Michigan vs. Florida - Chicago and Suburban Game Watching Locations

Submitted by Amaizin' Blue on August 31st, 2017 at 10:27 PM

For anyone in the Chicagoland area who is not traveling to Dallas for the game, I hope you can join one of the game watching events throughout the area brought to you by the Chicago Club of the Alumni Association. If you can’t make this weekend, be on the lookout for future game watching events.

· Celtic Crown, 4301 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (map)

· Diag Bar & Grill, 2856 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (map)

· Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654 (map)

· WestEnd, 1326 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60607 (map)

· The Claim Company, Hawthorn Mall, 506 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (map)

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September 1st, 2017 at 5:30 AM ^

Been to Duffy's a few times when I lived outside Chicage years ago. Every time I went there was blaring music so loud that you couldn't even have a conversation with someone sitting next to you (and one the times I went was a Sunday afternoon when the place was practically empty).

Amaizin' Blue

August 31st, 2017 at 11:10 PM ^

I've never been to Celtic Crown but it is one of our sponsor bars along with the other three listed in Chicago. Duffy's is not. Our sponsor bars make a generous donation to our Scholarship fund to help Chicagoland Wolverines attend Michigan. Each time you visit, you are in turn supporting our local Wolverines.


August 31st, 2017 at 11:17 PM ^

Thanks for the info Amaizin' Blue. Gonna have to take a rain check this weekend as I'll be across the lake in Holland. Out early in the morning fishing for salmon, than back to watch the game with family and friends. Enjoy and Go Blue!


August 31st, 2017 at 11:37 PM ^

Don't really want to start a new thread, but does anyone know of any good Michigan viewing areas in Nashville? I've heard Edleys in east Nashville, but can't find anything on this site from after 2012. Is that still the place to go? Any advice or direction is much appreciated.


September 1st, 2017 at 12:15 AM ^

The Nashville Club meets at Slider House in Midtown. Come out! I'll be there.


Thanks to Slider House, thrilled to announce this year's UM watch party drink specials:

- Michigan Beer Buckets: Any 5 Bell's/Founders beers - $20
- $5 Mimosas, Michimosas (OJ + Bell's Oarsman), or Blood Marys
- $3.50 domestics and well drinks
- Weekly Michigan-themed burger
- Specific game drink specials TBD


August 31st, 2017 at 11:52 PM ^

I know there's some guys on here also in this Jayhawk infested hell hole, any bars that favor Michigan round here? I usually go to Sidepockets on Tyler if any because they give me a big screen and leave me alone but would be nice to have some fellow Blue.


September 1st, 2017 at 1:23 PM ^

We visited in November for the Indiana game and she's open to moving around Ann Arbor, she actually loves it but hated Detroit. She's very aware how I feel about Kansas. I've been here for ten years since college and the job market is garbage. It's not really a hard sell at this point.

Blue from Ohio

September 1st, 2017 at 12:26 AM ^

I'd ask if there's any viewing parties in Midwestern OH, but know the answer to that already.  Kicking the wife (OSU fan) out of the house for 3 1/2 hours on Saturday and having my own viewing party on the 50 inch.  Any Michigan fan in the vicinity is more than welcome to join me.