Club 400 is a 2,300 square-foot place dedicated solely to the Chicago Cubs. It was a lifelong dream of Stewart McVicar. The goal was to create the best place to watch his beloved Chicago Cubs when he could not be at Wrigley Field. “You can’t go to all the Cubs games,” McVicar said, “so the goal was to build the next best thing.”
The dream turned into a four-year project that he put his heart and soul into. No detail was overlooked. The project was started in 2009 and completed in 2013, just in time to celebrate his 40th birthday with friends and family.
Its focal point is the Cubs-themed bar. Fifty bats line the perimeter of the Cubs-shaped logo, and all of them have been signed by 2016 Cubs World Series Champions and past Cubs legends.
The basement has three brick walls made from the same brick that has been used for all of Wrigley Field’s renovations. Authentic Wrigley Field bricks signed by Ernie Banks and Ron Santo have been built into these walls.
Today, Club 400 contains many pieces of memorabilia from Wrigley Field including bases, turnstiles, a locker, an organ, seats, bats, baseballs, rosin bags, cleats, and countless other items.
The basement would not be complete without the ultimate game-day entertainment setup: 10 TVs, a 92-inch projection screen, and four live feeds. There are also separate bathrooms for men and women. When there isn’t a Cubs game on, guests can play one of the many arcade or table games.
“Club 400 has it all,” McVicar said, ”but what good would it be without sharing it with the best fans in baseball!”