Notre Dame Tailgate Parties

This year we will be providing bus services and catering for Michigan State at Notre Dame, Duke at Notre Dame, Stanford at Notre Dame, Miami (FL) at Notre Dame and Michigan State at Illinois. All food and drinks are provided. We will have game tickets for Michigan State at Illinois only, and the details are still being worked out for that trip. We are taking reservations for all the other games for $130 a ticket.

Michigan State at Notre Dame Tailgate Party

September 17th, 2016
6:30PM CDT

Duke at Notre Dame Tailgate Party

September 24th, 2016
2:30PM CDT

Stanford at Notre Dame Tailgate Party

October 15th, 2016
6:30PM CDT

Miami (FL.) at Notre Dame Tailgate Party

October 29th, 2016
2:30PM CDT

Reservations taken with payment. No physical tickets are provided. Checkin upon boarding and you'll be given a wristband and instructions.
This is for transportation and taigate only. You are responsible for game tickets.

The bus will leave here at 8AM for a 2:30PM CDT kickoff, noon for a 6:30PM CDT kickoff and will leave Notre Dame one hour after the conclusion of the game.


Annual St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Day

March 6th, 2016
We had 15 people, including three brave women, shave their heads at this year’s event. We were able to raise over $10,000 this year. That brings us to over $250,000 since our first event in 2003. Thanks to all who participated!

Pride Parade Day

June 26th, 2016
Join us for our unique celebration of Pride Parade Day. We feature Sausage Fest and Fish Taco Day with complimentary sausages and fish tacos for all, regardless of sexual preference.

Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers Bus Trip & Tailgate Parties

July 23rd, 2016
We are doing this as a joint venture with Will’s Northwoods Inn. Cost $150. Includes roundtrip transportation on a luxury motor coach with refreshments on board, game ticket in the Club Level ($62 face value), tailgate parties before and after the game and more. We will leave at 1pm for a 6:10pm first pitch and return probably sometime between 11pm and midnight. We have 2 buses and 100 tickets. Reservations taken with payment. This will sell out, so make your reservations soon.

Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon

July 26th, 2016
This year’s luncheon will be held at the Skyline Ballroom in McCormick Place Convention Center. More details as we get them.

Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Block Party

August 21st, 2016
School Street will be closed from Racine Avenue east to the alley. Higgins’ Tavern will provide complimentary burgers, brats, Italian sausages, pulled pork and barbecue beef. You may purchase beverages at the tavern, or bring your own for outside consumption. We have requested an in service stop from the Chicago Fire Department.

Michigan State at Illinois Bus Trip & Tailgate Party

November 5th, 2016
Details are being workd out. We will post them shortly.

Higgins' Tavern

Higgins' Tavern is described by the owner Jim Higgins, as "a cozy neighborhood bar with a sports motif and great bar food." There are no pretensions or attitudes here - just a friendly crowd, enjoying some cold beer, bantering about sports, and tasting some of the best bar food in Chicago. The bar area is spacious and populated with friendly people, and you won't believe the terrific old beer cooler until you see it in person.

So come join us, and be prepared to enter a throwback to a time when the neighborhood tavern was truly a local gathering place.

Bottled Beer List

Anchor Steam
Beck’s Dark
Blue Moon
Bud Light
Coors Light* P
Corona Light
Dos Equis
Hacker Pschorr**
Heineken Light
Lagunitas IPA
Lucky Buddha
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Genuine Draft 64
Miller High Life
Miller Lite* P
Labatt Blue
Labatt Blue Light
Molsen Golden
Old Style
Rolling Rock
Sierra Nevada
Smirnoff Ice
Summer Shandy
Woodchuck Cider

*On tap and bottle         **Tap only         ***Gluten Free         P Pitchers only $11