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It’s March Madness time and there’s only one place to catch all the NCAA action this year, and it’s right here at Theory. Each of the men’s tournament’s 68 teams has charted its own course to the field, but now they all get a clean state. Win six — or maybe seven — games, and read more

Only 5 days to go until Patriots and Falcons match up in Super Bowl LI… where will YOU be watching the game? On game day we are all Patriots, and there’s only one clear winner when it comes to Chicago Sports Bars on where to watch the drama unfold this Sunday – yep you guessed read more

The Beauty of Brunch

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 in blog

If you’re anything like us, when you brunch you brunch to WIN. That means when you’re faced with the decision of choosing between a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa, you choose option C): both. You also feel no shame explaining that your Theory Breakfast sliders with fried chicken, baked egg, American cheese served on brioche read more

We’re Official!

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Thursday, 10 November 2016 in blog

Did you know that Theory is the OFFICIAL home of… Iowa Hawkeyes Wildcats (Arizona) Jayhawks (Kansas) Hoyas?! If these are any of YOUR teams, why go anywhere else to watch the game? At Theory, you have over 30 TVs to choose from, did we mention with sound too? With our mouthwatering menu and remarkable choice read more

The BEST Place to Watch College Basketball

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 in blog

We are just a few days from the start of another college hoops season. And with 20 ranked teams opening their regular season on Friday – including those defending national champion Villanova Wildcats at 7:30 p.m.  – the season will definitely start with a bang. Where is the best place to watch the drama unfold? THEORY read more

Pumpkin Carving at Theory

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in blog

Join us for a spooky evening of pumpkin carving on Thursday, October 27th and win great prizes! Prizes include Blackhawks and Bulls tickets, a $100 gift card and more. Carve your masterpiece from 6-8:30PM and submit to win one of our amazing prizes.  Theory is an upscale sports lounge and restaurant located at 9 W read more

Join us at Theory for the MLB Playoffs

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Thursday, 06 October 2016 in blog

Any team. Any time. Theory is the best place to eat and drink, get great service and watch all of the MLB games! After two thrilling wild-card games, it’s time for the playoffs to move to the Divisional Series round’s best-of-five format – and we’ve got you covered. We’ve not only got over 30 TVs read more

If you like baseball, this season is going to be riveting at Theory.  Ignore the curse, the Cubs are the favorites to win the World Series this year! I’m sure we agree that if the Cubs win the World Series, it will be one of the great sports stories of our lifetimes. And where’s the read more

Best Place to Watch the Bears in Chicago

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Friday, 23 September 2016 in blog

Is Theory, without a doubt.  Da’ Bears this Sunday night vs the Cowboys at 7:30PM. Come to Theory to watch the game, with more than 30 tv’s there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Theory also features amazing food and drink specials daily, come down today to watch the Bears or any of your read more

Looking to party like its 1985?  Theory is your spot.  September 19th vs the Eagles for Monday Night Football, kickoff at 7:30PM.  Reserve your table today and cheer your team on one of over 30 TV’s, there truly is no bad seat in the house.  Amazing food and drink specials make Theory the ultimate spot read more

Here at Theory, we have a lot to be proud about this NFL season. That includes being better than your typical sports bar when it comes to food, service, and comfort. There really is no better place to watch every Thursday and Sunday game in the city. Aside from the best atmosphere in the city, read more

Bears vs. Texans THIS SUNDAY at Theory

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 in blog

Game Day is ON this Sunday at Theory as the Chicago Bears take on the Houston Texans at 12.00 noon. We’ve got everything you need for an epic game day… Come early for the best NFL brunch (served 10-2pm) in the city including build your own omelettes and our famous Breakfast Nachos.  Our unbeatable Bloody read more

The Olympics are ON at Theory! #TeamUSA

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 in blog

We’re bringing Rio to Chicago this August! Join us from August 5th – 21st and indulge in one of our medal-based specials! For Bronze – You can get your hands on $5 Ch London Dry Gin cocktails For Silver – How does $6 Casa Noble Margaritas or Casa Noble shots sound? And for Gold – read more

Host the fantasy draft of the year in Theory’s VIP room! Hurry! Dates are going quickly for Theory’s Fantasy Football draft. Reserve our VIP room and you can enjoy a fantasy draft evening with  groups up to 20 of your friends. With our unmissable daily food and drink specials and a 133″ screen to watch, read more

Heading to Lollapalooza this weekend? You’ll need to get prepped! Theory is hosting a Brunch B4 Bands, where you can get your chops around a hearty, delicious brunch. How does a Bloody Mary bar and $20 Mimosa package sound? From our famous California Benedict to our mouthwatering french toast, there’s something for everyone at Theory. read more

On Tuesday, July 12, baseball’s best and brightest stars will convene in San Diego’s Petco Park for the 2016 All-Star Game. The Home Run Derby will be held on July 11 and the Futures Game will kick off the All-Star festivities on July 10. So what are you up to next Tuesday night? Coming to read more

After Tuesday’s matches, we’ve now seen all 24 teams at the Euros, with the first round of group matches completed. Some teams have impressed us, some have surprised us. Others have so far been something of a disappointment, a few downright awful. The second round of Euro 2016 is shaping up nicely, and here’s why read more

Father’s Day Brunch at Theory

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Monday, 13 June 2016 in blog

Treat your Father to the best brunch in Chicago this Sunday! Theory has amazing and unique food items, a Bloody Mary bar and a $20 Mimosa package that cannot be beat.  With over 30 TV’s and outdoor space, there truly isn’t a bad seat in the house at Theory. Theory is an upscale sports lounge read more

It’s #Copa100 time for all you soccer fans out there. That’s right, this year’s Copa America Soccer tournament is in its 100th year and we want to celebrate with YOU! Whether you’re visiting the city to go to the US national team in Chicago’s Soldier Field (tomorrow tonight against Costa Rica – kick off 7pm), or read more

Mother’s Day Brunch at Theory

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 in blog

Treat your mother to an amazing brunch this Sunday at Theory!  Our Mother’s Day themed brunch is sure to wow Mom and give her that extra special loving feeling she deserves on this special day. The brunch at Theory features a bloody mary bar, unique menu items and an incredible Mimosa package.  Stop in to read more

Cinco de Mayo at Theory!

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Monday, 02 May 2016 in blog

Theory is the best place in Chicago to celebrate this years Cinco de Mayo! Check out our amazing Cinco de Mayo specials below, all of which you can enjoy OUTDOORS on our NEW patio! Theory is an upscale sports lounge and restaurant located at 9 W Hubbard in the River North area of downtown Chicago. read more

Sport. Dine. Derby. The Kentucky Derby that is, at Theory this Saturday! Join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports May 7th, race start time at 5:30PM. Theory has over 30 TV’s with sound, amazing daily specials and of course all hats are welcome!  Theory is an upscale sports lounge and restaurant located read more

Theory – The NFL’s Home in Chicago

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 in blog

NFL Fans, Theory welcomes you to Chicago! Theory is your home for all things NFL Draft. In town celebrating your favorite teams picks or simply stopping by to watch the action on one of over 30 tv’s, Theory is the place you want to be for this years NFL Draft in Chicago. Amazing daily food read more

Blackhawks vs Blues – TONIGHT at 8:30!

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 in blog

A healthy Chicago Blackhawks team is ready to take on the St.Louis Blues tonight for Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs, puck drop at 8:30PM.  Come to Theory for an amazing dinner, then stay for the game as the Blackhawks look to make another run at the Stanley Cup. With over 30 tv’s Theory will read more

Did Someone Say “Bloody Mary”?

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in blog

Snacking on all of the extra trimmings while you wait for your actual meal to arrive is kind of a necessity… Brunch and Bloody Mary’s go hand in hand. And when you’re having the best Brunch in town, you need the best Bloody Mary to match. You’ve come to the right place at Theory! Some read more

We’re All About Brunch

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in blog

If you’ve had a late Friday or Saturday night, then brunch is your best friend. Theory brings you our signature vision to brunch: focusing on seasonal, fresh and satisfying dishes catered for everyone’s tastes. Feast on our popular dishes such as our California Benedict (slices of fresh avocado bring a west coast spin to traditional read more

In two weeks, we’ve gone from 68 to four teams in the NCAA Tournament. On April 4, we’ll see a national champion be crowned, but first we have to set the matchup with the Final Four on Saturday. Saturday’s NCAA Final Four National Semifinals will feature Oklahoma against Villanova at 5:09 p.m,  North Carolina against read more

Hawkeye Hoops at Theory!

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in blog

Theory is your home for Iowa College Basketball this March Madness! With incredible food and drink specials and happy hour deals you don’t want to miss – there’s no better place to cheer on the Hawks. Don’t miss a basket with over 30 huge TVs to choose from, you’re guaranteed the best seat in the read more

Don’t Miss Kansas Hoops at Theory!

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in blog

Come get your March Madness Jayhawk hoop action at Theory! Theory prides ourselves on being better than your typical sports bar when it comes to food, service, and comfort. With over 30 tvs to choose from, you’re guaranteed the perfect spot to cheer on the Jayhawks. Hungry? Indulge in some of our many homemade items read more

Come on Down for March Madness

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in blog

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy March Madness? Theory is the #1 choice in downtown Chicago. Our welcoming new exterior leads you into an even more inviting and enjoyable setting indoors. With over 30 tvs to watch,  you can sit back and enjoy our fantastic service & amazing food and drink specials as you read more

Fantasy Football Draft at Theory

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Monday, 27 July 2015 in blog

Looking for the perfect place to draft your championship Fantasy Football team this year? Theory is the #1 pick in downtown Chicago. Reserve our VIP room or simply set up at a few tables and host your draft here. Enjoy our friendly service, amazing food and drink specials as you draft the team of your read more

Lunch at Theory Today!

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 in blog

Lunch is our favorite meal of the day, so here at Theory, we’ve assembled the cream of the lunch-food crop all in one spot! Indulge in some of our many homemade items including warm chips and fresh homemade spicy Queso, slow-roasted lamb tacos, Kill Bill shrimp, breaded cranberry goat cheese salad or one of our read more

Host Your Summer Event at Theory

posted by Joel Sorinsky on Saturday, 20 June 2015 in blog

The social season is finally here, and what comes with our delightful summer? Events of course! From weddings to work dos, social outings to fundraisers, whatever the event, Theory has the perfect spot for you. Our private room is perfect for intimate events and accommodates groups from 10 to 200, for customized private events at read more

Whether it’s a special occasion or brunch with friends, there’s no better way to lounge your weekends away than at Theory.

After claiming a 39-point victory in the Rose Bowl, the No. 3 Oregon Ducks are favored by a touchdown over the Ohio State Buckeyes for Jan. 12’s national championship. Led by Heisman-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota’s 338 passing yards and three total touchdowns, along with a defense that forced five turnovers, the Ducks beat Florida State 59-20 in the College Football Playoff semifinals, pegging them as favorites to win the first national title in school history.

Catch all the Monday Night Football action at Theory. Bears vs Saints this Monday.

Believe it or not, the 5-8 Saints control their playoff destiny. They begin an unlikely postseason pursuit against the Bears in Chicago this Monday. Even though the Bears are technically eliminated from the playoffs they are embracing their role as spoiler.