Sometimes a rebuilding project can really turn things around, or, in the case of the Cubs, take over 100 years. For a nextdoor neighbor eschewing that protracted example, check out Sports Corner.
A longtime neighborhood stalwart at the corner of Sheffield and Addison, SC has taken it to the next level (literally) by completely demolishing its former home and rebuilding from the ground up, creating a new tri-floor temple to beer, bar grub, and Cubby blue, appropriate as the first two are needed to cope with a love of the latter. The ground floor boasts 27 (of 45 total) flatscreens set end-to-end in a continuous ring around an enormous central bar, while the second floor's prime park views will play backdrop to weekend debauchery, when they plan to yank out the tables and set off epic dance parties fueled by a thumping sound system that'll reach the wide open rooftop, helping to drown out the roar of the crowd/traffic cop who just got heaved on. Menu-wise they're heavy on bar snacks (deep fried reuben bites, chorizo peppers w/ mango salsa) and sammies like hickory-smoked pulled pork on a pretzel roll, but large plates include the likes of the roasted garlic/cayenne/tomato kicked angry shrimp, named after of the day the Cubs released Augie Ojeda.
Naturally there's a full bar, but this being Wrigleyville you're more likely to swill down one of the 14 beers on tap, including Guinness, Fat Tire, or a Sam Adams that changes seasonally, unlike the success of a certain franchise.
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