Food & Drink

The Best Places to Watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight in Chicago

Updated On 08/26/2017 at 11:55AM EST Updated On 08/26/2017 at 11:55AM EST
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The Boundary

The Boundary

Wicker Park

Cost: $30
What you’ll get: You can watch the fight on 20 high-def TVs placed all along the bar. The price covers your admission only. Doors open at 7:30pm and the bar will fire up the livestream at 8.

Fado Irish Pub

River North

Cost: $25 tickets, $30 at the door
What you'll get: Seating is first come, first serve, but you better show up before 9:30pm to get in the door. Tables can be reserved, starting at $125.

Timothy O'Toole's

Timothy O'Toole's

Near North Side

Cost: $30
What you get: While general admission to the bar will set you back 30 bucks, you'll have to pay up for reserved seating during the fight: $100 for a table for four, $150 for table for six, and $200 for a table for eight. 

Hopsmith Tavern

Gold Coast

Cost: tickets start at $25
What you'll get: General admission tickets to the viewing event are relatively cheap, but you'll have to shell out more for seating reservations: $100 for a table for four and $150 for a table for six. There's also an extra fee with each type of ticket.

Old Town Pour House

Old Town Pour House

Old Town

Cost: $40
What you'll get: Your ticket will guarantee you the ability to watch the fight, but seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Bureau Bar

South Loop

Cost: $15 (early bird), $25 (general admission)
What you'll get: DJ Mark Fullaflava will provide the sounds. Doors open at 8pm. 

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Fremont

Near North Side

Cost: $30 + fee
What you'll get: UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is hosting the event and will stick around for photos and autographs until 9:30pm. There will be $6 drafts and $6 shots of Jameson. 

Hook and Ladder

Lincoln Park

Cost: $40
What you'll get: No reservations to be found here, but you can expect $4 domestic bottles, $4 shots, $5 drafts, and $5 bombs for the fight.

The Kerryman

The Kerryman

River North

Cost: $25 tickets, $30 at the door
What you'll get: Doors open at 7pm, so arrive early to grab a seat before they're gone.

Duffy's

Lincoln Park

The cost: No cover before 8pm
What you get: If first come, first serve space isn't incentive enough to arrive well before the fight, no cover charge before 8pm should do it. After that, prepare to pay up.