Food & Drink

The Best Places in Chicago to Watch the Super Bowl

Updated On 01/30/2019 at 02:01PM EST Updated On 01/30/2019 at 02:01PM EST

Reggie's

South Loop

The iconic South Loop punk rock venue doubles as one of the coolest bars in the city to watch the big game. Stop by to see their brand new enclosure with jumbo screens for their Super Bowl party which includes a $15 all-you-can-eat buffet starting at 2pm, a chili cook-off you can register for online, and a half-time eating contest. There will also be a live performance from the School of Rock Allstars before the game from 2:30pm until 4:30pm.

Bounce Sporting Club

River North

This 6,000-square-foot upscale sports bar/NYC export with bottle service, more than two dozen big HDTV flatscreens, special Super Bowl game day eats, and enough room to pack 600 people in. Even so, reservations are recommended.

The Florentine

The Florentine

Loop

For a more low-key Super Bowl Sunday that (probably) won’t leave you puking in a garbage can at work Monday, hit up this fancy Italian restaurant in the JW Marriott far removed from the great unwashed masses frequenting most local sports bars. This year, from 3pm-close of business, The Florentine will sling $8 cocktails and $5 small plates, plus a complimentary pizza if you buy something boozy.

Lottie's

Bucktown

You can always count on this Bucktown neighborhood favorite for one of the most raucous Super Bowl parties of the year, threading the fine line between a fun time with cool people to complete disaster with insufferable idiots. During the Super Bowl, expect chaos and $15 party platters (14-inch pizza, wings, and tater tots) plus $5 Jameson/Absolut shots and $15 Miller and Coors buckets and a chance to win $250 in prizes.

The Pony

Lakeview

One of the city’s finest Blackhawks bars also doubles as a mighty fine spot to watch the Super Bowl. For the game, they'll have all-you-can-eat pizza and wings plus domestic, craft, and import beers and call liquors for $40, with a chance to win $250 in prizes. Oh, and the Jameson will be $5 too.

10pin

River North

If your inner spirit animal leans more Ernie McCracken than Bill Belichick, it’s time to check into this “bowling lounge” and chuck rocks down the lanes to drown out the noise of those annoying commercials playing on huge 9-foot projection screens. At 10pin, $25 will buy you unlimited bowling for the entire game, plus a free pizza buffet, $20 domestic beer buckets, $2 PBR, $10 CÎROC Mules, and $3 specialty shots. Just be sure to make reservations.

Weather Mark Tavern

South Loop

This laid-back and friendly nautical-themed spot may not be the first place that pops into your head when you think of ridiculously over-the-top testaments to American gluttony, but they sure know how to throw a Super Bowl party anyway. Their Super Bowl deal is $45 early bird/$50 at the door for an open bar with a buffet (nachos, mac & cheese, boneless wings, and more!) plus a Super Bowl bags tournament, Super Bowl squares, and fantasy football shots. Festivities will go from 5:30pm until 9:30pm.

The Scout

The Scout

South Loop

One of the city’s biggest and most well known sports bars offers everything you would expect from a Super Bowl party, if you can get a table. During the game, the Scout will offer $5 deals on Jameson, Titos, Casamigos, Guinness, and foot-long grilled cheese sandwiches.

Bub City

Bub City

River North

For a down-home, finger-lickin’, red, white, and blue-flavored taste of Americana, head to this country-themed BBQ haven with over a dozen flatscreens, homemade shots, pitchers of margaritas, and enough whiskey to make the game seem way more important than it really is. Food specials are TBA, but think pork belly burnt ends, double beef brisket chili, and bacon-wrapped jalapeños.

Old Town Pour House

Old Town Pour House

Old Town

One of the most popular sports hangs in the city unveils a massive 103-inch TV wall for the big game and a lively crowd that will most likely have the place stuffed to the gills. They'll be serving their usual menu of upscale pub grub, giant pretzels, and 90+ beers.

Smoke Daddy

Wicker Park

Starting at 3:00pm, the iconic neighborhood BBQ joint will be host to a super party featuring a pig roast, $7 Super Clusters, $7 Hopzinger Cocktails, $6 Sumpin’ Easys, and $5 IPAs. There will also be Lagunitas and Smoke Daddy giveaways so get there early! 

The Fifty/50

The Fifty/50

Wicker Park

While the Division Street mainstay is already fully booked for this Sunday, there will be a limited number of tables for walk-in guests and bar seating available. Its three floors will be filled with fans, bar food, and blaring screens.

The Corner Bar

Bucktown

Not one to let Cody Parkey ruin the big day, Corner Bar announced its Super Bowl deals with a poster stating, “Oh well, let’s have a super party anyway!” The neighborhood hang will keep its offerings simple with $2 PBR pints, $3 you-call-it liquor, and a complimentary snack buffet.

Draft Bar

Dunning

This neighborhood spot near O’Hare may be so far West it’s nearly in the suburbs, but don’t let that deter you from mingling with a more “adult” crowd that won’t make you feel like you’re drinking in a day care facility. No specific deal has been announced for game day, but the bar boasts $12 domestic buckets everyday and $5 Bloody Mary and mimosa deals on Sundays.

The Warehouse Bar & Pizzeria Chicago

The Warehouse Bar & Pizzeria

Lincoln Park

This casual pizza joint and sports bar has to be one of the least annoying places in Lincoln Park to watch the game. Their $45 package includes all you can eat and drink from kickoff to the end of the game including halftime buffet (assorted pizzas, wings, mini grilled cheese, pasta, salad and more), domestic tall boys, call liquor, select drafts, and wine or sangria.

Tuman's Tap & Grill

West Town

Formerly known as the “Tuman’s Alcohol Abuse Center,” this since-tamed spot is one of the easiest bars in the city to have a good time without trying too hard. Which, we suspect, is by design. Its bartenders will be serving $10 PBR pitchers, $3 house vodka cocktails, and $10 buffalo wings.