Detailed Chicago Bears Tailgate Guide

The Chicago Bears have a dedicated fan base extending further than its Windy City home base. Over the years, the NFL team qualified for the playoffs 21 and won a Super Bowl along the way. Regardless of the football team’s standing, Bears fans endure harsh weather to tailgate throughout the season. Therefore, in this blog, we detail everything Chicago Bears tailgating.

We also include how to get cheap Chicago Bears tickets with no fees. Whether you’re an avid tailgater or just curious about Bears tailgating, keep reading.

Also, check out our Chicago Bears seating chart to help you find the best seat at Soldier Field.

Where are the Chicago Bears Tailgate Lots?

For those looking to tailgate at Soldier Field, you’re in luck! The Chicago Bears allow tailgating on all surface lots of the Museum Campus, the upper level of the Waldron Deck, and the Southwest Parking Facilities (McCormick Place 31st Street Lot B, Lot D, and Lot E only). So you’ve got options, which isn’t always the case when tailgating at stadiums. Especially stadiums in big cities like Chicago. They even offer same day cash parking options, however we recommend you buy your parking permit ahead of time to make sure you’ve got a tailgating spot.

Chicago Bears Parking Map

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How To Get a Chicago Bears Parking Pass

It’s easy to buy a Chicago Bears parking pass when buying tickets on TickPick. All you have to do is add in a Bears parking permit to your ticket purchase. Click the orange button below the seating map to see parking pass options. But keep in mind we also sell off-site parking. You can also get parking on the official website.

Chicago Bears Tailgating Rules

It’s important to follow Bears tailgating rules to not risk getting kicked out and losing tailgating privileges. Below is a condensed list taken from the official Chicago Bears website where you can find more detailed tailgating rules.

Chicago Bears Tailgating Rules at Soldier Field

  • Party set-ups and grills that exceed your one parking lot are not permitted
  • Fire pits/open fires are never allowed
  • Cars must be parked in marked stalls
  • No buying or saving parking spaces
  • No backing up into parking spot
  • No drinking games
  • No drones

Unofficial Chicago Bears Tailgating

Thankfully, tailgating at Soldier Field for a Chicago Bears game is pretty easy. However, if you’re trying to avoid the parking chaos and lugging coolers and grills around, there’s other options!

Chicago Bears Bars

Some popular sports bars in the area to watch a Bears game are First Draft, M Lounge, Flo & Santos, Bureau Bar, and The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen. But you can’t go wrong with any sports bar in Chicago when a Bears game is playing.

Get Cheap Chicago Bears Tickets

We hope that after reading this Chicago Bears tailgate guide you’re ready to buy football game day tickets! At TickPick we have Chicago Bears tickets with no fees. We also pride ourselves on being 10% cheaper than our leading competitor on the secondary market. In addition, we’ve got sold out Bears tickets for last-minute NFL tickets.

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