Party Earth Review Centrally located in the wild Wrigleyville bar scene and just steps away from famed Wrigley Field, Sluggers manages to combine a sports theme, dueling pianos, a stripper pole, and indoor batting cages to create a one-stop... ... read full review
3540 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Red Line: Addison; Brown Line: Southport
Bar: M–Th, Su 3pm–2am, F–Sa 11am–3am
Grill: M–Th, Su 4–10:30pm, F–Sa 11am–11pm
Batting cages usually close by midnight
Hours may vary by sporting event
WRIGLEYVILLE, CHICAGO –
Centrally located in the wild Wrigleyville bar scene and just steps away from famed Wrigley Field, Sluggers manages to combine a sports theme, dueling pianos, a stripper pole, and indoor batting cages to create a one-stop venue for drinking and entertainment.
On the main floor, sports fans and fraternity types set up camp at the large central bar and surrounding high tables to pound beers and catch the game on more than two dozen TVs, while party girls dance to the beats of a DJ and order shots of Jäger from the tap.
A more laid-back atmosphere prevails downstairs, where the less sports-inclined go to shoot pool, hang out, and chat over drinks far from the screaming Cubs fans.
Perhaps the most unusual area, however, is the top floor, which draws a diverse crowd thanks to its double identity as dueling piano bar and free-for-all funhouse. Gamers generally head to the arcade room to play Skeeball and air hockey, while avid jocks and their tequila-charged pals do their best to hone their game at the five batting cages.
Just one room over, bachelorette parties and energetic ladies with their beaus get a little crazy to the sounds of the dueling pianos, belting out their favorite tunes and even dancing on the pianos around a built-in pole.
Many patrons often spend the whole night shouting out song requests without even realizing there’s a sports bar below, although plenty of guests make the rounds to check out the scene on each level.
Upbeat, mellow, and downright crazed all at once, Sluggers is a veritable adult playground with plenty of drinking on the side.
Cubs fans, sports lovers, fraternity and sorority types, late-night dancing crowd, college and post-grad partiers, music lovers, and laid-back bros early in the evening and on non-game days, early 20s to late 30s.
Live DJ playing popular oldies tunes and Top 40 hits. Dueling pianos upstairs Thursdays through Saturdays and after every Cubs home game. Seven pool tables. Batting cages and game room, including Skeeball, air hockey, and numerous arcade games. Over thirty TVs tuned to sports.
Basic bar fare including burgers, cheese fries, and loaded potato skins.
Dueling pianos cover charge $5, free on Thursdays. Appetizers $3.25–$13, pizza $9.50–$19.25+, burgers and sandwiches $8.25–$9.50. Beer $4–$9, cocktails $5–$12. Batting cages $2/10 pitches or $5/4 hours M, Th, and Su (non game days).
Casual to clubby: sports attire, Cubs gear, jerseys, baseball hats, jeans, skimpy shirts, cocktail dresses.
Game days for an always busy and energetic scene, and Thursdays through Saturdays for the dueling pianos.