While your average night out at the bar is always a blast, it’s nice to spice things up from time to time. Bring your competitive side to the table and “cue” up for a game of billiards at these incredible bars.
Goose Island Brewery
Head over to Goose Island and experience the most fun you’ll have at a brewpub. They have upwards of 25 beers available, many of which are brewed on site and are offered in growlers to take home. Their food menu shouldn’t be overlooked either, with delicious dishes like the Stilton Burger and the Sriracha Wings with wasabi aioli sauce taking center stage.
Buddy Guy’s Legends
Buddy Guy is the Chicago blues personified, and Buddy Guy’s Legends is his temple. There are few spots in this city more iconic, and there are even fewer that feature such fantastic local acts and legends. Located in the South Loop, it features a large collection of beers and liquor, which you can enjoy while you listen to the soulful sounds of the stage.
The Empty Bottle is an absolutely legendary live music venue; a coveted West Town joint that’s been showing Chicago a good time since 1992. They have a photo booth, graffiti wall, pinball machine, and all the amenities to feel like you’re at a kick-ass party. The selection at the bar is just plain impressive, as well as cheap, especially for a music venue.