Diners won’t need a United Center event ticket to dine at Queenie’s Supper Club, the new restaurant that opens today at the home of the Bulls and Blackhawks. It’s a twist on a Wisconsin tradition from Heisler Hospitality — the owners of Bad Hunter, Pub Royale, and Sportsman’s Club — and operated by arena concessionaire Levy. For now, the restaurant will only be open during concerts and games but there are plans to expand hours.
The restaurant features a balcony that fans can see as they enter the arena through the atrium that houses the statue of Bulls legend Michael Jordan. There’s also a giant neon vertical sign announcing the restaurant’s presence. The owners wanted an upscale menu with steaks and seafood, avoiding the cliched sports bar environment. Don’t worry — there are still plenty of spaces inside the UC where customers can find that.
Queenie’s blends modern amenities, like fancy video screens, with classic charm. Big leather seats, taxidermy, and a serious bar are part of the restaurant’s atmosphere. There’s a piano in the center space and a private event room.
Walk through the space below. Queenie’s opens at 5 p.m. today before Maroon 5 takes the stage.