The Cheezborger!

“Cheezborger! Next! Cheezborger! No Fries, Cheeps, No Pepsi, Coke! In the 60s, when Don Novello worked as an advertising copywriter in Chicago, he frequented the Tavern and heard Sam yell out to customers: “Cheezborger! Cheezborger! Cheezborger!” Later he went on to work as a staff writer for a new sketch comedy show in New York called “Saturday…

Mike & Sam

The legendary Mike Royko often wrote about Sam and Billy Goat Tavern. He raved about Sam’s work ethic and character. In a letter of recommendation, Mike wrote of Sam: “I would say that if I had to walk down to the OK Corral, Sam would be the first person I’d ask to join me. On…

North Coast Music Festival – Summer’s Last Stand

Enjoy one of the last summer weekend’s in Chicago! Billy Goat Tavern will be serving Cheezborgers all weekend at the North Coast Music Festival.

September 4 – 6, 2015

UNION PARK – Chicago

Check out their three day lineup:

Here is a map of the festival:

Visit Billy Goat and don’t miss a beat!


“The 10 Most Historic Bars in Chicago” by Rick Kogan

We’re very happy to have been included in Rick Kogan’s list of the 10 most historic taverns in Chicago. “I like taverns with some history, whether that comes in photos on the walls or the echo of past customers’ conversations — places with ghosts, if you will.” Check out the article: If you are a…