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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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MabilanganOctober 12, 2012
    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!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RyanAugust 6, 2014
    Pricey beers. Great concert venue though
  • 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!
  • Dan G.
    Dan GakenDecember 31, 2011
    Great music! And, one of Chicago's last cigarette vending machines is down by the coat check!
  • Stacey L.
    Stacey LoizeauxAugust 24, 2014
    Seeing a game at Wrigley?? A pre/post-game drink at the Cubby Bear is a MUST!!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LundsteenOctober 18, 2011
    Always manage to catch a great band play here. Come here for the tunes.
  • CJ R.
    CJ RomigSeptember 23, 2012
    Ask for beer and they bring it... Awesome!!!!
  • Stephan G.
    Stephan GermainOctober 9, 2015
    A great smaller sized music venue
  • futuredoll
    futuredollMay 25, 2012
    Way crowded before Cubs games-but is the place to be-right on the corner across the street from Wrigley.
  • Rusty G.
    Rusty GrantApril 27, 2011
    Fantastic few days spent in here... Good times, nice crowd, great waitress's
  • Your Mom
    Your MomAugust 17, 2014
    Best pregame spot for a Cubs game!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JK-47 [Guitar]
    JK-47 [Guitar]October 2, 2011
    .. give some props to Jamie. He's the reason that place sounds so good.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MarieAugust 10, 2010
    best crowd, fast brew & nice tunes after a cubs game!!
  • Mary C.
    Mary ClesenMay 10, 2015
    After Cubs games are packed... but well worth the experience!
  • James C.
    James CAugust 22, 2014
    Cheap beer right across from Wrigley.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShafferApril 25, 2011
    The best place for a $6 beer after the game's over.
  • DomRod4130
    DomRod4130April 11, 2012
    Don't sit at a table if u have a tab at the bar. They no like
  • Eric S.
    Eric SlepakJune 16, 2010
    Bring cash if you plan to go barhopping. $20 minimum tab is brutal.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.September 20, 2013
    Lets go to Cubby Bear and have an enjoyable night... said no one ever.
  • Konrad
    KonradJune 22, 2010
    Be sure to ask what your shot costs before ordering a round.. Bartender charged me $10 per O-Bomb!!! Absurd.
  • Pauline G.
    Pauline GrabarekSeptember 22, 2013
    Bloody Mary on Sunday morning rocks!!!
  • Jaime
    JaimeJuly 21, 2013
    Great place to go before or after a Cubs game!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinNovember 29, 2014
    Best place to watch Arizona State games. Go Devils!
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle StaggersSeptember 25, 2011
    Best place to be after a cubs win
  • 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.
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas M.November 6, 2011
    Rock out with Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press! Friends!
  • TerrAnce P.
    TerrAnce PApril 13, 2013
    Earplugs available upon request
  • Eric S.
    Eric StegemannAugust 21, 2011
    It's really fun to mess with Cubs fans here...
  • Matthew S.
    I mean c'mon really, it's the Cubbie Bear do you really need anything more
  • Eric D.
    Eric DicapuaSeptember 6, 2010
    Sports bar before game, dance party after!
  • 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
    Of all the places that don't need a bathroom attendant but have one anyway ...
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelNovember 23, 2014
    Enjoyable night out for drinks
  • Alex R.
    Alex Rodríguez4 days ago
    Lo mejor después de ver ganar a los Cubs.
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