Ice, Ice Baby

With the Stanley Cup so close Chicagoans can almost taste it, the city is abuzz with hockey fever as the NHL playoffs drag on. No matter your neighborhood, here are some of the best bars to watch the Blackhawks dominate in May’s most anticipated showdown. After all, sharks may smell blood, but our Hawks show no mercy.

Bars Offering Shuttle Services to the United Center

Bottom Lounge

Try the Center Ice cocktail (Appleton rum, ginger ale, and lime), while watching the our hockey studs get checked into the glass from the 40-foot screen in the famous tiki-themed Volcano Room.

1375 W. Lake St., Chicago

Crossroads Bar and Grill

Catch the bus, while grabbing some free gear. Crossroads will be auctioning off a jersey at every home game. And as if you needed another incentive, appetizers are 1/2 price with your ticket stub for all the post-game action.

1120 W. Madison, Chicago

Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill

Appropriately named, this Taylor Street locale offers the Hawks in hi-def all season long. Besides a free lift to the game, a Hawks alum will be signing autographs before one of the playoff home games to amp the crowd up even more. As if that were possible.

1458 W. Taylor St., Chicago

Durkins Tavern

Durkins provides Northsiders ice cold beers and a $5 shuttle to every home game of the year.

810 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago

Free Swag

Junior’s Sports Lounge

Budweiser has partnered with this UK Village hotspot to give away hats and tees during all playoff games so you can bleed black and red.

724 W. Maxwell St., Chicago

Puck This, Sharks.