Wrigley Field is surrounded by an endless supply of bars and a few
Bars: Wrigley Field is surrounded by a nearly endless supply of bars.
Many of them do cater to the 20 something crowd, but there are plenty of places for fans who are over 30. Before and after games there is not a lot of differences in most of the places. The following is a list of a few of the best places to go.
Murphy's Bleachers: Right across from the bleacher entrance. It has a lot of outdoor space and a fairly bland indoor space. The grub is okay. If you do not mind spending over $6 for cans of Bud and crowds. It is a fun and lively place to go.
Goose Island: Just south of Wrigley on Clark. A very large pub/restaurant. They brew their own beer which is pretty good. Probably the best pub to get something to eat. They offer burgers, salads and variety of sandwiches.
Yak-Zies: North of Wrigley on Clark. The crowd tends to be a people in their 30s and 40s. More locals than other taverns. It is a decent place to eat. Stick with the wings and pizza. Cash only.
Bernie's: On Clark across from left-field. Has a good deal of outdoor space. Fans of all ages enjoy the good grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.
Guthrie's: A 10 minute walk west of Wrigley on Addison. A fun, locals place with a good selection of beer, no food and none of the craziness of the places near the stadium.
Sluggers: A classic sports bar with a dance floor. It can be very crowded. It is a favorite hangout of St. Louis Cardinal's fans.
Restaurants: Most places to eat near Wrigley are pubs, but there are a few good places to eat.
Uncommon Ground: 5 minutes north of Wrigley on Clark. Good soups, salads and a sandwiches. A lively and local crowd makes this the best place to go if you want to avoid the craziness of places closer to the stadium.
El Jardin: A 10 minute walk south of Wrigley on Clark. Mexican-American offerings with good margaritas and plenty of outdoor seating. The carna asada miguel is one of the best dishes in Wrigleyville.
Vines on Clark: A place to watch the hoards go by and if you are looking for a place that is a little more trendy.
Southport Street: There are several great places to eat on Southport. It is a 15 minute walk west of Wrigley down Addison. There is pizza, Cuban, Argentinean and a lot of other options. It is a good way to avoid the tourist crowds.