Kentucky Derby Info

Notice:  Indoor Seating Limited!

Want to play at one of the busiest betting bars in Chicagoland? Make a reservation or arrive early!

General Provisions

  • Advanced reservations required for all indoor seats. Will sell-out.
  • Doors open at 9AM for reserved seats and party tent general admission.
  • Reserved seats not claimed by 11:30 will be forfeit without a refund.
  • Advance download/set-up of Club HRC mobile app recommended:

Reservation Options

Indoor Seats:
$55 includes (1) Derby Day Meal and (1) Beverage, and Hawthorne-Churchill race program.

Seats in the sportsbook and tables in the restaurant will sell-out!

Tent Details

Outdoor party patio and tent open at 9AM for general admission with a $10 cover charge. First-come, first-serve seating.

Purchase Options

See Manager.

Parking Info

Very limited on-site parking, valet available.


Enjoy a twist on traditional American comfort food and upscale bar fare while watching your favorite game or enjoying weekly entertainment. Player's Pub & Grill is the perfect neighborhood hangout, with a great crowd, delicious food and a big time atmosphere.


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Customer Reviews

Player's Pub & Grill
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I LOVE THIS PUB & GRILL!!!We came on a Thursday for a Bears 🐻 vs Commanders game.Brittany was our incredible server from the moment we walked in, she was ON IT! Instantly personable & friendly! Got our order and checked on us constantly! Ya know when you just KNOW that you have an excellent server? That’s Brittany.The rest of the crew was just as amazing. The vibe was awesome! Love the decorations in this bar! Halloween decor! So cool 🎃They offer tons of raffles, prizes, games & some samples 🥃Absolutely one of my favorite bars & hands down, my favorite Bears 🐻 Bar!!!10/10 recommend ! FIND BRITTANY! ❤️🧡💛💚💙
Jim LeeJim Lee
03:40 05 Sep 22
Great experience. Huge bar and plenty of seats. Bartender was very nice and attentive. It was kinda busy and yet she never forgot about me. The food was great. Just didnt understand how i ordered sweet peppers and got green peppers. Other than that i loved the place. Clean bathrooms and great convo with the locals.
Mike LaCroixMike LaCroix
21:34 27 Aug 22
This is the third time I've been there in the outdoor patio. Our waitress was excellent she kept the beers flowing and last night they had some sort of country dancing which was cool. I will definitely be back again great place
LaDonna ObermillerLaDonna Obermiller
19:31 14 Aug 22
Fantastic steaks! We were on vacation looking for dinner. We like to go where locals go, you know the food is going to be good. Did not disappoint.
Jim AnderschatJim Anderschat
11:22 25 Jul 22
Players may not be for everyone, but it is for us. It's a bar with regulars. Sports on TV, decent pub food is all we can ask for, but there's nothing chain about it. The beer nuggets we a good vessel to soak up the beer so I recommend those. Our server, Victoria, did pretty well. I like the place and would go back.
02:40 30 Jun 22
Food was killer. Got the southwest egg rolls and potato skins first. Both were so good. Meatball sub and tots were great. So was the cajun pasta. Keep it up guys.
Brian NallonBrian Nallon
04:50 28 Jun 22
This is a classic sports bar. Loud music, a dj, an outdoor area with bar. The food was bar food, but it had some nice variety and intriguing options. I felt the portions were good for the price, and actually large than similar establishments. All the food came out quickly, and everything was really good.
Scott MeyerScott Meyer
16:33 22 Jun 22
We made a last minute call with a group of 15 for a team dinner. This pub and grill was very accommodating and the food was excellent. The bar has plenty of TVs for viewing multiple sports and games on the patio to keep the boys entertained. The food was great for a relaxed venue and inexpensive price point. Everything from the potato skins to the sandwiches and burgers tasted great.
05:05 14 Jun 22
I went to this pub and grill last night and had a blast. The waitresses and the bartenders were awesome, extremely friendly and accommodating. Always ready to provide a beverage or food. The beer was fresh, and the chopped chicken salad was out of this world.To my surprise they were showing the UFC fight which was outstanding! I highly recommend this establishment.
Monyette RobinsonMonyette Robinson
07:59 16 Feb 22
This place is awesome. You can bet on mostly any kind of sport. We where going to Sybaris and stopped here for a few drinks and some food while waiting for check in. The wings where delicious and the service was great. I would have giving them 5 stars but they didn't have pizza which i heard is pretty good. I really liked the memorabilia all over the place and the bathroom was clean. Looking forward to visiting again.