I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan recently relocated to the Wilmington area for work for a few months. The plus of this is that I'll manage to be in North Carolina when the Hawks come to town. I've already got tickets to that particular game, but I was curious if you guys had any tips on where to go before/after the game, etc. I've heard the big thing at Canes games is tailgating, which would be very cool for an NHL game. Any tips on that would be appreciated. (FYI- if you suggest a restaurant or bar, please keep in mind that I'm an early 20's dude and I'll be attending with my mid-40's father who dislikes loud noises, so if you could tailor your suggestion to that I'd be very appreciative)
Also- I saw the FanPost about the Wilmington Ale House, and I must say I've been there a couple of times and it seems like a decent place to watch a hockey game (even had the Penguins- Islanders game on a couple of TVs Tuesday night). Any other suggestions for a good place to go to watch a game?
Thanks again Caniacs.