Why does any bar need eight ten-foot screens, 15 high-def plasmas and a cavalry of monitors scattered around? Total immersion for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, of course. At 20 bucks, the cover for fight night is steep, but being surrounded on all sides by bloody, sweaty, primal battles makes Kendall's Chicago's best bet for the Ultimate Fighting experience.
Lincoln Park's headquarters for ADD sports fans affords plenty of other options for the casual drinker to keep entertained. Between UFC bouts, patrons can catch pretty much every game that's airing at any given time, with special props given to Illinois basketball. Add to the mix two pool tables and a Golden Tee machine, and there's just no reason for anyone to be bored at Kendall's.
With so many sporting events, the folks behind this lively joint know better than to skimp on the specials. Thursdays feature dollar domestic bottles, and you can upgrade to buckets of beer for $15 on the weekends. Dollar-burger Mondays and 25-cent wings on Sundays and Tuesdays make for the perfect happy-hour spot, but these discounts are child's play compared to Fridays. When the working week is done, stop by Kendall's for one of the best Friday deals around; all-you-can-drink beer, plus all-you-can-eat pizza for only 10 bucks. Sure, the beer is watered-down domestic swill and you have to have reflexes like a cat to nab a slice, but after a few Fridays, you get the hang of it.
Centerstage Reviewer: K. Tighe