We understand that you wouldn't expect to find a hoppin' sports bar with great drink specials on a desolate strip of Pulaski Avenue, but work with us here, OK?
First hint of advice: Don't confuse the cryptic, windowless door that leads inside McGill's (formerly Murray's) with the residential one located in the middle of the facade. Step inside the spacious, dimly lit interior, and you'll quickly find friendly blue-collar folks sipping beers, discussing the work day and family musings. A family-owned business that emphasizes good service, McGill's keeps the vibe friendly and casual.
But the real reason people head to McGill's is for the beer/sports deals. And when we say sports, we mean all of them. The Bears are playing, you say? If so, McGill's offers $10 Miller buckets and $5 pizza, plus free food at halftime. Expect similar deals if the Blackhawks are skating on the ice, the Bulls are hitting the court or the Cubs are ... winning. (Yes, they're really going to win next year, you hear?)
If for some reason there's no game happening, don't worry: the staff here will get you boozed up with daily specials. Take, for example, the Monday $3 personal pitchers and "website special" or the Friday $1 drafts (Lite and MGD) and $3 appetizers deal. If you'd rather head south of the border, Tuesdays are $2.50 Mexican beers and $1 off Tequila shots. And that's just the beginning of these money-saving drink specials.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Alicia Eler