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Restaurants and bars for before a United Center game

Going to see the Blawkhawks or Bulls play? Pregame with great food and drink before hitting the United Center.

Photograph: Martha Williams Nduja pizza at Coalfire

Before a Blackhawks or Bulls game, you'll need to fuel up—cheering on the home team requires energy and a pregame drink will be much cheaper outside the United Center. Whether you're looking for a sports bar, a place for a quick craft beer or cocktail or a fast dinner, you'll find it at these restaurants.

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Bars, Sports Bars


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The bar stools at this sports bar are extra wide, and the dark room (yes, even in the middle of the day) draws the focus to the game shining brightly from the numerous TVs. It looks as if the nearby United Center may have some competition on its hands: Here you see the game better, cheaper and more comfortably than you would if you were there.

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