2016 was an exciting year for Chicago. The Cubs brought a championship home to the city for the first time in 108 years. Residents were treated to culinary adventures like "Saved By The Bell" Pop-Up Restaurants and cereal-inspired cocktails. And now, Chicago native Bill Murray is giving Chicagoans another reason to get excited:
a Caddyshack-themed bar.
Esquire reports that Bill and his five brothers (Brian, John, Ed, Andy, and Joel in case it ever comes up in trivia) are in the process of turning 11,000 square feet inside the city’s Crown Plaza hotel into a sports bar based on the 1980 comedy.
A timeless classic, Caddyshack was written by Bill Murray's brother Brian Doyle-Murray and based loosely off the experiences of the brothers who grew up on Chicago’s north shore and spent summers working as caddies at the local private country club.
According to the Daily Herald, the Crown Plaza location will become the second golf-themed bar owned by the Murray Bros, as they co-opened a similar operation in 2001 located St. Augustine, Florida, right next to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
We’re not sure exactly which of the movie’s references or jokes will be carried over to the restaurant, but there should be plenty to choose from. Perhaps some Snickers bars floating in a fountain? Or gophers on the loose inside the billiards tables? Maybe just a wall painted with all of Rodney Dangerfield’s amazing one-liners?
Whatever it includes, we think we know what you’ll find on the jukebox.
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