In case you’ve been in a cave for the last 6 weeks- here’s a news flash:
THE CHICAGO BEARS ARE UNDEFEATED!!
So, if you’re looking for a new cool joint to watch the Bears or your favorite sports team, hit Junior’s Sports Lounge. (www.juniorschicago.com) This upscale sports bar is in the University Village area, which is booming with trendy new shops, restaurants, and boutiques. I stumbled upon Junior’s while driving through this ‘hood, and really liked the vibe of the place. It’s funky-modern with cooled-out lighting. They have plasmas everywhere for your sports viewing pleasure, plus each individual booth has its own private screen… you just ask your server to turn it to the game you want to watch.
Junior’s has the typical sports bar fare, plus a few salads and entrees you wouldn’t expect to find. But when I’m watching sports, it’s all about greasy grub, so I go for the spicy buffalo wings and fries. (Hey- you’re watching football- eat healthy during the week- but I say, get ya grub on during the game!) Sundays they have brunch, which I haven’t tried yet. They also have daily specials, like $2 brews on Tuesday and $5 martinis on Wednesdays. After the game, stick around for music- there’s a DJ spinning most weekend nights at Junior’s and live band karaoke on Sunday nights.
Junior’s is located at 724 W. Maxwell (at Halsted). Street parking can be challenging, but there’s a cheap parking garage on Maxwell one block east of Halsted.
So here’s a question for all of your out there — where’s the best place to watch the game?