After a short 3-year wait, the Blackhawks are back in the Stanley Cup Finals and there are bars a-plenty where you can watch the men in red.
Corcoran's is not only pretty awesome because it's a super cas spot on what can sometimes feel like an uppity Wells Street, but on any given night, you'll probably run into a Second City comedian/enne.
I can't say I haven't spent many-a post-Cubs game here at Murphy's. It gets sticky and icky, but man is it a fun time. And they support all Chicago sports teams, so it's all good.
You may feel like you're regressing back to your 17-year-old self with all of the drunk backwards hats, but it's really hard to beat a bottomless (flavorful) mimosa bar!
Mystic Celt is the best Irish pub on Southport, a perfect place for a summer beer on the patio and an ideal locale for St. Patrick's Day.
Bowling is not just for your grandpa or 5th grade field trip. Bowling can be super fun when there are drinks and 30-somethings up the wazoo. So go for 300.
The Pony Inn was THE Blackhawks bar of 2010. Just an educated guess: it will be hard to get a seat for the 2013 playoffs as well.
This is kind of that place where post-college Gold Coasters think it's still cool.
Bull & Bear sounds like it's made for the business suits who leave their trading jobs at 3pm for beer. That's why I enjoy B&B when it's quiet at lunch w very decent bar-type food.
If you want to party like a 21-year-old, Benchmark is your spot. It's classier than, say, Gamekeepers, but not so adult as, say, J Parker.
Market Restaurant can be cute with its kitschy circus popcorn, but Market Restaurant can be a partaaaaaay when they open their rooftop with the most amazing West Loop view of Chicago.