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Tailgating 101: Chicago Bears Style

There’s no better way to spend a fall Sunday than rooting on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, less than 45 minutes away from our newest community, Hidden Creek in Naperville. But before the game comes the tailgate. Here’s our guide to throwing the perfect tailgate party, Chicago Bears style.

Gear: Pro Jersey Sports

You can’t root on your team without the right gear, and Pro Jersey Sports has it all. Shop all pro teams on their website, or visit their retail store in Downers Grove – 6600 sq. ft. and the largest fan shop in the Chicagoland area.

Grub: John’s Elgin Market

John’s Elgin Market offers smoked exotic game meat like venison sticks, venison jerky, smoked summer sausage, spicy venison sticks, mild venison sticks, beef jerky, kangaroo sticks, elk sticks, elk jerky, boar sticks, boar jerky and more. Looking for something to cook yourself? John’s has a variety of game and exotic meats like venison, elk & buffalo steaks, roasts, chops, stew and ground, assuring no one at your party will go hungry.

Growlers: Scorched Earth Brewing

Fill up a growler or a howler with one of your favorite brews from one of our favorite breweries, Scorched Earth. Try their season German style OKTOBERFEST before it’s gone!

Games: Chi-Town Custom Cornhole Boards

It’s not a tailgate without playing a game of cornhole. Get custom, hand painted corn hole boards that show off your favorite team and even have available features like cup holders, night lights and a scoring abacus.