Northwestern Tailgate

Submitted by kjsalis on September 12th, 2011 at 9:22 PM
Anyone know a good spot for some tailgating before the Northwestern game? We've never been to Ryan Field and we're looking for some pointers. Thanks!



September 12th, 2011 at 9:48 PM ^

There are a lot of free lots off of Sheridan Road where people tailgate. There are also shuttles that will take you from those lots to the game or if ya want you can just hike it to the stadium


September 12th, 2011 at 9:51 PM ^

The alumni tailgate was in Chandler Park. That was also the location of the Duffy's (big Michigan bar in Chicago) private tailgate. Keep in mind that was in 2007, so they might have changed their locations. Either way, it was a real nice place to tailgate.


September 12th, 2011 at 10:08 PM ^

Agreed, I'd do Chandler Park if you have a chance, but since I believe it's a night game I'd suggest going to dinner in Chicago. I'd reccomend The Firehouse on Michigan Ave, Tru, or The Signature Room then heading out to the tailgate in Chandler Park (I was slghtly bored the year I went).

This is Michigan

September 12th, 2011 at 11:24 PM ^

You are more than welcome to tailgate on my rooftop then take the CTA with me and my family.

On a serious note, if you are an alum or a part of the Victor's Club, I think Michigan is hosting a tailgate event. I just want to throw out that option because I don't know much about tailgating in Evanston.


September 13th, 2011 at 2:41 AM ^

My wife and I land at Midway at 4pm that Saturday. What's the easiest, quickest and cheapest route to the game? We already have tickets. Bus? Cab? Rent a car?


September 13th, 2011 at 9:28 AM ^

There is no doubt the L (Chicago's Subway) is the best way to get to Evanston. No traffic, and if you are "smart" you can keep the tailgate going on the train pretty easily. We usually tailgate on our rooftop until 2 hrs. before game time and then head up on the L. Nice easy ride, and then an easy walk into the Stadium.

Go Blue!