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Rio Olympics Summer Games 2016: Where to Watch in Chicago

Can you feel the Olympic spirit yet?

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The Summer Games are coming.
| Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Take a breath, Olympics fans —all those tear-jerking features and lessons on sportsmanship are almost here. The 2016 Summer Games kick off on Friday, Aug. 5 with the Opening Ceremonies from Rio de Janerio. But instead of watching the games from your house, why not find the Olympic Spirit and join other fans in rooting on amateur athletes from all across the globe.

Rio is just one hour ahead of Chicago, so there's no need to stay up late to catch some sweet Olympian action. Here's a list of Chicago restaurants and bars to watch the games. Some even offer specials. The Olympics stretch from Aug. 5 through Aug. 21.

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Emporium Arcade Bar

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Enjoy some arcade games while watching the Summer Games at Emporium's Wicker Park and Logan Square locations. Pro Tip: In Wicker Park, grab some chicken from Harold's across the street and bring it inside. Just because a strict training regimen prevents athletes from eating fried chicken doesn't mean fans should be deprived.

Benchmark

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The...benchmark for sports bars along Wells Street in Old Town.

The Fifty/50

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One of Wicker Park's first sports bars should be ready for the games and open after renovations.

The Globe Pub

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Chicago's premiere soccer bar is always welcome to international groups.

Old Town Social

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This sleek bar/restaurant in Old Town offers plenty of cheffy takes on traditional bar food, as well as solid charcuterie and cheese boards.

Parlor Pizza Bar

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Be sure to call ahead to see if they'll allow guests to wear patriotic sweatpants while enjoying the games and eating pizza.

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Bull & Bear

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Take a seat and enjoy this River North sports bar's state-of-the-art viewing capabilities, and if you're in a booth, pour yourself a nice brew at the luxury of your own table.

Public House

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With 27 plasma screen televisions and a 30-foot HD video wall, you won't miss a second of the action. Try one of their 103 types of beer in the house at this River North hotspot.

Gamekeepers

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This Lincoln Park sports bar is cozy enough during the day with plenty of TVs to satiate your Olympic curiosity.

Fogo de Chão

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This Brazilian meat wonderland may be the ideal spot to watch Olympic soccer matches. Enjoy the guachos and their guide to Brazilian cuisine at Bar Fogo while sipping a caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail.

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Hubbard Inn

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The Hubbard Inn's doing an "Around the World" promotion in honor of the Summer Games. Every week in August, they're featuring one country's food. Week 1: U.S.A.; Week 2: Italy; Week 3: Spain; and Week 4: France.

Latinicity

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Latinicity is offering a few limited-time Brazilian food specials during the Olympics. They're served a limited-edition caipirinha and Brazilian-style beef and chicken kababs at the Saladero food station.

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Troquet River North

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Over in River North, Troquet's French bar will serve $6 caipirinhas. French beverages, including Kronenbourg 1664, Kronenbourg Blanc and Ricard, are all available for $5.

SPiN Ping Pong

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Yes, table tennis is an Olympic sport, and SPiN is ready. They've mixed a special cocktail, the Sang-Rio ($13), and marketing says it's "inspired by the blood, sweat and tears of Olympic athletes." They're also hosting a viewing party for the Opening Ceremonies.

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Staytion Market & Bar

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The bar is offering plenty of specials, including hosting a game night on Wednesday, Aug. 3 when they'll have guests participate in games that they think should be added to the 2020 games.

Emporium Arcade Bar

Enjoy some arcade games while watching the Summer Games at Emporium's Wicker Park and Logan Square locations. Pro Tip: In Wicker Park, grab some chicken from Harold's across the street and bring it inside. Just because a strict training regimen prevents athletes from eating fried chicken doesn't mean fans should be deprived.

Benchmark

The...benchmark for sports bars along Wells Street in Old Town.

The Fifty/50

One of Wicker Park's first sports bars should be ready for the games and open after renovations.

The Globe Pub

Chicago's premiere soccer bar is always welcome to international groups.

Old Town Social

This sleek bar/restaurant in Old Town offers plenty of cheffy takes on traditional bar food, as well as solid charcuterie and cheese boards.

Parlor Pizza Bar

Photo by Marc Much

Be sure to call ahead to see if they'll allow guests to wear patriotic sweatpants while enjoying the games and eating pizza.

Photo by Marc Much

Bull & Bear

Take a seat and enjoy this River North sports bar's state-of-the-art viewing capabilities, and if you're in a booth, pour yourself a nice brew at the luxury of your own table.

Public House

With 27 plasma screen televisions and a 30-foot HD video wall, you won't miss a second of the action. Try one of their 103 types of beer in the house at this River North hotspot.

Gamekeepers

This Lincoln Park sports bar is cozy enough during the day with plenty of TVs to satiate your Olympic curiosity.

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chao

This Brazilian meat wonderland may be the ideal spot to watch Olympic soccer matches. Enjoy the guachos and their guide to Brazilian cuisine at Bar Fogo while sipping a caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail.

Fogo de Chao

Hubbard Inn

The Hubbard Inn's doing an "Around the World" promotion in honor of the Summer Games. Every week in August, they're featuring one country's food. Week 1: U.S.A.; Week 2: Italy; Week 3: Spain; and Week 4: France.

Latinicity

Marc Much

Latinicity is offering a few limited-time Brazilian food specials during the Olympics. They're served a limited-edition caipirinha and Brazilian-style beef and chicken kababs at the Saladero food station.