Chicago baseball fans know that denying the Billy Goat is bad news, but you wouldn't dream of skipping a meal at this world-famous tavern anyway. Plus, you might spot well-known politicians and reporters eating at this landmark:
• $8 for $17 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks
• Order like a regular: Get the famous "cheezborger," chips, and a Coke
• Stop by one of the six Chicago restaurants or the one in Mount Prospect
"Here's what we need to do: On Opening Day 2004, the owner of Billy Goat Tavern has to walk a goat around the bases at Wrigley. It's that simple."
- Chicago Tribune Letter to the Editor, 2003
The Billy Goat Curse
Going 68 years and counting, the Billy Goat Curse -- like the tavern itself -- is legendary. The story starts back when a goat fell off a passing truck and wandered into the tavern, where owner William Sianis decided that he should adopt the goat and the tavern should adopt the goat's name. In 1945, when he walked across the street with his billy goat to watch a championship game at the baseball stadium, P.K. Wrigley denied the goat entry "because the goat stinks" -- leaving Sianis so angry that he cursed the team so long as the goat wasn't allowed inside. They didn't win that championship or any since getting the famous telegram, "Who stinks now?"
Billy Goat Tavern's Website
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Billy Goat Tavern and Grill
$17 to Spend at a Legendary Chicago Eatery Known for Cheeseburgers, The Curse, and More
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