Until you consider parking, no instant replay, and the giant sweat-drenched rabid Green Bay fan with foam fingers in the seat next to you—then suddenly a stool at your local pub starts to look like prime seating.
Allow us to present The Republic, a new classed-up sports bar and grill from the team behind Bin 38, pouring the city's largest domestic craft beer list seven days a week, opening today.
Steps in, you won't miss the endless row of beer taps (we counted—20) in between the flat-screens at the back bar. And like any good sports bar, its TV-to-beer-tap ratio is excellent, which means you'd have to be blind to miss a shot or turnover in this joint—12 TVs are scattered throughout the place, and a massive 82-inch big screen in the dining room is flanked by four more TVs—just because it can be.
Specialty craft brews abound: Oregon's Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Delaware's Dogfish Head IPA and hometown favorites like Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. Or explore the 40-deep bottle list, sprinkled with a fair amount of strong beers like the Allagash Curieux Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel (you always suspected Allagash Curieux and AT&T Park just wouldn't mix).
On a Sunday afternoon, hit the upper lounge on the Lombard side with plush seats where you can spread out like it's your living room. Order up some ground-to-order burgers or Chorizo & Egg Sliders and call it home for the day.