Jimmy Green’s won’t be around to see if the Bears made a mistake by drafting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The South Loop sports bar favorite announced it will close on Saturday, ending a seven-year run. A popular bar during football season near Soldier Field, the bar is probably most-known in the food world for its courage in using a mini Chicago-style hot dog as a garnish for its Bloody Mary.
The property has been for sale since July. Thus, a new owner will likely take over the 3,621-square-foot space. Jimmy Green’s ownership didn’t provide any details for the shutter. Here’s what they posted Thursday on the bar’s Facebook page:
Well you heard it here first. Jimmy Green's is saying thank you & goodbye this Saturday night – May 13, 2017. It has been an honor to be part of this truly vital neighborhood. We have welcomed dozens of sports greats including most of the '85 Bears, Bobby Hull plus Blackhawks, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Bears stars from yesterday and today. But mostly we've had the honor of serving thousands of our neighbors. We will never forget what we created here and we never forget the friends we made in the name of Jimmy Green's. Join us 'til closing Saturday night, May 13, 2017
Besides being a place for Bears fans to drink away their miseries on Sundays, the bar was also popular among Grant Park rec league softball players. More bars exist in the surround neighborhoods near Jimmy Green’s since it opened in 2010. That may dampen the blow of the shutter. Regardless, fans have today and Saturday to say their goodbyes.