It’s time to get back in the swing of things… literally. Cubs Opening day is on Monday, April 1st this year! At 1:20 pm, our beloved Cubbies will be taking on the Colorado Rockies. In true Wrigleyville spirit, there are plenty of bars and restaurants surrounding Wrigley Field that will be airing the game and even hosting some specials. The bars are opening bright and early for the big game, find out opening times below! There are some game-day deals you don’t want to miss out on.

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Getting There & Parking

It may come to no surprise that we are anticipating heavy traffic and minimal parking in Wrigleyville. Our recommendation is to take public transportation!

Public Transportation

“The CTA Red Line provides direct service to Wrigley Field via the accessible station at Addison. Fans can transfer to Red Line trains from all other rail lines and from most east-west bus routes. CTA Bus #152 (Addison) and CTA Bus #22 (Clark) both stop at the intersection of Clark & Addison streets” (MLB). Fans can also take the Red, Brown ,or Purple line to the Belmont station, which is a half mile walk to Wrigley Field! Need more direction? Check out!


If you choose to drive, there is limited street parking on Clark Street that can paid for by using the ParkChicago meters or app! There is also limited street parking on Addison street, as well as Sheffield. Be aware of all the parking signs, as violations can lead to tickets, or even worse, getting towed. On home games, there is a FREE remote parking lot at 3900 N Rockwell St. It’s available for night and weekend games and includes a free shuttle service that will bring you to the field! The lot opens two hours before the first pitch, giving you enough time to explore Wrigleyville before hitting the ballpark. Of course, there are loads of parking lots and garages you can pay to park at. Click here for a list!

Wrigleyville Bar Specials:

This page is being updated daily as bars announce their plans for the big day!

Almost Home Tavern Opening at 6 am: Radio station Q101 is going to be at Almost Home, broadcasting the game live, starting at 6 am! Deals for opening day include $20 Twisted Tea pitchers, $10 homemade Dorito nachos, and $5 Dirty Monkey shots!

Bamboo Club Opening at 9 am: Bamboo Club is an instant escape from the city of Chicago, to an island paradise. What could be more appropriate for opening day than a Blue Beer and Brunch Party? From 10 am to 1 pm, entry includes three hours of beer, a brunch buffet, and more! Tickets are on sale now. Specials for the day also include $7 Patron margaritas and $4 craft beer of the month!

Big Star Opening at 10 am: Big Star recently announced they will be open for lunch again! Opening at 10 am on game days, you can get your taco and tequila fix before heading to the field.

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern Opening at 10 am: Brickhouse is located LITERALLY steps away from the field in Gallagher Way. This multi-level sports bar has a huge menu with game day fare, such as loaded potato twists, home run nachos, hot dogs, and pizza. Get there early; it’s first come, first served!

Country Club Opening at 9 am: Throughout the entire Cubs season, Country Club is offering a $10 Pre-Game Package, which includes the Diner burger with a side of fries and a Michelob Ultra Draft! They also will also be selling $3 Michelob Ultra Drafts on ANY Game day, all day long!

Cubby Bear Opening at 6 am: This infamous music venue is hosting a LIVE taping at 6 AM with the Drive Chicago 97.1 Sherman & Tingle Show! They will be at Cubby Bear until 10 am, and a DJ will follow.

Gman Tavern: Gman is ringing in the Cubs season by hosting a FREE show! Doors open at 10 am, and the show will begin at 11 am. Playing is Waco Brothers. RSVP here!

Graystone Tavern Opening at 9 am: The Bell’s Brewery is ringing in Cubs Opening at Graystone! They will be buying be sampling their beers and hosting their Sunny Beats Raffle where they will be raffling off Bell’s swag, concert tickets, and a Bell’s Boom Box. Specials for Opening Day include $6 Bells Oberon Drafts, $6 VooDoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA Drafts, $6 Pizza Puffs and $6 Stadium Nachos.

Lost Never Found Opening at 11am: Celebrate Opening Day at the most glitzy bar in Wrigley! Lost Never Found is offering a $35 All- You-Can-Pre-Game Package. The $35 Food & Beverage Package encompasses a variety of options to enhance your experience, including Mimosas, Call Cocktails such as Tito’s, Patron, Hornitos, and more, domestic beers like Miller Lite and Bud Light, Select Seltzers, and non-alcoholic soda beverages. Additionally, indulge in a selection of pizzas featuring cheese, veggie, pepperoni, sausage, and bacon-egg-cheese varieties, along with a Chicago-style hot dog bar and French fries. This package is available from 11:00 AM until Game Time at 1:20 PM, with drink service commencing at 11:00 AM and food served starting at Noon. Get tickets here

Merkle’s Opening at 9 am: Come party at Merkle’s! Opening nice and early at 9 am, come wake up with a $5 Espresso Martini Shot. Other specials for the day include $6 Goose Island Drafts! Post-game, The Holy Cows band will be playing live!

Murphy’s Bleachers Opening at 7 am: Murphy’s has been slinging beers to Cubs fans since 1980! They are opening nice and early at 7 am. This huge iconic sports bar is sure to fill up for the big day, so come early and be ready to party!

NOLA Bar and Kitchen Opening at 10 am: Party like you’re on Bourbon Street! Nola is selling $5 Cubby Blue Shots (blue lemon drop). They also have their Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm, with 50% off signature cocktails!

Old Crow Smokehouse Opening at 10 am: Cheers to the Cubbies with some good ol’ fashioned moonshine. Old Crow is opening its doors at 10 am! Fill up with some top-notch BBQ before heading to the field, or stay and watch the game from the dozens of TVs!

Rizzo’s Bar and Inn Opening at 10 am: Rizzo’s is ready for game day! They are opening their doors at 10 am. The food here comes in big portions, meant to be shared and enjoyed by all! Specials that are available all day on game days are $25 Goose Island Buckets, $25 Corona Buckets, $10 rotating specialist cocktails, and $6 Jameson shots. During the game, from the start of the game until the beginning of the 8th inning, all drafts are $4, all specialty cocktails are $7, and espresso martinis are $8.

Sheffield’s Opening at 10 am: Sheffield’s will be selling $6 Goose Island drafts in honor of Opening Day! That includes 312, Hazy Beer Hugs, Boss Berry, Summertime, Honkers, Greenline, Full Pocket Pils, and Neon Beer Hugs.

Smoke Daddy Opening at 10 am: From 11 to 11:30 am, NUTRL is giving away samples AND free tickets to the Opening Day game! Help yourself to some world class BBQ while you’re there. Yum!

Sports Corner Opening at 9 am: Right on the corner of Sheffield and Addison lies Sports Corner. It boasts three different levels of interior space and an open-air roof patio with sweeping views of the surrounding neighborhood and Chicago skyline. Located directly across the street from Wrigley Field!

Stretch Opening at 10 am: Stretch has deals on deals for Opening Day! Enjoy their Burger and a draft beer combo for $15, $6 green tea shots, and $30 twisted tea buckets.

Trader Todd’s Opening at 11 am: May we suggest starting out your Opening Day with karaoke? Trader Todd’s is opening at 11 am, with free karaoke! There will also be a GIVEAWAY for two free tickets to the home opener, courtesy of NUTRL! The ticket giveaway is from 11 am to noon, but karaoke goes until their doors close. Try their drink of the month, the Cubby Coloda, made with Pineapple vodka, coco lopez, pineapple juice and a cubby blue float of Blue Curacao for just $9!

Underground Lounge Opening at 11 am: The Underground Lounge is located at the intersection of Clark, Sheffield, and Newport. Right down the street from Wrigley Field! Specials for Opening Day are $5 Tito’s $5 Oldstyle Tall Boys!

Vine’s on Clark Opening at 9 am: Vine’s has a huge outdoor patio, a great food menu, and over 12 beers on tap! The doors open at 9 am for Opening Day, and for the rest of the season will be open at 10 am for day games, and 3 pm for night games.

Yak-Zie’s Opening at 8 am: Rock radio station 93XRT is going to be at Yakzie’s starting at 8 am! There will be a performance by Brigitte Calls Me Baby. The special for the day is $6 Miller Lite. Make sure to get some of their award-winning wings while you’re there!

Shop for the Big Day

Foursided: Foursided always has the most perfect and adorable decorations for every holiday and special occasion. In Chicago, Cubs opening day is celebrated as a holiday! They have a ton of cute Wrigley Field and Cubs posters, plushies, and even greeting cards to send to your out of state Cubs loving besties. If you don’t own a W flag, now is your opportunity to finally get one!

Wrigleyville Sports: As the name suggests, this large sportswear shop sells all the Cubs attire you can imagine! Pick up a baseball cap, t-shirt, or even a customized jersey! They have styles and sizes for all.

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