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Editorial Review of Sluggers

None of the other bars in Wrigleyville purport themselves to be year-round sports bars as much as Sluggers. It has the most TVs, the biggest beer list (with lots of interesting micro-brews) and a gallimaufry of Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks relics hanging on the walls. Of course, Sluggers wouldn't be Sluggers without its signature second floor full of games: the namesake batting cages, trampoline basketball, electronic football, quick-shot basketball and skee-ball. Dueling piano nights on Friday and Saturday host musicians from around the country.

On many counts, Sluggers is the dingier, less-stylized fore bearer of the ESPN Zone concept. Whereas ESPN Zones are slick, cookie-cutter replicas of one another (not to mention especially pricey), Sluggers is an economical Wrigleyville original. It's a memorable spot to bring little Bobby or Jenny before the game and have them hit a few in the cages while Dad throws down a few. Despite the arcade amenities, always remember that it's a sports bar, so don't be surprised if you see a few mullets walking around.

Centerstage Reviewer: Larry Majewski

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Cubs home game days: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; otherwise 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday

piano bar hours: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday

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