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WhereTraveler-Chicago’s Top Sports Bars to Watch Football


When it comes to catching the game, the only thing better than the living room La-Z-Boy is an appreciative bar full of like-minded fans. The Windy City obliges wholeheartedly, raising the sports bar stereotype with creative decor, food that goes beyond wings and skins (though there’s plenty of that. too), local brews on tap, and, if nothing else, flat-screens galore…..


Newspost5 Oct-26 to ‘reversing the Cubs curse’ is… goat tacos?


“As the excitement builds for next week’s game, Cubs fans across Chicago and the nation are hopeful the wild card spot turns into a successful post season.At the Butcher’s Tap on Southport, they have a plan and the secret? Reverse the Curse Goat Tacos. Put a little goat in your belly before the game walk it into Wrigley and put an end to that dreaded curse many think has plagued the team for decades. The tacos also come with pickled veggies, pablano jalapeno salsa, cilantro and cabbage.
WGN’s Amy Rutledge has details…”


News Post4 Oct-26

FSRMagazine-Restaurants Turn Focus to Oktoberfest Flavors


‘Like Hard Rock, Butcher’s Tap in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood began with the beer. Executive Chef Sean Currie, after looking at some new brew selections coming in, decided he wanted to extend that inspiration into the kitchen.
It didn’t hurt that he spent nine years studying German as a language and has always had an affinity for the cuisine, in a town he says naturally loves “beer and brats.”….’


Newspost3 10-29

Daily Herald- Wrigleyville bars feed Cubs fever


“Merkle’s isn’t the lone Wrigleyville hot spot jumping aboard the Cubs craziness. At The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport, for instance, they are trying to reverse the Cubs curse by offering goat tacos throughout the playoff run….”


newspost2 10-26

Bar Native- 7 Places to Drink Craft Beer Near Wrigley

The Butcher’s Tap recently tried the whole reverse-the-curse thing by offering Goat Tacos. Whether it works or not, they still look delicious. Located in what was once a butcher’s shop, The Butcher’s tap has a delicious selection of burgers, sandwiches and of course, some great local craft beers. Click Learn More to see a full list of Craft beers on draft and in bottles at Butcher’s Tap!

newspost 10-26

Redeye Wednesday: Eat.Drink.Do. “Reverse the Curse”

The Wrigleyville spot fights the Curse of the Billy Goat by serving $3 goat tacos topped with queso fresco, jalapeno, lettuce, salsa and pickled vegetables throughout the Cubs’ playoffs run. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.


Love This City- Deep Cuts: The Butcher’s Tap

Of all the things to turn into a bar, a 1930s butcher’s shop has got to be at the top of the list. Beer, meat, and cheese are the holy trinity of manly feasts, and The Butcher’s Tap on Southport Avenue certainly has its saintly priorities straight. With 60 – are you kidding me? – 60 beers on draft, an enormous selection of artisan deli meats and cheeses, and 25 TVs to catch the game, B. Taps is a portal to your past life – the one where you own the town’s best meat shop and have the sickest swirly mustache.


Thrillist Chicago – Clover Sports & Leisure

From a pair of nightlife vets who met working together as bartenders, this boozy throwback provides entertainment both old (retro jukebox) and new (a dozen flatscreens), while their towering oak bar serves up a Scotch-heavy spirits list and simple snacks like classic thin-crust ‘zas and fresh-popped corn, a testament to T.O.’s staying power, since most 38yr-olds playing in the Indoor Football League are kind of stale.


Crain’s Business – Butcher’s Tap opens in Southport’s Wheel House space

Butcher’s Tap has opened in the old Wheel House space in the Southport Corridor.
Last Call Tavern Group bought the bar and restaurant at 3553 N. Southport Ave. and built the theme around the history of the property: it was a butcher shop when it opened in 1932.