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Tackle This: Gameday Specials Your Budget Can 'Bear'

If you're looking for a place to watch today's Bears-Lions showdown, you've come to the right place. Here's a rundown of five bars that won't break the bank.

You may be asking yourself, "Will the Bears swat down the Lions today?"

But a question of greater importance may be, "Where can I gnosh on wings or a brunch buffet while downing beer specials?"

Your friends at Patch have done the legwork to find the best deals today on the North Side. Here's a list of some gameday specials you can take advantage of around this afternoon's noon kickoff. 

BUCKTOWN

Pitchers, Grub and Drafts at Jack and Ginger's

Jack and Ginger's, 2048 West Armitage Ave.

Sunday specials at Jack and Ginger's kick off at 11 a.m. and last until 2 a.m. Monday. They include $6 nachos, $6 quesadillas, $4 bloody marys, $4 mimosas, $2 domestic drafts and $10 60-ounce domestic pitchers.

WICKER PARK

Breakfast for Dinner at Estelle's

Estelle's, 2013 W. North Ave.

The everyday specials of $2.50 PBRs, $3 Old Styles and $6 PBR and Jameson combos are joined on Sundays at Estelle's by $4 SKA cans and a breakfast for dinner deal.

LINCOLN PARK

124 Plasma TVS at State

State, 935 W. Webster Ave.

Visit State not just for its 124 HD plasma TVs, but its Sunday, $12 morning glory special.

Burgers, Bear Fights, Bloodies at Crossing

Crossing, 2548 N. Southport Ave.

If you're looking to spend gameday in Lincoln Park, the specials at the Crossing will not disappoint. Want a $3 Keystone can? How 'bout a $5 Miller or Coors stadium cup? Well, you can get 'em. You can also score a bloody mary for $6 or a bear fight—Jager bomb and car bomb—for $8. Pay $15 and get a "Bear Down Orange Fish Bowl". Those wanting to munch can fork over just $5 for a mini burger or $9 for a pizza.

NORTH CENTER

Svedka Bombs at Brownstone

Brownstone, 3937 N. Lincoln Ave.

Sundays are game on at Brownstone, where you'll fork over just $5 for Miller and Coors stadium cups, $4 for Svedka bombs, $5 for a Texas queso and $5 for a buffalo chicken sandwich. 

LINCOLN SQUARE

Brunch Specials at Gio's

Gio's Bar and Grill, 4857 N. Damen Ave.

Gio's is serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. During that time, mimosas are $2 and bloody marys are $4 with a food purchase. Pay $7.50 for spicy chilaquiles. Oh, and the bar boasts a subscription to NFL Sunday ticket.

LAKE VIEW

Cheap Pizzas at Red Ivy

Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St.

Complete with a recently added sports club, Red Ivy is an ideal scene for the big game. Belly up to the bar and when you're hungry, cash in on half-priced pizzas, served up hot each Sunday.

No Need for Tickets at Waterhouse

Waterhouse, 3407 N. Paulina St.

Don't have an NFL Sunday ticket? Waterhouse does. It also has $12 Miller Lite buckets, $5 "Da Bears" Bombs, $5 Colt 45 bottles and a brunch that lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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