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How Seahawks fans find community at a Chicago sports bar

By Leah Vann
Medill Reports

Fans packed the Brownstone Tavern & Grill in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood for the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Green Bay Packers game in the NFC Divisional playoff.

While the Seahawks lost their NFC Divisional game to the Green Bay Packers 28-23, their Chicago-area fans shared with me the story of how they’ve created a community home far from home.

The Brownstone Tavern & Grill on Lincoln Avenue is “standing-room only,”  when I arrive. It’s more spacious than the Toons Bar & Grill, the Kansas Chiefs’ North Side bar on Southport Avenue. Continue reading