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“Great Casual Sports Bar Near the River”

Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub
Ranked #484 of 10,110 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Description: 44 TVs- WITH ALL THE SPORTS PACKAGES! ALL SPORTS- ALL THE TIME!! IF YOU DON"T SEE YOUR GAME-JUST ASK- WE ARE HAPPY TO PUT IT UP FOR YOU!! LATE NIGHT KITCHEN (3AM) POOL TABLES-GOLDEN TEE! 22 YEARS ON HUBBARD ST. IN THE HEART OF RIVER NORTH AND 2 BLOCKS FROM MICHIGAN AVE! COME WATCH WITH US!
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Often times when you are in downtown Chicago and you are looking for a good place to grab a normal sandwich and a beer, you are out of luck. Places can be over priced or have semi-exotic menus. Great at times maybe, but not a good place to watch a game and have a beer. No so with Mother Hubbard's! This is not the place for a date or anything exotic, but it is a great place to watch a game, have a beer and eat well prepared typical bar food. I was in here during a Black Hawks playoff game and in spite of the fact they were VERY busy, the service was outstanding and attentive and the food was very good. They have a full service bar, a wide variety of beers on tap and plenty of TV's for a good view of whatever game you want to see. Just off State street a few blocks north of the river it is convenient to a number of major hotels and I felt very safe walking the neighborhood alone late at night. I would definitely recommend Mother Hubbard's as a great place to go for a beer and some great bar food/sandwich.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Of course any sports bar shows their love for sports, but this one shows particular LOVE for their Chicago teams. With too many TV's to count and fans in every inch of the bar this is the perfect game watching atmosphere! The food was ok, and the price tag was fair. Our only complaint would be the waitress who had an incredibly hard time finding a smile and we felt she was "all business" and almost rude in what should be a laid back atmosphere. That aside, we really had a great time. Be sure to check out their "Sports Bar Code of Conduct" rules and regs (listed in the menu)---these people love to have a good time! (If you aren't sure what to eat, the French Onion Soup is a great choice). Oh---if you are looking for a place to have quiet conversation, keep going, this is a stop for serious sports fans (cheering encouraged)!

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

If I'm in the mood to go to a bar that doesn't have the price tag and stuffyness that most River North bars offer, Mother Hubbard's is the way to go. I'll often go to Rossi's as well, but if you want a little bit more space and variety, Mother Hubbard is what you want. Sometimes it's hard to get through to the bar and get a drink, especially if there's a game on, but you deal with it.

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Thank Christi A
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very laid back and fun atmosphere. My friend had the cheese enchiladas and they gave her terrible indigestion. I'd go back.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

A good sports bar/restaurant just west of Michigan Ave and north of the Chicago River. The food is good (hamburgers, chicken, mexican) and has a friendly staff. Good prices for downtown Chicago with lots of Televisions with many sports options.I always feel comfortable and relaxed when I'm able to get there although those with younger children will probably want to go elsewhere.

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