Billy Goat Tavern

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Billy Goat Tavern information

Chicago , USA
Street lower level, 430 N Michigan Ave
Getting there
metro Red Line to Grand
More information
burgers $4-6
Opening hours
6am-2am Mon-Fri, 10am-2am Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Tribune and Sun-Times reporters have guzzled in the subterranean Billy Goat for decades. Order a 'cheezborger' and Schlitz beer, then look around at the newspapered walls to get the scoop on infamous local stories, such as the Cubs Curse (involving the tavern owner and his slighted pet goat). The place is a tourist magnet, but it's a deserving one.

If the cantankerous Greeks manning the grill sound familiar, it's because they enjoyed the fame of John Belushi’s Saturday Night Live skit (‘Cheezborger! Cheezborger! No fries! Cheeps!’). The Billy Goat is also a fine spot for cheap, late-night boozing. Follow the tavern signs that lead below Michigan Ave to get here. And ignore the other outlets around town; this is the original and the one with the most personality.