Gilbert, AZ 85298
Phoenix New Times's Description
Given its moniker honoring legendary Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, it ain't shocking that this sports bar in the heart of Gilbert is a monument to the Monsters of the Midway. Photos of the great godhead himself, Mike Ditka, adorn the walls alongside pictures of "Refrigerator" Perry, Soldier Field, and other Bears memorabilia. Despite its obvious favoritism toward the Windy City, fans of Ohio State and local sports squads are also welcome -- with the exception of those who root for the University of Arizona. For some reason, Payton's proprietors seem to detest the Wildcats. In addition to all the sports nuts, inside you'll find more than 30 flat-screens, a pair of pool tables, and a menu of traditional pub grub. Drink-wise, the bar is home to 19 domestic and import beers and drafts are available for $3 a pint. Have a cheap drink regardless of your allegiance; just make sure you don't block anyone's view when Da Bears are on, bub.