Apollo 11 and the first liquor and food license on the moon

July 20, 2013 marks the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. That mission captivated the imagination of the entire world, including legendary entrepreneur Billy Goat Sianis. The following spring, Billy Goat petitioned the secretary of State for the first food and liquor license on the moon.


Read the full letter here: http://www.billygoattavern.com/blog/2013/02/21/the-first-food-liquor-license-on-the-moon/

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July Billy Goat fans! We hope that you come out and see us at Navy Pier this year. They put on a spectacular fireworks show starting at about 9:30 PM.  There’s no better place to enjoy the show than at Billy Goat with a cheezborger and beer!



The Puck Drops Here!

Billy Goat Tavern on Madison is your place for watching the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals! After all, an original six Cup deserves an original bar!

Pre-game at the Billy Goat with a Horny Goat!


Send Sam on Goal Patrol!


Around here we take “You old goat” as a compliment.

Farewell Red Wings

It sure was a slap-shot in the face to learn that the Red Wings are moving to the Eastern Conference next season. We’ve really enjoyed the rivalry around here. After all, Billy Goat Tavern is the ORIGINAL Blackhawks bar. We opened directly across the street from the Chicago Stadium in 1934, the same year that…