United Center on the Near West Side hosts the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls as well as concerts, Disney ice shows, Cirque du Soleil runs and other performances, but for those who want more than concession stand fare, you'll be happy to know that nearby restaurants and bars are proliferating.
Places like Kaiser Tiger, Sausage, Bacon & Beer Bar and West End Bar & Grill offer shuttle bus service to United Center making them particularly convenient. The sandwiches at Capriotti's are outstanding, the pizza couldn't be any more popular at Bonci and Macello or try Monteverde for adventurous turns on Italian fare courtesy of a Top Chef chef. Check out Belly Q for bold takes on traditional dishes from Korea, Japan, Vietnam and China, with a definite nod to American comfort food. There's an entire universe of flavor waiting at myriad restaurants along the West Randolph Street corridor.
At CH Distillery, order The Tradition (CH Vodka served Eastern European-style, with rye bread and pickles) and a burger or grilled cheese to get a fine start on the evening without breaking the bank. Parlor Pizza Bar isn't all about pies - stop in after the game for house made waffle cones packed with ice cream, gelato and toppings from Peeps and pretzels to nuts, fruit and cookies. That's right - we're number one!