Tailgating twists in the NFC North

Updated: October 30, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

Before the Bears and Lions' "Monday Night Football" game last week, I decided to switch up my tailgating routine, taking the party from the parking lot to the water.

It all started at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier, where the Bloody Mary bar was stocked and Bears fans were out in droves. After a couple of drinks, some good grub and the requisite pregame smack talk with outnumbered Detroit fans, everyone in the bar emptied out (road brews in hand) to a waiting boat and ...

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