Wrigleyville bars stop alcohol sales from the end of the seventh for one hour

King Ing September 30, 2008 8

What are people to do now in Wrigleyville if the Chicago Cubs actually are close to clinching or getting blown out? No booze to calm those nerves or forget the devastating loss!

“Bars and restaurants surrounding Wrigley Field on Monday reluctantly agreed today to stop serving alcohol after the seventh inning of potential title-clinching Cubs playoff games, but only after City Hall made a last-minute concession: The prohibition will end if the games go into extra innings.”

I wonder how much money bar owners will lose from this rule. Will people go to bars outside of Wrigleyville that don’t have to abide by this restriction? This is interesting. I believe it’s legal, but what kind of break will these owners of the establishments receive for their lost revenue. We probably won’t find out anyways as the Cubs never win anything.

(I googled “no alcohol” and this picture of Lindsay Lohan came up)


  1. TRIPLEOS September 30, 2008 at 8:18 pm -

    It makes sense that there would be less rioting with no alcohol being served after the 7th inning, however, does that mean the patrons of the fine bars and restaurants would just drink faster and more before the 7th inning? Is the lesser of two evils alcohol poisoning or rioting?

  2. California Correspondent October 1, 2008 at 12:23 am -

    Doesn’t that mean everyone should order a few extra beers and shots in the bottom of the 6th? This could be a good thing for bar owners!

  3. Nattyb October 1, 2008 at 11:03 am -

    Any little thing just might curse this team. I’m pulling for the Cubbies.

  4. gocubs'08 October 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm -

    Oh the stupidity of Mayor Dailey. This is going to have the exact opposite affect of what Dailey wants. People will speed drink from the 1st to 7th inning. They will be so smashed by the time the seventh inning comes. With nothing to drink in those last innings, people may start to get irritated, especially if Cub’s give up some runs, and start rioting.

  5. Dave October 1, 2008 at 1:30 pm -

    I live in wrigleyville….I will be selling pabst blue ribbon for 5 bucks a can starting in the seventh inning….I will be the guy on the little bike with the cooler….just riding up and down clark street….look for me.

    oh and if you think 5 is too much for PBR remember it is the Blue Ribbon Winner

  6. Big City Tap October 1, 2008 at 5:50 pm -

    We will be serving alcohol! belmont and sheffield. Be there!

  7. Sam October 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm -

    Okay everybody, see you in the seventh inning at the Big City Tap.

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