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.


Our Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Party

8/16/2015 - Noon to 7pm
School Street will be closed from Racine Avenue east to the alley. We will be serving complimentary pulled pork and barbecue beef sandwiches, along with burgers, brats, sausages, hot dogs and sweet corn. The Chicago Fire Department has promised an “in service” stop. You may bring your own beverages for outside consumption or buy them at the tavern.

Notre Dame Bus Trips and Tailgate Parties

We will have bus trips and tailgate parties to all Notre Dame home games. Cost of $125 includes round trip transportation on a luxury motor coach with tailgate parties before and after the game. Notre Dame schedule is September 5 - Texas, September 19 - Georgia Tech, September 26 - UMass, October 10 - Navy, October 17 - UCS, November 14 - Wake Forest.

Monday Night Football

Starting 9/14/2015
Join us for Monday Night Football with complimentary hot dogs all season long.

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