Lively hangout drawing White Sox fans for drinks & pub grub amid memorabilia & flat-screens galore.
It’s okay, better than not being here. This was an attempt to put something in close to the park to make coming to a Sox game a little more inviting. Although, with a little effort you will find pregame food options in the area, just a few blocks away. I can’t comment on the full menu, came in as the game we were at was going into extra innings. Thinking there be a few more options than the park, well not so much. Sox park as I like to call it in order to skip all the name changes has elevated their game, there’s food and plenty of beer. I’m not a big beer drinker, and seeing that this place is a part of Gibson’s I thought there would be some selection of wine, they did have some but it was weak. And what’s up with the plastic glasses? I get that if you want to go back to the game plastic would be in order, but can I have a choice please? After game food is limited to what would be light appetizers, although they have beef brisket nachos that looked substantial, I checked them out as they were dropped at another table. Prices looked a little stiff, for instance you could order chips for 5 bucks but had to pay 3 additional for salsa, I think salsa should be included. I considered getting chips with guacamole, that was 4 additional, but I also wanted salsa. So 12 bucks out the door, seems like the rent is a little to high. I’d offer up 10, I know it’s just a couple of bucks more, but sometimes you just have to draw a line in the sand. Service was friendly, although the ice water requested was forgotten about. They did get back to ask if we wanted another drink. They’re supposed to be open 2 hours past game time, however they were looking at closing up as soon as extra innings was done with. I guess this can be a tough call, it gets late and many people have left. The person I was with had an excellent suggestion, she said maybe give it half an hour so people can get in a last call or finish up what they have. Not so sure about going back, maybe depending on the circumstance, I might check them out pre-game instead. At first I wasn’t even going to write this review, as it was an okay experience, nothing outstanding or terrible, but then something about paying for salsa and plastic glasses just needs to get out there.
Lol this was a crazy experience. None of us were completely sober which means we’re easier to please but damn. So we get to this place around 1230 I think because the game was at 1. We were hungry and this place was inviting so we went across the street and walk in, right past an employee, young guy/prob the host standing at the door. We decided we wanted to sit outside bc it was cold AF inside. We ask if we seat ourselves to each other and he’s just standing there not directing us anywhere. So we sit just at the door outside put up the cute little umbrella. About 20 mina go by and we’re done looking at the menu. Another group of 4 walks in and sits across from us and within 2 mins had a server come approach them. The host is still standing at the open doors so I’m like hey does a server know we’re here? He’s like yeah they’ll be with you. I’m like ok About 5 mins later a young server comes out like hey sorry didn’t know you were here etc etc and asks if he can get us drinks. My friend let’s him know she wants a Corona and we’re like we’re actually ready to order. Then the server who was serving the table across from us (the group that came well after us but served promptly) was like aye man that’s my table and they’re going back and forth oh you want this table you got it, oh no I got 20 tables already I’m busy unless you need me to get it. I interject and said I actually don’t care who’s serving me bc I’m ready to eat! So the guy stays with us and gets all of our orders, so another friend orders a Stella and the third orders a mango spritzer (remember this). Food ordered was a brisket sandwich, a philly cheesesteak sandwich, a salad and the chicken adobo tacos. About 10 mins go by and server comes out with and goes “bud light?” And sets it next to friend who ordered mango spritzer and we’re like nah friend no one ordered that. He goes oh sorry this is the Stella and sets it next to friend who ordered the Corona. Then brings the cranberry spritzer. My friend goes I ordered mango he goes it is Mango she turns the can around and shows him that it’s indeed not Mango. Food is coming to ppl who’ve waited 20 mins and gets brought to our table we’re telling the server it’s not ours and he and another employee go back and forth on the numbering of the table. What a show. 20 mins go by from getting drinks and our server is like omg y’all haven’t gotten your food? Let me go check. Another 10 mins and our food finally comes out COLD BRUH. I’m pissed. The fries COLD, the brisket WAS PURE FAT on a hamburger bun from the 99 cent store. But even on a roll!! The grilled onions I added weren’t even grilled! 1/10 My friend got 2 tacos that was also luke warm in flour tortillas. 2 tacos for 10$. Waste. 3/10 Friend ordered salad and Corona 5/10 Friend ordered cheesesteak and Stella 6/10. Service 2/10 Ambience 1/10 Terrible. Don’t waste your time going bc this was my experience not sober and it was terrible. I’d never go sober lmao.
There are two primary reasons why I like the Chicago Sox Bar and Grill: 1. They are located across the street from Sox Park. This means easy access for all fans after the game. 2. They have pictures on the walls depicting huge groups of fans holding wooden clubs in the air as if they’re rearing to attack fans from the opposing team…. Yes there was a time when each fan was handed a full sized Louisville Slugger baseball bat upon entry to Sox Park on “fan day.” Imagine if this was still done this day and age. Anyhoo…take a look at the classic fan photos should you decide to go to ChiSox Bar and Grill after a game. It’s a chill place and they’re open late after the game.
This bar is conveniently located across from the field so we decided to get some drinks here before the game. I was with two other people and for the first round we each got a different drink. One margarita, one tequila and water, and one tequila and sprite. The drinks weren’t strong so we ordered another round of the same thing but the bartender mixed up our drinks and handed us all tequila sprites. The bar was busy so we didn’t make a fuss about it. We had another friend join us so we moved to a table. Ordered two rounds of tequila shots and waited for the check before we went to the game. They charged us for patron when we definitely knew it was Jose Cuervo. Again, they were really busy so we let it be. We just know we won’t be back because of the dishonest, careless workers.
It’s great if you on the 1st base line. It’s got a strong comfortable AC, full bar, good view of the visiting team bullpen
This was a simple visit as it was my first time at the Sox stadium. What a fun atmosphere and the drinks where reasonable
This was my first time here. It was opening night. Where to start. It was free parking which is a huge plus. When we arrived there was someone at the door to greet us. I love the friendly environment. So this place has two levels & of course we went to the second level. TVs everywhere you turn (sports bar). It was crowded. There were only a few drinks to pick from which was fine b/c the margarita was extremely good & strong. Big PLUS. Overall the menu had some good food on there. I ordered the turkey burger which was excellent. The main reason I gave this place 3 stars is b/c I had to send my turkey burger back twice. The first time I didn’t have any fries & then the second time I didn’t have any cheese (I asked for cheese which was on the first burger but then forgot about the second one). Overall I would come back.
Came here a few hours before going to my first White Sox game. Really wish I chose someplace else. It is right across from the stadium so its a less than 5 minute walk from the restaurant to the ballpark which is pretty good but its the only place outside the stadium from what I can tell. Food- The food is way overpriced for the amount you get. I got the sliders and it was literally subpar meat on subpar slider buns. It came with fries which were better than the sliders but still pretty awful and not something I would want to eat again. Drinks- The drinks are fine but really overpriced. I think it was $8 for a Bud Light?! I mean I get you are right by the stadium but still those are insane prices. Service- I cant really complain about the service. I was able to find a seat at the bar and I didn’t really interact with the staff much. It did take a while to flag down the bartender so I could close out at the end. All in all, I would avoid this place. Food is better in the ballpark. Drinks are maybe a dollar cheaper inside. Not worth it in my opinion. I will not be back.
This bar/restaurant is a great addition to Sox Park. My husband especially likes it and whenever we go to a game he requests that we eat here. The space is ample and it is open before and after games. The food menu is not huge, but the food is very good. The bar is large and the drinks are tasty; I’m not a beer drinker but I think the available options are plentiful. What is annoying is that staff scan your ticket upon entering the restaurant and when leaving you actually leave the park and re-enter at Gate 5 (definitely keep track of your ticket!). Overall I definitely recommend that you try this place when you attend a game!
Five stars based on this being one of the only bars by guaranteed rate field. It was the perfect location for a bite to eat and a drink before the game. One star for food. We had the buffalo chicken wrap which came with fries. I love fries. These were terrible. They were strangely chewy unlike anything I’ve had. The wrap was ok but mostly wrap and not filling. Beers were average prices for something outside a ball field. I might come back for a drink but not for food.