Chicago Cornhole Tournaments, Bars, and Leagues

Updated June 16, 2017

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Bags / Cornhole in Chicago

Bags, cornhole, dummy boards, bean bag toss, dadhole, doghouse, or baggo is a game where one tosses little square bean bags at an angled wooden board, hoping to land the bag through the hole or at least stay on the board to earn points. There are a few variations of who throws first, who stands on which side, etc. Teams typically consist of one or two players alternating tosses, and a winner is declared once he or she reaches 21 points. Elite Chicago cornhole players participate in tournaments throughout the city. While it's usually a fair weather game, some establishments have indoor boards for year round enjoyment. Cornhole tends to be paired with beer, but can be done with any beverage in hand - the trick is not to spill mid-toss.

Find Bars/Venues with Bags Boards Near You

Cornhole can be played anywhere with enough space, including bars, backyards, rooftops, and beaches. Use the 'Cornhole' filter in the games map to search, or read more below about where to throw bags in Chicagoland.

 

High end custom bags boards from Chitown cornhole

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Streeterville Social in the Loews Hotel is a seasonal rooftop and outdoor terrace with plenty of cornhole boards:

Frozen Old Fashioned. Brilliant.

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When it's not packed with Cubs fans or dancing concert goers, the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville has a set of bags boards:

Bags, Wrigleyville

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You can throw darts or bags at The Garage in Norwood Park, pictured above.

Photo: Ph.D Pub

University Village's Ph.D Pub offers its cornhole aficionados the ability to grill some grub in their beer garden, similar to dog-friendly options Weeds Tavern in New City/Lincoln Park:

Perfect bag toss in slow motion #bags #cornhole #slomo

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Cody's Pub in Lakeview also has a spacious beer garden with bags.

Streeter's Tavern in Streeterville has a sidewalk area with cornhole boards for those waiting for the beer pong table downstairs.

Wise Owl (above) is a great place for playing both bags and giant Jenga. This restaurant specializes in craft cocktails and the seasonal patio is also pet friendly. 

 

Tournaments and Leagues

Players Sports has spring and summer cornhole leagues, in addition to tournaments like the North Avenue Beach Slap in June. This two-on-two tourney has an after party sponsored by Bud Light.

Chicago Sport and Social hosts a tournament sponsored by Corona on North Avenue Beach in June. For those looking to road trip, the Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake has a baggo tournament in July that includes admission to the festival and two drink tickets.

Cities and Sports runs weekly cornhole leagues at Joe's on Weed and Hidden Shamrock in Lincoln Park, and at Lotties Pub in Bucktown. Each bar offers specials for players on league nights like dollar beers.

Wise Owl hosts bags tournments from time to time:

 

Murphy's Bleachers in Wrigleyville hosts tournaments such as the 2015 event pictured above.

Chicago Cornhole Bars List

Streeter's Tavern - Streeterville

Streeterville Social - Streeterville

Wise Owl - West Loop

Reggies - South Loop

Cody's Pub - Lakeview

Weeds Tavern - New City

Marshfield's - Lincoln Park

The Cubby Bear - Wrigleyville

The Garage - Norwood Park

PhD Pub - University Village

It's a toss up - where will you play bags today? 

Click 'filter' and select Cornhole to find venues with bags boards near you.

 

 

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