Wrigleyville Victory Crawl

Wrigleyville Victory Crawl, Chicago

In case you missed it, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. As you can imagine, this sent the city of Chicago into a celebratory frenzy. Unfortunately, due to the timing of finals week, the majority of the students at ICO were unable to attend games and festivities. It wasn’t until the break week that we finally participated in the celebration.

I decided to stay in Chicago during our break to participate in the “Wrigleyville Victory Crawl.” The crawl took place in Wrigleyville, which is a neighborhood that I am not very familiar with. I have been to a few Cubs games there over the past several years, but I have never really spent time at any of the restaurants or bars around the stadium. After spending the day in Wrigleyville, I have a much better sense of the area.

The (extensive) list of bars on the crawl included:

Full Shilling 3724 N Clark
Casey Moran’s 3660 N Clark
Murphy’s Bleachers 3655 N Sheffield
Cubby Bear 1059 W Addison
Sports Corner 956 W Addison St
Vines 3554 N Clark
Sluggers 3540 N Clark
HVAC 3530 N Clark
Barleycorn 3524 N Clark
Moe’s Cantina 3518 N Clark
Merkle’s 3516 N Clark
Old Crow 3506 N Clark
Deuce’s 3505 N Clark
Stretch 3485 N Clark
NOLA 3481 N Clark
Roadhouse 66 3478 N Clark
Bar Celona 3474 N Clark
Rockwood Place 3466 N Clark
Country Club 3462 N. Clark
Clark St. Beach 3419 N Clark
BEER 3415 N Clark
Houndstooth 3369 N Clark
Redmond’s 3358 N Sheffield
Trader Todd’s 3216 N. Sheffield
Shakers 3160 N Clark

Of course, there is no way that anyone could go to all of these over the course of the crawl. I only went to three: Barleycorn, Deuce’s, and Old Crow over the course of the day. I would recommend them all to anyone who wants to check out Wrigleyville. Barleycorn is pretty famous, so naturally, it is very busy all the time-especially during a Cubs event. Old Crow has a cool patio that overlooks Wrigley Field. It also has really good BBQ. Deuce’s caters to a younger crowd. It has two levels. The bottom level is more of a sports bar, while the upper level is more of a lounge. I had the most fun at this place.

It was really cool to be a part of the Cubs celebration. Wrigleyville was busy all day with people coming out to celebrate the end of the 108 year drought. I know the city does events like this all over Chicago throughout the year. These events are usually in the popular neighborhoods of Chicago and involve famous bars and restaurants. It really is a great way to get to know a particular area. If you are interested in doing an event like this, click here!

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