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Food & Drink

Kuma's Corner

5.0 Stars
( 5 Reviews ) Tags: burger, heavy metal

Burgers that would bite your fucking head off if they could ...view spot

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Food & Drink

The Signature Lounge

3.0 Stars
( 5 Reviews ) Tags: tourist, views

some of the best views in Chicago ...view spot

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Sears Tower

2.5 Stars
( 4 Reviews ) Tags: skydeck

Chicago's iconic landmark ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Local Culture / Music & Entertainment / Nightlife

Kingston Mines

5.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: bar, blues, chicago blues, lincoln park, music

Best Chicago Blues in the City ...view spot

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Piece

4.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: brewery, live music, pizza

Laid-back local brewery and pizzeria with live events almost every night. Brews change often; pizza ... ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Nightlife

The Violet Hour

3.66666666667 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: cocktails, speakeasy

The Best Cocktail in Chicago ...view spot

Shops & Markets

The Brown Elephant

3.66666666667 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: thrift

similar, but way better than goodwill ...view spot

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Music & Entertainment

The Music Box Theatre

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: films, indie, romantic

old-school theatre showcasing great indie films ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Nightlife

Danny's

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: dancing, danny's, dj, hipster, indie, wickerpark

One of Wicker Park's last, true hipster hangouts. ...view spot

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Art / Attractions / Nature & Outdoors

Millennium Park

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: architecture, art, bean, cloud gate, public

one of the most successful concepts combining art, architecture and public space ...view spot

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Music & Entertainment

FitzGerald's

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bar, club, roadhouse, roots music

legendary road house, great roots music ...view spot

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The Green Mill

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: al capone, cocktails, jazz, poetry slam, uptown

Cocktails, Jazz, and Mob History ...view spot

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Art / Local Culture / Shops & Markets

Quimby's Bookstore

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: art, books, bookstore, comics, indie culture, zines

the place for indie books and zines ...view spot

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Local Culture / Shops & Markets

Clothes Optional

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: consumption, cool, stores, vintage

Vintage store with tons 'o neat stuff ...view spot

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Attractions / Food & Drink / Gay Friendly

Hamburger Mary's

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: burgers, drag queen bingo, fried twinkies, smores

Drag Queen Bingo! ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Sushi Para II

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: byob, sushi buffet

Sushi Gem ...view spot

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Art / Attractions

Art Institute Of Chicago

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: art, chicago history., free, museum

Art museum and school on Michigan Ave. ...view spot

Food & Drink

The Bagel

3.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bagels, breakfast, deli, diner, lox, parking lot

Onion Bagels and Cabbage Soup! ...view spot

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Navy Pier

2.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: boats, ferris wheel, fireworks, food, imax, music, overpriced, pier, rides, shopping, theater, tourists

Tourist hot-spot that should be avoided ...view spot

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Gay Friendly / Shops & Markets

Hollywood Mirror

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: accessories, clothes, color, costume, crazy, punk, rock, vintage

Crazy vintage and rock stuff. Lil bit of everything weird. ...view spot

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Local Culture / Music & Entertainment / Nature & Outdoors / Nightlife

Ravinia Festival

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: concerts, festival, music, outdoor, picnic

Awesome outdoor music venue! ...view spot

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Attractions / Nature & Outdoors

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: films, grant park, movies, picnic

Classic flicks under the stars ...view spot

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Harlo Grill

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: breakfast, burgers, open 24 hours, shakes

Hamburger stand since 1953 ...view spot

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Music & Entertainment / Nightlife

The Empty Bottle

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: cheap, drink specials, indie music, live music

Famous indie venue with shows every night of the week ...view spot

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The Taste Of Chicago

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: drinks, festival, food, local, stalls

Eat your way through the city ...view spot

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Theatre Building Chicago

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: musicals, theater, writers' workshops

See new musicals from emerging writers! ...view spot

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Art / Beauty & Health / Shops & Markets

Jolie Fleur

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: beautiful, conrad, florist, flowers, love, occasion, perfect

For any occasion, make sure you say it right with a bouquet from Jolie Fleur. ...view spot

Food & Drink

Volo Restaurant Winebar

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: food, fun, patio, wine

Wine with a view ...view spot

Art

Lill Street Art Center

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: artist, ceramics, jewelry making, painting, pottery, sewing

Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a ... ...view spot

Food & Drink

The Map Room

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: corner pub, imported beer, international night, neighborhood tavern

A fine Chicago beer bar ...view spot

Attractions / Nature & Outdoors

Museum Campus

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: grant park, skyline views, uncrowded

Skyline views from Grant Park's south end ...view spot

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Music & Entertainment / Nightlife

Butterfly Social Club

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: amazing bartenders, chill, dj, fun crowd, good drinks, organic bar

Ultra-modern and laid-back ...view spot

Gay Friendly / Music & Entertainment / Nightlife

Green Dolphin Street

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: drinks, house music, monday nights

Boom Boom Room: Time for House ...view spot

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Attractions / Local Culture

Museum Of Science And Industry

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: airplanes, christmas trees, exhibits, imax, museums, submarine

Exhibits galore for everyone! ...view spot

Food & Drink

Matchbox

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: cool bartenders, gimlet, small bar

Hidden gem on the corner... ...view spot

Food & Drink

Caffe De Luca

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: cafe, coffee shop, italian, lunch

Little Italy in Bucktown ...view spot

Gay Friendly / Nightlife

Chances Dances At Subterranean

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: dancing, glbt

Monthly GLBTQ dance party ...view spot

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Sweet Honeybee Bakery

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: brazo de mercedes, cheap cupcakes, key line cupcake, red velvet, tiramisu

Yummy cupcakes! ...view spot

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Bleeding Heart Bakery

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: bakery, cafe, cupcakes, organic

Punk Rock Pastry (+ it's organic!) ...view spot

Shops & Markets

Myopic Books

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: lenny the cat, used books

used books galore ...view spot

Top Neighborhoods in Chicago

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Wicker Park / Bucktown

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Tags: artsy, boutiques, restaurants, trendy, urban, vintage

super hip (bordering on "too cool"), this neighborhood is home to clubs, bars, art collectives, ...

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Lakeview

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Boystown, Wrigleyville, East Lakeview, West Lakeview...so many different areas all within one neighborhood! This is ...

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The Loop

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Welcome to the home of all those 9-5'ers...home to the Financial District and other reputable ...

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West Town / Ukranian Village

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West of Ashland and South of Division...Holla!

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Lincoln Park

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North Side

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Andersonville

5.0 Stars
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Oh Clark Street...How you've changed in the past 10 years.

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Streeterville

1.0 Stars
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tourists, highly-taxed shopping, impossible traffic, the most crowded H&M you've ever been to

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Bucktown/Wicker Park

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Kind of a mix of young professionals and hipster types. Fairly bustling due to the ...

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Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

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Just northwest of Lakeview, this cozy neighborhood has all the charm of a Central European ...

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West Rogers Park

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Tags: devon avenue, ethnically diverse, indian food, lincoln village, west rogers park

West Rogers Park is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. It's a ...

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Old Town

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Need a change of pace? Old Town is near downtown and all the hotspots, but ...

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Logan Square

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Blue-Line-er-ific!

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Uptown

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Lawrence/Broadway and surrounding environs

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Roscoe Village

4.0 Stars
Tags: on, retro, roscoe

Surronded on the north by Addison Street, south by Belmont Avenue, east by Ravenswood Avenue, ...

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Magnificent Mile

4.0 Stars
Tags: chicago, magmile, shopping

If shopping is your forte, then you probably already know about the magnificent mile. It's ...

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Devon Avenue

3.0 Stars
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Four to five blocks of restaurants, consumer goods, grocery stores, and salons reflecting the culture ...

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Greektown

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Greektown, Chicago

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River North

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Trendy and swanky - get ready to valet your car, ya'll. (Or circle the block ...

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Avondale

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Keep going on the Blue Line past Logan Square, and you'll encounter this friendly and ...

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North Center

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Tired of no parking and crowds and crowds of people? North Center is much less ...

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Belmont

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Belmont, Chicago

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Austin

1.0 Stars
Tags: crime, oak park, poverty, west

Austin is on the far West border of Chicago, stretching all the way to the ...

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South Loop

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Hmmm. You can tell you're in South Loop when you start seeing all the numbered ...

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Humboldt Park

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Tags: bars, hipsters, music, puerto rican

Used to be dangerous, now mostly Puerto Rican families and young hipster interlopers. It's about ...

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West Loop

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Industrial...turned ultra-modern.

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Hyde Park

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Obama-mania in full force!

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Bronzeville

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So historic, yo! Have you seen the mansions?

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Rogers Park

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Lakefront + Major Diversity = Rogers Park

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Chinatown

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Dim-sum and boba galore!

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Beverly

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Home of South Side Irish Parade!

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Pilsen

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Finally! Up-and-coming!

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Edgewater

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We're talkin' WAAAY up north here!

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Edison Park

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Family-friendly 24/7. Lotsa CPD's live in this 'hood!

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Albany Park

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Lawrence Avenue = K-Town and much more!

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River West

0.0 Stars
Tags: delux, juicy wine company, matchbox, paramount room

Close to the Loop, West of the River...somewhat on the up and up still.

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You may know it as The Windy City or the home of deep-dish pizza and insanely over-loaded hot dogs. You may know it as the place where Ferris Bueller played hooky and the Blues Brothers went on their “mission from God."

As the home of the Sears Tower, Al Capone, corrupt politicians, scorching summers, and heinous winters. But no matter how you know Chicago, it is truly a unique place. A big city mixed with Midwestern friendliness, its urban superstructures nestled along lakeshore beaches. It is a town where you will put on the heat and the air conditioning in the same day.

Chicago is the perfect compromise between Los Angeles and New York City; it’s not too large, too work-crazed, or too image-obsessed. This is the kind of place that dyes the river green on St. Paddy’s day, roots for the Cubbies even though they haven’t won the World Series since 1908, and uses folding chairs to claim parking spots in the winter.

Chicago is a town with spirit, a hard-working attitude, a sense of humor, and plenty of entertainment. You will never run out of things to do here. Frank Sinatra famously sang that Chicago is “my kinda town,” and with all that it has to offer, it’s easy to see why.

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