December 18, 2012
1645 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-243-4276
Basketball affiliation: None
The digit: 100. The size, in inches, of Park Tavern's largest TV.
Hockey fans already may be familiar with this spacious West Loop tavern located a half mile from the United Center, but college hoops will look just as good as the Hawks on the bar's 100-inch screen. Everything about the 10,000-square-foot space seems super-sized, from the wide U-shaped bar to the formidable egg-, gravy- and pulled pork-topped animal tots ($9). Tons of taps -- most focused on hoppier American and Belgian styles -- plus $10 cocktails and a menu of tacos, salads, sandwiches and pizzas fuel the game-watching. March Madness specials include $3 beer-of-the-month pours and $12 domestic buckets through April 9, in addition to half-price appetizers between 3 and 7 p.m. daily.