I went to the link and map under MGoBoard, but all the locations in Chicago were clustered closer to downtown. Anything in a reasonable circle around the Oakbrook area would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help.
BraylonFest Pub on 123 Fake St., Oakbrook, IL 60658. Google map it.
Who was so amazed that there was a bar called "BraylonFest" that I just googled it.
I can't really think of anything "Pro-Michigan" in the area, but there are a ton of great restaurants/bars right there. You'd probably just be better off getting recommendations on that type of thing.
In Naperville, but a little blue collar kind of place. Nothing special and haven't been there in years. But, you could go to The World of Beer just off of 88 in Naperville and pick from a very, very long list of beers while viewing the game.
Your Neighbor in Naperville, IL. The owners are Michigan fans. They have one wall of the bar coverd in a picture of the big house. Overall they market themselves as a Big Ten bar, but the predominant theme is Michigan.
I live in Itasca, about 10 miles north of Oakbrook, you're welcome to join me.
Not a michigan bar, per se, but does have good michigan crowds. Also a pretty cool place to watch a lot of games at same time.
but I definitely second The Foundry as a great place to go watch any game. They have an entire wall of projection TV's, pretty much every bar game known to man, decent food and even a cigar bar/OTB area upstairs.
So how is Duffys in Chicago? Any other recommendations?
Crazy jammed every week. Get there early.
Rockit Bar is pretty pro Michigan as well, if you want to hang in a Billy Dec bar. I prefer to watch the Wolverines from the comfort of my home in Uptown. Go Blue!
Go around the corner and north on Clark for a few blocks and get a meal at Duke of Perth. Damn good food.
Should be relatively easy to get a table after the game.
I was in Chicago visiting family 2 weeks ago and went to Duffy's for the Northwestern game. We had a great time. I'd get there plenty early for the OSU game.
Not much "pro-Michigan" in that area. But Palmers in LaGrange will have plenty of tvs and will play the sound for the game if you get there early enough and request it. I have done that a few times. They have even done this when Illinois is playing.
The restaurant has a spectacular selection of beer with award winning burgers. I'm sure that they would accomodate your request.
I'll be at Tommy Nevin's in Naperville for the basketball game on Tuesday. It's not a Michigan bar but owned and managed by a Rivals/Fort regular. I'll have a group there Tuesday if you want to join us.
Also, I work in Oak Brook so would join any Michigan fans in that area for weekday games too.