Get Your Game On – The 5 Best Game Time Bars Around Oak Park


It might be hard to imagine given the glorious weather this October, but with winter just around the corner, so too is cabin fever. So no matter how thoughtfully you’ve stocked your fridge at home, these bars may just tempt you out of your lair this season.

So, where to? Here’s a list of the 5 best game-friendly watering holes across town.

#5 Avenue Ale House: A great bar for the Belgian lovers, Avenue Ale House carries a number of dubbel, tripel, lambic and saison beers. They also have a finely curated collection of domestic craft beers, from milk stouts to pale ales.

#4 Poor Phil’s: With 35 beers on draft, Poor Phil’s can pretty much guarantee to satisfy whatever mood you’re in. Add to that the $5 beer brats during game time, and you’re well set for the afternoon.

#3 Fatduck Tavern & Grill: Microbrews change here at least daily, sometimes even hourly. They offer domestic buckets for $12 and $5 pizzas during Sunday and Monday football games, as well as $2 PBR Tallboys and $6 PBR Tall Boys with a shot of Jameson for Monday night football.

#2 Lake Street Kitchen + Bar: LSKB features $4 craft draft beers for Monday Night Football. With 14 regularly-changing drafts, you’re bound to try a whole spectrum of beers by the end of the season.

#1 O’Sullivan’s Public House: Drafts consist of traditional Irish favorites with some craft beers dotted in, like the seasonal Pumpkin Ale by Lakefront Brewery. As a special bonus to those of you stopping by on your way home from the game, if you bring your ticket stub to O’Sullivan’s, you’ll get a free bottle of domestic beer.


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