Monday, June 30, 2014

World Cup fever in Chicago! River North to Lincoln Square

I met a large group at Fado Irish Pub in River North for the USA v Portugal match last weekend.  Chicago is a great place to watch World Cup matches.  Many great pubs to gather and most countries are heavily represented in the city (we did boo some fans in Ronaldo jerseys last weekend though).

My favorite spot for soccer in the Lincoln Square area is The Atlantic Bar.  They have lively viewing of the USA matches.  I'll be there for tomorrow's huge USA v Belgium match. The Atlantic welcomes kids for the day time matches in particular (the back bar has large tables set up decent for kids).  I brought my kids along for the last match (my 7yr old is a big fan... my 5yr old liked the chicken fingers.)

A great pub to watch World Cup when you are in Streterville/ Mag Mile area is Timothy O'Toole's.  This has been a favorite stop of ours for international soccer for many years... especially when hosting overseas friends. The basement level bar makes it even more fun to sneak down during business hours for a match and a pint!

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