So, I don't really live in Skokie, but I live close enough. It's like our prayers for a REAL sports bar in Skokie have come true when they replaced the old PharMore store with a theater and then this place. I knew that when this place opened, it was just what the neighborhood. One main reason was, back at the time they built the place, there was only 1 Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) in the Chicago land area and it was the Lincoln Park location by DePaul. The other is because Skokie was literally a ""dry suburb"". Now, kids can come in with their families to have a snack before or after a movie or shopping at Village Crossing and adults can have a place to drink while everyone enjoys screen upon screen of sports that happen to be playing at the time and an order of wings mixed with their kind of sauce ranging from mild teriyaki to their hottest sauce simply called ""Blazin"" (and believe me, for someone who loves hot & spicy food, it's THAT HOT). This place is great for kids and large groups who just happen to stop in. And yes, you CAN drop in during the major sporting events (i.e. World Series, Superbowl, etc), only be sure to arrive ahead of time with your friends to ensure a good seat. I was at the bar by 5:45 PM when the White Sox won the World Series and it was an awesome time. Speaking of the bar, the staff is really friendly. I've been coming here since they opened and now I can just walk in and straight to the bar. Everyone is great...EXCEPT for this one ""bartender/server"" who's black, has attitude issues, and a butt like ""whoa""...nasty. Also, 1 girl who was working @ the bar one night taking ""pills"" with her college friends in front of customers. Can't believe she's still there. Keeps giving me dirty looks every time I come in. Must've read these comments ;). Yeah, those 2 are probably the only problems the place has. But other than that, this place is great and a great place just to kickback, watch some sports, and eat.
Pros: Location, Great staff, reasonably cheap eats, easy to become a ""regular"", okay to bring kids, lunch combos and tuesday through thursday specials
Cons: weekend/gametime parking, menu/beer rarely change, may need to reserve with large groups (doesn't work for ""BIG GAME"" events)