Eater.com recently put together a list of places to watch college and NFL football in 25 different cities. The idea was to let expat fans know where their favorite team's fans congregate to watch games:
Football season is here, but for fans who don't live in their team's city, it can be tough to find a place to watch the big games. Eater's city sites have rounded up 25 team bars in each city where college and NFL football games will play all season long.
I ran through the list to see what Gopher bars were a part of it. As you might expect, it wasn't extensive, with only 2 bars in Chicago and 1 in Denver showing up as the home of transplanted Gopher fans. But I wanted to share those as a public service to our IL and CO friends and to give any other expats a chance to share their favorite Gopher watching spot in whatever city they currently call home.
Teams: Virginia, South Carolina, Auburn, Purdue, Minnesota. This bar has a strong group of Gamecock fans, but invites fans of all teams to enjoy Saturday specials of $18 towers of Coors Light and Miller Lite; $4 Blue Moon and $5 Leinenkugels.65 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654(312) 836-0290
Teams: Purdue, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Cleveland Browns. The bar plays Boilermaker, Golden Gopher, Yellow Jackets and Browns games with full sound.3525 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657(773) 472-0900
Three Dogs Tavern, 3390 West 32nd Avenue
If you're watching the game here on Saturdays you can enjoy weekend happy hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a late-night version from 10 p.m. to midnight.