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Chicago Bulls: A guide for the basketball fan

Make this season a slam dunk with the best food and drinks near the United Center and lots of great Bulls gear

By Time Out Chicago editors

Posted: Friday September 23 2016

Couldn't make it to the game? Here's where to catch the Bulls.

The glory days of the '90s may be over for the Bulls but they're still among Chicago's most well-loved teams. The NBA squad brings throngs of basketball fans to the United Center each season, just blocks away from the some of the best restaurants in America. Inside the Madhouse on Madison, not much has changed since the days of Michael Jordan—players enter to Alan Parson's "Sirius," Benny the Bull entertains the crowd and corporate bigwigs sit courtside.

For the 2016-17 season, the Bull have added native Chicagoan Dwayne Wade and Rajon Rondo to the team (after bidding farewell to Derrick Rose in the offseason). We may never see another three-peat, but the Bulls are still one of the hottest tickets in town. Whether you've got seats in the nosebleeds or you're watching the game at home, check out our guide to the Chicago Bulls.


Bars to watch the Bulls game

Pull on your new Bulls shirt and grab a bar stool at one of these spots.

Where to eat before the game

Heading to the United Center to see the Bulls (or the 'Hawks)? You'll need to pregame with dinner and beer.

Where to eat after the game

Post-game, celebrate a victory or drown your sorrows with drinks and snacks.

Chicago Bulls T-shirts we love

We spend a lot of time cheering on the Bulls, and we like to look good doing it

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