From obnoxiously-orchestrated team chants to gameday specials, here're the best spots to catch your favorite out-of-town team -- without it, your Sundays will be un-Bear-able.
Where The Saints Go Marching: Blue Bayou
3734 N Southport Ave, btw Grace and Waveland; Lakeview; 773.871.3300
As you might expect from a joint that modeled a private room after Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar, bandwagon-jumpers of the Super Bowl champs'll enjoy $3 22oz domestics, $2 Abita's, and $4 Starry Nights (Jagermeister and Goldschlager), which'll help make watching any losses a Brees.
You're both big and easy, so hit BlueBayouChicago.com
Where The Colts Stampede: Mullen's
3527 N Clark St, btw Eddy and Cornelia; Wrigleyville; 773.325.2319
Thanks to the efforts of an enthusiastic Hoosier-born female bartender, Mullen's started drawing a Colts crowd to the Clark St. strip six years ago, one that's only grown thanks to $3 domestic drafts, $5 bloodies, and $4 quarter-pound burgers, manageable enough that you probably won't need to Cut! That! Meat!
If Jimmy Chitwood was here, he'd go to MullensBarAndGrill.com
Where The Bills ... Also Stampede: Lincoln Station
2432 N Lincoln Ave, btw Fullerton and Montana; Lincoln Park; 773.472.8100
The owner's Bills-crazed buddy was the driving force behind recruiting a rollicking fan base, who, worshiping a team from America's Canada, knock back $2.50 LaBatt pints while also getting treated to the Bills celebratory TD song, an altered version of "Shout" that might be hard to come by considering their O-Line is a little bit softer now.
Scott Norwood is not welcome at LincolnStation.com
Where The Lions Roar: Tin Lizzie
2483 N Clark St, btw Roslyn and St. James; Lincoln Park; 773.549.1132
Named for the moniker Irish auto workers gave the Model T, the all-Detroit bar does the noble work of keeping Lions' fans spirits up with a double threat of $3 domestic drafts/well drinks and $3 Coney dogs, the chili-mustard-onion slathered Detroit treat surprisingly not made with Jahvid Best's Kosher.
They might actually be happier than Bears fans this season at TheTinLizzie.com
Where The Vikings Pillage: Redmond's
3358 N Sheffield Ave, btw Roscoe and School; Wrigleyville; 773.404.2151
After a Vikings-loving manager noticed a troubling lack of spots for the purple 'n gold to congregate, he turned Reds into a haven for Twin Cities transplants, where Favre's impending ankle explosion is braced for with $5 domestic pitchers, perhaps on loan from the bullpen at nearby Wrigley Field.
It's even more fun than a boat party at Bar1Events.com