From first kickoff to the final play of the season, this downtown gastropub is sporting a selection of irresistible Thirst & Goal specials every Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in addition to its standard menu.
INDULGE: You can’t go wrong with the load-it-yourself nachos deal (we’d go heavy on the cheese, guac, sour cream, habanero salsa, and juicy skirt steak) or the towering BLT off the regular menu—complete with thick-cut bacon and pesto aioli on fresh brioche and a generous side of parmesan garlic fries. Wash it all down with a 22 oz. stadium cup filled to the brim with 312.
EAT LIGHT: Uninspired, flavorless salads, be gone: Public House’s veggie-filled offerings are anything but. Try the Southwest-inspired quinoa chopped salad with mixed greens, red and green peppers, black beans, corn, red onion, snow peas, celery, tomato, and avocado with a basil vinaigrette for a boost of nutrients and flavor. 400 N. State St., 312-265-1240
Every Sunday all football season long, this new Wicker Park hideout offers an exclusive Fan Fare menu loaded with gourmet bites.
INDULGE: Win big with the Signature Blend Burger; the fat, juicy patty is comprised of angus, short rib, brisket, chuck, and beef belly, and comes paired with house-made pickled jalapeños for a kick and a side of perfectly seasoned, thick-cut fries.
EAT LIGHT: Order your wings “naked” (we won’t tell), or satisfy a snack attack with luxe truffle-parmesan popcorn and house-roasted peanuts coated in chipotle honey. 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-661-6581
Watch the big game while embracing H&H’s new Sunday Big Brunch experience, the all-you-can-eat weekly affair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring multiple gourmet food stations. Added bonus: the massive beer hall is perennially packed, so expect a lively crowd come game time.
INDULGE: Score rich, hearty Italian beef strata with brioche, Swan Creek eggs, smoked provolone, house-made giardiniera, and pepperoncini, or go the down-home route with Berkshire pork loin packed with house-made Andouille, crème fraiche, cheddar grits, gulf shrimp, and IPA-infused low country gravy.
EAT LIGHT: Load up on omega-3s a la the citrus-cured salmon, and get your fill of greens with the charred Brussels sprout salad mixed with watercress, frisee, pickled cranberries, spiced black walnuts, and a herbaceous sage chimichurri dressing. 435 N. Michigan Ave., 312-262-5310
Photography Courtesy of Public House Chicago; Max’s Wine Dive; Howells & Hood