Post-game Hotspots in Wrigleyville Spring Training has started which means it is only a matter of time until the one of the best things to do in Chicago is back in action. And while no, watching the White Sox or the Cubs play baseball isn’t always amazing, going to Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville is.
If you are the kind of person who likes baseball, the sun, people, or fun, then you’re going to enjoy a day at the Cubs game and in the surrounding area. While choosing to check out a game at Wrigley is an easy decision, deciding where to go before or after the game is difficult with the multitude of options. Here are three great suggestions for places to go in Wrigleyville after a game. The first recommendation for post-Cubs game fun is Sluggers, which is less than a minute walk from the main entrance of Wrigley Field. Sluggers is a massive bar with three floors, each offering its own unique flavor and catering toward distinct crowds. The diehard Cubs fans can be found on the main floor, most likely drowning their sorrows, but on the off-chance of a Cubs victory they will be dancing to the DJs beats and cherishing the feeling. The lower floor is the mellow area with pool tables and people having actual conversations. The top floor on the other hand is a total wild card with a complete arcade, five batting cages, and dueling pianos. Sluggers is a hard place not to find your niche. For a similar atmosphere at Sluggers, yet slightly more relaxed, walk past Sluggers for another two blocks until you get to Sheffield’s. Taking the cake as a true manly-man’s bar, Sheffield’s specializes in beer and barbecue and provides a woodsy atmosphere to complete the theme. Sheffield’s has a classic Wrigleyville outdoor beer garden along with cozy indoor areas featuring leather booths and fireplaces. Sheffield’s offers over 00 different beers and perfectly smoked barbecue dishes, which draws in hipsters and younger professionals. As almost all Wrigleyville bars, Sheffield’s is still bound to be packed with Cubs fans and young adults fresh out of their college’s greek system. If you are the kind of person who wants to stay close to Wrigley but really wants a change of scenery, check to see if there is a show at the Metro. Less than a minute walk from the north exit of Wrigley, the Metro is an intimate concert venue that routinely draws in top–notch performers in a wide range of genres. There is a bar in the Metro as well as a quality sports bar right next door to grab a bite before the show. While this will not be your typical Wrigleyville experience, it is one of the best things to do in Chicago if you like music.