As much as Chicago transplants love their adopted home in Arizona, there’s something about that city that runs deep in the veins. That’s why Half Moon Sports Grill in central Phoenix is now Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, complete with Chicago décor and authentic menu items.

A grand re-opening party for the restaurant at 2121 E. Highland Ave. is slated for all day Oct. 10, and that evening, the Chicago Bears and New York Giants will battle it out on the field. The public is invited to enjoy $1 Old Style cans in paper bags (the way they drink it outside of Wrigley Field), $3 Goose Island beers and $5 personal pizzas made the Chicago way—with a thin cracker crust and sweet sauce, based on a third-generation family recipe.

Also, when the Bears score a touchdown, the bar will sell $2.50 blue-and-orange “Bears” shots.
Fans of Chicago food will root for the new menu, featuring favorites like real Vienna beef Chicago dogs with all of the traditional toppings and poppy seed buns flown in from S. Rosen’s; Italian beef sandwiches on hoagie buns from Alpha Baking Company in Chicago; and Eli’s Cheesecake, also “imported” from Chicagoland. The award-winning wings, juicy burgers and other popular items Half Moon fans have come to love are still there, too.

And Half Moon Windy City will be Game Day Central for any sports fans, thanks to a full upgrade with 32 new HD TVs, a new audiovisual system and games on TV with sound every Sunday.

The new menus and drinks lists are available at: For more information, call 602-977-2700.


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