Super Bowl 45: It's the Biggest Sporting Event of the Year
Places to watch the game, or places to do other things.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
Sunday (Feb. 6) is the Super Bowl. Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.
And even if we don't have the Bears to root for, it's still the Super Bowl, one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
So check out these places to consider watching the game with your friends and family.
OK, so you don't care about the Super Bowl. You're looking for something else to do. We've got a list for you, too.
Have a favorite place you like to go to? Share it with everyone in the Comments section. Thanks!
Super Bowl Venues
Where/When: 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Why Go: Alek’s is a family friendly restaurant and sports bar serving popular food dishes like burgers, pizza, chicken and fish.
Pricing: Five Miller Lites sold for $10, as well as $3 Jell-o shots and $5 Bloody Marys. Free hot dog and chili bar.
Where/When: 502 N Western Ave, Lake Forest; Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Why Go: Extensive beer list served, along with food like pizza, ribs, burgers, wings and sandwiches.
Pricing: Sunday specials include $7 domestic pitchers and half price pitchers.
Where/When: 255 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest; Sunday, all day.
Why Go: Housed in a 19th century mansion, Deer Path Inn features award winning dining and a serene atmosphere.
Pricing: Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a limited menu from 3-5 p.m. Dinner menu is served from 5 p.m. Items from $12 to $36.
Where/When: 515 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Why Go: This popular local meeting place serves sandwiches, burgers, ribs and other classic bar-fare food.
Pricing: Reduced Miller Lite products during the game.
Where/When: 768 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Why Go: Known for its fine hamburgers, and as a popular hangout of Bears players.
Pricing: Family Style Broasted Chicken, at $8.95 per person. Drinks available, and appetizers served throughout the game.
Non-Super Bowl Venues
Where/When: 555 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills; Friday through Sunday, showtimes 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (see website for listings)
Why Go: Take a “snow day” with your friends and check out that flick you’ve been eyeing.
Pricing: $9 to $11 for single ticket.
Where/When: 1300 Trail Way, Highland Park; Friday, 11:10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 3:50-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:20 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy indoor public ice skating with your family or friends.
Pricing: Call (847) 432-4790 to confirm skate rental prices.
Where/When: 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Why Go: This proud member of The League of Chicago Theatres presents well known Neil Simon’s comedic play about relationships, Jake’s Women.
Pricing: General admission tickets $35 each; students/seniors $32.
Where/When: 13860 Rockland Road., Lake Bluff; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Why Go: This lively bar and bowling alley offers a day of entertainment for your family and friends.
Pricing: $8 buckets of Miller and Coors products on Fridays; pints of beer for $2 on Saturdays. During the day, bowling is $8 for an hour with shoes for children and adults. After 5 p.m., adults cost $13 for an hour of bowling with shoes, and children are $8. Discounts possible for groups.
Where/When: 900 S. Waukegan Road., Lake Forest; Friday and Saturday, 5 - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m. (Dinner); Captain’s Quarters open until 1 a.m.
Why Go: Visit this elegant five-star restaurant for a wonderful steak dinner (other meat and vegetarian entrees available). Later, go downstairs to Captain’s Quarters to hear live music (8- 11 p.m.).
Pricing: Dishes from $12 to $40.