The 10 Best Sports Bars in Illinois!

Sports bars: Great food, great drinks, an ideal space for catching the game after work with your buddies. The best part about many sports bars is the classic bar food—burgers, wings, pizza—and the drink specials available regularly. There’s always something going on at sports bars, whether that’s tournaments or karaoke. In Illinois, it’s no surprise that you’ll find an abundance of top-notch sports bars. Here are the 10 best! 

1. Hero's Sports Bar & Grill, Posen, IL

Hero’s Sports Bar & Grill is a classic joint offering friendly service, live music, and a wide variety of menu items. Locals particularly enjoy the chicken wings and overall atmosphere of this establishment. They’re open late and worth checking out with a group or when you want to chill out alone. 

2. The Whistle Sports Bar & Grill, Oak Lawn, IL

Considered a neighborhood gem by locals, The Whistle Sports Bar offers delicious food served by personable wait staff. Guests especially love the steak sandwich (menu favorite) and buffalo shrimp. Everything is reasonably priced and the overall atmosphere makes the experience positive and memorable. 

3. Hall of Fame Sports Grill, Lyons, IL

Hall of Fame Sports Grill is a fun spot with a neighborhood feel. All their burgers are just $1 every day after 3 p.m., and they also offer several specials on their bar food and drinks. Hall of Fame attracts a lively crowd with their karaoke and trivia nights. Guests claim this joint is great for watching games and enjoying very reasonably-priced bar food. 

4. Will's Northwoods Inn, Chicago, IL

If you’re a Packers fan in Chicago, look no further than Will’s Northwoods Inn. Chicago sports fan can also catch the latest Hawks, Bears, Cubs, Sox, and Bulls games here. Everything from their friendly wait staff and superior bartenders to cheese curds make Wills one of the best sports bars in the state. 

5. E.L. Flanagan's Sports & Spirits, Highland, IL

For tasty bar food and fast service, look no further than E.L. Flanagan’s. Their wait staff is friendly and attentive and guests can enjoy the live music on weekends. The outdoor patio is perfect for warmer months and there’s a cool fish tank away from the bar for kids to enjoy. 

6. MD's Sports Bar & Grill, Peoria, IL

There’s always something happening at MD’s Sports Bar in Peoria. They offer live entertainment, Taco Tuesdays, tournaments, great food specials, lots of TVs, and much more. Visitors love MD’s fries, burgers, and pulled pork sandwiches. MD’s also has prompt, friendly service. 

7. The Stadium Bar & Grill, Springfield, IL

The Stadium Bar & Grill is known for their large menu variety and tasty pizza. Their food is very reasonably priced and specials are common. They offer all-you-can eat fish on Fridays and two-topping large pizzas for $10 every day. 

8. Harry's Sports Bar and Grill, Countryside, IL

Harry’s is best known for their Taco Tuesdays, when they serve up $1 tacos, and their expansive craft beer selection. Local patrons also enjoy catching the latest games and sporting events on over 30 TVs. This joint also has pool tables, games, weekly trivia, and other fun activities. Harry’s friendly wait staff tries to accommodate large groups, as well. 

9. Kep's Sports Bar & Grill, Washington, IL

For great service and bar food, look no further than Kep’s Sports Bar. Guests like the overall atmosphere, live music, events, and attentive wait staff. Kep’s offers large TVs for catching sporting events and is a local favorite in the Washington area. 

10. Gobbie's Sports Pub & Eatery, Galena, IL

Gobbie’s is a family-owned sports pub featuring homemade pizza and casual outdoor seating. Guests like the deep-dish pizza, which comes with salad and beer nuggets. Gobbie’s also features many high-definition TVs throughout the restaurant and bar along with live local entertainment on weekends. 

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