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Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan

The 'Hawks are back on the ice and it's time to celebrate at bars and restaurants while remembering the team's past championships


While Chicago will forever be a Cubs and Bears town, it's more enjoyable to consider this a hockey city. After all, the Blackhawks are the good team, the one that wins championships. Weird to think that a decade ago, the NHL squad was not on television and tickets for its games at the United Center cost less than a craft cocktail. Today, the 'Hawks pack the arena on Madison Street, just west of one of the best restaurant hubs in America. It's not even that far from downtown and Grant Park, which makes those victory parades a breeze. No pressure, fellas, but we'd like one of those every year.

Where to drink

Where to eat

Show your Blackhawks pride

The best Chicago Blackhawks apparel

The best Chicago Blackhawks apparel

Victory is the Chicago Blackhawks’ once again, and it’s time we all dress like champions. You can find all sorts of Chicago Blackhawks’ merchandise online....

2015 Stanley Cup celebrations