Jun 3, 2012 — If you could have only one reason to love Chicago, it would have to be for the sports. Chicago summers are all about baseball, and people from around the country crush Wrigley Field to witness the Cubs trying to break their evil curse.
Win or lose, barhopping in Wrigleyville is a pre- and post-game must, and few other blocks in the world have so many sports bars packed in this tight. Even when the Cubs and White Sox shut it down for the season, the Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks make the city’s bone-chilling winters an afterthought – and almost every bar in the city will have the games on and a large stein of 312 locked and loaded.
Boatloads of beer bars always have plenty on tap, and even smaller neighborhood joints will surprise you with their year-round selection. When summer returns, everyone heads outside, and the day starts with a sea of bikinis at North Avenue Beach, followed by a night crashing the meat market that is Rush & Division Street.