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The Cubby Bear

Sports Bar and Music Venue$$$$
Wrigleyville, Chicago
  • James C.
    "Cheap beer right across from Wrigley."(5 Tips)
    Jackie M.
    "best crowd, fast brew & nice tunes after a cubs game!!"(4 Tips)
    Trish G.
    "Really good for groups who love garlic fries."(5 Tips)
    Eric S.
    "It's really fun to mess with Cubs fans here..."(2 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
  • cubs game
  • wrigley
  • garlic fries
  • cubs fan
  • beer
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  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    This iconic bar is mostly known as a place for sports fans, but it regularly books local and touring acts, offering fans the chance to see major bands in a small room. Read more
  • Andres M.
    Andres MenesesJune 9, 2014
    Located across the street from historic Wrigley Field, it goes beyond being "the place" for Cubs post-game parties. Check out Live Salsa Sundays! at The Cubby Bear here:
  • John H.
    John HankusFebruary 19
    After 9pm on the weekends this turns into a typical party bar with sticky floors mixed with the smell of stale beer. Otherwise it's a decent bar to grab a bite to eat or drink at with friends.
  • Debra D.
    Debra DaunDecember 26, 2015
    Full house for the Mr. Blotto Christmas show but only one bar open and two bartenders who are working incredibly hard, to their credit.
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GOctober 11, 2015
    Place gets packed! Service is better than expected. Still order extra beers if you plan on really drinking before the game.
  • Trish G.
    Trish GalimoreSeptember 30, 2015
    Really good for groups who love garlic fries. Building was a bit cold for my taste temperature-wise.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SeveringMay 9, 2013
    Always PACKED, but is a MUST if you are going to a game. Food was good and pretty fair prices considering location.
  • Michael D.
    A place to go just to say you have been here. Drinks are over priced. Looks like a club in the front and bar in the back. Pop in and then pop out.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    You may not be a Cubs fan now, but after two hours of cheap drafts, Chicago-style dogs, and Midwestern women sporting pinstriped jerseys, you’ll be calling yourself a resident of Wrigleyville.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RyanAugust 6, 2014
    Pricey beers. Great concert venue though
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MabilanganOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Into house music? They just started a new Thursday series consisting of local and national house music DJs! A nice change of pace for Wrigleyville.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RicheyAugust 24, 2012
    Definetely do the Cubby Bear steak dog! It's awesome! Garlic fries are just a bonus!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShellSeptember 12, 2013
    Loud, boring, and packed with the party till you puke crowd on most nights, the only reason to stop by this place is if your friend's band is playing.
  • Rosie R.
    Rosie RodriguezJanuary 14, 2012
  • Terri P.
    Terri PetzelSeptember 21, 2015
    Love the atmosphere on game days! Only $5 for a pounder, thats not bad at all!
  • Stacey L.
    Stacey LoizeauxAugust 24, 2014
    Seeing a game at Wrigley?? A pre/post-game drink at the Cubby Bear is a MUST!!
  • Cheri B.
    Cheri BruchAugust 5, 2010
    The music here was fabulous! We had a blast. Crowd was not too young-or too old-just right! Carding at door left all the trash outside for fun times inside
  • Stephan G.
    Stephan GermainOctober 9, 2015
    A great smaller sized music venue
  • CJ R.
    CJ RomigSeptember 23, 2012
    Ask for beer and they bring it... Awesome!!!!
  • Dan G.
    Dan GakenDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great music! And, one of Chicago's last cigarette vending machines is down by the coat check!
  • Your Mom
    Your MomAugust 17, 2014
    Best pregame spot for a Cubs game!
  • futuredoll
    futuredollMay 25, 2012
    Way crowded before Cubs games-but is the place to be-right on the corner across the street from Wrigley.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LundsteenOctober 18, 2011
    Always manage to catch a great band play here. Come here for the tunes.
  • Mary C.
    Mary ClesenMay 10, 2015
    After Cubs games are packed... but well worth the experience!
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DarrowSeptember 2, 2012
    Come get drunk. This bar Is the same as any other lame ass wrigleyville bar, congrats on the location. It's the only reason this shithole is around.
  • James C.
    James CAugust 22, 2014
    Cheap beer right across from Wrigley.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.September 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lets go to Cubby Bear and have an enjoyable night... said no one ever.
  • JK-47 [Guitar]
    JK-47 [Guitar]October 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    .. give some props to Jamie. He's the reason that place sounds so good.
  • Rusty G.
    Rusty GrantApril 27, 2011
    Fantastic few days spent in here... Good times, nice crowd, great waitress's
  • Pauline G.
    Pauline GrabarekSeptember 22, 2013
    Bloody Mary on Sunday morning rocks!!!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place to watch Arizona State games. Go Devils!
  • Jaime
    JaimeJuly 21, 2013
    Great place to go before or after a Cubs game!
  • DomRod4130
    DomRod4130April 11, 2012
    Don't sit at a table if u have a tab at the bar. They no like
  • Keith G.
    Keith GJuly 18, 2011
    This is not a joke, they won't serve you tap water on game days. U can pay $2 for bottle or they will "bring a cup of ice and you can go to basement and use water fountain." Unreal.
  • TerrAnce P.
    TerrAnce PApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Earplugs available upon request
  • Erick C.
    Erick CasselmanJuly 17, 2012
    Great service, but the food leaves something to be desired. Come for the beers but you may want to stay away from the menu.
  • Matthew S.
    I mean c'mon really, it's the Cubbie Bear do you really need anything more
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShafferApril 25, 2011
    The best place for a $6 beer after the game's over.
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas M.November 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rock out with Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press! Friends!
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle StaggersSeptember 25, 2011
    Best place to be after a cubs win
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelNovember 23, 2014
    Enjoyable night out for drinks
  • William Y.
    William YeomansJune 24, 2013
    Cold drinks, nice staff, but nachos not to good! :(
  • Kathy rockerchick J.
    Kathy rockerchick JonesNovember 23, 2012
    Great place to see a band.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GakenJune 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Of all the places that don't need a bathroom attendant but have one anyway ...
  • Marty K.
    Marty KlattAugust 8, 2014
    Love the garlic fries
  • Eric S.
    Eric StegemannAugust 21, 2011
    It's really fun to mess with Cubs fans here...
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 11, 2014
    Used to have great garlic fries, but not anymore.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MarieAugust 10, 2010
    best crowd, fast brew & nice tunes after a cubs game!!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiOctober 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Jessica
    JessicaMarch 18, 2013
    Great salsa dancers tonight!
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