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Mother Hubbard's
5 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-0007
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11 AM until 4 AM
5 AM on Saturday
Kitchen Open Late
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Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub has the most satellite receiver in the area. This is great for your game day viewing because more receivers plus a whole lot of monitors means more different games being shown at the same time. As a matter of fact we guarantee you'll get your game by your table. Just ask! We call it Video On Demand.

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Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub is an official Blackhawks viewing site.

Watch every game here including those on the Versus Network.

 

 

Saturday
Jun262010

USA - Algeria World Cup Match Draws A.M. Crowd At Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

River North, Chicago, Illinois
Earlier than usual!

Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub opens early to celebrate USA victory over Algeria.

Saturday
Jun262010

Starbucks offers free WiFi just 13 years after Mother Hubbards Sports Pub Chicago

 

Starbucks offers freeWIi Fi just 13 years after Mother Hubbards Sports Pub Chicago- ( Chicago Daily News )

 In 1997 Mother Hubbards Sports Pub installed a free internet kiosk and then wireless WiFi. Before Boing , before any hotels and years before Starbucks offered their "pay" version of wi fi.

 Mother Hubbards  has offered Free Wi Fi continuosly  for the last 13 years and was never down for even one day. International travelors knew to stop by MH because their hotels had not installed Internet service or only offered dial up.

 Mother Hubbards is still the only place in Downtown Chicago to offer 22 satellite receivers so that every sporting event can be shown simultaneously on our over 50 giant screens, plasmas and LCDs.

Thursday
Jun172010

Hubbard Street Stanley Cup Celebration

On one of their many stop, the mighty Blackhawks visit Hubbard Street. And yes, there was a celebration!



Thursday
Jun172010

World Cup Viewing Attendance Exceeds Expectations at Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Maybe it's the breakfast, maybe it's the excuse to have a cold draft beer early in the morning, or maybe it's just the fact that every game of the world's most watched sporting event (reminder: World Series = USA, Superbowl = USA, Daytona 500 = Sunbelt, World Cup = entire spinning orb) is being shown at Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub starting at 6:30 AM. 

Yup, your boss is at the bar, with his tie loosened a bit to be sure, having breakfast, a cup of coffee and trying to remember how to say goooooooaaaaaaalllllll in Portuguese. If you want to impress him, join us! There are weeks of FIFA World cup matches to watch. 

Thursday
Jun172010

Blackhawk Defenseman, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Celebrates At Mother Hubards Sports Pub

 

June 13, 2010
River North, Chicago, IL

Blackhawk defenseman, number 4, Niklas Hjalmarsson, stopped by Mother Hubards Sports Pub last night (Sat). He was in a party mode. Niklas signed Mother Hubbards Blackhawk banner after draping it around himself and greeting many applauding fans. He was a class act. He spoke to everyone that approached him. 
Niklas showed why Chicago loves their Blackhawk players. His obvious pride and joy of being a Blackhawk turned his visit into another celebration of the Stanley Cup victory. Go Hawks

 

Sunday
Jun132010

Stanley Cups Visits Hubbard Street, Wild Party Ensues!

Mother Hubbard's owner, Kathy Fitzpatrick, celebrates the long overdue return of the Stanley Cup to Chicago, during a champion's welcome home on Hubbard St. 

No word yet if Kathy and her favorite Blackhawks Player, Patrick Sharp, shared a sip of champagne from the cup.

Tuesday
Jun082010

Philly Sports Writer Discovers Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

On a recent trip to Chicago, Philadelphia Inquirer sports writer John Gonzalez visited Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub and experienced the friendly neighborhood feel and service that's made us famous for over 16 years. 

John writes:
"The beer there is served cold and quick, but that's just a pretense for delivering the establishment's best off-menu item: information. While enjoying a Goose Island Honker's Ale, I asked the bartender which deep dish pizza joint I ought to try. That seemingly simple question resulted in her calling over several waitresses, at which point they debated the finer points of Chicago-style pie for my benefit."
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Seems that he discovered what locals, out of town visitors and nearby hotel concierges have know for years: Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub is the River North neighborhood's "Town Square". A place where locals gather, downtown workers unwind and visitors feel at home. Admittedly, we pride ourselves on being the one stop (or one call) source for all things sports related in Chicago, but we're just as happy to share thoughts and recommendations for all things Windy City.

Thanks for stopping in John! We look forward to discussing our favorite steak joints on your next visit. Oh, and no hard feeling. OK?

 

Tuesday
May252010

Soccer Descends On The Sports World This June. Get The 2010 FIFA World Cup Brackets at Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

There are Brackets for everything. Of course, we have basketball in March, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue had a supermodel bracket, and one of our Icelandic regulars tells us of an ice fishing bracket that one can get from his local bait shop.

However, once every four years we have World Cup brackets. Click here to download your copy, fill them out with your buddies, and enjoy the sport that is the best kept secret only in America. Got a better name than World Cup Brackets? Let us know. Sorry, Soccer shelves and Futbol frames have already been submitted. 

Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub will be showing every match. Yes, even the very early ones. Yes, you can have a beer. No, you can't just stay at the bar from the previous night. Go home, freshen up, come back with friends. You never know who you'll meet. May we suggest a pseudonym during the World Cup, maybe something with a accent over one of the vowels. Go get'em Tigrẽ.

Monday
May242010

Not Your Average Playoff Beard! Fans Support Chicago Blackhawks One Goal!

West Madison Ave
Game 4 Blackhawks Vs. Sharks 

Serious fans push Chicago Blackhawks to a series sweep over the Sharks. 

Friday
May212010

John Paxson and Gar Forman Plan For Future Chicago Bulls Dyansty

May 21, 2010
River North, Chicago

John Paxson and Gar Forman, the basketball brains behind the Chicago Bulls were seen huddling at Mother Hubbards Sports Pub last night. Who could they have been discussing?

Tuesday
May182010

Superbowl Champ Jim McMahon Celebrates At Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub.

Superbowl champion QB Jim McMahon visited Mother Hubbards Sports Pub recently with a group of Harry Caray's staffers.  Champ was friendly and engaging telling old Bears stories and thrilling visitors who happened to pick this River North sports bar.

Monday
May102010

Bulls general manager, Gar Forman Browses Sports Memorabilia At Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Bulls general manager, Gar Forman and his lovely wife Leslie have been spotted at Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub with some frequency lately. 

 Initially, we thought that it was our chips, guac and friendly service that was drawing them back. Turns out is was our vast collection of sports memorabilia (along with the chips, guac and friendly service). They noticed that a particular piece of pre-championships Chicago Bulls memorabilia has been removed. 

 No worries Gar, the scoreboard will return someday. Much like William Randolph Hearst, Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub rotates pieces from a vast collection of art. Except that rather than paintings from the masters and old world antiquities we have Bulls collectables, old fight posters and the worlds largest beer can collection.

Monday
May102010

Cub's Coaches Sinatro and DeJesús Strategize Over Late Night Wings.

Cubs coaches, Matt Sinatro and Iván DeJesús dropped by last Friday for a late night fix of our award-winning wings. Matt said he tried other wings over the off season but couldn't wait to get back to Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub with his pal, Johnny Snickers for those giant Mother Hubbards wings.

Sunday
May022010

Charles Dennis, B.B. King Guitarist, Experiences Two Chicago Legends.

B.B. King Guitarist Charles Dennis stopped by Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub after a recent show for a Traditional Chicago  Dog, next stop Montana. Charles spent his first time at Mother Hubbards last Monday enjoying one of our delicious Hot Dog as the tour bus was loading up. 

 

He gave some staff members some Authentic B.B. King guitar pics and we gave him some souvenir Mother Hubbard’s towels in return, one for Charles and one for B.B. King. Thank you Charles, our thrill will never be gone.



Monday
Apr192010

Blues Traveler Drummer, Brendan Hill Late Night At Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Brendan Hill, die-hard Traveler fans and House of Blues staffers filled Mother Hubbard's after a recent Blues Traveler show. A late kitchen, relaxed attitude and accommodating staff provide the right stuff to unwind after after a sold-out show.

Monday
Apr122010

NHL Refs Make Good Call: Dinner At Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub!

Our friends at the Renaissance Hotel brought the NHL Referees in to call the shots from our dining room tables last Friday night. They enjoyed the Sloppy Hockey "Joe" so much that our manager Alex, ever aware of a marketing opportunity, suggested they drop a Souvenir Mother Hubbard Hockey Puck at the Starting Face Off. We'll be reviewing tape to see how this product placement campaign is working out.

Stop in with friends, cheer on the Blackhawks and enjoy your own Sloppy Hockey Joe. Yup, you can get a souvenir puck too!

Thursday
Apr082010

Milwaukee Bucks Guard Charlie Bell Talks NCAA Hoops At Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Charlie Bell, guard for the Milwaukee Bucks stopped by solo to face our Mother Hubbards thin crust pizza one on one. It wasn't long before Bell had H.O.R.S.E., that tasty thin crust never stood a chance!

Always the generous soul, he provided some tickets for the Bucks/Bull game at the United Center. Charlie had a great Mother Hubbard's experience, but I'm sure the lucky ticket recipient was just as happy reviewing his NCAA picks with an NBA pro and MSU alum. 

Wednesday
Apr072010

Drew Stanton and Friends Visit Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Drew Stanton, back up QB for the Detroit Lions, dropped in last Friday night in the company of Jenner and Carra, two beautiful ladies who, being locals, vouched for Mother Hubbard's as being one of Chicago's best sports bars.

While enjoying some homemade Mother Hubbard's pizza, Drew, a Michigan State Alum and Lansing native, talked about MSU basketball and his trip back home to watch the Final Four. Drew and his friends expressed what a good time they and were sent on their way with with a green Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub towel in hope that it makes it's way into the stadium for the game.

Friday
Mar192010

St. Pat's Celebration at Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Were you there or did you miss the action?  That's ok come visit us this weekend its still a celebration!!!

  A river of green separated Chicago's loop from our Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub action in River North.  A combination of NCAA Basketball, Green Beer and Mother Hubbard's Leprechaunette's made for a festive week. 

 

Wednesday
Mar172010

Bill Bradshaw's Chicago Temple headquarters

Mother Hubbards Sports Pub at Hubbard and State St. is run by friends of Athletic Director, Bill Bradshaw and Alumni Bill Cosby.
Bill B. sent us a Temple Banner last year and it hangs proudly at Mother Hubbards. We had quite a few Alum last year. We thought we would let the Alumni Club know that they have an Oasis in the heart of River North. We saw that Harry Caray's is touting Cornell as the winner of our game. They are only a block away from us. The Heck with them.

So we thought that any Temple Alum that live or work downtown should know that there is a well known place that is solidly in the OWL camp.

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