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Guide: Where to Celebrate Cubs Opening Day

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Today is a special day for many local baseball fans—the day the Chicago Cubs resume their supposedly cursed quest for their first World Series title since 1908. Whether they win or not, and whether they're good or not, it's still a great excuse to skip work and eat and drink the day away. Here is the guide of where to do it.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sheffield's

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3258 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-4989
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Sheffield's has a day's worth of festivities planned, starting with New Holland beer cocktails and live music. During the game they'll "smoke the goat" to make tacos, sliders, and meatball sandwiches made with goat. After the game is a live DJ, a raffle, giveaways, and "circus-themed festivities."

2. Hotel Lincoln - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

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1816 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 254-4700
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Any ticket holder can munch on bagels and drink beers in the lobby of the Lincoln Park hotel before the game. Delightful Pastries is providing the grub.

3. Socca

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3301 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-1155
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The Wrigleyville bar and restaurant has a $10 all-you-can-eat Chicago style sausage bar with hot dogs, brats, Polish, Italian, and kielbasa before the game.

4. Al's Beef

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3420 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-2333
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This location of the Italian beef chain is less than two blocks from Wrigley. Munch on ballpark-style eats like Al’s Beef Chicago style dog, 1/3 lb Chicago Polish, loaded fries, and of course the Italian beef.

5. Wickets Bar & Grill

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601 N Martingale Rd., #100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 619-1400
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If you're in the suburbs, Wickets has themed deals for fans. The "Double Header" has two menu options side by side, while the "Tag Team" lunch is like a combo deal. They'll show the game on nine flat screen TV's and their 160” projection screen.

6. Yak-Zies Bar-Grill

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3710 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 525-9200
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WXRT is broadcasting live from this spot a block north of Wrigley. Guster, JD McPherson and Waco Brothers are performing live, and noted Cub fan Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm will make an appearance.

7. Rockit Burger Bar

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3700 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 645-4400
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B96 is broadcasting live from Rockit Burger Bar, creating dueling radio broadcasts mere feet from each other. They'll also preview the summer menu and expanded craft beer list.

8. Captain Morgan Club

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1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 404-4750
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The spot connected to Wrigley reopens today for the season. Ticket holders can come and go as they please, non-ticket holders are welcome too. WGN Radio is broadcasting live with live bands, and there's a “Chi-town Dogwurst" to eat -- that's a half brat and half dog.

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1. Sheffield's

3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Sheffield's has a day's worth of festivities planned, starting with New Holland beer cocktails and live music. During the game they'll "smoke the goat" to make tacos, sliders, and meatball sandwiches made with goat. After the game is a live DJ, a raffle, giveaways, and "circus-themed festivities."

3258 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

2. Hotel Lincoln - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

1816 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Any ticket holder can munch on bagels and drink beers in the lobby of the Lincoln Park hotel before the game. Delightful Pastries is providing the grub.

1816 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Socca

3301 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657

The Wrigleyville bar and restaurant has a $10 all-you-can-eat Chicago style sausage bar with hot dogs, brats, Polish, Italian, and kielbasa before the game.

3301 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

4. Al's Beef

3420 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657

This location of the Italian beef chain is less than two blocks from Wrigley. Munch on ballpark-style eats like Al’s Beef Chicago style dog, 1/3 lb Chicago Polish, loaded fries, and of course the Italian beef.

3420 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

5. Wickets Bar & Grill

601 N Martingale Rd., #100, Schaumburg, IL 60173

If you're in the suburbs, Wickets has themed deals for fans. The "Double Header" has two menu options side by side, while the "Tag Team" lunch is like a combo deal. They'll show the game on nine flat screen TV's and their 160” projection screen.

601 N Martingale Rd., #100
Schaumburg, IL 60173

6. Yak-Zies Bar-Grill

3710 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

WXRT is broadcasting live from this spot a block north of Wrigley. Guster, JD McPherson and Waco Brothers are performing live, and noted Cub fan Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm will make an appearance.

3710 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

7. Rockit Burger Bar

3700 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

B96 is broadcasting live from Rockit Burger Bar, creating dueling radio broadcasts mere feet from each other. They'll also preview the summer menu and expanded craft beer list.

3700 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

8. Captain Morgan Club

1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

The spot connected to Wrigley reopens today for the season. Ticket holders can come and go as they please, non-ticket holders are welcome too. WGN Radio is broadcasting live with live bands, and there's a “Chi-town Dogwurst" to eat -- that's a half brat and half dog.

1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613

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