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Where to Bear Down for Football Brunch Season

Get ready to Bear down and eat up! We have the best places to brunch for NFL Sunday football in Chicago. Whether you’re looking for a place to nosh before heading to Soldier Field or a table to camp out and brunch while watching the big game, we have you covered.

If you’re going to the Bears game, brunch at… 

VU Rooftop Brunch

VU Rooftop

Not only does VU have some of the best chicken and waffles we’ve ever tasted, they’re under a mile away from Soldier Field. Have a filling lunch by a fire pit before getting fired up for da Bears. We fully endorse pregaming with some of VU’s craft cocktails as well. Read our review here.
VU Rooftop, 133 E Cermak Rd, (312) 528-0191

SX Sky Bar Brunch

SX Sky Bar

Looking to really ramp up your pregame? Head to SX Sky Bar for bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or Bellinis, priced at $25. This restaurant is 1.3 miles from Soldier Field, but the bottomless deal makes it worth it. Not to mention, the food is worthy of your best touchdown dance. Read our review here.
SX Sky Bar, 808 S Michigan Ave, (773) 633-0214

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Grant Park Bistro

This brunch spot is located in the same building as SX Sky Bar and offers speedy service and strong drinks. It’s perfect for a classic breakfast without the fuss. Hit up Grant Park Bistro for à la carte mimosas and pastries before walking down to Soldier Field. Read our review here.
Grant Park Bistro, 800 S Michigan Ave, (312) 753-3420

If you want good food, nice TVs and flowing alcohol, head to…

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Jake Melnick’s

Don your jersey and head to Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap. The only thing they have more of than flatscreen TVs is beer. Tell the host what game you want to watch and then settle in for a day of gluttonous food and our favorite Bloody Marys. Reservations are recommended if you have a group. Read our review here.
Jake Melnick’s, 41 E Superior St, (312) 266-0400

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Old Town Pour House

Huddle up at Old Town Pour House and sample their amazing libation selection, from mimosa flights to 90 craft beers. Enjoy savory bites with front row seats to both Saturday and Sunday football. Read our review here.
Old Town Pour House, 1419 N Wells St, (312) 477-2800

Utopian Tailgate 

We’re intentionally grounding at Utopian Tailgate. This paradise has lawn games, TVs, snacks to share, and mini coolers full of White Claws. It’s ideal for a group that only wants to casually watch the game while having fun and catching up. This tailgate is a winner, even if your team isn’t.
Utopian Tailgate, 1608 N Wells, (312) 210-7799


Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager

Kirsten is our Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager. From 9-5, she works at a Great Lakes nonprofit, but after hours she loves exploring Chicago, looking for dog-friendly bars and good Southern biscuits.

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