Alan Hincks likes the simple things: a cold beer, hot wings and a good game.

He found them when he was a regular at Dundee Tavern, his neighborhood pub in Douglass Loop.

“It was a very successful sports bar family atmosphere,” Hincks said.

He compared it to Cheers, a place where everyone knows your name, but the tavern had a change of ownership about a year and a half ago.

“They turned it into the Gastropub,” Hincks said.

The old tavern took a high-end turn.

“They brought in really good food products. The service was good too. It just didn't have the same atmosphere and culture that Dundee Tavern had,” Hincks said.

So Hincks took matters into his own hands. He bought the Dundee Gastropub and went from customer to owner. He's making some changes.

“I'm bringing it back to what it used to be,” Hincks said.

He wanted his hole-in-the-wall sports bar back, with quality food at a reasonable price. Apparently the neighborhood wanted it too.

“I've been coming here since I was ten, so I'm excited to have it back,” customer Trey Schilffarth said.

“I'm going to get their tavern burger, and I'm so excited,” customer Connie Schilffarth said.

Hincks is also bringing the blackened chicken pasta back, which he said many people asked about.

"You can find some of the best wings in town.”

He even brought back the former chef in addition to keeping the chef from the Dundee Gastropub.

If you liked the menu at the gastropub, you can still find some of the best-selling items on the menu.

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