Drinks: The amount and variety of wines offered here may be surprising (including Ditka's private label varietals), but the upscale sports bar vibe also lends itself well to beer and a mean martini.
Food: Ditka's menu is much like the man himself: It gets the job done. Dig in to no-nonsense fare such as pot roast nachos ($10), the Fridge burger ($11) and Da Pork Chop ($26).
Extra point: Da Coach actually hangs out here, so you just might have a brush with Super Bowl greatness.
Penalty: Let's face it: Ditka's is going to be packed more tightly than a third-down huddle, so you'd better be practicing your spin move toward the bar.
TVs: More than 120 plasma TVs and 14 10-foot projection screens throughout the 20,000-square-foot warehouse-style space
Drinks: Down da beers while watching da Bears. Expect specials on pitchers (like Coors Light for $6) on Sunday.
Food: Bar food staples dominate the sizable menu. Feast on your choice of chicken wings: mild, teriyaki, barbecue, red hot or tongue-searing Death Valley, (10 for $5.50; 15 for $7.95; 25 for $10.75). Just make sure to keep those pitchers coming to put out the fire while you scream at the screen.
Extra point: Joe's is so huge, you're pretty much guaranteed a seat that makes you feel like Urlacher is in your lap.
Penalty: Joe's is the official home of the Chicago Steelers Club, so you may see a lot of black-and-gold-wearing Pennsylvania transplants crying in their beers.
Players Bar & Grill
TVs: A 160-inch projection screen, as well as 22 plasma TVs dotted around the gymnasium-esque surroundings
Drinks: Hunker down with your pals over $12 buckets filled with your choice of five domestic or imported beers.
Food: Players' menu goes above and beyond pub grub. Chow down on everything from freshly ground burgers ($10) to lamb chops and steaks ($18-$25). There are also daily specials to keep players on their toes.
Extra point: Players has an Eastern European flair, with Polish beers ($5) and comfort food (pierogi and goulash among them) on the menu. Bronko Nagurski--and the old-school SNL Superfans--would certainly approve.
Penalty: The service can be a bit aloof, but, hey, so can the Bears' defensive line.