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Billy Goat Tavern Navy Pier

700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA

257 Reviews
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  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Wifi
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“Home of the Cubs "Curse of the Billy Goat"”

The Billy Goat Tavern is a chain of taverns located in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1937 by Billy Sianis, a Greek immigrant. It achieved fame primarily through newspaper columns by Mike Royko, a supposed curse on the Chicago Cubs and the Olympia Cafesketch on Saturday Night Live. The original Billy Goat Tavern location was "born" in 1934 when Greek immigrant, William "Billy Goat" Sianis, purchased the Lincoln Tavern. Billy Goat bought the tavern for $205, with a check that bounced but was later repaid with sales from the first weekend. The tavern was located across from the Chicago Stadium (now United Center) and attracted mainly sports fans. Sianis became known as "Billy Goat," when a goat fell off a passing truck and wandered inside. Sianis adopted the goat, grew a goatee, acquired the nickname "Billy Goat," and changed the name of the bar to the Billy Goat Tavern. Featured on Feed the Beast, Burger Land, and The Layover!

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Arlene E.

Only got drinks here but they were all delicious. Cocktails that are frozen and fairly priced cannot go wrong! Every bartender was so sweet and love how they had a small pop up shop type bar... Read more

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AJ L.

Felt a little tourist trappy - food was just ok. Got lured in by their history, which they advertise on the outside wall. Most memorable part about the burger was the potato bun, which was a... Read more

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Lucy N.

Cutest drinks on the pier. The line went super fast and prices were reasonable. Love the multi layered drink, it made it super memorable. Good flavors too! Read more

Billy Goat Tavern Navy Pier

700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois
60611 USA
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Hours

Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun - Tue, Thu: 6:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wed, Fri: 6:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 6:00 am - 3:00 am

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