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Maggie Daley Park ì QUINTESSENTIAL CHICAGO

6 13 Summer Festivals

Celebrate like a local at these favorite food, music, and cultural festivals.

SHOPPING

8 Summer Looks

Twelve fabulous fashion finds for the season.

DINING

14 Summer Eats

From barbecue to beachfront dining, here's where to eat now.

NIGHTLIFE

38 Imbibe Outside

Six concierge-approved rooftop lounges and bars.

CULTURE & ATTRACTIONS

44 T he Perfect Summer, Family Itinerary Here’s a look at concierges’ favorite ways to spend a day exploring.

ON THE COVER

oncierge Hot Spots 7 CTips from those in the know

From concerts and food festivals to the newest rooftop bars Quick Picks 16 Dining and best eats in town, there's Chicago’s top dining spots including concierge favorites so much to see and do this listed by neighborhood summer in Chicago. This issue of Concierge Preferred delves into the best of the season, M2 Maps Find your way around highlighting concierges’ top the city with ease picks for summer fun. Illustration by John Kenzie


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QUINTESSENTIAL CHICAGO

START YOUR SUMMER WITH THESE 13 CHICAGO FESTIVALS By Joel Mora @CP_Chicago

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You know that summer beach body you’ve been working on? Prepare to kiss it goodbye with these food and drink festivals. Find your favorite grilled meats at Ribfest Chicago (p.51), Windy City Ribfest (p.51), and Windy City Smokeout (p.51). At Taste of Chicago (p.51) not only can you sample all of Chicago’s iconic foods at Grant Park, but you can enjoy music from stars like Alessia Cara, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and Passion Pit. Wash down all the food with what Chicago does best: craft beer. The Chicago Ale Fest (p.50) celebrates American craft beer with over 100 craft breweries pouring samples at Grant Park. The Chicago Craft Beer Fest (p.50) in Lincoln Park is where you go to sample the best local brews. SUMMER SOUNDS

Lollapalooza may be in August, but there are some equally impressive and iconic music festivals taking place in June and July. Start off with a celebration of Chicago’s most iconic sound at the Chicago Blues Festival (p.50) at Millennium Park.

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Enjoy headliners like Gary Clark Jr., William Bell, and Nellie Tiger Travis at the world’s largest free blues festival. After you’ve conquered the blues, take on country at Country LakeShake (p.50) at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The three-day festival includes country music stars Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and many more. Pitchfork Music Festival ï Credit: Garrett Duncan


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Head to one of the few music festivals that takes place south of downtown Chicago at Mamby on the Beach (p.50). Bands like MGMT, Local Natives, and MisterWives are sure to provide some typical summer tunes. Make sure you don’t miss the Pitchfork Music Festival (p.51), Chicago’s most anticipated music festival after Lollapalooza. This year Pitchfork not only includes indie favorite Solange but older groups like A Tribe Called Quest, PJ Harvey, and LCD Soundsystem. CULTURE CLUB

Chicago is a beautiful melting pot as seen by these cultural festivals. Held during National Pride Month, Chicago Pride Fest (p.50) is a celebration of Boystown with great food, drinks, and performers including Taylor Dayne and Thelma Houston. Celebrate Puerto Rican culture at Humboldt Park during Fiestas Puertorriqueñas (p.50) with your favorite Puerto Rican food, drinks, and music. Celebrate Independence Day at Freedom Fest (p.50) at Navy Pier. Guarantee yourself a fantastic view of Navy Pier’s fireworks from Navy Pier’s 27,000-square-foot rooftop where you’ll not only have a spectacular view but delicious barbecue food and music from a live DJ. Chicago Craft Beer Fest î

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If you have an opportunity to venture to Ukrainian Village, check out Whisk (p.36). Part brunch, part burgers, and all delicious. Chef/owners (and brothers) Rick and David Rodriguez have joined their passions to create one of the city's best brunch and burger joints. If you're feeling adventurous, order the Snickers-stuffed french toast. 3 OTHERS TO TRY:

DD Cindy's (p.40) DD Rosa's Lounge (p.42) DD The Dawson (p.36)

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Music is everywhere in Chicago. Whether you are looking to enjoy a jazz combo playing in the background at spots like Tortoise Club (p.35) or jamming out to some blues at Rosa’s Lounge (p.42) on Armitage, our city is sure to bring listening pleasure to your ears. 3 OTHERS TO TRY:

DD Reggies' Rock Club (p.43) DD Thalia Hall (p.43) DD Lyric Opera of Chicago (p.52)

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90 Miles Cuban Cafe (p.17) is one of Chicago's hottest BYOB restaurants and has even been featured on the the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”. Some of my favorite dishes are the chorizo and goat cheese empanada and the lechon entrée of slow-roasted shredded pork, citrus mojo, house seasonings, and grilled onions. 3 OTHERS TO TRY:

DD The Crab Pad (p.17) DD Black Bull (p.36) DD San Soo Gab San (p.16)

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SHOPPING

SUMMER LOOKS By Erin Toole Williams @CP_Chicago

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Eugenia Kim “Darling” 1 straw hat ($465) at

Nordstrom (P.10) Merona women's large 2 tote bag ($34.99) at CityTarget (P.10) Off-the-shoulder dress 3 ($49.99) at H&M (P.10) Sutton espadrille ($228) 4 at Free People (P.10) African beaded necklaces 5 (starting at $22) at Jayson Home (P.12) “Algiers” Trina Turk high6 neck one-piece swimsuit ($148) at Nordstrom (P.10) PICKS FOR MEN

Hurley Montauk print 1 woven shirt ($50) at Nordstrom (P.10) Patagonia baggies shorts 2 ($49) at Patagonia (P.10) Friso 2 slip-on ($480) at 3 Salvatore Ferragamo (P.10) Safari sunglasses in dark 4 gunmetal olive ($240) at Ralph Lauren (P.10) Re-Kånken backpack 5 ($90) at Fjällräven (P.10) Steve Madden tiger's eye 6 and lapis bracelet ($40) at Nordstrom (P.10)

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APPAREL & DEPARTMENT STORE

AKIRA; M6;E2

122 S. State St.  312-346-3034 Designer shoes, women's clothing, and accessories.

üüBARNEYS NEW YORK; M9;P1 15 E. Oak St.   312-587-1700 Luxury department store in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast.

BLOOMINGDALE'S; M9;P2

900 North Michigan Shops  312-440-4460 Six floors of designer clothing, cosmetics, shoes, and more.

üüBUFFALO EXCHANGE; M5;C3

1478 N. Milwaukee Ave.  773-227-9558 Vintage and resale apparel shop in the heart of Wicker Park.

üüBURBERRY; M9;S2

633 N. Michigan Ave.  312-787-2500 Flagship store featuring innovative apparel, accessories, and more.

üüCHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN; M9;P1

58 E. Oak St.   312-337-8200 Luxury retailer known for the designer's red-soled shoes, handbags, and more.

üüCITYTARGET STATE STREET; M6;D2

1 S. State St.  312-279-2133 Retail giant with an urban format store in the Loop.

üüCOLE HAAN; M9;S2

673 N. Michigan Ave.  312-642-8995 Magnificent Mile location of shoe retailer.

üüDESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO; M6;C3

658 N. Dearborn St.  312-587-3312 High-end designer consignment shop. (p.12)

üüDOLCE & GABBANA; M9;P1

68 E. Oak St.  312-642-3570 Retailer of designer apparel from the Italian fashion label.

üüFJÄLLRÄVEN CHICAGO; M5;C3

1708 N. Damen Ave.  773-661-0227 Meaning Arctic fox, this Swedish outdoor apparel retailer has opened their first Chicago location in Wicker Park.

FOX'S; M6;D3

7 W. Madison St.  773-281-0700 Designer clothes and accessories for women at great prices.

üüFREE PEOPLE; M9;Q3

835 N. Michigan Ave.  312-337-2216 Fun, creative apparel for women.

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üüNIKE CHICAGO; M9;T2

669 N. Michigan Ave.   312-642-6363 Offering a full range of Nike athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories for adults and kids.

NORDSTROM; M9;T2

55 E. Grand Ave.  312-464-1515 Luxury department store known for its wide selection of apparel, shoes, and more in addition to its impeccable customer service.

üüPATAGONIA; M9;P2

48 E. Walton St.  312-640-5934 Outdoor clothing and gear.

üüRALPH LAUREN; M9;R2

750 N. Michigan Ave.  312-280-1655 Four-story flagship store carrying nearly the entire signature RL collection.

SIR & MADAME; M5;D4

5225 S. Harper Ct.  773-241-5225 Owned and operated by Hyde Park natives, Sir & Madame offers classic streetwear with a twist.

üüTOPSHOP/TOPMAN; M9;Q2

830 N. Michigan Ave.  312-280-6834 The second U.S. location for the trendy British retailer offering up-to-the-minute styles. The store also houses Topman for men's clothes.

üüTORY BURCH; M6;B3

45 E. Oak St.  312-280-0010 Upscale American clothing, accessories, and more for women.

üüUNIQLO; M9;P2

830 N. Michigan Ave.  877-486-4756 Japanese retail store's first Midwest location selling casual attire including sweaters, scarves, jeans, and sportswear for men, women, and children.

FLORISTS

RANDOLPH FLORAL DESIGN; M6;D3 2410 W. 16th St.  312-243-7750 Downtown florist delivering throughout Chicagoland. (p.13)

JEWELRY

üüLESTER LAMPERT; M9;P2

7 E. Huron St.  312-944-6888 Storied jeweler featuring signature precious gemstone collections and custom design options.

üüLOCAL CHARM; M9;Q3

835 N. Michigan Ave.  312-202-1210 Jewelry studio in Water Tower Place with one-of-a-kind pieces.

üüGUCCI; M9;P2

üüNEW YORK JEWELERS; M6;D3

üüH&M; M9;O2

OUTLET MALLS

900 North Michigan Shops  312-664-5504 Luxury brand known for modern, Italian-crafted leather goods, apparel, and accessories. 840 N. Michigan Ave.  312-640-0060 Stylish European fashions at reasonable prices from the chain's 95 in-house designers.

üüJ. TOOR; M9;P2

900 North Michigan Shops  312-291-8249 For the ultimate bespoke experience visit J. Toor for your own custom-made suits, shirts, overcoats, and more with the help of an extremely knowledgeable staff.

üüLACOSTE CHICAGO BOUTIQUE; M9;Q2

Water Tower Place   312-951-1300 Chain known for their iconic polo shirts, apparel, accessories, leather goods, and sportswear.

MACY'S STATE STREET; M6;D2

111 N. State St.  312-781-4483 Taking up an entire block on State Street, this was the first Marshall Fields store.

üüMILDBLEND SUPPLY CO.; M5;B3

1342 N. Milwaukee Ave.  773-772- 9711 Designed with a rustic and recycled interior, this shop offers premium denim and an outstanding selection of men's and women's casual and fine clothing, shoes, and grooming products.

üüNEIMAN MARCUS; M9;R2

737 N. Michigan Ave.  312-642-5900 High-end clothing, accessories, and personal care products.

11 N. Wabash Ave.  312-855-4999 Engagement rings, custom jewelry designs, and high-end timepieces.

CHICAGO PREMIUM OUTLETS; M8;R1

Aurora  630-585-2200 Outdoor mall with a large selection of marked-down items to choose from. (p.3)

FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO; M8;U2 Rosemont  847-928-7500 Shop over 130 designer outlets in a beautiful brand-new enclosed center located just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago. (Inside Front Cover)

üüLIGHTHOUSE PLACE PREMIUM OUTLETS; M8;R3

Michigan City, Ind.  219-879-6506 Dozens of top outlet stores offering discount prices. (p.3)

üüPLEASANT PRAIRIE PREMIUM OUTLETS; M8;P2

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.  262-857-2101 Ninety top outlet stores offering discount prices. (p.3) SHOES & ACCESSORIES

üüSALVATORE FERRAGAMO; M9;S2

645 N. Michigan Ave.  312-397-0464 The epitome of Italian luxury, known for the handcrafted shoes, boots, handbags, belts, and accessories.


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SHOPPING CENTERS

FOURSIDED

43 E. Ohio St.  312-521-8700 Italian mega-eatery and gourmet shop with floor-to-ceiling Italian gourmet products, accessories, and ingredients.

520 N. Michigan Ave.  312-661-1560 Women's shoe maker that produces over 600 styles a year along with bags and other accessories.

Multiple locations  For all your framing, greeting card, art, prints, gifts, and accessories don't miss out on this local store.

900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS; M9;P2 900 N. Michigan Ave.  312-915-3916 Six floors of designer clothing, cosmetics, shoes, and more.

GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS

Multiple locations.  888-476-7267 Since 1949, Chicagoans have been enjoying Garrett's hot-air popped goodness. Make sure to try their signature Garrett Mix. (p.5)

BLOCK 37; M6;D3

108 N. State St.  312-261-4738 Block 37 features an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

GREENHEART SHOP; M7;O3

THE MAXWELL; M6;F1

1100 S. Canal St.  877-225-5337 This shopping center near the South Loop and the University of Illinois-Chicago features Nordstrom Rack, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dick's Sporting Goods, Pier 1 Imports, Burlington, and T.J. Maxx.

THEMART; M6;D2

üüJAYSON HOME; M7;O1

1885 N. Clybourn Ave.  773-248-8180 No need to scour the world or countless retail stores to find your perfect home decor or accessories after visiting Jayson Home.

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza  312-527-4141 Stretching two city blocks, theMart—formerly Merchandise Mart—is the world's largest commercial building housing a variety of eateries, Design Center showrooms, and LuxeHome boutiques.

JUDY MAXWELL HOME; M6;A2

1363 N. Wells St.  312-787-9999 This general store is where you go to get that gift that will have you standing out at birthdays, baby showers, weddings, bridal showers, and other occasions and also elicit large laughs.

THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE; M9;T2

520 N. Michigan Ave.  312-327-2300 Anchored by Nordstrom, retailers include Hugo Boss, Tommy Bahama, White House | Black Market, Lucky Brand, and more. (p.11)

KOMODA; M5;C3

2559 W. Chicago Ave.  773-276-8229 Meaning chest of drawers in Polish, Komoda has plenty of gifts that definitely shouldn't be kept in drawers and will make you stand out in gift exchanges.

WATER TOWER PLACE; M9;Q3

835 N. Michigan Ave.  312-440-3166 Featuring Macy's and more than 100 stores, spas, and restaurants.

MCA STORE; M9;Q3

SPECIALTY STORES

220 E. Chicago Ave.  312-397-4000 Contemporary gifts, jewelry, art toys, home décor, and more from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

üüAFTER-WORDS NEW AND USED BOOKS; M6;C3

23 E. Illinois St.  312-464-1110 Independent bookstore with more than 55,000 volumes of new and used books.

MYOPIC BOOKS; M5;C3

ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS, INC.; M5;B3

1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.  773-862-4882 One of Chicago's oldest and largest used bookstores.

4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.  773-348-0622 Covering over 80,000 square feet, there is nothing usual about this antique store. With artifacts from different countries, cultures, eras, and even a salvaged jewelry store, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. has something you want and never seen before.

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION SHOP; M6;E3

224 S. Michigan Ave.  312-322-1132 Great specialty shop for books, home decor, Chicago-themed gifts, and apparel featuring architecture and design of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright.

CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET; M2;A3

131 N. Clinton St.  312-575-0306 This European-inspired market features almost 30 different vendors to help you fill up your fridge, plan a picnic, plan a party, grab a gift, or grab something quick to eat.

DYLAN'S CANDY BAR; M9;T2

1714 N. Wells St.  312-264-1625 A fair trade and eco-friendly boutique, Greenheart Shop showcases modern jewelry, organic clothing, and stylish home goods. Their handmade products are sustainably sourced from global partners and are curated for the contemporary Chicago market.

445 N. Michigan Ave.  312-702-2247 A two-floor candy shop that is not only a treat for your mouth but also for your eyes.

PAPERISH MESS; M5;C3

1955 W. Chicago Ave.  312-265-1497 West Town shop offering unique souvenirs from over 100 independent artists.

PRIMITIVE; M2;A3

130 N. Jefferson St.  312-575-9600 A treasure trove of European delights ranging from antiques to hotel silver.

RECKLESS RECORDS; M5;B3

1379 N. Milwaukee Ave.  773-235-3727 Record store selling new and used CDs, DVDs, and LPs in Wicker Park.

ROTOFUGI DESIGNER

TOY STORE & GALLERY; M7;L1

2780 N. Lincoln Ave.  773-868-3308 Providing a mix of vinyl figures, capsule toys, and plush toys, Rotofugi is where toys and art meet.

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES; M6;B3

50 E. Walton St.  312-573-1600 Handcrafted from the best ingredients, it's hard to pick from a list of flavors that include banana dark chocolate, chai latte, cuban coffee, salty caramel, red velvet, and peanut butter chocolate at Sprinkles Cupcakes.

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OAKBROOK CENTER; M5;C2

Oak Brook  630-573-0700 This well-landscaped, open-air mall has more than 160 shops and restaurants as well as six major department stores.

WOODFIELD MALL; M5;A1

Schaumburg  847-330-0220 Nearly 300 select stores and restaurants, such as The Coach Store and The Cheesecake Factory. (p.3)

SHOPPING DISTRICTS

ANDERSONVILLE; M5;B4

Clark Street offers great boutiques and interior design stores for art and décor.

THE MAGNIFICENT MILE; M9

Iconic shopper's mecca with flagship stores and specialty retailers. OAK STREET; M9 Chicago's home to high-end and luxury retailers and brands. SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR; M5;B3 Between Roscoe and Addison Streets on Southport Avenue you'll find major retailers like Anthropologie, Lululemon, and Gap but also boutiques like Mint Julep and She One Boutique. STATE STREET; M6;E2 Macy's on State Street anchors this retail row that includes Block 37. WICKER PARK/BUCKTOWN; M5;B3 Local designers, upscale retailers, and unique vintage finds.

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SUMMER EATS By Amber Holst @CP_Chicago GREAT Q

Nothing says summer quite like great barbecue. For Hyatt Center concierge Brianna Connell, her go-to joint is Smoke Daddy (p.36) in Wicker Park. This neighborhood favorite serves up live jazz and blues music alongside the standard barbecue fare like brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken, in addition to stellar sides ranging from sweet potato fries and collard greens to smoked pit beans and mac n’ cheese. If you’re looking for a down-home country hangout right in the center of the city, Shannon Boland, chef concierge at LondonHouse Chicago, recommends Bub City (p.40). Grab a table by the open garage door windows or on their front patio and promptly order their Giddy Up fries, which are waffle fries smothered with cheddar cheese and barbecued pork. You’ll thank us later. TACOS & MARGS

Another winning summer combination is tacos, booze, and a large patio space to enjoy them on. If this is more your speed, Ritz Carlton  Federales ïî

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Chicago concierge John Dillon suggests posting up at Federales (p.40). A lofty taco-and-tequila establishment in the West Loop, the menu here features barbacoa-style tacos stuffed with flavorful meats like shredded beef brisket and pork belly al pastor in addition to ceviches and other shareable fare. The booze puts the spotlight on margaritas—which come in flavors like classic, mezcal, strawberry, hibiscus, and even a boozy horchata variation—in addition to a lineup of Mexican beers including Tecate served with a hot sauce-spiced rim.


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SUSHI, MAKI & SAKE

For Ramon Gomez, concierge at the W Chicago Lakeshore, it’s all about Sushi Dokku’s (p.36) carefully selected shortlist of sushi, sashimi, and Japanese small plates. This attractive, minimalist space in the West Loop is also home to a wellcurated sake list and Booze Box, the supremely cool, subterranean speakeasy-style izakaya in the basement.

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ON THE WATERFRONT

If you’re looking to get your tan on while doing some al fresco dining and drinking on the lakefront, concierge Alfredo Caliva recommends checking out The Dock at Montrose (p.36), a sprawling, 3,000-squarefoot beach bar offering up burgers, tacos, salads, and live music.

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  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF RESTAURANTS

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LAKEVIEW

üüSAN SOO GAB SAN; M5;B3

5427 N. Western Ave.  773-334-1589 Enjoy kalbi, bulgogi, and other Koren barbecue favorites at this late night Korean spot.

GOLD COAST

GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE; M9;P1

1028 N. Rush St.  312-266-8999 This perpetually-packed Rush Street heavy-hitter, which is named after the onion-garnished Gibson martini, features USDA prime-aged beef like a porterhouse and rib eye steak, massive Australian lobster tails, ridiculously large sides, decadent desserts, and first-rate martinis. $$$

GIORDANO'S; M9;P1

730 N. Rush St.  312-951-0747 Here you can delve into a prime example of classic Chicago deep-dish pizza. With a number of locations throughout the city, it's easy to get your yearly intake of sweet, gooey cheese. $

HUGO’S FROG BAR & FISH HOUSE; M6;B3 1024 N. Rush St.  312-640-0999 After conquering steaks with Gibsons, the owners opened up Hugo's offering oysters, crudos, frog legs, lobster, and fish. $$$

501 W. Diversey Pkwy.  773-281-9655 With several convenient Chicago locations, Yolk’s bright and sunny restaurants are incredibly welcoming, and their menu—featuring enormous omelets and bacon waffles to everything in-between—offers something for even the most finicky of eaters. $ LINCOLN PARK/OLD TOWN

BATTER & BERRIES; M7;L1

2748 N. Lincoln Ave.  773-248-7710 Good luck picking only one French toast or pancake at Batter & Berries with selections like spiked pear, Svedka orange cream, German chocolate, Snickers, taffy apple, and much more. This breakfast and lunch spot in Lincoln Park puts a twist on your favorite dishes and focuses on using fresh ingredients. $$

üüCHICAGO'S DOG HOUSE; M7;M1

816 W. Fullerton Ave.  773-248-3647 Good luck having only one dog at this spot. Not only do they make a great Chicago-style hot dog, but they also offer game sausages like alligator, rabbit, and wild boar.

KANELA BREAKFAST CLUB; M7;O3

1120 N. State St.  312-725-7777 Whether you're looking to experience traditional Chicago deep-dish pizza or opt for their equally delicious thin crust, Lou's is known for their delightfully flaky, buttery crust. $

SEAFOOD & STEAKS; M6;B3

YOLK; M7;L2

1729 N. Halsted St.  312-337-6070 This Michelin-starred restaurant in Lincoln Park is serving beautiful American dishes in a timeless designed setting. $$

937 N. Rush St.  312-255-0088 The French colonial decor, Saigon-inspired upstairs lounge and alfresco terrace of this upscale Vietnamese restaurant make this spot a unique Gold Coast dining destination. The menu is focused on colonial Vietnamese culinary traditions, with sophisticated presentations of classic dishes. $$

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S

3155 N. Broadway St.  773-857-3155 This 70-seat brewpub in Lakeview offers a rotating selection of made-on-site craft brews, 64- and 32- ounce growlers to go, and an incredible, seasonal menu of upscale bar fare. $$

üüBOKA; M7;O1

LE COLONIAL; M9;P1

üüLOU MALNATI'S PIZZERIA; M6;B3

DRYHOP BREWERS; M7;L2

1552 N. Wells St.  312-255-1206 Kanela fuses Greek and American flavors for breakfast and lunch using local and fresh ingredients. $

üüNORTH POND; M7;M3

2610 N. Cannon Dr.  773-477-5845 This Michelin-Star restaurant in Lincoln Park transforms the best seasonal ingredients that are a treat to your mouth while you dine in one of the most peaceful parts of the park. $$

41 E. Chestnut St.  312-397-9500 Upscale restaurant featuring an ever-changing menu of about 30 varieties of fresh seafood PEQUOD'S PIZZA; M5;C3 plus a handful of meaty choices like filet 2207 N. Clybourn Ave.  773-327-1512 mignon and New York strip. The woody, clubby When you think of Chicago deep-dish pizza space has private booths and table seating, comes to mind, but locals will tell you to 1make11/10/16 PM plus a separateIndy_thirdpage_ad_1.pdf bar area with great happy sure not to skip out5:50 on experiencing hour deals on weekdays.(p.37) $$ Pequod's pan pizza with caramelized crust. $  ($60+)  |   ($40-60)  |   ($20-40)  |   (under $20)

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17 CHERRY CIRCLE ROOM; M6;D3

LOGAN SQUARE

üü90 MILES CUBAN CAFE; M5;C3

2540 W. Armitage Ave.  773-227-2822 With lechón asado, arroz con pollo, Cuban sandwiches, ropa vieja, and other mouthwatering dishes, this Logan Square eatery provides some of the most delicious and authentic Cuban food north of Miami. $$

üüTHE CRAB PAD; M5;C3

2529 N. Milwaukee Ave.  773-360-8332 Enjoy all your seafood favorites prepared the Cajun way at this BYOB spot.

FAT RICE; M5;C3

2957 W. Diversey Ave.  773-661-9170 Drawing influence from the Euro-Asian unions of China, India, and Southeast Asia’s colonial past with Portugal, the food here combines homestyle comfort with exotic, lesser known ingredients and flavors. Cozy up to one of their communal tables and prepare yourself for a culinary treat. Their full service bar offers original cocktails, teas, and delicious Portuguese wines. $$

LOOP

THE DEARBORN; M6;D2

145 N. Dearborn St.  312-384-1242 Enjoy delicious takes on American classics like the bison burger, dry-aged duck breast, beef oxtails, beef tongue carpaccio, and more. $$

THE GAGE; M6;E3

24 S. Michigan Ave.  312-372-4243 Located across the street from Millennium Park, this lively restaurant offers delectable, inventive American eats and a long list of beers in a fun, bustling atmosphere. $$

GIORDANO'S; M6;E3

üüACANTO; M6;E3

18 S. Michigan Ave.  312-578-0763 Acanto highlights rustic, Italian cuisine in a casual, inviting setting. Here you'll find handcrafted pastas, coastal seaside plates, stone oven pizzas, and an in-house charcuterie program alongside hand-selected wines from all of Italy’s 20 wine regions, craft Italian birra, and Italian-inspired cocktails. $$

üüCATCH 35; M6;D2

12 S. Michigan Ave.  312-792-3515 This James Beard Award-winning restaurant at the Chicago Athletic Association is designed to be modern without forgetting the historical architecture attached to the building. Take a moment from marveling at the design to chew on some of the dishes that are also inspired by some of the menus from the 1890s like the 30-day dry-aged prime 20 oz. bone-in rib eye, pomegranate glazed roasted leg of lamb, skate wing, and natural aged lacquered duck. $$

35 W. Wacker Dr.  312-346-3500 Catch 35 brings fresh ocean seafood to Chicago along with seasonal offerings and delicious steaks.(p.35) $$$

130 E. Randolph St.  312-616-1200 Here you can delve into a prime example of classic Chicago deep-dish pizza. With a number of locations throughout the city, it's easy to get your yearly intake of sweet, gooey cheese. $

ITALIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANTS; M6;E2

71 W. Monroe St.  312-332-7005 The oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago is actually three different eateries. Enjoy Northern Italian specialties in the recreated Tuscan village at The Village, try contemporary Italian food in a luxurious setting at Vivere, and experience classic dishes at La Cantina. $$

 ($60+)  |   ($40-60)  |   ($20-40)  |   (under $20)

PRIVATE DINING | LUNCH | DINNER | WEEKEND BRUNCH | HAPPY HOUR

Shuck Local The Oyster Bar at Devon Seafood Grill is home to a menu of bold flavors, fresh fish + oysters, inventive entrées and more. Enjoy craft cocktails with house-infused spirits or fancy ice cubes, a great local beer list and top-notch wine selection, all in a hospitable hip atmosphere. DEVONand SEAFOOD

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View the menu at devonseafood.com


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  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF RESTAURANTS

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S

DEVON SEAFOOD GRILL; M9;R2

SEAFOOD & STEAKS; M6;D3

1 E. Wacker Dr.  312-923-7226 Upscale restaurant featuring an ever-changing menu of about 30 varieties of fresh seafood plus a handful of meaty choices like filet mignon and New York strip. The woody, clubby space has private booths and table seating plus a separate bar area with great happy hour deals on weekdays.(p.37) $$

PARK GRILL; M6;D3

11 N. Michigan Ave.  312-521-7275 Specializing in classic American cuisine with a hint of sophistication, Park Grill is versatile venue with an equally broad menu. This enormous space, which is right in Millennium Park, has great views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. $$

PRIME & PROVISIONS; M6;D2

222 N. LaSalle St.  312-726-7777 This steakhouse is only focused on one thing and that's the meat. Their known for serving USDA all-natural prime heritage black angus beef, which has never been exposed to antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides. $$$

REMINGTON'S; M6;D3

20 N. Michigan Ave.  312-782-6000 Classic American cuisine ranging from fresh seafood from the raw bar to hearty entree salads and steaks in an upscale, comfortable setting right across the street from Millennium Park. $$

üüTAVERN AT THE PARK; M6;D3

130 E. Randolph St.  312-552-0070 This spot gives off that neighborhood tavern feel, while serving up fine-dining dishes right across from Millennium Park. This polished, yet casual eatery features stunning views of the park through over-sized windows. The all-day menu here offers myriad choices including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and hearty entrees. $$

WILDBERRY PANCAKES AND CAFE; M6;D3 130 E. Randolph St.  312-938-9777 Before you tackle Millennium Park, Grant Park, or the Loop make sure to enjoy delicious pancakes and breakfast at Wildberry. $

MAGNIFICENT MILE

DEL FRISCO'S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE; M6;B3

58 E. Oak St.  312-888-2499 Located in the historic Esquire Theater on Oak Street, Del Frisco’s offers a top-notch dining experience featuring prime steaks and seafood along with an extensive wine list in a beautiful setting. $$

39 E. Chicago Ave.  312-440-8660 Located two blocks off of the Magnificent Mile, Devon is an upscale seafood restaurant offering simply prepared fresh fish, premium steaks, an impressive wine cellar, and handcrafted cocktails.(p.17) $$

LABRIOLA RISTORANTE & CAFE; M9;T2 535 N. Michigan Ave.  312-955-3100 Large Italian eatery serving wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, and more. $$

üüTHE PURPLE PIG; M9;T1

500 N. Michigan Ave.  312-464-1744 This hot spot tucked away just off the Magnificent Mile offers up small plates, house-cured meats, and a lengthy wine list in small, lively quarters. $$

üüTHE SIGNATURE ROOM AT THE 95TH; M9;Q3 875 N. Michigan Ave.  312-787-9596 Located atop the John Hancock Center, they offer contemporary American fare with sweeping views of Chicago. You can also watch the city lights glimmer from The Signature Lounge located on the 96th floor. $$

PILSEN

DUSEK'S BOARD & BEER; M5;C3

1227 W. 18th St.  312-526-3851 Dusek's Board & Beer offers imaginative pairings of high-end pub grub—think duck pot pie—and specialty beers in the gorgeous, historic setting of Thalia Hall in Pilsen. $$

RIVER NORTH

BEATRIX; M6;C2

519 N. Clark St.  312-284-1377 This Lettuce Entertain You restaurant puts a deliciously healthy twist on great dishes. Don't miss out on the slow-braised short rib on a cauliflower puree, the skirt steak chimichurri with kennebec fries, and the chili and chocolate glazed salmon. Beatrix is also a great place to stop in before work for coffee, pastries, and a delicious breakfast. $$

BENNY'S CHOP HOUSE; M9;T2

444 N. Wabash Ave.  312-626-2444 High-end contemporary steakhouse serving aged steaks, seafood, and pasta with live piano music most nights in the lounge. $$

BUB CITY; M6;C2

435 N. Clark St.  312-610-4200 When you're not chowing down on some barbecue enjoy live band karaoke, live country music, and more late-night fun. $$

 ($60+)  |   ($40-60)  |   ($20-40)  |   (under $20)

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ĒMA; M6;C2

60 W. Ontario St.  312-787-7100 A classic, big city steakhouse, this local favorite gets props for its cooked-to-perfection chops, steaks, and sides. Set in a restored brownstone, make sure to check out the historic photographs that line the downstairs bar and lounge. (p.1) $$$

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE; M6;C2 300 N. LaSalle St.  312-329-1800 With a focus on dry-aged prime cuts, this is a see-and-be-seen destination that offers a modern take on the classic steakhouse setting and an incredible wine list. $$$

74 W. Illinois St.  312-527-5586 Enjoy chef CJ Jacobson's fusion of light California-style cooking with Mediterranean cuisine at Ēma. Delight in Mediterranean small plates including chicken kefta kebabs, grilled octopus, and hummus with lamb ragu. $$

ERIE CAFE; M6;C1

536 W. Erie St.  312-266-2300 If you ever wanted the classic Chicago steakhouse experience then head to Erie Cafe. Located on the Chicago River, you can enjoy rib eye steak bone in, veal chop, and Australian lobster tail among other delicious dishes in an exposed brick wall, cedar ceiling, and impressionist painting setting. $$$

 ($60+)  |   ($40-60)  |   ($20-40)  |   (under $20)

INDIA HOUSE Daily Lunch Buffet: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. A la Carte Dinner: Sun.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. 59 W. Grand Ave., Chicago 721 W. Golf Rd., Hoffman Estates

(312) 645-9500 (847) 278-0760 WWW.INDIAHOUSECHICAGO.COM

Navy pier 700 E. Grand Ave. 312.644.7482 visit us at rivanavypier.com

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FLEMING'S PRIME

STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR; M6;C3

25 E. Ohio St.  312-329-9463 With a two-story bar serving 100 wines by the glass, you can't go wrong at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Make sure to build a delicious base with small plates like shrimp and sea scallops and boneless, braised short rib. If you're looking for something heartier then get the double thick pork rib chop or the prime bone-in rib eye. $$$

üüFRONTERA GRILL; M6;C2

445 N. Clark St.  312-661-1434 For some authentic Mexican dishes head to Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill and enjoy the trio of chicken taquitos, corn masa quesadillas, and ceviche tostadas. $$

GENE & GEORGETTI; M6;D2

500 N. Franklin St.  312-527-3718 The oldest Italian steakhouse in the city, they opened their doors in 1941. This family-owned establishment serves prime-aged steaks and chops all butchered on site. Whether it's chicken, seafood, salad, or pasta, the knowledgeable staff will walk you through the extensive menu. Known for its top quality and large portions, this Chicago institution has stood the test of time. $$

üüGT FISH & OYSTER; M6;D2

531 N. Wells St.  312-929-3501 Oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. The shareable menu contains both traditional items as well as many seasonal, original dishes. GT was named one of Travel and Leisure's Top 20 best seafood restaurants in America in 2013 and is open for lunch, brunch, and dinner. $$

HARD ROCK CAFE; M6;C2

63 W. Ontario St.  312-943-2252 A go-to venue in River North for 25 years featuring a large collection of music memorabilia, live music acts, and a large menu of American fare at reasonable prices.(p.18) $

üüHOOTERS; M6;D2

660 N. Wells St.  312-944-8800 Downtown outpost featuring Hooters signature tank top and short-short clad waitresses and fare like burgers, chicken wings, fried pickles, pulled pork sandwiches, and barbecued ribs.(p.37) $

HUBBARD INN; M6;C2

110 W. Hubbard St.  312-222-1331 Enjoy European-inspired small plates like chorizo and goat cheese flatbread, chickpea crepe, and fried tetilla cheese along with craft cocktails. $$

  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF RESTAURANTS

IL PORCELLINO; M6;C2

59 W. Hubbard St.  312-595-0800 Get your homemade pasta, vegetable antipasti, and other classic Italian comfort foods using local ingredients at this casual hotspot. $$

üüIMPERIAL LAMIAN; M6;C2

6 W. Hubbard St.  312-595-9440 Upscale Chinese restaurant in River North offering traditional dishes along with hand-pulled lamian noodles made fresh every day. $$

üüINDIA HOUSE; M6;C2

59 W. Grand Ave.  312-645-9500 India House does its best to deliciously highlight the varied spices, herbs, and dishes that exist throughout India.(p.19) $$

JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK & STONE CRAB; M6;C3

60 E. Grand Ave.  312-379-5637 Fusing the world famous Joe's Stone Crab from Miami Beach and the vision of Chicago's Lettuce Entertain You, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is bringing guests some of the best seafood and steak dishes in the city. $$$

KINZIE CHOPHOUSE; M6;D2

400 N. Wells St.  312-822-0191 This steakhouse has a warm interior and is conveniently located in the shadows of the Merchandise Mart. The menu highlights steaks, seafood, and a handful of pastas in addition to weekday happy hour specials available in the bar. $$

ROKA AKOR; M6;D2

456 N. Clark St.  312-477-7652 A vibrant and sleek Japanese steakhouse featuring items from the robata grill in addition to an expansive sushi menu. $$

ROSEBUD ON RUSH; M6;C3

720 N. Rush St.  312-266-6444 Enjoy Rosebud's signature pappardelle, cavatelli, and ravioli along with delicious steaks and seafood right off Michigan Avenue. $$

RPM ITALIAN; M6;C2

52 W. Illinois St.  312-222-1888 Pasta, steaks, and seafood served in a sleek, group friendly environment backed by Giuliana and Bill Rancic. $$

SIENA TAVERN; M6;C2

51 W. Kinzie St.  312-595-1322 The Italian dishes at Siena Tavern are made from scratch every day, so don't miss out on their farro risotto with duck confit, carbonara in a jar, short rib ravioli, and 12-hour braised ossobuco. $$

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CURRY HOUSE CHICAGO NEPAL HOUSE


35 SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE; M6;C2

415 N. Dearborn St.  312-527-3510 A classic American steakhouse featuring the finest Midwestern hand-selected steaks, seafood, martinis, extensive cognac and scotch selections, and live music. $$

SUNDA; M6;C2

110 W. Illinois St.  312-644-0500 A hip spot for creative Asian fusion cuisine, sushi, and speciality cocktails in a chic and modern space. $$

201 E. Grand Ave.  312-410-9900 Located just a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile, this Streeterville favorite is an intimate Italian eatery offering signature dishes like chicken Vesuvio, grilled salmon with lemon, capers and white wine sauce, and broiled whitefish. There's also a customizable pasta option. $$

YOLK; M9;Q2

TORTOISE SUPPER CLUB; M6;C2

350 N. State St.  312-755-1700 A charming spot offering classic American cuisine in a clubby atmosphere. Features live jazz every Friday and Saturday night.(p.36) $$

YOLK; M6;B3

747 N. Wells St.  312-787-2277 With several convenient Chicago locations, Yolk’s bright and sunny restaurants are incredibly welcoming, and their menu—featuring enormous omelets and bacon waffles to everything in-between—offers something for even the most finicky of eaters. (p.16) $

YOLK; M6;D3

340 N. State St.  312-477-7676 With several convenient Chicago locations, Yolk’s bright and sunny restaurants are incredibly welcoming, and their menu—featuring enormous omelets and bacon waffles to everything in-between—offers something for even the most finicky of eaters. (p.16) $

STREETERVILLE

BEATRIX; M6;C3

671 N. St. Clair St.  312-377-2002 This Lettuce Entertain You restaurant puts a deliciously healthy twist on great dishes. Don't miss out on the slow-braised short rib on a cauliflower puree, the skirt steak chimichurri with kennebec fries, and the chili and chocolate glazed salmon. Beatrix is also a great place to stop in before work for coffee, pastries, and a delicious breakfast. $$

üüRIVA CRAB HOUSE; M6;C4

VOLARE RISTORANTE ITALIANO; M6;C3

700 E. Grand Ave.  312-644-7482 Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan while enjoying premium seafood, steaks, and daily chef’s specials in this nautically inspired restaurant on Navy Pier.(p.19) $$

355 E. Ohio St.  312-822-9655 With several convenient Chicago locations, Yolk’s bright and sunny restaurants are incredibly welcoming, and their menu—featuring enormous omelets and bacon waffles to everything in-between—offers something for even the most finicky of eaters. (p.16) $

SOUTH LOOP/SOUTH SIDE

CALUMET FISHERIES; M5;D4

3259 E. 95th St.  773-933-9855 There is no seating, bathrooms, or frills at Calumet Fisheries. Who needs them when you've been serving smoked seafood for over 65 years? Still run by the Kotlick-Toll family, this takeout heaven smokes their catfish, shrimp, salmon, sturgeon, trout, and eel for hours with oak logs. It is so good that many customers have their meals in their cars outside of the restaurant. $

üüCHICAGO CURRY HOUSE; M6;C3

899 S. Plymouth Ct.  312-362-9999 Fine dining Indian and Nepalese restaurant whose extensive menu boasts everything from chicken, lamb, and vegetable dishes to biryani, naan paratha, roti, and more. The only Nepalese restaurant in Chicago, make sure to try specialties like aloo tama bido—spiced potatoes, bamboo shoots, and black-eyed peas.(p.34) $

üüNEPAL HOUSE; M6;G3

1301 S. Michigan Ave.  312-922-0601 Festive music and decor set the scene for a multicultural array of tastes from Nepal and India at this South Loop restaurant.(p.34) $

YOLK; M6;G3

1120 S. Michigan Ave.  312-789-9655 With several convenient Chicago locations, Yolk’s bright and sunny restaurants are incredibly welcoming, and their menu—featuring enormous omelets and bacon waffles to everything in-between—offers something for even the most finicky of eaters.(p.16) $

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DINING

UPTOWN

üüTHE DOCK AT MONTROSE BEACH; M5;B3

200 W. Montrose Harbor Dr.  773-704-8435 The Dock at Montrose Beach is where you go to enjoy all your favorite beach fare while enjoying Lake Michigan.

WEST LOOP

üüAU CHEVAL; M2;A2

800 W. Randolph St.  312-929-4580 Upscale diner in the West Loop, this spot is known to have one of the best burgers in town. Concierge tip: They don't take reservations so go early, the single burger is actually a double, and everything is better with an egg on it. $

AVEC; M2;A3

615 W. Randolph St.  312-377-2002 Whether you're looking to nosh on some shareable items like their whipped brandade and their chorizo-stuffed medjool dates or just relax with a selection of their specialty cheeses and a bottle of wine, you simply can't go wrong at this West Loop mainstay. $$

üüBLACKBIRD; M2;A2

619 W. Randolph St.  312-715-0708 The culinary team here crafts elegant and imaginative Midwestern cuisine, showcasing farm-fresh ingredients to create a menu both classic and utterly approachable. $$$

CARNIVALE; M2;A2

702 W. Fulton Mkt.  312-945-7427 Lively eatery with colorful decor, a festive vibe, and food from South America, Spain, and the Caribbean. Make sure to try their weekend brunch. $$

FEDERALES; M2;A2

180 N. Morgan St.  773-831-9696 Get your delicious fix of tacos and tequila at this new West Loop hot spot. $$

  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF RESTAURANTS

GIORDANO'S; M2;A3

815 W. Van Buren St.  312-421-1221 Here you can delve into a prime example of classic Chicago deep-dish pizza. With a number of locations throughout the city, it's easy to get your yearly intake of sweet, gooey cheese. $

üüGIRL & THE GOAT; M2;A2

809 W. Randolph St.  312-492-6262 The culinary home and brainchild of Stephanie Izard, winner of "Top Chef" Season Four. The menu here is divided into meat, fish, and vegetable categories with 10 innovative small plates in each section. $$

GREEN STREET SMOKED MEATS; M2;A2 112 N. Green St.  312-754-0431 Hip counter service restaurant dishing out authentic Texas barbecue and sides in a warehouse-like setting. The brisket, Frito pie, and baked beans are all must-trys. $

üüMAD SOCIAL; M2;B2

1140 W. Madison St.  312-243-2097 The first restaurant from Gina Stefani, daughter of Phil Stefani, features new American food with global twists like duck confit tacos with sriracha aioli, ropa vieja with braised beef tenderloin, and grilled spanish octopus with ginger lime. $$

üüMONTEVERDE RESTAURANT & PASTIFICIO; M2;B2

1020 W. Madison St.  312-888-3041 From the mind of "Top Chef" finalist Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde fuses Italian cuisine with influences from Grueneberg's travels. $$

SEPIA; M2;A3

123 N. Jefferson St.  312-441-1920 This Michelin restaurant from chef Andrew Zimmerman, provides an inventive, seasonal New American menu that includes foie gras royale, pretty peas with halibut, duck vadouvan, and others. $$$

üüSUSHI DOKKU; M2;A2

823 W. Randolph St.  312-455-8238 With dokku meaning dock in Japanese, this West Loop sushi restaurant is focused on serving fresh dishes that taste like the sea. $$

YOLK; M2;A3

500 W. Madison St.  312-454-9655 With several convenient Chicago locations, Yolk’s bright and sunny restaurants are incredibly welcoming, and their menu—featuring enormous omelets and bacon waffles to everything in-between—offers something for even the most finicky of eaters. (p.16) $ WEST TOWN

üüTHE DAWSON; M6;C1

730 W. Grand Ave.  312-243-8955 Featuring a massive patio, each drink is meant to be paired with an item on the food menu. Wine by the glass and beers are available alongside shots of the day. $$

FOLKLORE; M5;C3

TORTOISE CLUB

STEAKS

CHOPS

SEAFOOD

2100 W. Division St.  773-292-1600 Get a taste of Argentina in Chicago at Folklore with delicious parrilla dishes like churrasco, vacio, and entraña along with other beloved bites like empanadas, provoleta, and mollejas. $$

üüSMOKE DADDY; M5;C3

1804 W. Division St.  773-772-6656 Smoke Daddy is not only a great location to try daily-smoked dishes but to enjoy some live music as well. $$

üüWHISK; M5;C3

2018 W. Chicago Ave.  773-252-9060 Never rush for breakfast or brunch when you can go to Whisk and have your breakfast and brunch from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then after 5 p.m. enjoy delicious burgers along with some of their delicious brunch dishes.

WICKER PARK

üüBLACK BULL

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M5;C4

1721 W. Division St.  773-227-8600 Spanish small plates in a rustic-chic space featuring an open kitchen and a second floor bar with cocktails. $$


37 üüMAHALO; M5;C4

1501 N. Milwaukee Ave.  708-328-3091 This modern, Polynesian-Asian fusion restaurant not only provides delicious food and tropical cocktails, but also has two levels of bars and a rooftop patio. $$

üüMARGIE’S CANDIES; M5;C4

1960 N. Western Ave.  773-384-1035 Established in 1921, this Chicago institution has been serving decadent, homemade sundaes, shakes, candies, and fudge to the neighborhood and even The Beatles at one time. $

NORTHERN SUBURBS

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD & STEAKS; M5;B3

Skokie  847-763-9811 Upscale restaurant featuring an ever-changing menu of about 30 varieties of fresh seafood plus a handful of meaty choices like filet mignon and New York strip. The woody, clubby space has private booths and table seating plus a separate bar area with great happy hour deals on weekdays.(p.37) $$

NORTHWEST SUBURBS

üüHOOTERS; M8;T3

Rosemont  773-714-0193 Hooters signature tank top and short-short clad waitresses serving up fare like burgers, chicken wings, fried pickles, pulled pork sandwiches, and barbecued ribs.(p.37) $$

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD & STEAKS; M5;B2

Rosemont  847-233-3776 Their ever-changing menu features 30 varieties of fresh seafood plus a handful of meaty choices in addition to a separate bar area with great weekday happy hour deals.(p.37) $$ WESTERN SUBURBS

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD & STEAKS; M5;C2

Oak Brook  630-571-3700 Upscale restaurant featuring an ever-changing menu of fresh seafood plus a handful of meaty choices like filet mignon and New York strip. The woody, clubby space has private booths and table seating plus a separate bar area with great happy hour deals on weekdays.(p.37) $$

 ($60+)  |   ($40-60)  |   ($20-40)  |   (under $20)

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NIGHTLIFE

IMBIBE OUTSIDE By Amber Holst @CP_Chicago

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Chicago has no shortage of options for those looking to quaff a great cocktail outside. Here’s a look at six concierge-approved rooftop lounges and bars. LIBATIONS IN THE LOOP

LondonHouse Chicago’s outdoor terrace, LH Rooftop (p.40), is a summer bucket list topper, offering picturesque angles of the city that you really can’t find anywhere else. Ramon Gomez, concierge at the W Chicago Lakeshore, recommends starting your evening here for a cocktail and to snap some instagramworthy photos of the stunning vistas of Chicago’s world renowned architecture and the Chicago River. Sure, the panoramic view alone of Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the electricity of South Michigan Avenue makes Cindy’s (p.40)—The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel’s rooftop restaurant and open-air terrace—a great spot to gather with with friends. But when you factor in craft cocktails from an alum of The Violet Hour and seasonal, mouth-watering food, then you’ll soon see why this is is one of the Loop’s most sought-after hot spots. For less of a see-and-be seen scene, but equally lovely scenery, head over to The Tree House (p.42), Tavern at the Park's rooftop hangout. Described The Tree House î

Gene's Sausage Shop & í Delicatessen

as “the ideal rooftop for dining and cocktailing to ease into your evening” by Joyce Fong, chef concierge at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, this third-floor patio boasts ample seating to graze on appetizers and sip on craft cocktails while you take in the bird’s eye view of Millennium Park. SIP IN STREETERVILLE

One of corporate concierge Cassie Cook’s favorite hidden gems is the 100-seat, couch-and-table-filled terrace at GreenRiver (p.40). Nestled above Streeterville on the 18th floor of a Northwestern Medical Center build-


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ing, this luxe spot combines breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline with the culinary and cocktailian prowess of restaurant king Danny Meyer (Union Square Events) and the Best Bar in the World Team (of New York’s The Dead Rabbit fame). The cocktail menu here is arranged by key ingredient (i.e. juniper, rye, agave, etc.) and within each are masterfully-crafted cocktail selections named for a person or event in Chicago’s history.

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BELLY UP, UP NORTH

You know what pairs well with rooftops? Specialty sausages. If you’re looking for a low key night out, look no further than Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen (p.40) in Lincoln Square. A favorite of John Dillon, concierge

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at the Ritz-Carlton, the rooftop beer garden here feels like your own back deck and is essentially summer on a roof. So head north, soak up some sun, and enjoy a few sausages and pints. Venture just a bit south on Lincoln Avenue and cozy up at what Reside Living concierge Beth LaBrosse describes as “one of the best rooftops around” at Fountainhead (p.40). This local gem has a stellar craft beer and whiskey selection, both of which are perfect for sipping the afternoon—or evening—away.


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NIGHTLIFE

  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF VENUES

DRUMBAR; M6;B3

BARS & LOUNGES

201 E. Delaware Pl.  312-933-4805 Gold Coast bar located on the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel with a regularly updated cocktail menu, intimate lounge area, and rooftop terrace.

ARBELLA; M6;C2

112 W. Grand Ave.  312-846-6654 Craft cocktail lounge named after the Winthrop fleet whose passengers consumed 10,000 gallons of wine and would later found the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR;

1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.  773-697-7922, 773-360-8774 The best arcade games of the past 30 years combined with a great craft beer and whiskey list.

THE AVIARY; M2;A2

955 W. Fulton Mkt.  312-226-0868 From Alinea's Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, this bar is where cocktails are transformed into works of art.

FEDERALES; M2;A2

BILLY SUNDAY; M5;C3

3143 W. Logan Blvd.  773-661-2485 This Logan Square cocktail bar has a great menu including the Hot Stuff, mulled white wine, saffron, ginger, carob, cognac, baking spice; By the Fire, bourbon, masala chai, kirschwasser, vermouth di torino, white pepper; and Amaro Daiquiri.

THE BROKEN SHAKER; M6;C3

FREMONT; M6;C2

15 W. Illinois St.  312-874-7270 After enjoying some New American dishes head to the cocktail bar and get your dance on at this multi-level restaurant and lounge in River North.

üüFOUNTAINHEAD; M5;B3

1970 W. Montrose Ave.  773-697-8204 This gastropub in Ravenswood surprises with its extensive beer list, varied menu, and rooftop garden.

19 E. Ohio St.  312-940-3699 Enjoy the Chicago-inspired cocktail menu that includes their scotch cocktail Insider Trading, oatmeal raisin old fashioned, and The Fixin's Margarita.

üüGENE'S SAUSAGE SHOP AND DELICATESSEN; M5;B3

BUB CITY; M6;C2

4750 N. Lincoln Ave.  773-728-7243 After your mouth has watered from the different cuts of meats, sausages, and produce head in to their rooftop beer garden for some delicious brews and grilled eats.

435 N. Clark St.  312-610-4200 When you're not chowing down on some barbecue enjoy live band karaoke, live country music, and more late-night fun.

üüGREENRIVER; M6;C3

CERISE; M6;D3

259 E. Erie St.  312-337-0101 GreenRiver not only provides delicious cocktails, bar bites, and a terrace with sweeping views of Lake Michigan but also celebrates famous Irish Americans.

203 N. Wabash Ave.  312-940-4774 This lounge at the top of the Virgin Hotel is great to get amazing panoramic views of the city, craft cocktails, and booming music.

CINDY'S; M6;D3

12 S. Michigan Ave.  312-792-3502 The panoramic view alone of Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the electricity of South Michigan Avenue makes Cindy's a great spot to get together with friends, but when you add craft cocktails from an alum of The Violet Hour and seasonal, mouthwatering food then you have one of the Loop's best new hot spots.

CITY WINERY; M2;A2

1200 W. Randolph St.,  312-733-9463 Winery/music venue in Chicago's West Loop featuring a great lineup of live music to go with eighteen varieties of wine on tap for by-the-glass pours.

THE DRIFTER; M6;C2

180 N. Morgan St.  773-831-9696 Get your delicious fix of tacos and tequila at this new West Loop hot spot.

HENRY'S; M6;C3

18 W. Hubbard St.  312-955-8018 River North bar with a great menu of casual fare along with an extensive drink menu including frozen and bottled cocktails and plenty of craft beers. Added bonus? You can play free pool.

üüTHE J. PARKER; M7;O3

1816 N. Clark St.  312-254-4747 Amazing views of the lake and skyline await at this lounge atop Lincoln Park's 12-story Hotel Lincoln.

JAKE MELNICK'S CORNER TAP; M6;C3

676 N. Orleans St.  312-631-3887 Small cocktail bar and quirky live entertainment venue located in the basement of the building adjacent to one of the oldest bars in Chicago—and former speakeasy—The Green Door Tavern. The Drifter is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m., with entertainment starting at 8 p.m. The entrance is just south of Green Door on Orleans Street

41 E. Superior St.  312-266-0400 With over 20 TVs, award-winning wings, over 36 taps, and keg cocktails, Jake Melnick's Corner Tap is a great spot to watch your favorite team in River North.

LH ROOFTOP; M6;D3

85 E. Wacker Dr.  312-357-1200 The LondonHouse Chicago's extravagant tri-level rooftop restaurant and bar.

THE PROMONTORY; M5;D4

5311 S. Lake Park Ave.  312-801-2100 Catch some of the city's best performers at this intimate and lively Hyde Park hangout.

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16 W. ONTARIO ST. 312.640.1000 WWW.REDHEADPIANOBAR.COM REVOLUTION BREWING TAP ROOM; M5;B3 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.  773-588-2267 This 90,000-square-foot German-inspired brewery and taproom is the best place to try everything Revolution has to offer and even get a tour of the facility.

CLUBS

PARLIAMENT; M6;B2

324 W. Chicago Ave.  312-380-0004 DJ beats and bottle service are featured at this spacious, swanky nightclub.

ROOF ON THEWIT; M6;D2

üüPRIMARY NIGHTCLUB; M6;A2

üüROSA'S LOUNGE; M5;C3

PRYSM NIGHTCLUB; M5;C4

201 N. State St.  312-239-9502 The year-round rooftop lounge on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel. 3420 W. Armitage Ave.  773-342-0452 Family owned and operated blues club that has been named Chicago's best by the New York Times.

THE SIGNATURE LOUNGE AT THE 96TH; M9;O2

875 N. Michigan Ave.  312-787-9596 Located on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building, the Signature Lounge thrives on its phenomenal views of the city and the lake.

STUDIO PARIS; M6;C2

59 W. Hubbard St.  312-377-9944 Indoor-outdoor cocktail lounge complete with a retractable roof.

SWEETWATER TAVERN AND GRILLE; M6;D3 225 N. Michigan Ave.  312-698-7111 Enjoy your favorite team and gather with friends with over 80 beers, 24 televisions, full liquor bar, approachable menu, and more.

üüTHE TREE HOUSE; M6;D3

130 E. Randolph St.  312-552-0070 This rooftop bar above Tavern at the Park features a selection of Tavern's great drink and food menu with a breathtaking view of Millennium Park all enclosed in glass. Note: The Tree House does not accept reservations.

THREE DOTS AND A DASH; M6;C2

435 N. Clark St.  312-610-4220 Located in River North, this new hot spot offers guests a modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.

TIMOTHY O'TOOLE'S PUB; M6;C3

622 N. Fairbanks Ct.  312-642-0700 Patrons can choose from an arm's-length beer list, more than 35 whiskeys and scotch, and the ever-present Guinness.

UNTITLED SUPPER CLUB; M6;C2

111 W. Kinzie St.  312-880-1511 Offering a speakeasy-style atmosphere with low light, craft cocktails, Champagne, and secret entrances. There is a massive whiskey list available in the area's library lounge.

üüTHE VIOLET HOUR; M5;B3

1520 N. Damen Ave.  773-252-1500 Rich decor that complements a bar service that spares no detail.

5 W. Division St.  312-888-2471 Dance club with an impressive bass-heavy sound system on the Near North Side. 1543 N. Kingsbury Ave.  312-546-4141 This new, state-of-the-art nightclub brings hot DJs, bumping music, and an upscale atmosphere.(p.41)

ROOM SEVEN; M6;A2

7 W. Division St.  312-888-3906 Sleek dance club where everyone feels like a VIP.

üüY BAR; M6;C2

224 W. Ontario St.  312-274-1880 The more intimate sibling to Sound-Bar, this luxury night club is all about cocktailing and lounging.

COMEDY CLUBS

üüTHE COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE; M7;K1 929 W. Belmont Ave.  773-549-8080 All-ages comedy-as-a-sport performances complete with referee with two improv teams competing for applause.

IO THEATER; M7;K1

1501 N. Kingsbury St.  312 929-2401 Alums of this improv theater include Mike Myers and Chris Farley.

THE SECOND CITY; M6;O3

1616 N. Wells St.  312-664-4032 For more than 50 years, this comedy, improv, and skit theater has attracted crowds and boasts a huge A-list alumni base.

ZANIES COMEDY CLUB; M7;O3

1548 N. Wells St.  312-337-4027 Hosting top comedic acts since 1978.

GAMING

üüKINGS BOWL; M6;A1

1500 N. Clybourn Ave. c102, 5505 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL  847-233-0099 More than just a bowling alley, Kings is a great spot for food, music, drinks, and, of course, pins.

RIVERS CASINO; M8;S1

3000 S. River Rd., Des Plaines  888-307-0777 Chicago's gaming and entertainment destination.

GENTLEMEN'S CLUB

üüPINK MONKEY; M6;F1

750 S. Clinton St.  312-663-9100 Adult entertainment in an upscale atmosphere.(p.43)


43 üüJAZZ SHOWCASE; M6;F3

LIVE MUSIC

ANDY'S JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT; M9;U1 11 E. Hubbard St.  312-642-6805 Casual dining and live jazz.

üüARAGON BALLROOM; M5;B3

1106 W. Lawrence Ave.  773-561-9500 Built in 1926, this historic ballroom has evolved over the years into the entertainment center it is today, playing host to numerous live performances and concerts.

THE BASSMENT; M6;C1

353 W. Hubbard St.  312-368-5778 Jam to some live blues, jazz, pop, and R&B in this British-invasion style lounge underneath The Hampton Social.

üüB.L.U.E.S.; M7;M1

2519 N. Halsted St.  773-528-1012 Offering up live blues seven nights a week since 1979.

806 S. Plymouth Ct.  312-360-0234 This acoustic jazz club, open since 1947, has been the forefront of the scene for years.

KINGSTON MINES; M7;M1

2548 N. Halsted St.  773-477-4646 Two blues bands on two stages every night.

THE PROMONTORY; M5;D4

5311 S. Lake Park Ave.  312-801-2100 Catch some of the city's best performers at this intimate and lively Hyde Park hangout.

THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR; M6;C2

16 W. Ontario St.  312-640-1000 Sing along as Chicago's top piano-vocalists play your favorite standards, pop, and rock hits seven nights a week. Proper attire is required.(p.42)

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS; M6;F3

THALIA HALL; M5;C4

GREEN MILL COCKTAIL LOUNGE; M5;B4

REGGIES' ROCK CLUB; M6;H3

700 S. Wabash Ave.  312-427-1190 Don't be surprised if you catch this blues club's namesake performing with the local and world-renowned artists on stage. 4802 N. Broadway St.  773-878-5552 Al Capone's hangout turned funky cocktail lounge.

üüHARD ROCK CAFE; M6;C2

63 W. Ontario St.  312-943-2252 A go-to venue in River North for 25 years featuring a large collection of music memorabilia and regular live music events.

HOWL AT THE MOON; M6;C2

26 W. Hubbard St.  312-863-7427 Dueling piano bar with a different twist.(p.41)

1807 S. Allport St.  312-526-3851 This landmark 1892 opera house, still operates bringing in some of the best musical and comedic acts in the world to the Pilsen neighborhood. 2105 S. State St.  312-949-0120 Live music, concerts, and karaoke in the South Loop.

THEATER

üüBLUE MAN GROUP; M7;L1

3133 N. Halsted St.  773-348-4000 This audience-interactive multimedia performance is truly unique and defies description.(p.50)

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THE CONCIERGEAPPROVED SUMMER, FAMILY FRIENDLY ITINERARY By Joel Mora @CP_Chicago

The kids are out of school and the weather is nice. It’s time to soak up all the sun and have all the fun possible. After polling the concierge community we’ve put together a summer itinerary that will not only be easy on your wallet but will cover some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions.

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BREAKFAST

You’re going to do a lot of walking today and possibly some running and jumping, so make sure you load up on breakfast to get you and your kids through all the fun. Concierge Favorite Yolk (p.35) not only has your breakfast staples but great original dishes like their Santa Fe frittata, which has the right amount of heat to wake you up and is the right size to fill you up. For a sweeter breakfast try the Nutella crepes because you deserve it. Kids will enjoy the Big Kid breakfast, but good luck keeping them away from the s’mores pancakes. There are six locations across Chicago, but you might want to check out their newest location in Marina City as it is closest to your next stop. MILLENNIUM PARK

Joyce Fong, chef concierge at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, recommends starting out at Millennium Park (p.49) and getting a fun, family photo at Cloud Gate or—as we call it—The Bean. If it’s a particularly  Millennium Park î

Credit: City of Chicago

warm day make sure you’re all wearing some clothes you don’t mind getting wet and run around the incredibly fun Crown Fountain. After you’ve explored some of the park, head over Frank Gehry’s BP Pedestrian Bridge to Maggie Daley Park (p.49) recommended by Shannon Boland, chef concierge at the LondonHouse. On the surface this seems like an oasis for children, but after a few moments no park will make you wish you were a kid more than this one. Where do you start? The skating ribbon, rock climbing wall, mini golf, play garden, or the tennis courts—it doesn’t matter where you start but you surely won’t want it to end.


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LINCOLN PARK ZOO

You can catch a cab, but why not get some exercise and rent a bicycle from Bike and Roll (p.54) and ride up the Lakefront Trail to Lincoln Park. If you’re hungry after your ride maybe scarf down a Chicago-style hot dog or a gourmet dog from Chicago’s Dog House (p.16). Then follow Hyatt Regency concierge Omar Morales’ recommendation and head to Lincoln Park Zoo (p.55). What started as a gift of two swans and then the purchase of a bear cub for $10 has turned into one of the few free-admission zoos in the country that is open every day of the year. The Lincoln Park Zoo houses 1,100 animals in its 49 acres including lions, polar bears, gorillas, giraffes, camels, zebras, and much more. NAVY PIER

Grab your bike and head down the Lakefront Trail to Navy Pier (p.49) where you can return your bike. Brianna Connell, concierge at the Hyatt Center, finds Navy Pier as a great place to end your day. Take a load off and enjoy a view like no other from the Centennial Wheel as it brings you as high as 200 feet above the ground. If the kids still want to run around take them to the Chicago Children’s Maggie Daley Park î

Lincoln Park Zoo ìî Credit: Yinghai

Museum, or if you want to take in some beautiful art don’t miss the Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass. When your stomach starts to call again hit up one of the many great eateries at Navy Pier like Giordano’s (p.16), where you can treat yourself and your kids to Chicago stuffed deep-dish pizza. If you’re visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday end your day with the spectacular Aon Summer Fireworks right from Navy Pier.


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MUSEUMS

üüADLER PLANETARIUM; M6;G4

1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.  312-922-7827 America’s first planetarium and a premiere resource for inspiring the next generation of space explorers.(p.56)

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO; M6;E3

111 S. Michigan Ave.  312-443-3600 Voted the best museum in the world by TripAdvisor, The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the greatest art collections featuring masterpieces like "Nighthawks," "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte – 1884", and many more. (p.47)

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM; M6;C4

700 E. Grand Ave.  312-527-1000 In the heart of Navy Pier is this kid-centric museum with interactive exhibits and more to heighten your child's senses and interest.

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM; M7;O3

1601 N. Clark St.  312-642-4600 This Lincoln Park museum presents the rich, multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois. Experience the first passenger car that rode on the L tracks in 1893, investigate the responses to many of the city's crises like the Great Fire of 1871, see artifacts from the World's Fair, and more.(p.54)

CHICAGO MARITIME MUSEUM; M5;C4

1200 W. 35th St.  773-376-1982 At one point in history the Port of Chicago had more traffic than any port in North America, and the Chicago Maritime Museum captures that history with a collection that includes artifacts, canoes, model watercraft, and more.

DRIEHAUS MUSEUM; M9;S2

40 E. Erie St.  312-482-8933 Completely restored, the museum is a magnificent residential building that contains furnishings and pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts.(p.56)

DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY; M5;D4

740 E. 56th Pl.  773-947-0600 This museum dedicated to the African-American experience contains over 15,000 pieces that include paintings, sculptures, print works, and memorabilia spread out through its many exhibits covering the story of Harold Washington, African Americans in the military, African American artists, and more.

THE FIELD MUSEUM; M6;G4

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.  312-922-9410 Discover 4.6 million years of history. Natural history museum and home to Sue, the T. rex.

üüILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER; M5;B3

9603 Woods Dr., Skokie  847-967-4800 Dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference through the exhibition of its collections.

üüINTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF SURGICAL SCIENCE; M6;A3

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.  312-642-6502 Artistic displays of surgical instruments, paintings, and sculptures depicting the history of surgery and healing practices worldwide.

MCCORMICK BRIDGEHOUSE & CHICAGO RIVER MUSEUM; M6;C3

376 N. Michigan Ave.  312-977-0227 This vertical, five-story museum goes through the history of the historic movable bridge and culminates in a 360-degree view of the city and the river.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO; M9;Q3

220 E. Chicago Ave.  312-280-2660 Offering thought-provoking art created since 1945, its permanent collection includes work by Franz Kline, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons.

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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY; M5;D4 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.  773-684-1414 Housed in the Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry has a German World War II submarine, a Boeing 727, a 40-foot water vapor tornado, and a chick hatchery making it the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. (M4)

üüNATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM; M6;E1

333 S. Halsted St.  312-655-1234 Historical insights between the ancient Greek period and the Greek American experiences now.

THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; M5;D4

1155 E. 58th St.   773-702-9514 Established in 1919, this gem is the University of Chicago's archaeology museum and research center for ancient Near Eastern studies and boasts an incredible collection of artifacts.

üüPEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM; M7;M3

2430 N. Cannon Dr.  773-755-5100 Nature museum with live butterfly haven and interactive exhibits.

SHEDD AQUARIUM; M6;F4

1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.  312-939-2438 Located in the Museum Campus, the Shedd Aquarium holds 32,000 aquatic animals making it one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. Some of the wildlife you can see are stingrays, whales, otters, amphibians, jelly fish, sea lions, and other adorable and curious creatures.

üüSWEDISH AMERICAN MUSEUM; M5;B3

5211 N. Clark St.  773-728-8111 A history, art, children’s, and science museum all in one, the Swedish American Museum is located in Andersonville, one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish culture in the country.

üüUKRAINIAN INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART; M5;C3

2320 W. Chicago Ave.  773-227-5522 A beacon of Ukrainian modern art through showcases of artists’ works, films, lectures, and performances all in the heart of the Ukrainian Village in West Town. NEIGHBORHOODS

üüANDERSONVILLE; M5;B4

Home to the Swedish American Museum, Andersonville is recognized for its diversity. The neighborhood's commercial district is made up almost entirely of independent, locally-owned businesses and a plethora of bakeries, restaurants and bars, and stylish boutiques. üüBRIDGEPORT; M5;C4 This South Side neighborhood was the birthplace and home to five Chicago mayors and historically known as a hotbed for city politics. Home of the Chicago White Sox, this area is also part of the South Side’s artistic movement with such establishments as the Zhou B Art Center and the Bridgeport Art Center. üüBRONZEVILLE; M5;C–D4 Jazz legend Louis Armstrong, civil rights leader Ida B. Wells, and aviatrix Bessie Coleman were among the many prominent African Americans who lived or worked in Bronzeville and left an indelible mark on this South Side community’s development. Today, this former Black Metropolis is a treasure trove of historical and cultural landmarks and experiences—a living monument to the generations of African Americans who emigrated here from the South during the Great Migration at the turn of the 20th century. Stunning residential architecture and its storied history aside, the neighborhood's most striking, modern influence is in the realm of public art.


PARIS VI A CHICAG O

ART INSTITUTE

Visit the Art Institute of Chicago to experience masterpieces from antiquity to today, including the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris. Find more information and purchase tickets at artic.edu.

Georges Seurat. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 (detail), 1884–86. Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.


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üüCHINATOWN; M6;H2

Chicago's Chinatown is one of the largest neighborhoods of its kind in the country and boasts an energetic culture that is reflected in its specialty shops, restaurants, and landmarks like Ping Tom Memorial Park. The main stretch juts south from Archer Avenue down Wentworth Avenue and just north of the ornate Chinatown Gate is Chinatown Square, the largest Chinese mall in the Midwest. üüGREEKTOWN; M6;E1 An estimated 30,000 Greek Americans once lived in this Near West Side neighborhood where a thriving Greek dining and shopping enclave sprung up. The restaurants and businesses continue to keep their heritage alive, as do popular institutions and festivals like the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center and the Taste of Greece. HYDE PARK; M5;D4 üü As the home of the University of Chicago, DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, and other institutions, historic Hyde Park is a treasure trove of cultural and educational riches. The students and professors living alongside longtime Hyde Park residents have a wealth of dining options at their fingertips, including a couple favorites of U.S. President Barack Obama, whose Chicago home is located in nearby Kenwood. üüLAKEVIEW; M7;L1 Lakeview’s diverse dining, shopping, and entertainment options offer a broad appeal to visitors and residents of all ages. This sprawling North Side community, one of Chicago’s largest, is characterized by a vast culinary landscape of cuisines and cultures, and equally plentiful shops and boutiques. Lakeview encompasses two popular districts: Wrigleyville, home of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs; and Boystown, one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant LGBT communities. üüLINCOLN PARK; M7;M2 One of the city’s most historically significant neighborhoods is also one of its most popular among both tourists and residents. Attractions like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lincoln Park Conservatory draw crowds year-round, while other hidden treasures, like the spectacular Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, are around the corner. Magnificent mansions, swank boutiques and renowned restaurants complete the rich tapestry that is Lincoln Park. üüLINCOLN SQUARE; M5;B3 The cobblestone stretch of Lincoln Avenue that most people associate with Lincoln Square is a picturesque row of storefronts that includes a gourmet cookware store, an authentic German restaurant and tavern, a European patisserie, and an old-fashioned apothecary among many other unique businesses. LITTLE INDIA; M5;B3 üü Technically the West Ridge neighborhood, this stretch along Devon Avenue is the heart of Chicago’s Indian and Pakistani communities. People flock here to experience its many authentic restaurants, shops and ethnic grocery stores.

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üüOLD TOWN; M7;O3

Upscale 19th century townhomes and cobblestone streets characterize this picturesque neighborhood on the city’s Near North Side. Visitors are drawn to Old Town by its vibrant dining scene, plentiful boutique shopping and thriving entertainment district that includes the famous The Second City. üüPILSEN; M5;C3 Pilsen is the heart of Chicago’s Mexican American community whose wealth of restaurants and shops is matched by its cultural riches, much of which is found in a renowned museum. A recent influx of galleries has given rise a bustling Chicago Arts District. üüWEST TOWN; M5;C3 Whether you're shopping and dining along Division Street or Chicago Avenue, this community offers a unique array of shopping, restaurants, bars, and cultural offerings. üüWICKER PARK/BUCKTOWN; M5;C3 Anchored by the Six Corner intersection of Damen, North, and Milwaukee Avenues this area offer an array of boutiques, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, nightclubs, and coffeehouses. On top of that, beautiful historic mansions built for Chicago’s wealthy 19th century merchants and German beer brewers provide some of the best examples of Victorian architecture anywhere in the city. üüWRIGLEYVILLE; M7;J1 As the home of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs baseball team, sports fans are well-represented in this enclave at the northern tip of the Lakeview community area. Wrigleyville offers revelers plenty of options for dining, drinking and entertainment on game days or not. POINTS OF INTEREST

360 CHICAGO; M6;B3

875 N. Michigan Ave.  888-875-8439 Soaring 1,000 feet over Michigan Avenue, 360 Chicago offers the best views of Chicago’s skyline, lakefront, and four neighboring states. It’s also the only place you can enjoy TILT, Chicago’s highest-moving experience.(p.55)

üüTHE 606; M5;C3

Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park  This linear park transgresses through four unique neighborhoods via an abandoned elevated rail line. The 2.7-mile long trail is great for bikers, runners, and walkers of all ages.

BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN; M6;F3

301 S. Columbus Dr.  For a more royal aesthetic, the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park is patterned on the Latona Basin in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. The fountain contains four identical pairs of twenty-foot bronze sea horses.

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üüISLAND PARTY HUT; M6;D3

FOUNDATION; M6;E3

224 S. Michigan Ave.  312-922-3432 The city's leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation through tours, exhibitions, and special events.(Inside Back Cover)

üüCHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN; M5;A3

1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe  847-835-5440 Located in Glencoe, the Chicago Botanic Garden is 385 acres of woods, waterways, and 26 display gardens spread throughout nine islands and surrounded by four natural areas.

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER; M6;D3

78 E. Washington St.  312-744-6630 Housed in a stunning neoclassical building, the center hosts a variety of art installations, concerts, and theater performances. Don't miss out on the Tiffany glass dome—the largest in the world.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO; M5;C3

951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park  312-994-4000 Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio that he designed, lived in, and developed the famous Prairie-style architecture.

355 E. Riverwalk South  312-600-0488 For a taste of a mix of Caribbean and Polynesian without having to leave Chicago head to Island Party Hut on the Riverwalk where you can listen to live island music, enjoy fruity cocktails, and great eats from the grill before heading onto the Island Party Boats.

üüMAGGIE DALEY PARK; M6;D3

337 E. Randolph St.  312-742-3918 This 20-acre public park features rock climbing, a skating ribbon, tennis courts, play garden, and more.

üüMILLENNIUM PARK; M6;C4

201 E. Randolph St.  312-742-1168 Stunning park in Downtown Chicago featuring the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Crown Fountain, Lurie Gardens, and the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture.

NAVY PIER; M6;C4

600 E. Grand Ave.  312-595-7437 A Chicago landmark extending nearly a mile out into Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top tourist and leisure destination in the Midwest. Discover theaters, museums, restaurants, shops, dining, sightseeing cruises, special events, and more. Free admission, open year-round.(p.20)

SKYDECK

DARE TO WALK ON AIR! Glass balconies put you 1,353 feet and 103 floors over The Windy City! www.theskydeck.com (312) 875-9696 | Open daily Oct-Mar 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Apr-Sep 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing

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üüOZ PARK; M7;N2

2021 N. Burling St.  312-742-7898 A perfect escape in the Lincoln Park neighborhood where you can relive the "Wizard of Oz" with statues of the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Dorothy.

üüPROMONTORY POINT; M5;D4

5491 S. Shore Dr.  A man-made peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan from Hyde Park offering exceptional views of Chicago.

üüRAVISLOE COUNTRY CLUB; M8;R3

18231 South Park Avenue, Homewood  708-798-5600 Rated the sixth best public access golf course in Illinois by "Golfweek," this Donald Ross designed course has been offering beautiful conditions and challenging play to golfers for decades.

SKYDECK CHICAGO; M6;E2

233 S. Wacker Dr. (enter on Jackson Blvd.)  312-875-9696 Enjoy spectacular views spanning up to four states. Experience interactive exhibits and The Ledge, a glass balcony experience extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. (p.49)

SPECIAL EVENTS

  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

üüCHICAGO CRAFT BEER FEST; M7;N1 1010 W. Webster Ave.  In Lincoln Park sample more than 70 craft beers from over 35 local and national craft breweries. July 22–23

üüCHICAGO PRIDE FEST; M7;K1

3200 N. Halsted St.  Those seeking to show their pride have the opportunity to do so at Boystown’s first official party of summer, the Chicago Pride Fest. June 17–18

üüCOUNTRY LAKESHAKE; M6;G4

1300 S. Linn White Dr.  Catch Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, and other country superstars on Lake Michigan. June 23–25

üüFIESTAS PUERTORRIQUEÑAS; M5;C3 1400 N. Sacramento Ave.  This free four-day festival celebrates all things Puerto Rican. June 16–19

üüFREEDOM FEST; M6;C4

Navy Pier The 4th annual Freedom Fest takes place on Navy Pier’s Rooftop on Tuesday, July 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $39.

üüCHICAGO ALE FEST; M6;E3

üüMAMBY ON THE BEACH; M5;D4

üüCHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL; M6;C4

üüMIDSOMMARFEST; M5;B4

235 S. Columbus Dr.  Celebrate American craft beer with over 100 craft breweries showcasing their best beers in Grant Park. June 23–24 Millennium Park  With over half a million people returning every year over three days, The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world. June 9–11

4100 S. Lake Shore Dr.  One of the few music festivals south of Downtown Chicago, Mamby on the Beach returns for its third year where you can catch MGMT, Local Natives, Misterwives, and others. June 24–25 Clark Street from Foster Ave. to Catalpa Ave.  This festival showcasing the Swedish Andersonville neighborhood is over half a century old and still attracts 50,000 attendees to enjoy food, drinks, and live music. June 9–11

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üüMILLENNIUM PARK

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES; M6;C4

Millennium Park  From June 12 through Aug. 21 the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is taken over by artists, musicians, ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and collectives from all genres and countries.

üüPITCHFORK; M2;A1

1501 W. Randolph St.  See some of the best emerging artists along with iconic bands at the Pitchfork Music Festival. July 14–16

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üüRAVINIA FESTIVAL; M8;P2

418 N. Sheridan Rd., Highland Park  847-266-5000 The oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, Ravinia, brings in some of the best musicians and artists across all generations and lasts all summer long.

üüRIBFEST CHICAGO; M5;B3

Intersection of Lincoln Ave., Irving Park Rd., and Damen Ave.  For 19 years this festival has been serving some of the best ribs across the Midwest along with other barbecue favorites like pulled pork sandwiches, sausages, burgers, and wings. June 9–11.

üüTASTE OF CHICAGO; M6;E3

Grant Park  Taste of Chicago has all the Chicago food staples and more in one location. July 5–9

üüWINDY CITY RIBFEST; M5;B4

4800 N. Broadway St.  Featuring several nationally-renowned barbecue joints as well as local favorites, this festival will surely satisfy the taste buds while keeping attendees entertained with music, beer, and a play area for kids. June 30–July 2

üüWINDY CITY SMOKEOUT; M6;C1

560 W. Grand Ave.  Sixteen barbecue joints, 33 country-music bands, and 22 breweries will keep you full and singing at Windy City Smokeout. Jully 14–16

SPORTS

üüCHICAGO CUBS; M7;J1

1060 W. Addison St.  773-404-2827 June 2–4 v. St. Louis; June 5–7 v. Miami; June 8–11 v. Colorado; June 19–21 v. San Diego; July 4–5 v. Tampa Bay; July 7–9 v. Pittsburgh; July 21–23 v. St. Louis; and July 24–25 v. White Sox.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX; M5;C4

333 W. 35th St.  312-674-1000 June 12–15 v. Baltimore; June 23–25 v. Oakland; June 26–29 v. Yankees; June 30– July 2 v. Texas; July 14–16 v. Seattle; July 18–19 v. Los Angeles; July 26–28 v. Cubs; July 28–30 v. Cleveland; and July 31 v. Toronto.(p.4)

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THEATER

AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY; M6;E3

50 E. Congress Pkwy.  312-341-2310 Historic theater in the Chicago Loop that is acoustically perfect and plays host to various performances from live music to dance and everything in between.

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BLUE MAN GROUP; M7;L1

3133 N. Halsted St.  773-348-4000 This audience-interactive multimedia performance has some new additions to the program, including "GiPads," a riff on tablet computers, and a new finale with different music.(p.50)

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO

broadwayinchicago.com  312-977-1700 See the best of Broadway shows in the Windy City. Catch "Hamilton;" "Disney's Aladdin;" "Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I" June 14–July 2; "Something Rotten!" July 11–23; and "An American in Paris" starting July 25.

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CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; M6;E3

CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

HARRIS THEATER; M6;D3

Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

205 E. Randolph St.  312-334-7777 Multi-use venue in Millennium Park that hosts performances from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNow, and collaborations with Lyric Opera of Chicago, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and more.

312-294-3000

Hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world that performs over 100 concerts each year in downtown alone. Call for full schedule.

üüCHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER; M6;A4

800 E. Grand Ave.  312-595-5600 Chicago's headquarters for Shakespeare right on Navy Pier. Catch "Shakespeare in Love" until June 18 and "Madagascar" starting July 13.

LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY; M6;B3 Water Tower Pumping Station, 821 N. Michigan Ave.  312-337-0665 Housed in the Water Tower Pumping Station, this small theater puts you up close to some of the most innovative and artistic productions in the city. Catch "Moby Dick" starting June 7.

üüTHE CHICAGO THEATRE; M6;D2

175 N. State St.  312-462-6300 If the performances of this historic theater don't amaze you then the design surely will. Catch Four Voices June 11; King Crimson June 28; Natalie Merchant July 9; The Art Of Rap Tour July 22; Bring It! Live July 28; and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band July 29.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO; M6;D2

20 N. Upper Wacker Dr.   312-322-2244 Well-known opera company putting on lavish performances in the massive Art Deco Civic Opera House.

üüTHE MAGIC PARLOUR; M6:D2

17 E. Monroe St.  773-769-3832 This weekly magic show at the Palmer House Hilton will leave spectators young and old questioning what is possible.

üüTHE COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE; M7;K1 929 W. Belmont Ave.  773-549-8080 All-ages comedy-as-a-sport performances complete with referee with two improv teams competing for applause.

üüMEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT; M5;A1

2001 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL

GOODMAN THEATRE; M6;D2

170 N. Dearborn St.  312-443-3800 A professional theater company located in Chicago's Loop, the Goodman Theatre is the city's oldest currently active nonprofit theater organization. Catch "Objects in the Mirror" until June 4; "Pamplona" until June 18; and "Ah, Wilderness!" June 17–July 23.

888-935-6878

Knights, horses, jousting, and more just minutes from Woodfield Mall. üüNAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE; M6;C4 700 E. Grand Ave.  312-595-5629 After undergoing renovations, the theater is back open providing a one-of-a-kind large format screening experience.

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üüFINE AND PERFORMING

ARTS CENTER, MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE; M5;D2

  DENOTES CONCIERGES’ FAVORITE CHICAGOLAND'S CONCIERGES' APPROVED THIS LIST OF CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills 708-974-5500

Incredible lineup of live music, brilliant performances, and excellent plays just southwest of Downtown Chicago. üüTHE SECOND CITY; M6;O3 1616 N. Wells St.  312-664-4032 For more than 50 years, this comedy, improv, and skit theater has attracted crowds and boasts a huge A-list alumni base. STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY; M7;O1 1650 N. Halsted St.  312-335-1650 This award-winning theater company in Lincoln Park not only has had talented actors like Gary Sinise, John Mahoney, and Laurie Metcalf grace the stage but has been home to productions like "Balm in Gilead," "Grapes of Wrath," and "August: Osage County." Catch "Pass Over" June 1–July 9 and "Hir" starting June 29. TICKETS & TOURS ABSOLUTELY CHICAGO SEGWAY TOURS; M6;E3 238 E. Monroe St.  877-866-0966 Thrilling, guided tours including the Museum Campus, art, architecture, and more.(p.48) BIG BUS CHICAGO; M5;C4 630 W. 41st St.  877-285-4796 See all of Chicago’s sights on Big Bus Tours’ fleet of air-conditioned, hop-on hop-off buses along with English commentary. üüBIKE AND ROLL 4 Chicago locations  312-729-1000 Offering bicycle rentals in addition to accessories, bike maps, locks and helmets for your safety, and a plethora of guided tours suitable for all tastes and ages. üüCHEF DRIVEN FOOD TOURS chefdrivenfoodtours.com  877-243-3755 These restaurant industry professionals have been in the field for over 10 years and uncover hidden food gems that are off the beaten path for visitors. CHICAGO CRIME TOURS; M9;Q2 Outside of 163 E. Pearson St.  312-888-6224 Experience all the history behind Chicago's dark past in this fact-filled, comfortable bus tour.(p.56) üüCHICAGO FOOD PLANET chicagofoodplanet.com  312-932-0800 Chicago Food Planet curates food experiences that explore different Chicago neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Chinatown along with different eras like the affect the World's Columbian Exposition had on food.

CHICAGO HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE; M5;A2 2420 S. Halsted St.   855-414-8687 Premier helicopter tour where you can experience day, twilight, and night tours for the best view of the city and skyline.

üüCHICAGO PIZZA TOURS

chicagopizzatours.com  888-210-3237 Every one in Chicago has a different opinion of who makes the best pizza, so go on a Chicago Pizza Tour to try as many of the great ones as possible.

CHICAGO TROLLEY &

DOUBLE DECKER CO.; M5;C3

4400 S. Racine Ave.  773-648-5000 The city's largest double decker and trolley sightseeing company is an essential overview tour of Chicago. Hop on and off at stops all over downtown and neighborhoods. Tours operate daily.(p.53)

üüCITYPASS

CityPass.com/Chicago VIP admission to five must-see attractions at a discounted rate.(p.51)

üüTHE BARREL RUN

thebarrelrun.com  312-718-3295 With over 100 breweries in the Chicagoland area, The Barrel Run gives visitors a great way to visit and sample some of the best ones. Spirit lovers should also take advantage of the distillery tours.

WRIGLEY FIELD TOURS; M7;J1

1060 W. Addison St.  773-404-2827 Enjoy 75-minute tours that provide a look at 100 years of history at Wrigley Field including the clubhouse, press box, dugout, sections of the field, and more.

VERTIPORT CHICAGO VIP

HELICOPTER TOURS; M5;C3

1339 S. Wood St.  877-902-9292 Not only does Vertiport Chicago offer 15-minute, 30-minute, and private helicopter tours, but they also have charter flight services and offer a fixed base of operations for helicopter owners and operators all in the Illinois Medical District. TRANSPORTATION

üüSIGNATURE TRANSPORTATION GROUP

www.Signature.Limo  844-BOOK-STG Offering everything from sedans, SUVs, limousines, sprinters, party/limo buses, and executive buses for all of your transportation needs. (M2)

CHICAGO’S CHICAGO HISTORY

Clark Street at North Avenue | 312.642.4600 | chicagohistory.org


55 SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING; M6;C4

BOAT TOURS

600 E. Grand Ave.  312-222-9328 Various special cruises offered daily departing from Navy Pier. (p.56)

üüTHE ADVANTAGED; M6;D3

Marina City  312-515-0551 With yachts for all occasions, The Advantaged can handle any chartering and sightseeing desire.(p.53)

üüUBRA BOATS

305-600-7605

Be a rider not a renter with Ubra Boats where you can hire a boat for a ride all through your phone. Download the free app. WENDELLA; M9;U2 400 N. Michigan Ave.  312-337-1446 Architecture and sightseeing boat tours, special cruises, and more departing daily. ZOOS LINCOLN PARK ZOO; M7;N3 2001 N. Clark St.  312-742-2000 Open year-round, this is one of the nation's oldest and last remaining free zoos, housing animals that represent more than 200 species.

THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE

FOUNDATION RIVER CRUISE ABOARD CHICAGO'S FIRST LADY CRUISES; M9;U2

112 E. Upper Wacker Dr.  847-358-1330 Knowledgeable docents lead tours down the Chicago River highlighting the history and design of more than 50 buildings.

CHICAGO LINE CRUISES; M6;C4

465 N. McClurg Ct.  312-527-1977 Ninety-minute boat tours of historical sites as told by experts.(Back Cover)

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Docks at Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue Bridge

SHORELINE ARCHITECTURE SHORELINE RIVER TOUR EXPLORE YOUR CHICAGO Docks at Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue Bridge shorelinesightseeing.com | 312.222.9328

CHICAGO CRIME TOURS


DISCOVER CHICAGO ICONS

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE

Legends are revealed on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Unscripted. Unrivaled. Unforgettable. ChicagoIcons.com DEPARTING FROM MICHIGAN AVENUE & WACKER DRIVE ON CHICAGO’S RIVERWALK (112 E. WACKER DRIVE)


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ritics say that if you only have two hours in Chicago, this is how to spend it. Sail with us aboard our signature 90-minute architectural CHICAGO LINE CRUISES river cruises, our new Chicago History Museum river cruise, or any of our evening cocktail and fireworks excursions. We are located just north of the Centennial Fountain at 465 N. McClurg Court. To learn about our award-winning Docents, complimentary Starbucks coffee, lemonade, cookies, and more — ask your Concierge, call 312-527-1977, or visit chicagoline.com. HHHHHH

“Without question the best architectural tour available in Chicago: witty, informative, engaging.”

“Six of six stars, by far the most comprehensive and engaging tour of the bunch.”

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