South Loop bars face off for charity
11/02/2012 5:27 PM
Buddy Guy’s Legends and George’s Lounge, two neighboring bars on opposite sides of Wabash Avenue in the South Loop, faced off with a tug of war Saturday night across the street.
The idea was formed when a bouncer at George’s did an airplane-pulling contest at O’Hare to benefit Special Olympics, and Buddy Guy’s bouncers boasted they could do it, too. They decided to show down in a tug of war, and they raised a couple of hundred dollars for Special Olympics themselves in promoting the event, George’s owner Robert Skahill said.
Buddy Guy’s ended up winning the event — maybe because they were allowed four employees to George’s two. Overall, Skahill said the event was a success, and they’re hoping to expand it next year.
“Export Gym, The Scout — everybody’s got a couple of big, tough guys who’ll want to get in on this,” Skahill said.