ARMOUR SQUARE — Considering the cluster of bars surrounding Wrigley Field, outsiders might think there's no place to grab a beer near Guaranteed Rate Field.
You couldn't be more wrong.
Take a stroll outside the ballpark before or after the Sox season opener Monday and you'll find more than a dozen places nearby, according to a recent DNAinfo analysis that looked at which Chicago streets have the most bars.
You don't even have to leave Guaranteed Rate Field to stop in for a drink at ChiSox Bar & Grill (320 W. 35th St.), which is actually part of the ballpark. But if you do leave it's not even a couple blocks to Cork & Kerry (3259 S. Princeton Ave.) and Turtle's Bar & Grill (238 W. 33rd St.)
And don't forget about these other places within a mile or so to grab a drink (and maybe an Italian beef or a taco or some pasta ...)
• Sheehan's 35th Street Tap, 3529 S. Halsted St.
• Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St.
• Rocky's, 234 W. 31st St.
• Franco's Ristorante, 300 W. 31st St.
• Chinese Kitchen and Sushi, 420 W. 31st St.
• Freddie's, 701 W. 31st St.
• Taqueria La Mexicana, 815 W. 35th St.
• The Village Inn, 4025 S. Wallace St.
And what's the booziest street in the neighborhood?
Though it's a close matchup, Halsted Street wins out with seven places with drinks on the menu between 31st Street and Pershing Road. The next on the list is 31st Street, where you’ll find six places stocked with booze between Morgan and La Salle.
Inspired by a buzz-seeking duo who drank at every watering hole along Western Avenue, DNAinfo Chicago analyzed which streets have the most bars.