On Tuesday, September 7th,
after numerous Super Bowls, World Series, and Stanley Cups, Crew Bar Grill , Chicago’s original gay sports bar, will celebrate a special event of its own: six years of business in the Uptown neighborhood. The party will feature a complimentary taco and nacho bar, plus drink specials on favorites like sangria and Beergarita, Crew’s original tequila and beer concoction.

The Anniversary party will be from 6PM to 8PM at the Broadway and Lawrence nightspot. Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the e-mail list to receive an invitation at Worlds Greatest Bar . 

Faced with tough economic times, Steve Milford and Brian Wells, Crew’s original owners, teamed up with two new partners in 2010, Mike Sullivan and Mark Robertson. Working together, the new business team oversaw a remodel of the bar, which included 20 high-definition flat screen TVs, a massive 63” flat screen, new tables and chairs, plus a revamped food and drink menu. “Mike and Mark have been a welcome addition to Crew, bringing a different set of skills and a fresh perspective. It’s been a great partnership,” says Steve Milford.

Crew was the first new business in several years to take a chance on the 4800 block of Uptown in the historic entertainment district.  “The talk of great things happening has gone on for years around here, and we feel like we were a positive part of starting to make that happen,” says owner Brian Wells.  Crew was named one of the Top 100 Bars by Chicago magazine and has won numerous other awards from a diverse range of media outlets, including Fox Morning News Viewers, Metromix, Chicago Free Press, Chicago “Hearts” Trivia, Competition Magazine, New City and more.

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