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The Globe Pub The Globe Pub in Chicago's Lakeview is a big sports bar that's all about soccer & rugby. Catch the game at this British pub paradise with Party Earth. Chicago United States 41.954232 -87.677776
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Party Earth Review In a neighborhood not far from everything Cubs / Wrigleyville, The Globe Pub often casts baseball aside for its favored sports of rugby, cricket, and above all else, soccer. The venue’s a haven for British... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F, Su 11am–2am, Sa 11am–3am
    Opens early for live simulcasts of major European matches. Consult website for schedule

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Globe Pub Review

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The Globe Pub in Chicago's Lakeview is a big sports bar that's all about soccer & rugby. Catch the game at this British pub paradise with Party Earth.

In a neighborhood not far from everything Cubs / Wrigleyville, The Globe Pub often casts baseball aside for its favored sports of rugby, cricket, and above all else, soccer.

The venue’s a haven for British expats, European travelers, and stateside footie converts looking for a fix, and in order to air live matches, the place often opens in the wee hours, pulling in rowdy Manchester United fans before most of the city has even rolled out of bed.

Large windows opening completely into the street welcome visitors into the front room, where soccer scarves crowd the walls, an extensive beer list requires serious study, and nearly a dozen TVs leave room for even a few (gasp!) American pastimes.

As a mix of jocks, yuppies, and backpackers crowd the long bar or take over the booths and tables, a mélange of accents debates the finer points of the featured sport between mouthfuls of British faves like shepherd’s pie and black pudding, along with the expected burger-and-quesadilla pub grub.

Though it is often occupied by private parties and weekly events like pub quizzes and comedy nights, the spacious back room with its own bar and more TVs almost triples the venue’s capacity and usually gives drinkers a bit more elbow room during major events.

Although not everyone at The Globe Pub is a soccer fanatic, there’s no doubt that everyone can enjoy the fervor of the game in this cozy, international setting.

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Tip from Lucas:

The Globe has a shuttle to and from Chicago Fire (soccer) home games. It’s only $15 and they provide refreshments!

  • Crowd

    British, Irish, and other Euro expats and tourists, sports fans, regular Joes, former jocks, and the occasional hipster who secretly loves the game, mid-20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Dozens of TVs tuned primarily to soccer and rugby, as well as major American sports with obvious dedication to the Bears and Cubs. DJs spin mostly disco and hip-hop on Fridays through Sundays. Pair of dart boards.

    Occasional live music on Sundays. Pub quiz on Tuesdays. Open mic on Mondays and Wednesdays, featuring local music and comedy acts.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of pub grub and English fare, with some American staples. Daily food and drink specials, plus game-day specials.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $6–$8, burgers and sandwiches $7–$9, entrées $9–$12. Beer $4–$10, wine $6–$7/glass or $24–$28/bottle, mixed drinks $5–$8.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: team jerseys, flannel, jeans, post-work business casual, fitted sweaters, cute tops, more jerseys.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    During any big game, especially soccer.

  • Close By

    Ten Cat Tavern (3931 North Ashland Avenue) is a dog-friendly, thrift store-style joint with pool tables (free till 8pm), kooky local art, and a nice selection of micros.

The Globe Pub User Reviews

Average rating:
Welcoming place, even if you don't know anything about soccer
Brinda G. Dec 12, 2012
I've been here on game days, and even though I don't follow soccer, I've had a great time. During all other times, it's a good neighborhood spot, the kind of warm place you want to escape into during the dead of winter. I’d say the food is especially good for pub grub, and I think homesick Britons would welcome some of the things on the menu. Great beer selection, of course. Their trivia nights are super-popular and hilarious, and they have enough TVs to cover many simultaneous games and matches. The Globe pulls in an interesting, friendly international crowd, and it makes me want to better understand soccer!
Best Soccer Bar in Chicago
Chris M. Aug 3, 2012
There are several places to watch soccer in Chicago, but The Globe is my favorite. The Globe is a definite pub atmosphere and pulls in an international crowd with the British Isles most strongly represented. They open early when needed for games and you can start the day with a pint or an Irish coffee to get you going. For big games, however, like Champions League, Eurocup, and some others, however, The Globe will fill up ahead of time. I've had to frantically search for another spot nearby sometimes for those big games and if at work and unable to get there early for an afternoon Champions League game I don't even bother. I ended up at ESPNZone one year which was very disappointing. The food is standard pub food, but done well and everything is reasonably priced, though not cheap. There is a large back room which is sometimes open on weekends, but sometimes closed for parties that makes the place a whole lot bigger when open. They also host some open mic nights, Monday night is a comedy open mic that I did a few times. It has a lot of regulars so if you don't know the host and a few others you aren't going to go on until very late. I once went on at 11pm for 5 minutes performing for the 3 people left that also had not gone on yet. It is a real mixed bag, as all open mics are, but I saw a few folks that have moved up slightly in the comedy world to some real gigs so it is worth having in your rotation if you are looking to do standup.
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