With the Utica Comets season almost underway the crowds gathering at the brand new '72 Tavern & Grill' will be increasing both before and after games. If you haven't seen the new sports bar and restaurant, you need to.

One of the coolest elements of the new addition to the Adirondack Bank Center may actually be a small keychain. In this case, their official drink chip. That's right, when a friend or someone at the bar decides to buy you a drink you will receive a small, miniature foam hockey puck, keychain.

This creative take on an age-old tavern or bar tradition is perfect for any Utica hockey fan. For some, the chip will be instantly redeemed for their next libation. For others, it will go right with the rest of the collection of dangling decor you carry everywhere with you.

So, the next time you decide to have a drink or two have them at '72.'

Andrew Derminio