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ESPN Zone

View Map43 E. Ohio Ave., Chicago
Tel: (312) 644-3776
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Editorial Review of ESPN Zone

ESPN Zone
photo: provided by Dream Town Chicago Real Estate search engine

This location will close on June 16.

Sports devotees and obsessive gamers: Leave your wimpy TV at home and come to this colossal house of entertainment to pay homage to your athletic god. Grab a drink (there's a full bar) and a bite to eat while you catch your favorite team super-sized on one of the 67 HD flat-screen televisions.

Sick of getting yelled at for spilling potato chip crumbs on the couch? Dine in the screening room, where you can enjoy your pound of buffalo wings while watching the game on a 16-foot screen from the comfort of a leather recliner with surround sound installed directly in the headrests (yes, you read that correctly).

Or rev up your competitive drive and let the games begin; the 10,000-square-foot Sports Arena features more than 100 interactive video games, including Madden NFL football played on a 15-foot screen. There are also hoops to be shot, cars to be raced, pitches to be thrown and, my personal favorite, pucks to be slapped. But be careful, the gaming can get expensive; 60 points cost $15 and most games cost between two and ten points each (some are as high as 24 points).

The menu serves hungry-man classics like a smoked bacon and cheddar cheeseburger but steps up the typical sports bar fare with dishes like sun-dried tomato and penne pasta. Thankfully, you don't have to chow down your meal while sitting on a hard barstool, thanks to those aforementioned recliners and the Studio Grill, designed to look like an ESPN broadcasting set. Healthy portions will keep you energized and in the game.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Albrey Nuss

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Hours

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday

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