Billy Goat at Lollapalooza!

This August 2 – 4, Billy Goat will be part of Chow Town at Lollapalooza in Grant Park. If you’re lucky enough to go to the sold out show remember to stop by for a Cheezborger. There’s an outstanding lineup this year that includes The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, and…

July is National Grilling Month

Happy National Grilling Month! Nobody knows their way around a flat top grill like Sam and the cooks at Billy Goat. The perfect Cheezborger is a work of art. Our patties are made for stacking. They’re formed thin so they can be quickly seared – sealing a pop of  mouthwatering, juicy flavor in each patty. By the time…

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.


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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…