Da Bears are “popping up” this September in the form of a limited-time lounge ready to impress fans of our city’s football team. In celebration of the Chicago Bears’ 100th year, Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Streeterville will transform their private bar room into “Swerski’s, A Chicago Pop Up Bar for Superfans.” Bill Swerski and his “superfans” are the infamous SNL characters that embody the tried and true that root on the orange and blue.

Swerski’s, A Chicago Pop Up Bar for Superfans will feature decor similar to the SNL set, a Chicago Bears-themed food and drink menu (listed below), photo opportunity backdrops and props, merchandise and more. Guests that choose to enjoy a Miller Lite while they toast to the Monsters of the Midway will receive a complimentary Swerski’s koozie.

Chef Corey Grupe’s special menu is detailed below. The pop up bar’s grand opening will be Thursday, September 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 a.m. The regular hours for Swerski’s will be Thursday-Friday, 5:30 p.m.-4 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. through football season.

Swerski’s: Drink Menu


Featured Beer: Miller Lite (pint $5.50, jumbo $7.50, stadium cup $6, pitcher $16, can $5, tallboy $7, 40 oz $13)

The Fridge – Jack Daniel’s, lemonade, peach Schnapps and soda water $9, served in a keepsake lowball glass, $15

Honey Bear – Jack Daniel’s Honey, lemon juice, Demerara syrup and local honey $9

Old Mike’s Lemonade – Old Forester, blackberries, lemonade and just a touch of magic $10

Payton’s Punch – El Jimador, raspberry Schnapps, mango juice and squirt $9

Super Bowl Sized Bloody Mary – Finlandia vodka, SBXX secret spices, house bloody mary mix, served with a Miller Lite pony $15

Buddy Ryan Hates This Drink – Korbel & choice of orange juice, pineapple juice or cranberry juice $8

Da Post Game Drink – Split of Korbel $8

Featured Shots: Jack Daniel’s – Choose from Honey or Fire $7; El Jimador $7; Bear Fight – Jager Bomb followed by an Irish Car Bomb $15; Malort $5

Swerski’s: Food Menu


Midway Nachos
tortilla chips, black beans or chili, tomatoes, three cheese blend, house pickled jalapeños, scallions, salsa and sour cream $13, add grilled chicken $4, add pulled pork $4, add guacamole $3

Winning In 2020 Wings – Mild, Buffalo, Spicy, Irish Ghost, Garlic Ginger, Garlic Parmesan, BBQ, Chipotle BBQ, Maple Bourbon BBQ, Honey Sriracha, Dry Rub Jerk. 10-$14, 20-$28, 30-$42, 50-$70

This Cheese Is Not From Wisconsin…Roll With It grilled chicken tossed in buffalo sauce and cheese, wrapped in egg roll wrappers then deep fried and served with ranch or bleu cheese and a side of Irish Ghost Wing sauce $12

Chicago Style Italian Beef and Sausage Combo served with fries or tots $14

Super Bowl black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, three cheese blend and cilantro-lime crema $11. Add chicken $5, salmon $8, shrimp $7, steak $8, substitute riced cauliflower $2

MACK and Cheese Bites battered and fried mac n’cheese with southwest ranch dipping sauce $11

Trubisky’s Tacos
Two tacos on corn or flour tortillas served with black beans and rice: Baja Fish with crispy Icelandic Cod, Baja slaw, pico de gallo and jalapeño aioli $14.50; Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken with avocado, pico de gallo and cilantro lime crema $14; Honey Sriracha Shrimp with Baja slaw and fresh pineapple $14.50; Steak with roasted peppers, onions and garlic aioli $15; Blackened Salmon with cucumber pico de gallo, arugula and garlic aioli $16; Lagunitas IPA Chicken with lettuce, pico de gallo and cilantro lime crema $13

Soldier Field Greens
Buffalo Chicken crispy or grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, crumbled bleu cheese, tomato, celery, croutons and ranch. Starter salad $13, entrée $15, wrap $14; Michigan Avenue mixed greens, goat cheese, corn, craisins, avocado, almonds, tomato, croutons and citrus vinaigrette. Starter salad $9, entrée $10, wrap $9, add chicken $5


Chicago Style Hot Dogs
two all beef hot dogs topped with mustard, onion, relish, dill pickle, tomato, sport peppers and celery salt $13


Da Coach Steak and Frites
8oz Hand Cut Sirloin, garlic parmesan truffle fries and seasonal vegetables $20


O’Toole’s Original Burger
cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle $14

Big Timmy ChallengeAs Seen On Man vs. Food!

Two, half-pound burger patties, cheddar, jack, mozzarella, swiss, bacon, onion straws, BBQ, lettuce, tomato, pickle and red onion – served with Irish Nachos $26. Finish it all to receive an O’Toole’s t-shirt!

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