Billy Goat Tavern
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lower level, 430 N Michigan Ave · interesting places nearby
Billy Goat Tavern information
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. The place is a tourist magnet, but a deserving one. Follow the tavern signs that lead below Michigan Ave to get here. Cash only.
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. And ignore the other outlets around town; this is the original and the one with the most personality.