Mar 22, 2024 - Food and Drink

The new Barn is a throwback for hockey lovers

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The Barn in the West Loop goes all in on hockey. Photo: Justin Kaufmann/Axios

The Barn Hockey Bar has popped up on Ogden near the United Center.

Why it matters: If you're heading to the UC to watch Connor Bedard and the Blackhawks, there may be a new pregame spot to get your hockey on.

Vibe: It's all about the ice. First off, the name's a throwback to when the Blackhawks played at Chicago Stadium (nicknamed The Barn).

  • There's the usual array of TVs and memorabilia, but The Barn goes further with the decor, featuring air hockey games and a bar plastered with hockey trading cards.
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Poutine in Chicago! Photo: Justin Kaufmann/Axios

What to order: The Le Habitat Poutine or the Za'mboni pies (pizza). Cocktails are hockey-themed, too.

The bottom line: Why not? With the 'Hawks sporting one of the worst records in the entire league, we need to find hockey wins wherever we can take them.

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Who's got next? Photo: Justin Kaufmann/Axios
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