Sportswriters Know Sports Pubs! ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is No Different.

When last call is looming and a cold beer before hotel check-inis needs to wrap up a long drive and a longer day Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub is the place. We appreciate the choice ESPN's Pierre LeBrun made for his last stop of the day and first stop in Chicago.

There was the car ride with Tim Wharnsby of The Globe and Mail. It began one Sunday morning in Toronto, then we took a six-hour break in Detroit, where we covered the Wings-Ducks playoff game Sunday evening, before we headed to Chicago that night to catch last call at Mother Hubbard's in the Windy City. All told, nine hours of driving, an NHL game in between, and a few hours' sleep before Canucks-Hawks the next day. Ah, life as a sportswriter!

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Read more at his blog.

Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub, 5 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States

Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub in Chicago's River North neighborhood is a gathering place for locals and tourist alike for over 20 years.