Notre Dame Tailgate Parties

We’ve been doing tailgate parties for our 25 years in business. They were mostly Michigan State nearby road games and Cubs at Milwaukee. For the past 5 years we have catered tailgates for Notre Dame home games. This year, with no nearby Michigan State games, we are providing bus services and catering for all home Notre Dame games at $125 a ticket. All food and drinks are provided.

vs Georgia Tech

September 19th, 2015
2:30 PM CST

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vs UMass

September 26th, 2015
2:30 PM CST

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vs Navy

October 10th, 2015
2:30 PM CST

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vs Southern California

October 17th, 2015
6:30 PM CST

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vs Wake Forest

November 14th, 2015
2:30 PM CST

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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.

We leave Higgins at 8am and make our Near North pickup at Freehand Chicago at 19 East Ohio Street at 8:20.
For the Texas and USC games (night games) we leave Higgins at 11am and pickup at Freehand Chicago at 11:20.


25th Anniversary Party

November 14th, 2015
Please join us anytime during the day or evening for the Higgins’ Tavern 25th Anniversary Party. We will have complimentary hors d’oeurves all day into the evening. Thank you to all who helped make it possible!

Thanksgiving Day Celebration

November 26th, 2015
We will be serving turkey dinner with all the trimmings at around 5pm. All we ask is that you let us know by Tuesday, the 24th, if you are joining us. If you cannot make it for dinner, join us later for a festive Brandy Alexander.

Higgins’ Tavern Christmas Party

December 20th, 2015
Our gift to you – Open bar from opening (11am) to closing, along with complimentary hors d’oeurves all day. We also will have a raffle with some terrific prizes, including a one week stay in Bob Thomas’ condo in Myrtle Beach, SC. All we ask of you is that you make a tax deductible donation to St. Baldrick’s, benefiting children’s cancer research. The donation can be cash, check or made online at Check their website for more information about them.

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2015
We will be open normal hours on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day

December 25th, 2015
We will be open normal hours on Christmas Day.

The Best Day of the Year

December 26th, 2015
Celebrate with us! It is 365 days until the next Christmas.

New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2015
Join us for the 2 College Football Playoff Semi-Finals. We will also have party favors and ring in the new year with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Higgins’ Tavern Annual Chili Cookoff

January 31st, 2016 - 1PM
Bring in your best pot of chili, or stop by to sample and judge. All who bring chili will receive something of value in appreciation. The winner receives a trophy.

Super Bowl Sunday

February 7th, 2016
Our Super Bowl Party, Cost $60. Limited to 50 people. Open bar from 4:30 until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Also includes the usual buffet during the game with raffles and prizes.

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