So you love hockey and you love the Chicago Blackhawks. You love to cheer, jeer and drink some beer while watching their game with a crowd that loves and loathes the same team as you do. You love the rivalry but you also want it friendly. Then, you’ll love Rivalry’s River-Level bar dedicated to Illinois and Chicago sports.
At Rivalry’s lower riverfront level, you’ll get nothing less than good food, signature drinks, state-of-the-art sound system, subtle sports-themed interior featuring striking art pieces and iconic figures, an atmosphere that builds upon Rivalry’s tagline – “Love thy neighbor, loathe their team”, and most importantly, a great place to watch every Chicago Blackhawk’s game.
When it comes to the menu, the neutral zone doesn’t exist. From the signature appetizers to the main dishes, you can tell that the gastronomic line up is intended to keep the appetite up and the rivalry going. There’s the Rivalry Nachos with the option to add braised chicken or pork belly, the Chicago-style hot dog, the Chicago cheeseburger featuring 2-year cheddar, horseradish aioli, and brioche, and the deep dish and hand-tossed Chicago pizza, to name a few.
Breaking away from being a typical beer place, Rivalry gets a power play with its old fashioned and signature cocktails including Chicago Old Fashioned and Top Margarita. For brunch, you can try the house-made Sangria, Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Mojitos along with some Red Velvet Pancakes or Goat Cheese & Roasted Tomato Omelettes, among many others.
With an interestingly classy and dynamic interior that creates an atmosphere of friendly but fierce, and fun but not in-your-face competition, this dual-level sports bar definitely gets some good points with stick handling the spirit of RIVALRY so the loathing doesn’t get overboard and end up in fights and jeers.
223 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202