What are the best sports bars in Chicago?

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Lauren Viera

Though it's better known as an Italian steakhouse, the various locations of Harry Caray's, named for the famed Chicago Cubs sportscaster, is one of Chicago's most beloved sports bars. Decorated with baseball memorabilia -- and, on occasion, old-timers and celebs who lived the dream -- Harry Caray's is a colorful backdrop for rooting for the Cubbies.

Located in the heart of River North, Bull & Bear brags about its trifecta of draws with its catch-phrase: "Bar. Grill. Vantage Point." The full-service restaurant offers standard pub fare (wings, sliders, burgers), but what's most impressive are the features that set it apart, such as the Personal Table Tap, available at five booths, and a full brunch menu built for morning matches.

Decked out with shiny wood-grain floors and vintage lockers is The Anthem in Wicker Park, a fun throwback to the glory days of fandom. With multiple giant screens, bench-style seating and a beer list that makes Midwesterners proud, this buzzing sports hub opens up its garage-door style windows during warmer months to share its patrons' wins (or defeats) with passers-by.

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