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5 Spots to Take in the Game

Ben Rains | September 23, 2016 | Feature Features

With football season in full swing, we've gathered some of the best spots around town to take in a gameā€”in style.
The Frontier transports football fans to the Old West.

1. The Frontier
This West Town spot transports you to the American West, where family-style dining is encouraged. Take in a game of pigskin while you’re served a whole free-range pig tableside. 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773.772.4322

2. Bar Siena
Italians play a different kind of football, but this rustic two-story West Loop bar is still the perfect game-day spot. Expert tip: Consider the short-rib lasagna—a decadent take on the classic favorite topped with taleggio and roasted garlic bechamel. 832 W. Randolph St., 312.492.7775

3. Federales
Green chili brisket nachos and octopus ceviche make it hard to go wrong at this new spot from Brendan Sodikoff and Four Corners Tavern Group. Belly up to the industrial bar with any of their 50 tequilas, and you might never watch a game anywhere else. 180 N. Morgan St., 773.831.9696

4. The Vig
Black leather and a vaulted ceiling give this Old Town bar a gambling parlor vibe. Wash down one of their classic-meets-modern starters (chicken wings tossed in umami sauce and lobster deviled eggs, anyone?) with any one of their 110 different whiskeys. 1527 N. Wells St., 312.982.2186

5. HopCat
With 130 on tap and more than 200 bottles, HopCat is a beer-lover’s haven. Carpet and red leather convey a groovy ‘70s vibe, but the game play is still faster than ever. 2577 N. Clark St., 312.257.2599


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