular season’s final game against Michigan on Saturday, November 30, at 11 a.m.
Although I’ve generally given up pre-9 a.m. beers, as I walked Chicago’s chilly, leaf-strewn streets on a fall Saturday morning to watch an Iowa football game, I still had the ingrained reflexes to quietly boo a passerby wearing an Ohio State sweater. My rowdiest days are behind me, so I didn’t relish the idea of visiting a standing-room-only bar to watch the Iowa–Ohio State football game. That’s how I found myself at Jack & Ginger’s (2048 W. Armitage Ave.).