Tackle This: Gameday Specials Your Budget Can 'Bear'

If you're looking for a place to watch today's Bears-Broncos showdown, you've come to the right place. Here's a rundown of five bars that won't break the bank.

"Will the Bears swat down the Broncos today?" A question of greater importance may be, "Where can I gnosh on wings and a free halftime buffet while downing beer specials?"

Your friends at Patch have done the legwork to find the best deals in Orland and . Here's a list of some gameday specials you can take advantage of at kick-off.

Although doesn't have any drink specials exclusively for game day, their everyday specials apply. Those include $1 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles and $4 well drinks. The Oak Park Avenue hotspot doesn't have a kitchen, but food through a caterer will be available at halftime for no charge, bartenders said.

$25 For

If you choose to make  your gameday hot spot, you'll be scoring—big time. A $25 fee will start your night off with nachos and pizza. Also included is your choice of four dinners—chicken, shrimp, hot wings or ribs—and all your drinks during the four quarters in which the Bears are (hopefully) kickin' some Broncos butt.

Free Grub up for Grabs at

If you're trying to save some holiday bucks but still want to enjoy yourself during Sunday's showdown, don't fret. You've got . Enjoy $2 domestic bottles and a free halftime buffet filled with barbecue pork, macaroni, potato casserole and more.

Buckets and Bombs at 

Oh, and did we mention pizza? Grab a pie for just $6 while drinking a Leinenkugel's original draft for a reasonable $1.75. If you're in a group, consider cashing in on a bucket of 5 beers for $11.50. UV bombs and Cruzan Rum bombs will be $3 a piece.

Cheap Brews at

If you snuggle up to the bar at Texas Roadhouse, you'll pay just $2.75 for Coors Light and Miller Lite drafts. That way, perhaps you can splurge on fall-off-the-bone ribs or a classic margarita.


For more information about any of these bars, check out our Places directory.

Looking for more Bears-related nuggets?

Be sure to check in on our Chicago Bears Bloggers after the game. Until then, here's their latest breakdown: 

Paraday December 12, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Cant forget about the Odyssey Sweet Spot Sports Bar and Driving Range with Great Eat and Drink Package during the game! Usually $30.00 every Bears game Check out the Facebook page with details..
Mark Davidson December 12, 2011 at 11:54 AM
Or check out www.saveonbrew.com -- the worlds on beer price search engine -- find great deals on beer nearby, grab a deal on your favorite sixer, and sit at home in the comfort of your home!
Carrie Frillman December 12, 2011 at 03:43 PM
Wow guys, these are great suggestions! Thanks for passing them along :) I'll include Odyssey Sweet Sports Bar in next week's gameday specials.
Carrie Frillman December 12, 2011 at 03:44 PM
And after a game like yesterday's, Bears fans are going to need all the booze they can get ;)


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