The Super Bowl brings endless excitement for football fans and Illinois sportsbooks alike. But how you view the game is equally as important as the action on the field.
The big game kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. CST. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will battle it out at State Farm Field in Glendale, AZ. The winner gets the honor of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
If you’re not attending a friend’s Super Bowl watch party, or hosting one yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of the best bars in Chicago to watch the game.
We realize how spread out the neighborhoods are in the Windy City, so we made sure to find a spot in every area within city limits.
Best bars to watch Super Bowl LVII
Mullen’s Sports Bar and Grill in Rogers Park: 7301 Western Ave
Mullen’s is the self-proclaimed best sports bar on the far North side. During the game, treat yourself to their award-winning wings. When halftime rolls around, pass the time on the pool table, dart board or Golden Tee.
Murphy’s Bleachers in Lakeview: 3655 Sheffield Ave
Located in the shadows of Wrigley Field, Murphy’s has been the go-to spot after a Cubs game since 1980. With a menu featuring everything from Italian beef to handmade pizza, Murphy’s is a Chicago staple and an excellent choice for the Super Bowl.
Over/Under Sports Bar in Lincoln Park: 2723 Halsted St
With over 40 TVs featuring sports and betting odds, Over/Under brings a Las Vegas sportsbook feel to Chicago. With a menu featuring top-level bar food, local beers, craft cocktails and wine, Over/Under is a strong choice for the big game.
Declan’s Irish Pub in Old Town: 1240 Wells St
If you’re a fan of Irish pubs, look no further than Declan’s. Here, you’ll be treated to a high-end menu of bar food with everything made fresh, using local ingredients. Then, you can wash it down with a Guinness.
All Star Seafood and Sports in The Loop: 730 Clark St
If you like seafood and sports, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot that has the menu you’re looking for plus wall-to-wall TVs. Where else can you chow down on crab legs and oysters while enjoying the football game?
Mitchell’s Tap in Bridgeport: 3356 Halsted St
Less than a mile from Guaranteed Rate Field, Mitchell’s Tap is a fan-favorite for White Sox backers. With over 40 beers on tap, it’s not hard to realize why.
The Moonlighter in Logan Square: 3204 Armitage Ave
Not many bars in the city have TVs located above every booth, but The Moonlighter checks that box. No matter where you’re seated, you won’t miss a second of the action on the gridiron. Add in a long list of craft beers and cocktails, and The Moonlighter is a great choice in Chicago’s West side.
Lacoco’s Pizza and Sports Club in Brighton Park: 3350 47th St
Lacoco’s delivers all the best Chicago cuisine has to offer, including deep dish pizza and Italian beef. Their motto is “If we won’t eat it, we don’t serve it.” So you can rest assured you’re getting a quality meal at Lacoco’s.
Where to bet on the Super Bowl
In last season’s Super Bowl matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, the Illinois Gaming Board reported Illinoisans wagered $60.5 million on the game. Two years ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chiefs Super Bowl had $45.6 million in total handle.
We might not know exactly how much is bet in Illinois on the Super Bowl this year. The IGB is not asking operators to report betting activity on the big game this time around. But, there’s no doubt, based on record Illinois sports betting in recent months, that Super Bowl wagering in Illinois will be at an all-time high.
And residents of the Prairie State have a few sportsbooks to choose from to place a bet or two on the Super Bowl. In total, Illinois has seven licensed sportsbook operators:
Each sportsbook has unique welcome offers for new users. So it’s wise to shop around before choosing the one you’ll use on Super Bowl Sunday.