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13 Great Places to Eat and Drink Near the Blackhawks Parade and Rally

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Hey Chicago, your Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in the last six years. And besides tours with the cup, celebrations at seemingly every bar, and the pride in knowing that the city is home to the best professional hockey team, that also means that the city will throw a huge parade downtown on Thursday at 10 a.m. which this year will end with a rally at Soldier Field. When you get hungry before, during or after, or want a drink to celebrate the moment, head to one of these 13 spots along the parade route or near the rally.

Eater Chicago intern Megan Wenzl contributed to this story.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blackwood BBQ

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28 S Clinton St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 631-3431
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The fast-casual barbecue place opens bright and early at 7:30 a.m., is conveniently located steps from the parade route, and offers biscuits and gravy, biscuit sandwiches, and "hash for a bunch" that feeds up to 10 people for just $44.99. Not a bad way to fill your belly to start your celebration. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Hannah's Bretzel

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555 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 621-1111
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The local artisan sandwich chain has many locations in the Loop near the parade, but the Monroe Street spot opens at 7 a.m. and is mere feet from the beginning. Stop in for an array of sandwiches, spreads, coffee drinks and muffins that use organic ingredients such as truffled goat cheese, nitrate-free bacon, and Alaskan smoked salmon. [Photo: Facebook]

3. South Branch Tavern & Grille

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100 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 546-6177
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The riverside bar and eatery is opening at 9 a.m. specifically for the parade. Watch the cup go by from a riverside table. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Rivers Restaurant

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30 S Wacker Dr, Chicago
IL, 60606
(312) 559-1515
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The longtime bistro on Wacker Drive is right on the river -- and the parade route -- and opens at 7 a.m. Sit down for a plated breakfast and start your day with a mimosa or a bloody Mary. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Cochon Volant

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100 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 236-1234
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Recently opened in the Hyatt Central Hotel, right along the parade route and helmed by noteworthy chef Roland Liccioni, this pretty French-themed spot serves an array of benedicts, dips, cocktails, and much more starting early in the morning. [Photo: Facebook]

6. ROOF on theWit

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201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 239-9502
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Celebrate the parade from high above with a live DJ, drinks and breakfast, as Roof opens early at 10 a.m. [Photo: Roof on the Wit]

7. Elephant & Castle

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111 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 236-6656
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The English-themed pub and restaurant opens at 6:30 a.m. and is a block off the parade route. Stop in for a pint, a large breakfast, or a burger while you celebrate the Hawks. [Photo: Elephant & Castle]

8. Lockwood Restaurant

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17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 917-3404
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The main restaurant in the historic Palmer House Hilton hotel is near the end of the route and a great option for a nice meal and a drink before heading to Soldier Field for the rally. [Photo: Facebook]

9. The Gage

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24 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 372-4243
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The Michigan Avenue upscale English pub-style stalwart is opening early at 10 a.m., and there may not be a better stop near the parade's end than the parade itself. Acanto next door opens at 11 a.m. [Photo: Barry Brecheisen]

10. Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 940-3552
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One of the hottest openings of the year, the restored historic hotel on Michigan Avenue is very close to the parade end and home to Paul McGee cocktails, food and drink from the early morning until late at night, and Shake Shack burgers. Cindy's rooftop opens at 3 p.m. [Photo: Marc Much]

11. Kim & Carlo's Chicago Style Hot Dogs

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1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Before or after the rally, when a hot dog may sounds really goo, head to this tiny stand outside Soldier Field and grab one. [Photo: Facebook]

12. Burger Bar

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1150 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 988-0162
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The new South Loop location of the extensive burger-themed bar and menu is just blocks from the rally at Soldier Field, and 670 The Score will broadcast live from here beginning at 9 a.m. [Photo: Burger Bar]

13. The Spoke & Bird

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205 E 18th St
Chicago, IL 60616
(805) 703-4081
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Here's a great spot for breakfast, coffee, lunch and craft beer right by Soldier Field. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Blackwood BBQ

28 S Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661

The fast-casual barbecue place opens bright and early at 7:30 a.m., is conveniently located steps from the parade route, and offers biscuits and gravy, biscuit sandwiches, and "hash for a bunch" that feeds up to 10 people for just $44.99. Not a bad way to fill your belly to start your celebration. [Photo: Facebook]

28 S Clinton St
Chicago, IL 60661

2. Hannah's Bretzel

555 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661

The local artisan sandwich chain has many locations in the Loop near the parade, but the Monroe Street spot opens at 7 a.m. and is mere feet from the beginning. Stop in for an array of sandwiches, spreads, coffee drinks and muffins that use organic ingredients such as truffled goat cheese, nitrate-free bacon, and Alaskan smoked salmon. [Photo: Facebook]

555 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60661

3. South Branch Tavern & Grille

100 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

The riverside bar and eatery is opening at 9 a.m. specifically for the parade. Watch the cup go by from a riverside table. [Photo: Facebook]

100 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606

4. Rivers Restaurant

30 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60606

The longtime bistro on Wacker Drive is right on the river -- and the parade route -- and opens at 7 a.m. Sit down for a plated breakfast and start your day with a mimosa or a bloody Mary. [Photo: Facebook]

30 S Wacker Dr, Chicago
IL, 60606

5. Cochon Volant

100 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

Recently opened in the Hyatt Central Hotel, right along the parade route and helmed by noteworthy chef Roland Liccioni, this pretty French-themed spot serves an array of benedicts, dips, cocktails, and much more starting early in the morning. [Photo: Facebook]

100 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603

6. ROOF on theWit

201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

Celebrate the parade from high above with a live DJ, drinks and breakfast, as Roof opens early at 10 a.m. [Photo: Roof on the Wit]

201 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

7. Elephant & Castle

111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

The English-themed pub and restaurant opens at 6:30 a.m. and is a block off the parade route. Stop in for a pint, a large breakfast, or a burger while you celebrate the Hawks. [Photo: Elephant & Castle]

111 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603

8. Lockwood Restaurant

17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

The main restaurant in the historic Palmer House Hilton hotel is near the end of the route and a great option for a nice meal and a drink before heading to Soldier Field for the rally. [Photo: Facebook]

17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603

9. The Gage

24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

The Michigan Avenue upscale English pub-style stalwart is opening early at 10 a.m., and there may not be a better stop near the parade's end than the parade itself. Acanto next door opens at 11 a.m. [Photo: Barry Brecheisen]

24 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

10. Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

One of the hottest openings of the year, the restored historic hotel on Michigan Avenue is very close to the parade end and home to Paul McGee cocktails, food and drink from the early morning until late at night, and Shake Shack burgers. Cindy's rooftop opens at 3 p.m. [Photo: Marc Much]

12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

11. Kim & Carlo's Chicago Style Hot Dogs

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Before or after the rally, when a hot dog may sounds really goo, head to this tiny stand outside Soldier Field and grab one. [Photo: Facebook]

1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

12. Burger Bar

1150 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

The new South Loop location of the extensive burger-themed bar and menu is just blocks from the rally at Soldier Field, and 670 The Score will broadcast live from here beginning at 9 a.m. [Photo: Burger Bar]

1150 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

13. The Spoke & Bird

205 E 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616

Here's a great spot for breakfast, coffee, lunch and craft beer right by Soldier Field. [Photo: Facebook]

205 E 18th St
Chicago, IL 60616

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