Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blackhawks Night at Kroll's

Kroll’s is one of our favorite local bars for many reasons, but recently we went because they were hosting the Chicago Blackhawks City Roadwatch. These events were dreamed up by the marketing genius’s within the Blackhawks organization as a way to connect with the fans while the team was playing on the road. Essentially the Hawks set up various places throughout the city for fans to go watch the team when they're playing on the road.

We didn’t know what to expect, but for the most part it was a good time. The night was jammed pack with all the bells and whistles you would typically find at a Blackhawks game at the United Center. Probably the weirdest and most awkward thing about the whole production was right before the game.

If you’ve ever been to a Hawks game at the UC you’ve probably gotten chills when the first note is struck on the organ for the National Anthem. The fans cheer and it’s truly a unique and memorable experience:

However, when it’s done at a relatively low key bar on a Tuesday night where half the patrons are there for food its kinda awkward. We appreciate the tradition, but let’s only do it at the UC and not at Kroll’s.

Anyway, besides that we had a good time. They had a raffle for Blackhawk tickets, served free shots every time the Hawks scored (they scored three times) and even had goodie bags with chatchkies.

All in all good times at Kroll’s (except the Blackhawks blew a third period lead and lost).

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