Henry's Swing Club
Play a game of pool in between bites of burgers, tamales and s'mores you cook right at your table!
For a laid-back night of delicious drinks, food, and entertainment, Henry's Swing Club has it all. Challenge your friends to complimentary games of pool, or just sit back and relax while you look at their creative menu of sliders - the roast pork and kimchi slider is particularly novel. For vegetarians, the menu still offers decadent dining with the portobello tacos, grilled cheese and tomato sliders, and more. Their drink options include plenty brews for craft beer aficionados to choose from, like the Anchor IPA and Revolution Porter.
Address:18 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, 60654
phone:+1 312 955 8018
Chicago's First Lady
See Chicago's stunning architecture from a new perspective on a boat tour.
Chicago's First Lady provides tours highlighting Chicago's stunning architecture. It's the official tour of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and tour guides (many of whom are architects) receive plenty of training on key architectural highlights in the city. While you're learning about Trump Tower and the Wrigley Building, you can enjoy the cool breeze and views of the water from the boat. If you work up an appetite, there are snacks and beverages available on the boat for purchase.
Address:112 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60601
phone:+1 847 358 1330
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Sample barrels of aged bourbon, Irish whiskey and local brews from the best selection of spirits in Chicago at this store.
In business for over three decades, Warehouse Liquors in South Loop is the ultimate destination for liquor connoisseurs. This store is home to an unrivaled selection of spirits from domestic and Chicago-based breweries and distilleries. Browse through their shelves for locals brands as well as rare finds of craft beer, cider, gin, vodka, whiskey, brandy and liqueurs. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will fill you in on facts and recommendations. This store also organizes weekly wine tastings with artisan cheese and charcuterie.
Address:634 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 60605
phone:+1 312 663 1850
Knife & Tine
A Chicago-rooted neo-bistro, this place serves modern American brunch with an excellent wine selection recommended by their sommelier.
Located in the charming Lincoln Park neighborhood, Knife & Tine is a modern American bistro. Its elegant and chic decor is complemented by contemporary flavors and presentation. Head here for a hearty brunch of biscuits & gravy, Creamsicle French toast, and sausage patties. For lunch, savor main course specialties like rabbit and pork sausage and duck Bolognese. Their sommelier-curated wine list is unrivaled, while their cocktails incorporate products from some of the finest Chicago-based distilleries.
Address:1417 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, 60614
phone:+1 773 697 8311
Enjoy barbecue fresh off the smoker at this restaurant. Its meaty burgers and sandwich make it a favorite among Chicago carnivores.
Attention to detail makes County Barbeque stand out as one of the best barbecue spots in the city. Their barbecue sauces are made in-house and are used to top brisket, spare ribs, and beef tips fresh from the hickory smoker. The country store decor will transport you away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago with its red and white-checkered tablecloths, wood paneling, and a huge American flag on the wall. Quench your thirst with a draft beer or a treat from their extensive bourbon selection.
Address:1352 West Taylor Street, Chicago, 60607
phone:+1 312 929 2528
See your favorite artists up close and personal at this intimate concert venue.
Housed in what used to be a movie theater, Lincoln Hall is full of local history. Owned by the brothers who opened Schubas Tavern, it's a homegrown entertainment venue. The acts who play here are mostly well-known independent artists. Featuring seating upstairs, wooden floors, and some of the original architectural elements, this venue has an intimate ambiance. Come early and enjoy some delicious mac and cheese (or some healthier snacks) before the performance.
Address:2424 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, 60614
phone:+1 773 525 2501
Printers Row Wine Shop
This wine shop offers an eye-popping selection of craft beer, including local labels.
If you're looking to try a wine or beer you've never had before, head to Printers Row Wine Shop and explore their extensive selection of local beer, rare wine, and more. Microbrewed beers are more popular than ever, and there's one to suit every palate at this shop. Some highlights include the Deschutes Mirror Mirror, Pipeworks Hyper Dog, and North Coast Brother Thelonious. If wine is more your speed, come by on Friday evenings for a free wine tasting.
Address:719 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 60605
Kasey's Tavern is a sports bar with character: it holds the second-oldest liquor license in the city.
With its friendly red brick exterior and classic tavern look inside, it's easy to see that Kasey's Tavern is a bar with a history. It boasts many original accents, but has been cleaned up and modernized for contemporary patrons. Patrons visit to enjoy their amazing selection of craft beers and ciders, often while taking in the excitement of a sports game on one of the many TVs. Its inviting atmosphere and old-school charm will win you over when you visit.
Address:701 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 60605
phone:+1 312 427 7992
This neighborhood hangout has everything you need for a fun night out, including two patios and a room full of games!
With 80 varieties of beer on tap, including a good selection of craft beers, it's easy to see why Fat Cat is a popular pre-show destination for those going to the Aragon Ballroom or Riviera Theater. For your entertainment, there are TVs and plenty of fun games like shuffleboard, pool, and giant Jenga. The menu takes classic bar fare and kicks it up a notch with dishes like fried mac and cheese, pork belly nachos, and roasted beet and quinoa salad - not to mention the brunch menu.
Address:4840 North Broadway Street, Chicago, 60686
phone:+1 773 506 3100
Fat Tiger Workshop
Shop for the latest in street style from local designers at this one-of-a-kind shop.
If your'e looking for the perfect souvenir for the fashion fiend in your life, head to Fat Tiger Workshop. This store is worth the trip for its hip, urban clothing designs. They source their goods from local designers, giving the place a decidedly Chicago feel. They offer mostly menswear (including hoodies, shoes, and t-shirts), but there are pieces for women available as well.
Address:2131 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, 60647
phone:+1 773 698 7664
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Get a glimpse of Chicago in the 19th Century at this museum displaying furnishings, lamps, and other artifacts from the era.
See relics from the Gilded Age in one of Chicago's most historical locations. The The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is located inside the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, a grand house from the 19th Century. The house features lamps and other pieces by Tiffany, a glass dome ceiling in the library, and exquisitely crafted wood details throughout. For history and antiques buffs, this museum is a must while in Chicago.
Address:40 East Erie Street, Chicago, 60611
phone:+1 312 482 8933
Enjoy delicious barbecue and burgers to the tune of live country music at this all-American eatery.
Bub City is a hip bar that also serves an amazing range of barbecue dishes and burgers. Located in the Near North Side, the place has a cool and laid-back ambiance, which is perfect for a casual meal or after-work drinks. The fried pickles, Truckstop Cheese & Crackers and pulled barbecue sandwich are some of the standout items on their menu. A range of whiskeys, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages are also available to go with the decadent delicacies. The food may draw you in, but regular events like karaoke and live performances keep visitors coming back.
Address:435 North Clark Street, Chicago, 60654
phone:+1 312 610 4200