The Cubs started the 1994 season horribly, losing twelve home games in a row. Their worst home start in history. In an effort to end this streak, Sam Sianis and his goat went to Wrigley Field only to be denied entrance yet again. Amidst the chant of “Let the Goat in!” amongst the Wrigley crowd,…Details
THANK YOU to everyone who entered our 80th anniversary trivia contest! Here are our winners: Cubs Tickets (2): Rico M. White Sox Tickets (2): Suzy O. Bulls Tickets (2): Jonathon S. Blackhawks Tickets (2): Amanda H. TOP 10 SCORE WINNERS (Billy Goat Prize pack): Drake W. Garrett W. Vince L. Brian T. Amanda J. Ron…Details
Hilary Clinton visited Billy Goat Tavern on the campaign trail and got a batting lesson from Ernie Banks.
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…Details
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…Details
To celebrate Saturday Night Live’s 40th season, they have pulled some of their most memorable sketches from the archives. Of course the skit that made SNL famous was among them. Go to http://www.snlbythedecade.com/1970s and click “The Olympia Restaurant” skit to vote. Hurry! Voting ends January 15th!
Learn more about the history behind the skit on our website!
This year, make a resolution you can keep.
We hope all of you have a happy and healthy 2015. Happy New Year!
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…Details
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)…Details