Cubby Bear

★★★★☆
  • 1059 W Addison St

    Chicago, IL 60613

    Cross street: At Clark St

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  • 773-327-1662

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My daughter attended a game day event 5/30. She had a horrible time because she was accused of having a fake ID. Her ID is quite real and she has many other forms of ID to confirm. I don't know what the staff was trying to prove, but they

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★★★★★

My daughter attended a game day event 5/30. She had a horrible time because she was accused of having a fake ID. Her ID is quite real and she has many other forms of ID to confirm. I don't know what the staff was trying to prove, but they

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Wanna have a good time?? Come here for good looking people and amazing music.

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★★★★★

Wanna have a good time?? Come here for good looking people and amazing music.

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This place is a city icon haters. Its not a 3 piece suit kinda joint bring a 50 get hammered and hit the rest of the addison strip!

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★★★★★

This place is a city icon haters. Its not a 3 piece suit kinda joint bring a 50 get hammered and hit the rest of the addison strip!

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Right across from Wrigley. Excellent place to have pre- and post-game drinks. Always packed with lots of folks which makes the atmosphere lively and fun. Fried mac n cheese was awesome as were the hot wings!

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★★★★☆

Right across from Wrigley. Excellent place to have pre- and post-game drinks. Always packed with lots of folks which makes the atmosphere lively and fun. Fried mac n cheese was awesome as were the hot wings!

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I've been to a lot of bars and scenes in Chacago, but the Cubby Bear is at the top of my "Worst of Chicago" list. Maybe I expected too much from this venue that's located across the street from Wrigley, however, I think my opinion is fairly unbiased...

Most of the staff and management were rude, cocky and generally unhelpful (even when I tipped heavily and was extremely polite). The crowd is mostly made up of dbags and frat-tards, with hardly any distinct personalities in the bunch.

Save your money. You could have a much better time just about anywhere in Chi-town.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to a lot of bars and scenes in Chacago, but the Cubby Bear is at the top of my "Worst of Chicago" list. Maybe I expected too much from this venue that's located across the street from Wrigley, however, I think my opinion is fairly unbiased...

Most of the staff and management were rude, cocky and generally unhelpful (even when I tipped heavily and was extremely polite). The crowd is mostly made up of dbags and frat-tards, with hardly any distinct personalities in the bunch.

Save your money. You could have a much better time just about anywhere in Chi-town.

Pros: close to Wrigley Stadium

Cons: Poor Managment, Mediocre Music, and Disappointing Crowd

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Cubby Bear is an absolute MUST, especially before or after a Cubs game. Right across the street from Wrigley, this is a true sports bar. The memorabilia is fun to look at and who knows...you just might run into a sports figure! Definitely a great time.

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★★★★★

Cubby Bear is an absolute MUST, especially before or after a Cubs game. Right across the street from Wrigley, this is a true sports bar. The memorabilia is fun to look at and who knows...you just might run into a sports figure! Definitely a great time.

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The place to start and end your day in Wrigleyville! This place rocks before and after Cubs games. Live bands. Fun crowd. A must visit on your next trip to Wrigley.

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★★★★★

The place to start and end your day in Wrigleyville! This place rocks before and after Cubs games. Live bands. Fun crowd. A must visit on your next trip to Wrigley.

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Thanks Cubby Bear!! I was hosting my boyfriends birthday party and I was pleasantly surprised at the Cubby Bear for numerous reasons...

1. I chose Cubby Bear for the location (across from Wrigley Field) but I got more than I expected. Becky, their Events Coordinator set us up in a great private room overlooking the marquee!
2. The food was way better than my guests were anticipating...I suggest the chicken satay and crab cakes off the party menus!
3. The private room was great, no lines at the bar, plus we were able to set up bags and have tourneys!
4. The staff was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of...

Normally I would only go to CB before or after Cubs' games, but after this experience, I can't wait to throw my next party...definitely use this venue for your next event!

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★★★★★

Thanks Cubby Bear!! I was hosting my boyfriends birthday party and I was pleasantly surprised at the Cubby Bear for numerous reasons...

1. I chose Cubby Bear for the location (across from Wrigley Field) but I got more than I expected. Becky, their Events Coordinator set us up in a great private room overlooking the marquee!
2. The food was way better than my guests were anticipating...I suggest the chicken satay and crab cakes off the party menus!
3. The private room was great, no lines at the bar, plus we were able to set up bags and have tourneys!
4. The staff was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of...

Normally I would only go to CB before or after Cubs' games, but after this experience, I can't wait to throw my next party...definitely use this venue for your next event!

Pros: Great Party Menus/Rooms and staff

Cons: I can't throw enough parties!

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Wow!... what can I say... what a place... I have never been so retarted after leaving a cubby game yet to roll into the Cubby Bear... must try the blue bombs... they seem innocent but they are harmful! ....not as advertised! For the Soxs fans that want to come to a REAL party strip... hop back on the Red and go to 35th and whatever... were good on minorities! Tickler strikes yet again!

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★★★★★

Wow!... what can I say... what a place... I have never been so retarted after leaving a cubby game yet to roll into the Cubby Bear... must try the blue bombs... they seem innocent but they are harmful! ....not as advertised! For the Soxs fans that want to come to a REAL party strip... hop back on the Red and go to 35th and whatever... were good on minorities! Tickler strikes yet again!

Pros: Great place for a wedding reception!

Cons: No ejector seat to my apartment!

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The Cubby Bear is a lot of fun to go to and watch sports games. The place is very large, with more than one room and countless TVs with different games on. The food is excellent and so is the service. The only complaint I have is during times a Chicago team is playing a final game. The place was way too crowded, with people who wanted to chase the TV cameras and paid no attention to the game itself. But this happened only during the finals... every other day it is one of the best places to go watch a game, meet people and have good food.

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★★★★☆

The Cubby Bear is a lot of fun to go to and watch sports games. The place is very large, with more than one room and countless TVs with different games on. The food is excellent and so is the service. The only complaint I have is during times a Chicago team is playing a final game. The place was way too crowded, with people who wanted to chase the TV cameras and paid no attention to the game itself. But this happened only during the finals... every other day it is one of the best places to go watch a game, meet people and have good food.

Pros: Good food, Good service, General atmosphere

Cons: Sports final nights

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Chicagoan know there are only two reasons why this famously dingy, underperforming, over-priced dive does any business: 1) its location across from Wrigley Field, and 2) the word "Cubby" in its name. Here's a typical experience: Out-of-town guests insisted on having brunch there to watch the Chicago Bears home opener, and not only couldn't these guys pick up the game, but when a group of irate Bears fans informed the staff and manager that the game wasn't coming on, they merely shrugged their shoulders and directed people to watch the "Browns" game instead and enjoy their breakfast, which (surprise) was horrible (dishwatery eggs was the "hightlight"). Our group had to leave to in order to see the game. In short, this place is bad. Unfailingly bad. Kinda like a certain team that plays across the street (but at least THOSE Cubs offer a great place to watch a game).

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★☆☆☆☆

Chicagoan know there are only two reasons why this famously dingy, underperforming, over-priced dive does any business: 1) its location across from Wrigley Field, and 2) the word "Cubby" in its name. Here's a typical experience: Out-of-town guests insisted on having brunch there to watch the Chicago Bears home opener, and not only couldn't these guys pick up the game, but when a group of irate Bears fans informed the staff and manager that the game wasn't coming on, they merely shrugged their shoulders and directed people to watch the "Browns" game instead and enjoy their breakfast, which (surprise) was horrible (dishwatery eggs was the "hightlight"). Our group had to leave to in order to see the game. In short, this place is bad. Unfailingly bad. Kinda like a certain team that plays across the street (but at least THOSE Cubs offer a great place to watch a game).

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what are the sheep thinking? cubby bear is nothing more than an overpriced, understaffed, "cool spot" where the overcrowded atmosphere is only outdone by the less than adequate number of bar tenders and wait staff. if this bar was not across the street from wrigley it would die.

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★☆☆☆☆

what are the sheep thinking? cubby bear is nothing more than an overpriced, understaffed, "cool spot" where the overcrowded atmosphere is only outdone by the less than adequate number of bar tenders and wait staff. if this bar was not across the street from wrigley it would die.

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I was invited to the 2nd to last show of a local band who's pending breakup was to be announced during this particular show at the Cubby Bear, which is exactly caddy -corner to Wrigley Field right on the edge of Boy's Town. I had a pretty good time and it's a shame the band isn't going to be playing anymore because they sounded pretty good. I think the location of the stage, lighting and systems work really well for anyone who might have the opportunity to play there in the future. During their sound checks, someone put on a movie which could pretty much be seen from any location in the bar - there are large flat screen televisions lining the walls so you could look to your left or right while still being faithful to your fav band. The drinks there were strong, which is how I like them. Besides a Cider or Ale, I had one Long Island or something similarly alcoholic and I was done for the night. The bar keep was attentive and I didn't have to wait a long time or jump around to be noticed as he seemed to be able to keep tabs on whoever was 'next' to order. All in all, it was an awesome night and Cubby Bear sets the stage for good times.

PROS: stage sound & lighting perfect, drink cost good, tvs all around
CONS:

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★★★★☆

I was invited to the 2nd to last show of a local band who's pending breakup was to be announced during this particular show at the Cubby Bear, which is exactly caddy -corner to Wrigley Field right on the edge of Boy's Town. I had a pretty good time and it's a shame the band isn't going to be playing anymore because they sounded pretty good. I think the location of the stage, lighting and systems work really well for anyone who might have the opportunity to play there in the future. During their sound checks, someone put on a movie which could pretty much be seen from any location in the bar - there are large flat screen televisions lining the walls so you could look to your left or right while still being faithful to your fav band. The drinks there were strong, which is how I like them. Besides a Cider or Ale, I had one Long Island or something similarly alcoholic and I was done for the night. The bar keep was attentive and I didn't have to wait a long time or jump around to be noticed as he seemed to be able to keep tabs on whoever was 'next' to order. All in all, it was an awesome night and Cubby Bear sets the stage for good times.

PROS: stage sound & lighting perfect, drink cost good, tvs all around
CONS:

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I've been here many times after a Cubs game, to see different bands, or just to chill. Always fun for a night out on the town with the girls or with my husband.

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★★★★★

I've been here many times after a Cubs game, to see different bands, or just to chill. Always fun for a night out on the town with the girls or with my husband.

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I dont know know what your definition of Sports Bar is..but the only only Sports at this place is the ballyard across the street and the knucklehead patrons who do their version of a cattle car in this too big for any atmosphere "Iconic Bar".

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★★☆☆☆

I dont know know what your definition of Sports Bar is..but the only only Sports at this place is the ballyard across the street and the knucklehead patrons who do their version of a cattle car in this too big for any atmosphere "Iconic Bar".

Pros: Location

Cons: Location, Service, Crowds

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The Manager and Bouncer are very rude and cannot tell a real ID from a fake one. I was denied entrance with multiple forms of ID b/c they thought my driver's license was fake, so then I had to get a cab back home and get my passport to prove that I was 23 years old and there was no apology and I had to miss the first part of the NCAA tournament game that I was there to watch w/my alumni club. So, if you don't mind being laughed at at the door and possibly not being allowed in with real identification, I would recommend it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Manager and Bouncer are very rude and cannot tell a real ID from a fake one. I was denied entrance with multiple forms of ID b/c they thought my driver's license was fake, so then I had to get a cab back home and get my passport to prove that I was 23 years old and there was no apology and I had to miss the first part of the NCAA tournament game that I was there to watch w/my alumni club. So, if you don't mind being laughed at at the door and possibly not being allowed in with real identification, I would recommend it.

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Last year I swore I would never go there again, but after the Braves game we went and it was a blast. Much improved if you haven't been there in awhile.

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★★★★★

Last year I swore I would never go there again, but after the Braves game we went and it was a blast. Much improved if you haven't been there in awhile.

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Located across the street from historic Wrigley Field, The Cubby Bear is the perfect place to gather before or after any game. Live music throughout the week and fantastic daily specials! Interested in hosting an event at The Cubby Bear? Contact our sales team today for more information!

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Kitty-corner to Wrigley Field, this 30,000-square-foot space features six bars stocked with standard bottled and draft brews and more than 100 TVs broadcasting the best satellite has to offer; dart boards provide further…

 

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