Gaijin has long been one of Chicago’s top spots, but did you know about its excellent happy hour? Photo courtesy of Gaijin


Where To Eat and Drink Near the United Center


The United Center is home to the Bulls and Blackhawks, and the arena also plays host to some of Chicago’s biggest events, such as visiting mega-stars like Madonna and Pitbull. Yes, there are strong concessions on-site, mainly of the pizza-and-pretzel variety, but the United Center is also conveniently close to the West Loop — and all of the world-class dining that comes with it. So, next time you’re heading to a game or concert there, the pro move is to pre- (or post!) game with awesome happy hour deals, Korean barbecue, handmade pasta, or Michelin-recognized Indian food. Here’s your guide to eating and drinking near the United Center.