North End

3733 N. Halsted

773-477-7999

A friend of mine asked me to join him at the North End to watch some Sunday football. He described the joint as being “all gay and divey–like me!” Being neither (and not a football fan), it took a bit of convincing, but when he mentioned a free buffet I was in. There’s food every Sunday year-round, but from noon to five during football season the bar steps things up with a hearty spread of entrees like pasta, brats, Italian beef, and ham. Sundays also include a free darts tournament, free pool tables, and trivia games with prizes like theater tickets and restaurant gift certificates. And when the Bears and the Packers are both playing, never fear–the games are split among the bar’s 14 screens. –Megan Roberts

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