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

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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Emporium Arcade Bar

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1366 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-7922
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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.

2. Benchmark

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1510 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 649-9640
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The...benchmark for sports bars along Wells Street in Old Town.

3. The Fifty/50

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2047 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5050
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One of Wicker Park's first sports bars should be ready for the games and open after renovations.

4. The Globe Pub

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1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-3757
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Chicago's premiere soccer bar is always welcome to international groups.

5. Old Town Social

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455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-2277
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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.

6. Parlor Pizza Bar

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108 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 600-6090
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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.

Photo by Marc Much

7. Bull & Bear

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431 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-5973
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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.

8. Public House

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400 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 265-1240
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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.

9. Gamekeepers

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345 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-0400
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This Lincoln Park sports bar is cozy enough during the day with plenty of TVs to satiate your Olympic curiosity.

10. Fogo de Chão

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661 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 932-9330
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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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11. Hubbard Inn

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110 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-1331
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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.

12. Latinicity

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108 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 795-4444
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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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13. Troquet River North

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111 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 202-9900
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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.

14. SPiN Ping Pong

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344 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(773) 635-9999
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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.

Marc Much

15. Staytion Market & Bar

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1 W Wacker Dr Upper
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 372-7200
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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.

1. Emporium Arcade Bar

1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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.

1366 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

2. Benchmark

1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

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

1510 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

3. The Fifty/50

2047 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

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

2047 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

4. The Globe Pub

1934 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

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

1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

5. Old Town Social

455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

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

455 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

6. Parlor Pizza Bar

108 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
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.

108 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607

7. Bull & Bear

431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

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.

431 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

8. Public House

400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

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.

400 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

9. Gamekeepers

345 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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

345 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

10. Fogo de Chão

661 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
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.

661 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654

11. Hubbard Inn

110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

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.

110 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

12. Latinicity

108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
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.

108 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602

13. Troquet River North

111 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

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.

111 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

14. SPiN Ping Pong

344 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Marc Much

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.

344 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

15. Staytion Market & Bar

1 W Wacker Dr Upper, Chicago, IL 60601

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.

1 W Wacker Dr Upper
Chicago, IL 60601

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