Take a Booze Bus to the Bears Game

Take a booze bus from these Chicago bars for Bears home games all season

By Wendy Wollenberg
|  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 10:04 AM CDT
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Take a Booze Bus to the Bears Game

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CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 16: Fans make their way into Soldier Field for the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field on September 16, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Bears' pre-season home opener is this Saturday, so if you're going to Soldier Field for the game (or just for tailgating) consider hopping on a beer bus at these watering holes.

Timothy O'Toole's is decked with 40 large-screen TVs and game-day drink specials, plsu offers a Miller Lite "Monsters of the Midway" shuttle bus, which will transport fans to and from Bears home games all season long. A $10 per person fee includes beverages on the bus, which will depart from O'Toole's an hour-and-15 minutes before every kick-off. 

Take advantage of $7 Bud Light pitchers and $3.75 bottles of Stella served up every Saturday (and $4 bottles of Bass featured every Sunday) at Hawkeye's Bar & Grill in Little Italy before boarding the event shuttle that will take you straight to Soldier Field. The cost is $7 per person round-trip, which you pay on the spot. Hawkeye's shuttles are first-come, first-served, so get to this neighborhood tavern at least an hour before kick-off.

Three of the Bar 1 Events' establishments -- McGee's, Duffy's and Redmond's, all located in Lincoln Park -- offer round-trip bus transport to and from Bears games throughout the season. All you have to do is be at your bar of choice one hour before kick-off, then jump on for just $5.

And, if you happen to find yourself saddled with your car, plan to park it at Gioco in the South Loop. For just $15, you can valet your ride before the game, feast on Gioco's hearty Italian cuisine, leave your car parked and walk to nearby Soldier Field. That way you can avoid the parking lot madness and the stadium food all in one smart move, wise guy.

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