Where to watch the NCAA games in downtown Chicago
March 31, 2012 12:28 PM   Subscribe

I'm in downtown Chicago today and we're looking for a good place to watch the Final Four games this evening. Requirements: good food, reasonable beer selection, and a laid back area where we can grab a table and hang out for a couple hours. Thanks in advance!
posted by chrisamiller to Travel & Transportation around Chicago, IL (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Jimmy Greens, on State between 8th and 9th.
(ms. Veg)
posted by a robot made out of meat at 1:03 PM on March 31, 2012

Piece Pizza on North Ave in Wicker Park. Amazing (thin) pizza and lots of TVs, but possibly too crowded on a Saturday eve..They also brew their own beer, which has never disappointed.
posted by obscurator at 1:23 PM on March 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Piece will definitely be too crowded on a Saturday evening, but there are a few places around that area that would be good because Wicker Park isn't exactly known for sports bars. From the Milwaukee/Ashland/Division intersection, you can go west on Division or Northwest on Milwaukee and find some good spots where you're sure to find a table.

Barring that, you could try north of Wrigleyville--off the Lawrence Red Line stop, for example, although those are the places known for sports bars. Good luck!
posted by Eyeveex at 3:56 PM on March 31, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks all. We ended up around the corner from our hotel at a little place called Sweetwater, which got the job done. They even dubbed over the commercials with youtube clips, which was pretty cool.
posted by chrisamiller at 10:42 PM on April 3, 2012

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