Before Chicago I never knew gay men watched sports. I thought we had Oscar parties and perfected our needle-craft. I have since been schooled and although I still don't quite understand the rules of football (and I certainly still can't sit through an entire baseball or basketball game) I'm thankful for Crew
"Chicago's premier gay sports bar + grill"
I've been to Crew about ten times. I'm a beer fan and, growing up in Ohio, a sports bar fan.
Side note - I miss my Fricker's
The bar is located on Broadway & Lawrence in Chicago's Uptown and has a full menu, seasonal and rotating drafts beers, daily specials, and an outdoor patio. (Who doesnt like a patio?). They have 21- some TVs to fulfill the sports bar standard, host GLBT community events like a Chili Contest and fundraising events as well as bar staples (trivia, karaoke, DJs, AND a Hot Jock jockstrap contest - which I accidentally happened upon one faithful Spring evening ).
$1-2 Taco Tuesday
The staff is friendly and always familiar, the food is great and the prices are fine (especially when you check out the daily specials). The sports bar sans-douche! They are open Sunday-Saturday so even if your waistline doesn't support the decision, you could easily find an excuse to visit multiple times a week.
At least try the $1 Tacos. #idie
If you want to try a fun neighborhood-y spot check it out. They keep the calendar up to date so you can easily check out what's on and poppin'.
I give it 4.5/5 Beergaritas. It's probably not everybody's cup of tea but if you're a Midwesterner, sports nut, or grub/bubbles enthusiast I think you'll make out like a bandit.
C U Next Tuesday!
(...it's Taco Day.)