|The Captain Johnny Toews with Cup in Hand Entering The Scout Early in the Morning on June 25th|
After a long night of screams, endless car horns, high-fives, beer and of course Chelsea Dagger, we miraculously got a wake up jolt about the Blackhawks and the much ballyhooed Stanley Cup heading to The Scout (1301 S. Wabash) around 5:30am.
Ironically we've been talking about this possibility for years. Back in 2011 when we found out that The Scout owner was involved with The Pony (in Lakeview - where the Hawks celebrated the 2010 Stanley Cup victory) we "dreamed" about them coming to our neighborhood for the next celebration:
Some other people might remember hearing about the Pony Inn since it was where many of the Blackhawks celebrated the night they got home from winning the Stanley Cup. Hopefully they repeat and decide to christen The Scout with a visit from Lord Stanley's Cup. We can dream, can't we?Crazy.
Anyway, besides the fact that THE HAWKS WON THE CUP, the key takeaway from yesterdays early morning celebration is that The Scout is now well known in Chicago.
Not sure how or why they came to the Sloop (one theory: Brent Seabrook is often seen at The Scout and we're pretty sure he's friends with Chris Bravos, the owner), but it's gotta be good for business.
Congrats to the Hawks and congrats to The Scout - your establishment will always have a place in Chicago sports lore!
And for those obsessed with following the cups every move, we suggest this handy Stanley Cup Tracker. Not sure who's updating it, but it will be pretty cool assuming it stays current.
|The Captain - Johnny Toews in 2010 arriving at The Pony (1638 W. Belmont)|