Get ready to fly the W. That’s right, the Cubs are back! The season kicks off March 28 with an away game series against the Texas Rangers, which means March 31 is the perfect day to brunch in Wrigleyville. The Cubs will be out of town with a 3 p.m. Sunday game, so you should gear up with a mimosa, Cubs hat, and tasty plates to cheer them on. We’ve found the best spots to brunch before weekend Cubs games.
If you brunched any closer to the field, you’d be in the dugout. It’s the perfect spot to meet up with friends before the game. Budweiser’s Brickhouse Tavern is located right next to historic Wrigley and offers a $30 all-you-can-eat buffet with a $15 mimosa package. The patio views are as delightful as the doughnuts. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, 3746 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL, (773) 377-4770
Hotel Zachary’s Mordecai offers a luxurious brunch experience that is sure to be a hit. The menu is full of delicious, light, and fresh plates, but the real specialty is the cocktails. Enjoy some pregame libations before crossing the street to the game.
Mordecai, 3632 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL, (773) 269-5410
Wrigleyville has the only Big Star location that serves brunch and it’s a grand slam. You can’t go wrong with the breakfast tacos, and the Bloody Maria is divine. The plates are light enough that you can save room for a Chicago hot dog during the game. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and reservations are not allowed on Cubs game days.
Big Star, 3640 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL, (773) 857-7120
The menu at Uncommon Ground is a power-hitter with dishes like ham & cheese stuffed French toast and fried chicken and waffles eggs Benedict. Also try its Greenstar Brewing organic beers, a tasty alternative to the usual gameday beers. Brunch is offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Uncommon Ground Lakeview, 3800 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL, (773) 929-3680
There are no errors in choosing Crosby’s Kitchen for your brunch spot. This cozy Southport spot has American-fare with crowd favorites like the house-made Monkey Bread. Enjoy a Bloody Mary with a beer back to fuel up before cheering on the home team. Crosby’s is located just off the Brown Line, making it a little bit of a walk to Wrigley, but the food makes it worth it. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crosby’s Kitchen, 3455 N Southport Avenue, Chicago IL, (773) 883-2525