Five bars to holler at the World Cup this weekend
Small Bar Division (2049 W Division St, 773-772-2727)
Wear your U.S. Men’s National Team jersey to this popular neighborhood spot (or either of its sibling locations) during a USA game (Saturday 12, June 18, 23), and you’ll get $1 off your first drink (assuming you can eventually decide what to order off the enormous craft-beer list).
Abbey Pub (3420 W Grace St, 773-463-5808)
Three-dollar Miller Lite pints, $4 Heineken and Amstel Light bottles and $4 Guinness pints will be available beginning one hour before games start. Wish you were playing—not watching—the Cup? Sign up for the Abbey’s upcoming soccer tournament by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crew (4804 N Broadway, 773-784-2739)
Whether you’re hungry for soccer or baseball or just beer, this straight-friendly gay sports bar will definitely work. On Friday 11, Crew will open at 9am to watch Mexico face off against South Africa: A drink purchase gets you a complimentary breakfast buffet. On Saturday 12, the USA-England game will split the territory with the Cubs vs. Sox Crosstown Classic.
The Globe Pub (1934 W Irving Park Rd, 773-871-3757)
Jamie Hale, the owner of this soccer fanatic’s paradise, expects a diverse, international crowd to hit the pub to watch the all-live coverage of the games on 24 50-inch plasma screens.
Joe’s on Weed (940 W Weed St, 312-337-3486)
All month long, World Cup games will play on the 120 HD plasmas and the 20-foot patio projector at this quintessential sports bar. On Saturday 12, $25 at the door gets you all you can drink from 1–4pm and a BBQ lunch buffet.
For dozens more bars showing the World Cup, go to timeoutchicago.com/sports.