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Where To Eat & Drink Around Soldier Field

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The Bears Khalil Mack wants fans to cheer on a full stomach.
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It’s a bit of a walk to enter Soldier Field, the home of the Bears. That means it’s essential fans have the proper fuel to make the trip through parking lots, underpasses, and over railroad tracks. This is important especially when navigating winter’s frozen tundra.

If Soldier Field’s own food options aren’t exciting enough, make the right read and check out the following map of restaurants and bars in the South Loop near the stadium. There’s a few great breakfast options for Sunday mornings, some stellar Asian, and even a spot for Japanese high balls and seafood boils. For 2018, Half Sour and Lowcountry were added.

Bear down, Chicago.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Half Sour

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755 S Clark St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 224-1772
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It’s a little north of the stadium, but Half Sour is a solid deli with some great breakfast specials and creative dishes like pastrami poutine.

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2. Chicago Curry House

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899 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 362-9999
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Fans of South Asian cuisine will be happy to find this neighborhood gem that serves both Nepalese and Indian food.

3. Lowcountry South Loop

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1132 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(888) 883-8375
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Seafood boils and a machine for Japanese high balls are featured at Lowcountry. A Lakeview location opened in 2015, and this comfy space takes the same successful formula.

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4. Eleven City Diner

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1112 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 212-1112
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Eleven City Diner is a Jewish diner and soda fountain with giant sandwiches, matzo ball soup and all the traditional fare eaters should expect. Also indulge by ordering a float made with house-made, barrel-aged root beer.

5. Bongo Room

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1152 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 291-0100
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Breakfast is a full-contact sport, and the South Loop is lucky to have its own branch of Bongo Room, the popular pancake haven that originated in Wicker Park.

6. Aurelio's Pizza - Chicago-South Loop

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1212 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 374-4459
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Aurelio's patio overlooking Michigan Avenue provides fans of pizza and sport an ideal vantage point.

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7. The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen

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1301 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 705-1595
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It's been five years since The Scout took over the venerable Opera in the South Loop. And sports fans are ecstatic with the bar food and draft beer in the neighborhood bar setting. The bar gets packed, so get there early on gameday.

8. Flo & Santos

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1310 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 566-9817
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Find classic Chicago thin-crust pizza, pierogi and more. There's also the special flying pork wings.

9. Asian Outpost

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1315 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 662-1100
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This Hot Woks Cool Sushi spinoff serves some of the city's best char siu style Chinese barbecue ribs, along with sushi, ramen, and other pan-Asian grub.

10. Kurah Mediterranean 

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1355 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Kurah serves modern takes on Mediterranean food, from wraps to biryani to flatbreads. It serves lunch and dinner. They also have a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

11. Vice District Brewing

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1454 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 508-3647
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Sports bars on gameday can a special ring of the underworld that Dante never envisioned. So happily, Vice District provides an alternative with freshly-brewed craft beer. The tap room is friendly, customers can order their own food and it has plenty of TVs. And people can bring their dogs.

12. Weather Mark Tavern

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1503 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 588-0230
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This nautical-themed bar/restaurant is more laid-back and welcoming than most. Diners will find the typical burgers, sandwiches and salads they'll find at most bars.

13. M Lounge

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1520 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 447-0201
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This sleek and sophisticated lounge is welcoming, with a friendly selection of cocktails. But this isn't somewhere to spend football Sundays during the daytime, as the bar opens at 6 p.m. on Sundays. This is the place to escape the hoopla, and it packs them in on the weekends nights.

14. South Coast Sushi

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1700 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 662-1700
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The South Loop branch of the popular Bucktown sushi spot has everything it's older sibling has, plus cocktails.

15. Acadia

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1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 360-9500
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This two-Michelin-starred restaurant is a fine-dining gem on the South Side. Expect great service and grand flavors. The bar area is affordable and available for walk-ins.

16. Kroll's South Loop

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1736 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 235-1400
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This family-friendly sports bar also has a neighborhood feel. It has weekend brunch, with pizza, burgers and salads for lunch and dinner.

1. Half Sour

755 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605

It’s a little north of the stadium, but Half Sour is a solid deli with some great breakfast specials and creative dishes like pastrami poutine.

755 S Clark St
Chicago, IL 60605

2. Chicago Curry House

899 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605

Fans of South Asian cuisine will be happy to find this neighborhood gem that serves both Nepalese and Indian food.

899 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605

3. Lowcountry South Loop

1132 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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Seafood boils and a machine for Japanese high balls are featured at Lowcountry. A Lakeview location opened in 2015, and this comfy space takes the same successful formula.

1132 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

4. Eleven City Diner

1112 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Eleven City Diner is a Jewish diner and soda fountain with giant sandwiches, matzo ball soup and all the traditional fare eaters should expect. Also indulge by ordering a float made with house-made, barrel-aged root beer.

1112 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

5. Bongo Room

1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Breakfast is a full-contact sport, and the South Loop is lucky to have its own branch of Bongo Room, the popular pancake haven that originated in Wicker Park.

1152 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

6. Aurelio's Pizza - Chicago-South Loop

1212 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Aurelio's Pizza

Aurelio's patio overlooking Michigan Avenue provides fans of pizza and sport an ideal vantage point.

1212 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

7. The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen

1301 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

It's been five years since The Scout took over the venerable Opera in the South Loop. And sports fans are ecstatic with the bar food and draft beer in the neighborhood bar setting. The bar gets packed, so get there early on gameday.

1301 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

8. Flo & Santos

1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Find classic Chicago thin-crust pizza, pierogi and more. There's also the special flying pork wings.

1310 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

9. Asian Outpost

1315 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

This Hot Woks Cool Sushi spinoff serves some of the city's best char siu style Chinese barbecue ribs, along with sushi, ramen, and other pan-Asian grub.

1315 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

10. Kurah Mediterranean 

1355 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Kurah serves modern takes on Mediterranean food, from wraps to biryani to flatbreads. It serves lunch and dinner. They also have a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

1355 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

11. Vice District Brewing

1454 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Sports bars on gameday can a special ring of the underworld that Dante never envisioned. So happily, Vice District provides an alternative with freshly-brewed craft beer. The tap room is friendly, customers can order their own food and it has plenty of TVs. And people can bring their dogs.

1454 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

12. Weather Mark Tavern

1503 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

This nautical-themed bar/restaurant is more laid-back and welcoming than most. Diners will find the typical burgers, sandwiches and salads they'll find at most bars.

1503 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

13. M Lounge

1520 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

This sleek and sophisticated lounge is welcoming, with a friendly selection of cocktails. But this isn't somewhere to spend football Sundays during the daytime, as the bar opens at 6 p.m. on Sundays. This is the place to escape the hoopla, and it packs them in on the weekends nights.

1520 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

14. South Coast Sushi

1700 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

The South Loop branch of the popular Bucktown sushi spot has everything it's older sibling has, plus cocktails.

1700 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

15. Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

This two-Michelin-starred restaurant is a fine-dining gem on the South Side. Expect great service and grand flavors. The bar area is affordable and available for walk-ins.

1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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16. Kroll's South Loop

1736 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

This family-friendly sports bar also has a neighborhood feel. It has weekend brunch, with pizza, burgers and salads for lunch and dinner.

1736 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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