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	Houndstooth Saloon

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Oct 23, 2012 —  There are few cities that are more sports-obsessed than Chicago. And though it’s another losing year for the Cubs, there’s so much to look forward to in the fall! Okay, we all know it’s hard to root for Jay Cutler, but he’s who you’ve got (and you’re 5-1 so pretend to love him right now). The Bulls? Well, hopefully Derrick Rose can come back and help push the team into a big playoff run. The Blackhawks? There might not be an NHL season, so we can discuss that later.

Yeesh.

The good news is that football is here to distract you! The Bears are the big surprise of the NFL, Big 10 football feels like it’s back with a vengeance and SEC and Big 12 transplants have a surprising amount of bar options to kick back with. It should be more than enough to take your mind off of baseball woes, the ticking clock for Rose’s comeback, and a lack of Blackhawks dominance...(barely enough).

Here’s the thing, football and Chicago go together like Chicago-style hot dogs and mustard, deep-dish pizza and beer, and Italian beef sandwiches and Maalox. So forget about the NBA, NHL, and MLB for the fall, get out of the house, head to our favorite football bars in the city, and pretend Jay Cutler helps old people and kisses babies with the best of them!

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    Halligan Bar

    Irish Pub / Sports Bar

    Halligan Bar - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Lincoln Park

    2274 North Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60686

    773‑472‑7940

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    Rockit Burger Bar

    Restaurant / Sports Bar / Burger Joint

    Rockit Burger Bar - Restaurant | Sports Bar | Burger Joint in Chicago.
    Wrigleyville

    3700 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60613

    773‑645‑4400

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    Lottie's Pub

    Pub / Sports Bar

    Lottie's Pub - Pub | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Wicker Park / Bucktown

    1925 West Cortland Street
    Chicago, IL 60622

    773‑489‑0738

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    Brownstone Tavern & Grill

    Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Brownstone Tavern & Grill - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Lakeview

    3937 North Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60613

    773‑528‑3700

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    Red Ivy

    Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Red Ivy - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Wrigleyville

    3525 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60657

    773‑472‑0900

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    The Fifty/50

    Restaurant / Sports Bar

    The Fifty/50 - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Wicker Park / Bucktown

    2047 West Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60622

    773‑489‑5050

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    Crossing

    Beer Garden / Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Crossing - Beer Garden | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Lincoln Park

    2548 North Southport Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614

    773‑327‑4900

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    Bull & Bear

    Lounge / Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Bull & Bear - Lounge | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    River North

    431 North Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60654

    312‑527‑5973

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    Houndstooth Saloon

    Sports Bar

    Houndstooth Saloon - Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Wrigleyville

    3369 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60657

    773‑244‑1166

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    Blue Frog's Local 22

    Karaoke Bar / Sports Bar

    Blue Frog's Local 22 - Karaoke Bar | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    River North

    22 East Hubbard Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312‑527‑1200

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What are your favorite sports bars in Chicago?

Sam A. Oct 25, 2012
The only thing I know is Cutler sucks. I can't stand that guy. The Bears run will end soon.
Chris M. Oct 23, 2012
You forgot Sedgwicks, the Duke bar. I wonder if they are actually showing Duke Football this year now that we are 6-2 and Bowl eligible! Houndstooth is a great spot for Bama games. Four Shadows is a great Hawkeyes bar.
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