What makes this year’s World Series so special are the participating teams. The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs both haven’t won a World Series title in decades. Who would have guessed that two such teams would be facing off against each other in true American fashion.
The Cubs were 7-3 prior to this series; however, Cleveland looked a bit better going into it with a record of 7-1. Both teams undoubtedly have a chip on their shoulder, which can only make this series that much more exciting to watch. When we say these teams haven’t won a World Series in some time, we mean it! The Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 108 years! The Indians have also suffered a sizeable drought: 68 years. Get ready for a wild and emotional ride, Cubs and Indians fans.
While there is no bad place to catch a World Series game, there are some better ones. Great Lakes Brewing Company, for example, will take you to Progressive Field in Cleveland for $1 on its Fatty Wagon before the game if you’re lucky enough to have tickets. How could you beat that? If you find yourself ticketless, don’t fret just yet. We’ve done some digging for you and picked out the top 5 bars where you can yell your heart out at during this year’s World Series.
Sluggers World Class Sports Bar & Grill
Any bar named “Sluggers” sounds like the perfect place to be for a World Series game already. It’s the perfect place to watch the Cubs game near Wrigley Field. On its second floor, Sluggers has the ultimate indoor sports complex with batting cages and games. With over 30 HD TVs, this place is a destination that fits everyone’s gameday needs.
The Cubby Bear
As the saying goes, “location, location, location.” The Cubby Bear is located right across from Wrigley Field looking directly at the Wrigley Field Marquee. We are getting goosebumps already. Aside from the bar’s great location, it also has over 30,000 square feet of space filled with massive TVs. You won’t have to worry about that tall guy in front of you who just made you miss that Báez home run. You’ll get the game from all angles.
John Barleycorn is more of an upscale pub. With a view of Wrigley Field and a dance floor, what else could you need to celebrate a team win? It’s also one of the more spacious bars in Wrigleyville. This obviously matters when everyone and their mom is trying to catch a game across from the action. With its 20 TVs, you’ll be good to go with the World Series action everywhere you turn.
Great Lakes Brewing Company
The bars in Cleveland have it all figured out, especially this one, with the $1 transportation to Progressive Field on Great Lake’s eco-friendly Fatty Wagon. If you’ve got tickets to the game, this would be the place to go beforehand. If not, you’re still bound to have an amazing time, especially if you love a good handcrafted beer. They have plenty of seating upstairs in their Market and Rockefeller rooms as well as a beer garden next door. If you’re not so much into baseball but still want to be in on the action, Great Lakes offers a porch out front where you can enjoy lots of people-watching and even bring your dog!
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Winking Lizard Tavern
Only a hop, skip, and a jump from Progressive Field, the Winking Lizard Tavern is a great place to witness baseball history. The tavern is a great place to not only enjoy some drinks but to also indulge in some of their famous chicken wings, with 15 different sauces to meet everyone’s liking!
If you’re planning on catching the games in a social spot, don’t forget that most of these bars will have entrance fees or packages for purchase prior to the game. Once you set the scene, it’s time to snag your team’s colors. Head over to Fanatics right now to get your Cubs and Indians apparel. We’ve got you covered. Have a great World Series experience!