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Clubline Chicago Magazine

CL picks

Clubline Chicago Magazine has scouted the city for some of the hottest and most fabulous clubs, boutiques, restaurants, sports bars and outdoor patios for the Chicago Club-goer.

ESPN Zone

Must Visit SPORTS

BARS

By Danny Manson

Located in the heart of River North, ESPN Zone offers the complete sports experience expected from the Worldwide Leader in Sports. The multistory complex features interactive sports video games and attractions, American cuisine and a state-of-the-art television system that allows sports enthusiasts to watch their favorite games from around the world in luxury and comfort. An up-to-the-minute ticker provides the latest scores, and one can find just about any sporting event imaginable available on ESPN Zone’s many television screens, including personal TVs at every booth. 43 E. Ohio St.

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings operates several locations in Chicagoland, including this one in Skokie’s Village Crossing shopping center. Known across America as one of the best places to eat, drink and watch sports, Buffalo Wild Wings, or BW3’s as it’s also known, offers a full food and drink menu that includes burgers, fries, wraps and, of course, wings. Available in regular, boneless or chicken tender forms, BW3’s wings come in 14 flavors, ranging from traditional buffalo sauce in a range of heats to original creations like Parmesan garlic and mango habañero. The restaurant features many television screens showing all major sports. With its free wireless Internet access, BW3’s is a favorite location for fantasy sports drafts. Be sure to drop in on Tuesdays and Thursdays for outstanding wing specials. 7020 Carpenter Road, Skokie

Shoeless Joe’s Sports Bar & Grille

Shoeless Joe’s features more than 30 televisions and four big screens, broadcasting from 20 satellites. The menu includes burgers, ribs, steaks, chops, seafood, pizza and much more, complemented with daily lunch, dinner and drink specials. Enjoy 15 beers on tap, an extensive wine list and an assortment of fine cigars. Shoeless Joe’s has top-notch pool tables and Golden Tee machines, and Wednesday through Saturday nights feature a live DJ with no-cover dancing into the wee hours of the morning. 10290 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont CLUBLINE CHICAGO


Clubline Chicago Magazine

CL picks

Clubline Chicago Magazine has scouted the city for some of the hottest and most fabulous clubs, boutiques, restaurants, sports bars and outdoor patios for the Chicago Club-goer.

Chaise Lounge

Best outdoor

patios

By Danny Manson

Chaise Lounge is an upscale eatery and bar that features a seasonal American menu with international flair. A pastel palette and candlelit tables create a warm, romantic environment. Chaise Lounge’s rooftop deck and might be its biggest asset. The deck is tented in the winter, allowing year-round use. This makes the bar’s patio one of the few places where one can experience Miami Beach in Chicago in the middle of January. The dining room features garage-style doors and floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the street, creating a second outdoor environment. For flair and sophistication, Chaise Lounge can’t be beat. 1840 W. North Ave.

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Citizen Bar

Citizen Bar offers cutting-edge Italian cuisine without breaking the bank. The River North bar’s modern interior is a perfect location for a quiet dinner for two or a big party for up to 400. Citizen’s crown jewel is its multilevel, 5,000-square-foot outdoor area, which features two bars, live music and flat-panel televisions, offering one of the most unique and extensive outdoor spots in the city. The Italian menu showcases modern, eclectic interpretations. 364 W. Erie St.

Joe’s Sports Bar

Joe’s Sports Bar offers 20,000 square feet of sports and live music. With more than 120 televisions and 14 10-foot screens, Joe’s is an official bar for several college alumni clubs. The bar plays host to both national and local music acts. Joe’s patio offers seating for up to 175 and features a full sound system, a music stage, two full-service bars and several televisions. Landscaped with large trees, ivy and flowerboxes, the patio is heated, allowing for use throughout most of the year. 940 W. Weed St. CLUBLINE CHICAGO


CL Picks: Must Visit Sports Bars & Best Outdoor Patios  

Clubline Chicago, March 2008

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