The Original Goat

This is a rare picture of the ORIGINAL Goat. In the summer of 1934 it fell off a truck on Madison Street. It wandered hurt into the Lincoln Tavern and met William Sianis, the tavern’s new proprietor. William nursed it to health and promptly adopted it naming him “Billy”. When William got the nickname “Billy…

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The Animals of Billy Goat

From the day the first goat stumbled into the Tavern, the Billy Goat Inn became a circus of animals. There were numerous goats, from beer drinking to dollar bill eating, but mostly beer drinking. There was Ruby the cat, a duck named Suzie Q, elephants, mules and numerous other visitors. An avid animal lover, Billy…

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WIN Our 80th Anniversary Giveaway!

Our 80th Anniversary season is coming to a close, and we’re giving away some amazing prizes. Test your knowledge of the rich history of Chicago’s favorite tavern. Prizes include the following! FOUR GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: 2 CUBS Tickets 2 SOX Tickets 2 Blackhawks Tickets 2 Bulls Tickets TOP 10 SCORES will receive a PRIZE PACK…

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Celebrate Billy Goat Tavern Day with $0.80 Cheezborgers!

Christmas ain’t over till we say it’s over. December 26th is Billy Goat Tavern Day! December 26th is Billy Goat Tavern Day in the state of Illinois! We’re honoring our social media fans with $0.80 cheezborgers! SHOW THIS PICTURE from our Facebook page at the register to receive an $0.80 cheezborger!   – $0.80 Single Cheezborger (Limit 2 Per Person)…

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