Monday, January 2
The New Year's Eve long weekend will include a day off filled with plenty of sports action. From the football field to the ice rink, a trio of restaurants will serve as perfect places to eat, drink and cheer on Monday, January 2. The day's lineup includes the NHL Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan), the Outback Bowl (Iowa vs. Florida), the Rose Bowl Game (Penn State vs. USC), the Chicago Bulls taking on the Charlotte Hornets and the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Oklahoma vs. Auburn).
Timothy O'Toole's Pub in Streeterville boasts 74 screens and 48 brews on draft. Chef Corey Grupe's menu features award-winning wings, angus burgers, sandwiches, tacos, salads, wraps and entrees. Drink specials include Avion Silver shots $6.50, pitchers of Miller Lite/Coors Light/Bud Light $14 and O'Toole's vodka mules $6.50. The restaurant and bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. 622 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611 312-642-0700 TimothyOTooles.com
Myron Mixon's Smoke Show Barbecue in Wrigleyville will set 24, 60-inch 4K screens to sports. Gather your group for the sharable King's Feast (slab of ribs, two half chickens, one pound pulled pork, one pound brisket, four cupcake chicken, four egg rolls, hush puppies and coleslaw, $100), or enjoy award-winning a la carte barbecue by the BBQ champ. Belly up to the bar for seasonal beers, wine, cocktails and Myron's signature drinks. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 3801 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 773-360-1452 mmsmokeshowbbq.com
D.S. Tequila Company in Lakeview will cheer on the Blackhawks, Bulls and collegiate teams on 17 televisions as guests nosh on southwestern fare and fun cocktails. The restaurant will open for lunch at 11 a.m. and prime beef burgers and tacos will be featured at half price from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The full menu may be viewed here. The dinner special is valid with the purchase of a beverage (non alcoholic drinks included). 3352 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657 773-697 9127 DSTequila.com