Are you ready for some football??

Football season will be in full swing on Sunday at the Billy Goat! Whether you want to watch the Bears vs. the Packers, or the Giants at the Cowboys, we have a cold one a cheezborger waiting for you. Come on down to the Billy Goat to catch the game!




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…


Bill Murray and the Billy Goat

The following is an excerpt from Rick Kogan’s book “A Chicago Tavern. A Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream.” Bill Murray is hungry and that is why we are walking toward one of the Goat’s red-and-white-checkered tables. He is here in June 1999 to promote a book he has written, Cinderella Story: My Life in…


Chicago Air Show 2015

It’s baaaaack! The annual Chicago Air & Water Show is back at Chicago’s lakefront this weekend. With a lineup featuring greats such as  the US Navy Blue Angels, the US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, and new this year, the Breitling Jet Team. Check out Facebook or the website for the most up-to-date info on…