No matter if your team is playing or you’re only interested in the halftime show and commercials, you’ll probably be watching the Super Bowl. Make the most of it by watching at one of these spots on Chicago’s North Shore.
Buffalo Wild Wings
1018 Willow Road, Northbrook; Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie; 7020 Carpenter Road, Skokie
What’s a big game without wings? Whether you choose boneless or traditional, or decide to take advantage of BWW’s many big screen TVs or have them cater your own Super Bowl party, Buffalo Wild Wings has everything you need to make the most of the evening.
Curragh Irish Pub
1800 Tower Drive, Glenview; 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
Watch the Super Bowl with a side of Irish favorites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers and Mash at this pub in both Glenview and Skokie. You’ll also find a large selection of beer, wine and spirits.
Granite City Food & Brewery
992 Willow Road, Northbrook
A must for the Super Bowl? Good beer. Fortunately, Granite City features an on-site brewery producing both signature beverages and seasonal brews. And if you can’t choose just one, try a few with one of the restaurant’s flights or create your own. Whatever you decide to drink, there will be delicious food to pair it with (we recommend the Batch 1000 BBQ Pork Nachos, Broad Axe Stout-Braised Beef Short Ribs and Maple Pepper Bacon Burger).
Johnny’s Kitchen & Tap
1740 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
This restaurant is all about “hearty American cuisine” and “ample portions,” perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. Favorites here include the Wood-Roasted Chicken and BBQ Baby Back Ribs.
1150 Willow Road, Northbrook
If you haven’t tried Pinstripes’ food, what are you waiting for? With offerings like Prosciutto Fig Flatbread, a Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Boneless Short Rib and housemade pastas, this is one of the places to be for the Super Bowl. And if the game isn’t going your way, there’s always the bowling and bocce.
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
With menu items like the Super Bowl (wilted greens with sautéed vegetables, ginger-soy yakisoba and cucumber-onion kimchi with your choice of chicken or salmon) and the Stadium burger (complete with garlic roasted mushrooms and applewood smoked bacon), why wouldn’t you watch the big game here? Whatever you decide to order, pair it with a seasonal beer, punch or cocktail.
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
1615 Oak Ave., Evanston
BBQ and beer — what else do you need for the biggest game of the year? This award winning brewery and restaurant is serving up brews like Cali Common and Farmhouse and tasty dishes including a Cheese & Charcuterie Platter, wood-fired pizzas, the Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich and the BLPT (bacon, lettuce and pickled green tomatoes).