Party Earth Review Located just three blocks from the Cubs’ home at Wrigley Field, Sheffield’s is a cavernous beer and barbecue joint popular with everyone from baseball fans and jocks to craft-seeking hipsters and groups of giddy girlfriends... ... read full review
3258 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Brown, Purple Express, Red Lines: Belmont
Restaurant: M–W 11am–11pm, Th–F 11am–midnight, Sa 10am–midnight, Su 10am–11pm
Bar: M–F 11am–2am, Sa 10am–3am, Su 10am–midnight
Lakeview, Chicago –
Located just three blocks from the Cubs’ home at Wrigley Field, Sheffield’s is a cavernous beer and barbecue joint popular with everyone from baseball fans and jocks to craft-seeking hipsters and groups of giddy girlfriends.
Consisting of three rooms, each with its own bar and large TV, the venue can definitely get rowdy on game days, but the focus is less on sports and more on libations and big cuts of meat.
Young professionals and preppy types tend to gravitate toward the leather booths in the first room to wolf down Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, while young couples head to the darker area in back to snuggle by one of the fireplaces, sip microbrews from the hundred-plus beer list, and watch the restaurant’s wood-paneled smoker through a glass-paned viewing window.
Athletic types and general beer fanatics wander to the aptly-named Beer School room, which features an impressive collection of beer cans glued to the ceiling, regular keg tappings and tastings, and open mic music nights.
Warm weather days bring the whole gang out to the outdoor beer garden, where chatty patrons gather on simple wooden benches to mingle over some unique ales.
Great for both a pre-game pump-up or a post-work chill-out, Sheffield’s offers a diverse and welcoming atmosphere that keeps its varied clientele coming back for craft brews and barbecue every single night.
Fraternity types, sports fans, young professionals, businessmen, Lakeview couples, and hipsters, mid-20s to late 30s.
TVs in each room tuned to sports, plus a large projector in the back room for prime viewing. Playlist of rock and alternative jams. Open mic night the second Wednesday of the month. Occasional beer events including Beer School and tastings. Check website for schedule.
Southern-style barbecue including Carolina pulled pork and Texas brisket, all smoked in-house. Party and catering packages available. Vegetarian options available.
Appetizers $6–$10, sandwiches $7–$9, barbecue platters $10–$17. Beer $4–$7+, wine $7–$10, cocktails $5–$10, growlers $14–$16 w/$6 deposit.
Nice casual to business casual: button-downs, slacks, skirts, blouses during the week, and athletic gear, fleeces, skinny jeans, flannel shirts on weekends.
Weekday evenings for barbecue and drinks, and Friday and Saturday nights or during Cubs’ games for a more energetic crowd.
Risqué Café (3419 North Clark Street) serves up more beer and barbecue, along with regular live rock and roll.