Bill Murray To Open Caddyshack-Themed Bar In Chicago

Bill Murray In 'Caddyshack'

If you happen to be in the Chicago area in 2017 and find yourself looking for bars and restaurants that celebrate Harold Ramis’ 1980s golf comedy Caddyshack, you’re in luck. Bill Murray, alongside his five Murray brothers, including co-star/co-writer Brian Doyle-Murray, are teaming up to produce the themed bar in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, just north of the city in the village of Rosemont.

As the local Daily Herald notes, the bar/restaurant is one of two in the works in the area, as they’ve also secured a verbal agreement for an 11,000-square space inside the hotel. They’re now working on getting a written lease, according to Mayor Brad Stephens.

This location is still in very early development, to be clear, with blueprints yet to be commissioned. This is not the first Caddyshack-themed location owned and operated by the brothers, however. They previously opened the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant in 2001 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida.

All six brothers — including chef Andy, financial executive Ed and fellow actors Joel and John, in addition to Bill and Brian — worked as caddies at the Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, which serves as the inspiration for the screenplay which Brian co-penned. They were all inducted into the Western Golf Association’s Caddie Hall of Fame last year, because that exists.

The recently announced bar/restaurant is scheduled to open in late summer 2017. Initially, the plans were to open the restaurant in Rosemont’s MB Financial Park entertainment district, but Andy, who also runs the Florida location, was told by the mayor that no spots were available.

Tell us, do you plan to visit this new location when it opens next year? And what does a Caddyshack-themed bar/restaurant need to be legit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.