Chicago’s United Center on the Near West Side may be home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls as well as concerts, musicals and other performances, but for those who want more options than what the concession stands offer, hit up a local restaurant or bar.
Places like Hawkeye’s Bar and Grill and Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House offer shuttle bus service to the United Center which makes them particularly convenient. If you’re heading to the UC for a sporting event, enjoy some pre-game festivities at Hawkeye’s where fans soak up the environment by watching coverage on any of the 20 high definition televisions located throughout the bar.
Not far from the United Center is Little Italy and Greektown. Both areas have several restaurants that serve up authentic Italian and Greek dishes including Greek Islands and Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap, popular among Blackhawks players.
If you want to go a little higher-end, check out Belly Q or any of the restaurants along W. Randolph Street.
Craft beer lovers with also want a delicious dining experience will want to check out places like Three Aces in Little Italy or Haymarket Pub and Brewery. Both places have an outstanding selection of craft beer and food and you can even tour the brewery on Sundays at Haymarket.