If you’re looking to kick back and unwind in the Chicagoland area, you’ll find plenty of options near Springs Apartments in North Aurora and Romeoville. These sports bars offer the perfect combination of entertainment, craft beers, and satisfying meals, so don’t be surprised if one of the following four bars becomes your new go-to spot.
1. Mongo McMichaels
1101 N Independence Blvd, Romeoville
Mongo McMichaels offers an enticing reason to stop in every day of the week with daily food and drink specials that include $3 well drinks on Tuesdays, $1.50 Tacos on Wednesdays, and 99 cent wings on Sundays. You'll also find ample entertainment here with four pool tables, two dart boards, eight TVs and one projection television.If you really have an appetite, give the Mongo's Challenge a try. You must eat a 1-pound Angus beef burger topped with cheddar, bacon, onion straws, and jalapeno bottlecaps, with a side of french fries in a single sitting. Complete the challenge and you get an autographed t-shirt!
2. Paulie’s Pub & Grille
444 North Eola Rd, Aurora
At Paulie’s Pub & Grille, you’ll find more than 50 varieties of beer in a classic jovial pub atmosphere. The menu includes made-to-orders beer crusted pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, tortilla wraps, and other hearty fare, and on warm nights, you can head outside and enjoy one of the 14 tables in the spacious beer garden.
3. Fox & Hound of Aurora
4320 E New York Ave, Aurora
Fox & Hound prides itself on being a laid-back place where you can unwind. You’ll find darts, pool, video games, and sports on TV, and there are plenty of domestic, import, specialty, and craft beers on hand, as well as wines and cocktails. The menu includes filling fixes like the black forest sandwich, ranch hand burger, drunken chicken tenders, and appetizers such as their signature fire bites, loaded tater tots, and biergarten pretzels.
4. McQ’s Bar & Grill
730 N Bolingbrook Dr, Bolingbrook
With 80-foot televisions throughout the restaurant, it’s always fun to catch a game at McQ’s. However, you’ll find customers coming in just the smoke pit BBQ platters, which are slow smoked in-house for at least four hours and sometimes for as long as 16 hours. You can also choose from the restaurant’s list of satisfying sides like onion strings, BBQ rubbed chips, coleslaw, and cornbread muffins to tie together your meal.
What’s your favorite sports bar in the Chicagoland area? Share your top picks with us in the comments below!