What to say about this raucous, noisy, Wrigleyville institution? How about this: squeeze your way in after a Cubs game and ... More
Cubby Bear (The)
What to say about this raucous, noisy, Wrigleyville institution? How about this: squeeze your way in after a Cubs game and join fellow fans as they whine about how God-awful-rotten the team is. If you do not like sports, stop by on the weekend when the place is even more packed with people jumping up and down to the sound of live rock music. Cubby Bear is huge. It is noisy. It is like a college bar on speed. It is multi-leveled and filled to the brim with beer. And it is here to stay.
I planned a private party at the Cubby Bear and was completely surprised by the great service. They were so helpful in getting together all the details of my event without the stress! All my guests had a great time and I was able to relax during the event. I will definitely go back for all my future parties! I recommend the Cubby Bear to anybody looking for a great price, awesome atmosphere and wonderful overall party!
I had a feeling that hanging around at a bar on Xmas Eve was a good idea. I don't drink, but December 23 is traditionally Knishmas for Jews. We still celebrate, generally the end of the retail season with music and cards.
But imagine my surprise how much fun it could, going to a really roomy establishment with good beer on tap (okay, I had one) and Jewish rockers, one better than the next, at the mike on a decent sound stage.
This is apparently traditional in Wrigleyville on Xmas Eve, and this year Adam Davis brought the bands the the Cubby Bear. Even Sh'siyah (the biggest and the bestest of Chicago Jewish rockers), Miriam & Ilan (your more traditional duet rock), Moshe Averick, Rav Shmuel Skase (I may have spelled his name wrong, but he's a ranter and a writer and plays guitar/ukele, and a rabbanit from the University of Maryland, but I didn't get her name had us smiling.
Thumbs up to the Cubby Bear. It was a lot of fun.
This bar is a great place to go before the game. It has a bunch of TVs to watch whatever sport is on to kill the time before the ballpark opens. It also has awesome food, but the service could be better. Warning: you better get there early because it gets pretty crowded towards game time. Also, they start to check IDs after a certain time, so it's not really kid friendly. But all and all a great spot to grab a beer or bite to eat.