Da Bus

Da Bus Tailgating
At A Glance

Home Team: Chicago Bears
Tailgating Since:  1990
Website:  www.da-Bus.com
  31st. Street Tailgating Lot
Typical Tailgate Size:  100 Tailgaters
Signature Drink:  Tailgate Beer
Best Local Beer:   Goose Island
Tailgate Cruiser:  da Bus
Awards:  Campbells Soup Chunky Chili Best Tailgate Football Card featuring Da Bus (2002), Food Network's Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri Champion  (2009), Food Network's Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri Runner-Up (2010)
Member Since: December 7, 2008

Member Bio:
A converted Blue Bird Bus anchors the tailgating efforts of this tailgating group, helmed by frontman Tim Shanley, who was handed the keys to da Bus in 2000.  Timmy has missed six and only six Chicago Bears home games since 1984, which is an incredible feat considering that he moved to Austin, Texas prior to the 2008 season.  Timmy racks up nearly 16,000 frequent flyer miles every year in order to throw da Bus tailgates and will surpass 100,000 miles by the end of the 2013 season.  In 20??, Da Crew from Da Bus created TailgatingforHunger.com, a charity that conbats hunger across the Chicagoland area by grilling an 800lb full cow on a state fo the art, custom rotating rotisserie during their tailgate.  Approximately 500 pounds of beef are donated each week as part of this effort.

Typical Gameday Spread:
Our typical gameday spread consists of the following: an approximately 800 lb cow (grilled and donated to the hungry), 30 lbs pork loin (sandwiches w/dijon mayo), 40 lbs beef roast (sandwiches w/giardiniera), 40 lbs "Bus Wings", 40 lbs boneless skinless chicken thigh (stir fry with scallion), 20 lbs thin cut pork chops (sandwich w/grilled onions).

Hall of Fame Credentials:
Over 40 players spanning 7 decades of Chicago Bears Football have boarded and signed this rolling tribute to the Chicago Bears. The doors to Da Bus are open to all fans across the NFL landscape which have included visitors from as far away as England and Japan! Da Bus and it's Crew serve up tantalizing tidbits of tailgating fare in an extremely unique and exciting way that is guaranteed to entertain you. Expect live music and big crowds when you head out to Da Bus on gameday!

da Bus Tailgating Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Tailgater Timmy from da Bus