According to a recent article from the Chicago Eater, a new bar called The Barn Hockey Bar will soon open at 1659 West Ogden Avenue.
“We will be lining up our opening date with the Black Hawks’ opening season date,” Spencer Montgomery, the partner and general manager of The Barn, told What Now Chicago.
“One of the standout features of The Barn Hockey Bar is a Zamboni from Johnny’s West, which was cut in half and integrated into the wall, which will provide ample Instagram-worthy moments for our customers. The bar counter itself is adorned with inlaid pucks, and we just painted a fresh coat of paint for the building. Our menu options will be elevated bar food, with fun hockey slang throughout its entirety.”
“While hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks are undoubtedly the stars of the show here, Barn Hockey Bar will cater to all sports and hockey fans. The space is perfect for this, as we just revitalized this historic sports bar. We will also be opening an expanded bar area adjacent to “the Gilmore room” which offers two ball simulators for golf, making it an ideal space for company parties, bachelor gatherings, or private events,” he added.
Barn Hockey Bar is described as more than just a place to grab a drink; its goal is to be a gathering spot for like-minded hockey fans. With game sounds filling the air and a strong hockey community presence, it’s the perfect spot to unite with fellow enthusiasts, as Shane expressed.
The man behind this dream, with a decade of experience working in the hockey scene and a passion for playing amateur hockey, Spencer also strives to amplify the local youth hockey scene. He has 10 years of working in the hockey industry and is in his eighth season overall at Saint Ignatius College Prep as the Hockey Director and Head Varsity Coach for his two seasons. Spencer has coached for the Chicago Blackhawks Brick Teams, Chicago Stallions, Portland Junior Pirates (ME), and Bedford Bears (NY).
The journey to Barn Hockey Bar began with a connection, as Spencer met Paul and forged a friendship. Paul Marobella, who sits on the Blackhawks Foundation Board, will bring his own wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the table.