Pearl Jam at Wrigley - pre show drinking

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  1. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (877) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Anyone going to this show? I plan on doing some drinking before the show, was thinking of Revolution. Interested in people's ideas on other spots. Should be an epic show!
     
  2. weakness33

    weakness33 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2011 Illinois

    Goose Island is right around the corner from the stadium but expect carloads of folks there. Pipeworks and Revolution are about 5 mile away both are fantastic.
     
  3. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Throw a rock and you'll hit a good spot to drink.
     
  4. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Aspirant (218) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    I'll be too busy drinking before the Phish show.
     
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  5. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    I think you mean throw a rock and you'll find a spot to drink, I'm not sure there is much 'good' in wrigleyville. Dryhop is new and about a 6 minute walk from the park.
     
  6. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (176) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    I like Sheffields before a Cubs game. Tap selection is awesome and it's just south enough of the park that most D-Bags don't go there.
     
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  7. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,305) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    It is going to be absolutely epic. I'm planning to leave the immediate area for the pregame. I'm thinking about hitting Fountainhead and checking out Half Acre taproom. That should be enough to keep me occupied until cabbing it over around 5ish. May hit Beer Bistro North at some point as those folks always treat us well. Also, they've played an entire live Pearl Jam bootleg while I was in there on a Saturday once. That's good people right there.
     
  8. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,305) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Scratch the Fountainhead idea. Not open til 4.
     
  9. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    pretty much this. the only worthwhile spots in wrigleyville afaik are sheffield's and goose.

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    how many times does this need to be repeated in this forum?
     
  10. BrianBo

    BrianBo Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Illinois
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    So what you are saying is that special backstage passes to the PJ show will be on sale in the Pipeworks Taproom?

    Best bet for that day will be something within walking distance or something just off the red/brown lines. Trying to take a bus down Belmont or Addison that day will be a wasted venture.
     
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  11. jackndan

    jackndan Meyvn (1,083) Feb 25, 2002 Illinois

    I usually try to hit Hop Leaf, it is right down (up?) the Red Line about 5 or 6 stops.
     
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  12. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Devotee (443) May 17, 2013 Illinois
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    I'll be there. Not sure where we're headed before the show. Plan on getting to the city early, though. Probably noonish.
     
  13. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    You had a great spot to insert a life wasted reference in there and missed it.
     
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  14. gill897

    gill897 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2008 Illinois

    Here are my rec's. Gingerman is my go to prior to Cubs games/shows at Metro.

    Best selection in the area (less than 1 mile) is easily Sheffield's. Half Acre is also probably worth a stop if you're from out of town. Would also highly rec'd Northdown.

    Crawling Distance
    Goose Island Wrigleyville
    Gingerman

    Walking Distance
    Sheffields
    Guthrie's Tavern

    Running Distance
    Long Room
    Northdown
    Dry Hop

    you walk super fast.
     
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  15. BrianBo

    BrianBo Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Illinois
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    You can add the following to running distance: Green Lady. It is a block away from Northdown and great place for good craft and cork dart boards. Actually both of those are easy trips considering you could jump on the brownline at Paulina back towards Belmont (either walk from there or transfer to red line for one stop north).

    Plenty of options, but if you don't know where to go just follow the strangest tribe, take a bottle, drink it down and pass it around.


    edit: I'll be at the show. Haven't figured out where to go ahead of the show yet. Nothing but bad beer sold inside the park.
     
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  16. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Dry hop is essentially broadway & Belmont. Walk two blocks to Clark and four block to the park.... About a 10 minute walk. I know where an obese nation but I always assumed less then a mile was walking distance.
     
  17. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,305) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Northdown appears to be my Fountainhead replacement since they aren't open until 4PM. Looks like a great spot to finally checkout. Love Hopleaf, but I go there before every concert at Aragon/Riv. Got to spread the wealth.
     
  18. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    i like going to merkle's whenever i need to go to wrigleyville. they have all the chicago locals like revolution, half acre and three floyds. and on the plus side it's usually not crowded with bros. there's also a gastro pub called blokes & birds that's a couple blocks south that has a decent beer list.
     
  19. jermy

    jermy Disciple (300) Mar 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Longroom & northdown
     
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  20. gill897

    gill897 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2008 Illinois

    you started at 6 and are now at 10. i'll keep working at it and we'll get to 20 minutes. we'll get there.
     
  21. da_bulls

    da_bulls Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Don't forget Uncommon Ground at Grace and Clark.

    I might be there Friday and Saturday, though I'm not the biggest fan, I hear they are playing really good this summer tour and I think it would be a good time.
     
  22. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    go to southport lanes. it is about a 10 min walk from wrigley. southport and henderson. right near the brown line. 32 taps are constantly changing. they have as good to better selection imo to sheffields. if your interested in a bite to eat they offer more than passable bar fare. i know plenty of people going to the show and many will be there before and after the concert. im sure ill be around there as well as is my local local lol.
     
  23. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Initiate (63) Jan 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I'll be at the show as well. Will probably go to the Sheffields beer garden before the show! Thinking about heading down on Thursday to pick up my 10 club tix and hitting up a few places.
     
  24. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Aspirant (218) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    I will also be going Friday and Saturday. They are playing very well four shows in and already some very good jams have been played.
     
  25. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (877) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    What's the best way to get from Revolution brewpub to Wrigley. I went up there yesterday from downtown, jumping on blue line as easy. Can I easily get a cab from Revolution to Wrigley? How would I do it by subway? Would I have to go south on blue back to lake and then get red up to Wrigley?

    Revolution was really good, enjoyed the double fist and Eugene. Anti hero was solid.
     
  26. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (86) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    You could probably find a cab. But otherwise you can take Fullerton bus east to the red line stop and then go north from there. Or you could take blue line back towards the loop then walk to the lake red line stop and head north
     
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  27. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (877) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Many thanks!
     
  28. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    belmont bus to kedzie is pretty quick if your close to belmont
     
  29. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (2,987) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois
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  30. JohnnieNepal

    JohnnieNepal Defender (644) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan
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    How is the stadium beer during this intermission?
     
  31. JimRandall

    JimRandall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Illinois

    You obviously have not evaluated the bars in the area in a while. There is a rich abundance of great beer in Wrigleyville.
     
  32. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    No, chicago is kinda spoiled these days and can get a decent offering from revolution or goose island almost everywhere, but Matilda and Anti-Hero don't do it for me when going out because I'm a snob. But you're right, almost all those bars around there feature decent craft offerings, but I still didn't want to sit around with those annoying jammers (editors note - I've been in the ten club for 13 years and was in the GA pit friday, but I find a majority of their fans are very annoying. Dead Heads with money).
     
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