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WHAT’S INSIDE: FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY FUN STUNNING FINE DINING SPOTS 15 GREAT BARS AND LOUNGES ...AND MORE!


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This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Leadership support of Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again is provided by

KENNETH C. GRIFFIN Bank of America is the National Tour Sponsor.

Major support for the Chicago presentation has been made possible by Caryn and King Harris, The Harris Family Foundation. The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is the Lead Affiliate Sponsor. Additional funding is contributed by the Shure Charitable Trust, Maureen and Edward Byron Smith Jr. Family Endowment Fund, Constance and David Coolidge, Robert J. Buford, Penelope and Robert Steiner, William and Robin Downe, Cairy and Thomas Brown, Margot Levin Schiff and the Harold Schiff Foundation, Vicki and Bill Hood, and Lauren G. Robishaw. Members of the Exhibitions Trust provide annual leadership support for the museum’s operations, including exhibition development, conservation and collection care, and educational programming. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Official Airline of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Andy Warhol. Self-Portrait (detail), 1963–64. Cingilli Collection. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


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GET YOUR TINSEL IN A TANGLE

At One of These

HOLIDAY POP-UP EXPERIENCES

Kimmy Collins - Aon Center Christmas Club Country Club Wrigleyville Get into the holiday spirit at Christmas Club, a holiday pop-up at Country Club. Hang out on two floors decked out in jolly decorations and listen to holiday classics all night long. Bonus - Santa and other Christmas characters even make appearances!

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Mark Kraemer Hotel Palomar Miracle at Sable - Sable Kitchen & Bar Head over to Sable Kitchen & Bar and see the Miracle at Sable - a holiday pop-up complete with festive cocktails and snacks. There is no cover, but Sable will be collecting unwrapped toys to donate to the Chicago chapter of Toys for Tots. Drink for a cause we like the sound of that.


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Alex Yu The Peninsula It’s really hard to beat the scale of Chicago’s annual Christkindlmarket. The spiced wine and holiday cheer warm you enough to brave the cold for schnitzels and blown-glass ornaments.

Mat Chapman - JW Marriott Reindeer Room - Tack Room

Whether you’re looking for silly, festive, or just chill, there is an awesome place to bring in the holiday season. Check out Cousin Eddie’s at Cerise Rooftop for a Christmas Vacation-themed night that boasts 80s board games, nostalgic bites, and of course, floor-to-ceiling holiday lights. Looking for something a bit lowerkey? Head to Butch McGuires to bask in the lights, garlands, and tinsel - a holiday tradition for decades at this bar loved by locals. Finally, check out Happy’s, a popup inside Chicago Athletic Association Hotel! There, you’ll find an explosion of holiday excitement that includes holiday cocktails, music, lights, and a list of activities that rotates throughout the duration of the pop-up - karaoke, board games, Bingo, and crafts!

Tis the season at Tack Room, which becomes Reindeer Room! Bask in seasonal decor and sip on special cocktails while listening to Tack Room’s resident pianist play merry holiday tunes and carols.

Eric Loughlin theWit Hotel I particularly enjoyed my time at Frosty’s which is coming back for it’s sophomore year. Don’t be fooled: this is a nightclub. However, there’s something about a whole bunch of adults in their Christmas attire absolutely bumping to “Get Low” by Lil John & the Eastside Boys that I truly had to appreciate. DECEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020 ISSUE | 3


Concierge Advisory Council EDEN BERNAL

SHANNON BOLAND

JOYCE FONG

RAMON GOMEZ The Gwen

Ritz-Carlton Chicago

MARCUS HOLLIS

MARK KRAEMER

SHERYL NOVAK

Hotel Palomar A Kimpton Hotel

Accesso Services

JONATHAN RETTEMNIER

DEBORAH SAWYER

DENISE SZEWC

W City Center Hotel

FRED EBERLE

LondonHouse Chicago

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Omni Chicago Hotel

Corporate Concierge Services

Alta at K Station

LAUREL GRAY

Palmer House-Hilton

Westin O’Hare

Concierge Contributors ANGELA INPANBUTR Hampton & Homewood Suites West Loop

MORGAN COHEN

MARCUS HOLLIS

HENNA KHEMANI

REBECCA STARODUB

KYLE FRANCSIS

DOUGLAS PICKETT

Sofitel

ETIENNE PADIN

St. Jane Hotel

Eurostars Magnificent Mile

KIMMY COLLINS

The Ritz-Carlton

Aon Center

PHILIPPE GILLS

ERIC LOUGHLIN

Langham

theWit Hotel

RUSSELL ZWOLINSKI

Omni Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

JOYCE FONG

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

LondonHouse Chicago

The Hotel Chicago Autograph Collection

SUSAN STRANGE

ALEX YU

PIERRE SANDERS

DAVID GONZALEZ

JOHN DILLON Langham

WILL HADDIX

University Club of Chicago

KYLE FRANCSIS

MAT CHAPMAN

MARK KRAEMER

SUSAN ALEXANDER

SHANNON BOLAND

The Peninsula

LondonHouse Chicago

JW Marriott

Palomar Hotel

FLOR SIGARAN

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Fairmont Chicago St. Jane Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

RAMON GOMEZ The Gwen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS NOW 2 Get Your Tinsel In a Tangle At One of These Holiday Pop-Up Experiences

EXPLORE 6 Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Family-Friendly Winter Activities

EAT 8 10 12 13 14 15 16 17

Celebrate this Winter with These 5 Spots for Fine Dining 6 Superb Spots for Korean BBQ 4 Reasons You Have to Try Chicago’s Favorite Snack On the Go: Where to Grab A Quick Bite Bennies and Baristas: Yolk Ups Its Coffee Game 5 Can’t Miss Brunch Spots Warm Up With A Steakhouse You’ll Love Brunch Brigade: 6 Must-Try Bottomless Brunches

DO 18 4 Must-See Chicago Theater Experiences 20 3 Reasons to Warm Up - 103 Floors Above Chicago 34 Beyond the UC: Things To Do Around the United Center 37 Beat the Winter Chill - 94 Floors Up! 38 Sights and Lights: Stay Warm and See the City With These Tours 39 Stay tuned: Rock on TV 3 Reasons to Tune In To This New Museum Exhibit 40 10 Awe-Inspiring Museum Exhibits You Can’t Miss

DRINK 42 Whet Your Whistle: 8 Cool Whiskey Bars 44 No Alcohol? No Problem! 46 5 Places to Get a Great Mocktail 48 3 Ways to Holiday with Hard Rock 49 Keys to the City: Chicago Piano Bars 51 C’mon Get Happy!: 12 Can’t-Miss Happy Hours

SHOP 52 5 Souvenir Shops You Need to See 54 4 Spots for Sports Swag 57 4 Comic Book Stores That Will Make You LOL


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5 Family-Friendly Winter Activities By Erica Abdnour

Kyle Franscis - Ritz-Carlton City Winery Heated Domes The Riverwalk isn’t just for the summertime! Head to the Chicago Riverwalk to City Winery, where you can reserve a heated dome to enjoy your meal outdoors. Bask in your own little snow globe while sipping unique wines and perfectly paired dishes.

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Mark Kraemer Hotel Palomar Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island

Henna Khemani St. Jane Hotel Millennium Park Ice Skating

Explore Chicago in a whole new way this winter with Polar Adventure Days. Come face-to-face with animals like Siberian Huskies, wolves, and birds of prey, make nature-inspired winter crafts, explore Northerly Island on snowshoes, and much more.

Just below The Bean, this iconic rink at Millennium Park is fun for the entire family. Skating is free and skates are available to rent and you can glide around til your hearts’ content. Bonus: on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the rink offers skating lessons!

Pierre Sanders LondonHouse Sky Rink at the Peninsula

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This isn’t just any ice rink! Nestled four floors above Michigan Avenue, Sky Rink not only offers stunning skyline views, but also a fun winter experience! After you’re finished gliding around the 2,100 square foot rink, have a delicious bite at Shanghai Terrace, the acclaimed Chinese restaurant on site.

Navy Pier Winter WonderFest For exciting, winter-themed family fun, head to Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest. Everyone will love the opportunity to explore 170,000 square feet of fun attractions like slides, rides, climbing walls, indoor skating, and food stations. Make sure to take a few family selfies with the beautiful holiday and winter themed decorations while you’re there!

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Ramon Gomez - The Gwen Elske

Kyle Francsis - Ritz-Carlton Brindille

This Danish-inspired hotspot in the West Loop is an elegant choice for creative American fare. Elske is a two Michelin star winner and Chef David Posey was a James Beard Finalist so you know you’re in for a delectable treat when you dine here.

This stunning modern French hideaway in River North is a true fine dining treat. Led by Chef Carrie Nahabedian, Brindille’s menu of foie gras, seafood, and lamb is well-deserving of it’s James Beard Award. The perfectly chosen and lengthy wine list tops off this dining experience.

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Pierre Sanders - LondonHouse Smyth High-end New American fare complements the rustic-chic vibe of Smyth, a twoMichelin star winner and the creation of culinary power couple John and Karen Shields. A dual-concept masterpiece with The Loyalist, Smyth sets out to create memories for its guests through the freshest food and drinks.

Morgan Cohen - Sofitel Boka I really love Boka in Lincoln Park for fine dining. The multi-year Michelin Star winning restaurant is upscale, yet not pretentious. Their seasonal menu has something that will satiate any palate and their extensive wine list has something for every connoisseur. Whether you’re seating in the glitzy bar area or the main dining room, you’ll have an exceptional experience at Boka!

Philippe Gills - Langham Chicago Oriole

Henna Khemani - St. Jane Hotel BLVD

Chef Noah Sandoval’s vision is evident from the beautifully curated multi-course prix fixe menu and wine pairing to the intimate and upscale setting. A two Michelin star winner, Oriole offers a truly unique, thoughtful, and interactive experience that you’ll remember forever.

“Retro, reimagined” says it all: BLVD has a vintage Sunset Boulevard vibe that stuns and impresses. Think gorgeous chandeliers, luxurious seating, all paired with an exquisite menu. Inspired by Hollywood restaurants of the 1950s, the menu offers a thoughtful, modern take American classics and an array of cocktails and wines that you won’t want to miss.

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What do you get when you combine a variety of veggies, meats, a flaming grill, and a whole lot of excitement? Korean BBQ of course! Table-grilled meats and veggies are only the beginning of any great Korean BBQ experience! Great for date night, a family meal, or a fun outing with friends, these Korean BBQ joints are must-trys according to Chicago concierges!

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Alex Yu - The Peninsula Cho Sun OK Try: Korean pancake and the chadol-gui

Etienne Padin Eurostars Magnificent Mile San Soo Gab San comes to mind. A staple for Korean BBQ for many years, this little restaurant in a small strip mall near the Ravenswood neighborhood, is open late and a great place for groups.


Angela Inpanbutr - Hampton and Homewood Suites West Loop Daebak Korean BBQ Try: beef brisket and beef short rib

Mat Chapman - JW Marriott Perilla Try: Brussels sprouts and the marinated prime short rib

Flor Sigaron Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Will Haddix - University Club of Chicago Chicago Kalbi

My favorite spot for korean bbq is Gogi, on the Northside, Ravenswood neighborhood. The young staff is polite and serve amazing tabletop bbq service and soju cocktail.

Try: bulgogi and the kalbi

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4 Reasons You Have to Try By Amber Holst It’s a Chicago Tradition Since 1949, Chicagoans have been lining up to get their Garrett Popcorn fix and leaving the home-grown popcorn shops with cheddar dusted fingers and bags of goodness that will undoubtedly be empty before they even get back home.

It’s Handcrafted Fresh

World Famous Garrett Mix

While concierges’ agree that trying the Garrett Mix is a must-do Chicago experience, Garrett’s offers a fun, seasonal rotation of limited time flavors like a Buffalo Ranch mix for football season or the limited-edition Hickory Smoked Bacon CheeseCorn that’s available in stores now.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and it’s basically been dubbed “Chicago-style” popcorn. The Garrett signature mix was born around 1977 from customers who would habitually order one bag of caramel, one bag of cheddar, and a third empty bag (so they could mix it themselves).

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The delicious aroma wafting around each shop probably gives it away, but the popcorn is prepared fresh all day, every day. Each small batch begins with a proprietary blend of non-GMO kernels which their cooks hand stir in their signature Copper Kettles according to secret family recipes.

They Mix it Up


Where to Grab A Quick Bite

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By Dustin Ford

Association Hotel This city moves fast; so fast, that eating on the go is the norm. No one should have to waste their precious lunch break on minimart snack bars or gas station sandwiches. Luckily, there are several Chicago restaurants that can provide you with a quality meal on the double.

Russell Zwolinski, The Hotel Chicago-Autograph Collection Dough Bros These guys capture the quick serve life of a New York Pizzeria. These 100-hour fermented pizza crusts lay the foldable foundation of a classic Ney York Slice. You don’t even need to walk through the doors to get in on the action; just order through the window!

I really like Brown Bag Seafood on Randolph. Its healthy and affordable, with a mix and match menu that keeps you from getting bored.

Mat Chapman, Goddess and the Baker Goddess and the Baker These fast-casual cafes are known for their excellent coffee and energetic atmosphere. The lines always move fast, so it doesn’t take long for you get your hand on one of their craft bowls, baked goods, or sandwiches. This is the type of place you could leave at any time, yet you want to stay longer.

Entienne Padin, Eurostars Magnificent Mile Velvet Taco These chef-driven gourmet tacos push the barrier on what tacos can be. These culinary artists take use tortillas as their canvas to make something unique and delicious. While these ingredients may take hours to prepare, they only take a few seconds to put together. That’s the beauty of tacos; they are so simple and yet they allow great complexity.

John Dillon, Langham Hotel BIG & Little’s Named after the co-founder’s nicknames, these restaurants are known for Big taste at Little prices. It’s surprising that there isn’t a third co-founder named Quick, because these guys move fast! It’s a fast way to get great Poboys, Burgers, and many more of the owner’s favorites. DECEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020 ISSUE | 13


to macchiatos and everything in between. Looking for a little flavor in your life? Make sure to add one of Yolk’s homemade syrups to your coffee concoction!

New Menu Items

A mainstay on the Chicago brunch scene, Yolk has long been known for egg-ceptional (sorry, we had to) eggs Benedicts, omelettes, and pancakes. This summer, though, Yolk is elevating it’s coffee offerings, making it a go-to for a delightful cup o’ joe to go to start your day. As though you needed any more motivation to grab a Yolk breakfast, here are a few more reasons to head there now:

Live the Latte Life Or cappuccino, or cold brew...whichever coffee beverage strikes your fancy, Yolk is ready to serve you! Yolk locations have upgraded their coffee equipment and now have a full barista menu that includes everything from lattes

You asked, Yolk delivered! Straight from the Yolk Test Kitchen comes two brand new menu items that you need to try. The Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon and the Breakfast Burrito were so popular at the Yolk Test Kitchen that they have been added to the menu! Oh, and they’re both super pretty, so you can rock that #nofilter hashtag when you post it to Instagram.

Skip the Wait No one likes waiting first thing in the morning. Skip the wait at Yolk! Make sure to pick up a card from your concierge before you head to brunch! When you present a concierge business card to the Yolk hosts, you’ll get to skip the wait and get priority seating.


By Erica Abdnour

Julian Palmer Cambria Hotel Theatre District Joe’s Imports Wine Bar Inventive pub plates, pastas, and savory meats that complement the extensive wine list are what you can expect at Joe’s Imports Wine Bar Dish to try: St. Louis Sticky Ribs

Mark Kraemer Kimpton Palomar Chicago Avec Rustic Mediterranean shared plates that include greens, seafood, meats, and cheeses and a wine list with more than 130 bottles Dish to try: Chorizo-stuffed Medjool Dates

Mile Bertling The Kimpton Gray Hotel

Matthew Carr Viceroy Chicago Black Bull

Krystal Brown Marriott Mag Mile Nacional 27

Black Bull boasts a modern take on Spanish classics, Black Bull offers an elevated menu of seafood, pinxtos, meats and cheeses, and much more Dish to try: Pulpo A La Gallega

Modern Latin cuisine inspired by travels to Spain, Portugal, and Argentina focusing on authentic and seasonal ingredients in a lively environment Dish to try: Roasted Chicken Arroz with Calasparra Rice

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Marcus Hollis Omni Hotels Quartino

Elevated Mediterranean fare and cocktails that include both raw and cooked protein plus a variety of traditional housemade spreads and mezze Dish to try: Everything Jerusalem Bagel

Family style authentic Italian cuisine that includes Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas, house-made pasta, artisanal salumi, and seasonal dishes Dish to try: Cozze alla Siciliana

My favorite small plate is dim sum. Chinatown is the only way to go! Check out Evergreen Restaurant. Tucked away on Wentworth, this place is way under the radar for good eats!

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WARM UP WITH A

Steakhouse YOU’LL

By Erica Abdnour Sip On This A new cocktail menu at Chicago Chop House offers even more beverage options to complement a sizzling dry- or wet-aged steak or delectable seafood dish! Sip on a refreshing Bellini made with house made peach nectar and sparkling wine or one of their signature martinis like the Key Lime Pie Martini

that includes vanilla vodka, fresh lime, RumChata, and cream. There are also four incredible “mock”tails as well if you’re keeping the alcohol consumption to a minimum!

Food For Any Taste Chop House is known for its robust selection of Linz Heritage Angus beef in a variety of wet- and dry-aged

cuts; the “Tomahawk” Ribeye and Grand NY Strip are two crowd-pleasers. Not feeling like a steak? Bite into the Chop House Signature Crab Cakes or the Lake Superior White Fish for a light, summertime meal. Accompany your entree with a colorful and flavorful Burrata Salad or the Baby Spinach Salad.

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Brunch Brigade

Zia’s Lago Vista - Lakeview Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm $15 unlimited Bloody Mary’s and mimosas with purchase of an entree

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Baptiste & Bottle Streeterville Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm $26 Unlimited Baptiste Bloody + Mimosa Bar with purchase of an entree

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club Boystown Sunday, 11am-4pm $34.95 2 course Drag Brunch including buildyour-own mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Three Olives rose, vodka spriters, bellinis, and sangria

Hub 51 - River North Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm $25 unlimited mimosas and bellinis with the purchase of an entree

Park & Field Logan Square

Highline Bar + Lounge - River North

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2:30pm $40 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet plus unlimited mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, rose, and select beer

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm $30 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and $20 mimosa package

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4 MUST-SEE EXPERIENCES By Dustin Ford

The Year of Chicago Theatre might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of shows to be seen. In fact, there has never been a better time to catch a show than right now. Angela Inpanbutr, Hampton & Homewood Suites West Loop CIBC Theatre For over 100 years the CIBC Theatre has been bringing Broadway to Chicago, and now is no exception. Early birds can catch Irving Berlin’s White Christmas from December 10 th to 15 th . The everpopular Hamilton and the cult classic The Phantom of the Opera will continue to play until January 5 th . In late January, you can expect to catch the Tony Award winning Once on This Island to grace our city.

Marcus Hollis, Omni Hotels Looking Glass Theatre At the looking glass theatre, you’re encouraged to step into a new world beyond imagination. Open you mind to what could be and you might find something more powerful than anything in the world: a message. There might not be a more fitting play than the one featured there now, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. This story shows that no matter how we are brought into this world, it is our actions that shape us.

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Kimmy Collins, Aon Center Stage 773 This four-stage venue continues to house various artists of all genres, big and small. Likewise, there have been many different shows deputing recently. Some noteworthy performances to expect include the classic Christmas tale It’s a Wonderful Life, the moving tale of The Tall Boy, and the burlesque blowout that is Vaudzilla!

Etienne Padin, Eurostars Magnificent Mile Steppenwolf Theatre The Steppenwolf Theatre has always strived to bring thought provoking and exciting shows to the city. Throughout December the Steppenwolf Theatre will be featuring Lindiwe, a story that shows the lengths that people travel for love, whether that be Chicago or South Africa. Starting on January 23rd , you can catch Bug, the story of a lonely waitress falling for a strange drifter and their decent into madness.

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Reasons to Check Out this Sky-High Experience By Erica Abdnour

From the moment you step onto the elevator, you know you’re in for an...uh, “elevated” experience at Skydeck. Check out three reasons why you’ll want to warm up at Skydeck when temps drop:

Warm Up on Winter Break Staying cooped up in the house with the kids is one way to beat the winter blues, but sometimes you just need to venture out! Not only is Skydeck a fun experience for the entire family, it’s educational too! From the wealth of history that adorns the walls to the stunning views of Chicago’s landmarks, neighborhoods, and even the Indiana and Wisconsin borders, the entire family can walk away with new knowledge about Chicago’s story.

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See Santa Above the City As though stepping out onto the Ledge at Skydeck wasn’t cool enough, when you visit December 16-23 from noon until 5pm, you’ll be able to take a selfie with Santa just in time for the holidays! Kids and adults alike will love this festive treat.

Do It For the ‘Gram #SquadGoals takes on a whole new meaning at Skydeck! Hang with your pals on the Ledge for the ultimate Instagram photo and take advantage of the “Pose of the Month” contest. Step onto the Ledge and strike your best pose and make sure you tag @SkydeckChicago; favorite poses will be featured across Skydeck’s social media channels and Upshow monitors onsite.


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By Erica Abdnour

Heading to a concert, a Bulls game, or a Blackhawks game? Make a day of it! From bars to restaurants to unique activities, there are several ways to extend the fun beyond the entertainment inside the United Center. Check out these fun things to do next time you venture out to the UC:

Alex Yu - The Peninsula Kaiser Tiger Beer gardens shouldn’t be limited to the summer and Kaiser Tiger knows that! Pre- or post-game head to Kaiser Tiger for a friendly game of table tennis or curling on their massive patio and toss back a few drinks and bites. 34 | CONCIERGE PREFERRED


Eric Loughlin theWit Hotel I’ve never had a bad time at Park Tavern, which is a gastropub only a few blocks away. A nice, giant tap list as well as some solid upscale bar food it makes for a comfortable setting and also a fantastic place out there to get a Lyft pickup.

John Dillon - Langham Billy Goat Tavern “Cheezborger! Cheezborger! Cheezborger!” One of Chicago’s most renowned restaurants is Billy Goat Tavern and there is a location just blocks from the United Center. Stop in for a famous Cheezborger - made famous by the Saturday Night Live skit - and a little Chicago history before heading to the UC.

Marcus Hollis - Omni Hotels Bad Axe Throwing Looking for something you (probably) haven’t experienced before? Look no further than Bad Axe Throwing! You and your group can spend a couple hours catapulting axes toward a bullseye - the perfect friendly competition before heading to the UC

Mat Chapman JW Marriott I love to visit Rhine Hall Distillery on my way to concerts or games at the UC. Handmade fruit forward brandies and cocktails that are always a hit!

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By Erica Abdnour

TILT Over the City Conquer your fear of heights with a view that moves you… literally, on TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride. The first of its kind worldwide, TILT leans visitors over the edge of the 94th floor for a heart-pounding view of the city at a 360-degree angle, 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. Share your TILT experience with #360chicago on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

Sip On a Snowy Day Warm up with a cool cocktail or beer at Chicago’s highest bar with a full 360-degree view of the city. Indulge on local beer from Revolution Brewery or a cocktail made with spirits from KOVAL Distillery at the newly renovated BAR 94 on the north side of the observation deck - all while basking in breathtaking skyline views.

More Than Just Views While the views at 360 CHICAGO are always incredible, there are so many other exciting things to do on your visit. Take advantage of the 360 Chi Series, which includes daily activities like trivia, yoga, skyline tours, and more. If you’re looking for a great holiday memory, you can visit with Santa on December 15 and 22 from 10am-2pm or bring in 2020 with New Year’s Eve in the Sky! Visit 360chicago.com for more NYE details.

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SIGHTS AND LIGHTS

Stay Warm and See the City With These Tours By Erica Abdnour When temps are chilly, hop onto a Gray Line bus tour! Check out Chicago’s iconic landmarks and festive holiday lights from the warmth of a Gray Line tour:

See It All on the Grand Tour Architecture. Museums. Parks. Neighborhoods. If you’re looking to see everything that Chicago has to offer, hit the road on the Grand Tour for the most comprehensive tour of the city. You’ll walk away with new knowledge, amazing memories, and a whole camera roll of amazing photos. Major bonus: Gray Line’s busses are enclosed and heated so no matter which tour you choose, you will stay warm all winter!

Feel Festive with the Holiday Lights Tour Bask in holiday ambience on the Holiday Lights Tour! Through December 29, Gray Line Tours will offer this exclusive, exciting, and festive tour that you won’t want to miss. From the Lincoln Park Zoo to Daley Plaza and everything in between, Gray Line has the perfect festive route for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

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3 Reasons to Tune in to this New Museum Exhibit By Erica Abdnour Head to the Museum of Broadcast Communications for a treat for your eyes and ears! From Ed Sullivan to Lady Gaga, Stay Tuned: Rock on TV houses hundreds of amazing artifacts and costumes from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s iconic exhibit on a nationwide tour - with Chicago being the first stop. We’ve got three reasons to check out this incredible collection:

Do You Remember When... Rock history takes on a new meaning at Stay Tuned: Rock on TV! Check out archival footage, over 300 original artifacts, and new interviews from some of TVs biggest rock & roll moments like The Beatles’ appearance on Ed Sullivan Show, the formation of MTV, and the popularity of variety shows like Sonny & Cher.

From American Bandstand to TRL Outfits and footage and instruments - oh my! Feast your eyes on some of music’s most iconic pieces of history like the outfits

worn by the Jackson Five in their “I Want You Back” performance on Hollywood Palace, Dick Clark’s original microphone on American Bandstand, artifacts from the very first video to air on MTV, and Cyndi Lauper’s dress from the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” video.

Stories and Sounds This multimedia exhibit doesn’t leave you experiencing the impressive displays on your own. Throughout the exhibit, you’ll hear exclusive narration and footage from celebs like Mike Meyers, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Darlene Love, Paul Shaffer, and Kevin Eubanks so that you can hear the backstories of how rock & roll shaped television and pop culture. And we mean it every single display is complemented by the show in which it was featured!

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Richard H. Driehaus Museum Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany Through March 8, 2020 Explore stained glass art from Louis Comfort Tiffany and see how the design and technique impacted social history from 1880-1925.

By Erica Abdnour Looking for a unique and exciting way to spend a brisk afternoon? Warm up this winter with an impressive and educational tour of one of these museum exhibits! The Art Institute of Chicago Andy Warhol: From A to Be and Back Again Through January 26, 2020

The Field Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Through January 12, 2020 See the gorgeous products of the largest wildlife photography competition in the world, courtesy of the National History Museum.

Learn about the iconic American pop artist and his contributions to society and how he anticipated the affects, issues, and pace of our current digital age.

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Museum of Broadcast Communications Stay Tuned: Rock on TV Though April 2020

Check out more than 300 artifacts from the music world and learn how their television features molded rock n’ roll in this interactive exhibit.


Museum of Contemporary Art The Shape of the Future Through April 5, 2020

See how global modernism has influenced labor, politics, and culture through histories and ideologies embedded in the built environment.

American Writers Museum My America: Immigrant And Refugee Writers Today Through 2020 Discover the compelling works of immigrant and refugee writers in America including Reyna Grande, Gustavo Arellano, and Ngozi Ukazu.

Chicago History Museum From Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and 40s Through January 21, 2020 Discover vintage fashions from Chanel, Valentina, du Pont, and more and how the designs molded fashions for American women.

Chicago Children’s Museum The Pigeon Comes to Chicago! A Mo Willems Exhibit Through January 12, 2020 Check out some of Mo Willems’ most beloved characters like Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny during this hands-on, interactive exhibit that kids will love.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs Of Henryk Ross Through January 12, 2020

See the haunting images and artifacts of Henryk Ross’ personal experience during Nazi war and hear video footage of the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

Museum of Science and Industry Wired to Wear Through 2020 Explore technology’s effect on fashion and functional clothing and how wearable technology has impacted our day to day lives.

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DRINK

By Shannon Boland Chef Concierge at LondonHouse Chicago

As the temperatures drop, there is one surefire way to ward off the Windy City chill: Whiskey! Capone knew it and now you do too! Since the prohibition days, Chicago has never had a shortage of hooch. Here is a list of some of my favorite places to cozy up with whiskey in Chicago this winter:

Delilah’s No whiskey lover’s list would be complete without a trip to Delilah’s. This Chicago institution has over 800 (Yes, you read that right) whiskies from 15 different countries. The rock vibe paired with the knowledgeable barkeeps, make it the perfect place to tuck away from the cold this winter!

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Bar on Buena This cozy Uptown haunt boasts a fantastic collection of 300 different whiskies, domestic and imported! They feature 4 flights daily, but head there for Thursday Night Flights and sample an impressive 12 different flights! After Bar on Buena, head a mile north to the legendary Green Mill Jazz Club to round the perfect Uptown night.


Chicago Q This Gold Coast southern BBQ joint has celebrity Chef Art Smith at the helm. Their food pairs perfectly with their hand crafted cocktails. For more adventurous folks, ask for Beverage Manager Ben. He is happy to offer a curated guide to some of the most uniques whiskies and bourbons in town. He may even pull a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle for you to try from the top shelf!

The Monkey’s Paw Looking to get out of downtown and explore? Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, this family owned owned mother and son duo feature farm-to-table cuisine and an extensive collection of rotating whiskeys. Sample of different kinds with their daily whiskey flights.

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Just walk into the whiskey library at Untitled! They need a full ladder to get to the highest shelf. Bourbon list here is probably the best one in the city, oh and they have a great restaurant, oh and they have a show lounge where they do everything from big band swing to burlesque. Just go.

I love The Gage for its coziness in the midst of the Loop and duality with bourbon and scotch thanks to owner Billy Lawless. Try a featured flight with some of the world’s finest whiskeys or pick your favorite from their lengthy menu.

Franklin Room Staying in Chicago for a while? The underground Franklin Room features what they call their “Whiskey Keep”. Purchase an exclusive bottle of Whiskey and they will keep it under lock and key for you to sip upon whenever you’re in! Doesn’t get more personal than that! DECEMBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020 ISSUE | 43


By Erica Abdnour

Not drinking tonight? Whether you’re doing Dry January or just not a fan of the hard stuff, you can still enjoy the creatively crafted cocktails of Chicago’s talented mixologists - sans alcohol. Check out these concierge-recommended hotspots for an awesome mocktail:

Morgan Cohen - Sofitel Sugar Factory Satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolate martini, sans alcohol. Available with booze as well, Sugar Factory’s creative cocktail list is one you won’t find anywhere else. Try the Caramel Macchiato!

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Flor Sigaran - Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Cindy’s Rooftop Check out the Spiritfree menu at Cindy’s Rooftop which includes delicious seasonal mocktails, coffees, and teas that will surely please the senses.


Ramon Gomez The Gwen The Dawson Known for its seasonal handcrafted cocktail list, The Dawson ensures that everyone can enjoy their delicious concoctions! Try the Honey Nuts or the Complex Coke.

Mat Chapman - JW Marriott Kumiko The inspired Spiritfree list is fun and creative and complements Kumiko’s food menu spectacularly. Try the Fields of Green or the Pepperberry Tonic!

Eric Loughlin theWit Hotel Lost Lake is the brainchild of Paul McGee, one of the best mixologists in Chicago. They’re specifically known for his tropical themed alcoholic punches, so even if the two that are on the list don’t suit you there’s a whole slew of juices and syrups for you to choose from. If there happens to be anyone in your party is drinking while you aren’t, they will love you for bringing them there.

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By Erica Abdnour

Ramon Gomez - The Gwen Webster’s Wine Bar

Kyle Francsis - Ritz-Carlton City Winery

With a 400-bottle wine list, you are sure to find a wine you love at Webster’s Wine Bar! Curate your own tasting with 2.5oz pours of whichever wine whets your whistle. This award-winning hotspot (we’re talking a Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year and a Wall Street Journal Top 5 Wine Bars in the US) offers a food menu that perfectly accompanies any wine.

The name says it all! City Winery is the place to be for a fabulous behind-the-scenes wine tour and tasting in Chicago. Sample their house made wines and crostini, learn about how their wine is made, and even receive 10% off any retail wine or merchandise purchase.

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Henna Khemani - St. Jane Hotel Eno Wine Bar Wine, cheese, and chocolate - oh my! Sip on a flight of anything from bubbles to ports, reds to blends. Each flight comes with three tastes so you can compare and choose your favorites. Pair your flight with cheese and charcuterie, specialty bites, spreads, and of course gourmet chocolate!

Mark Kraemer - Hotel Palomar Cooper’s Hawk

Morgan Cohen - Sofitel J9 Wine Bar

Brand new to the Gold Coast, Cooper’s Hawk offers a few wine tasting options: Variety, Lux, and Sweet, and each offers notes on each wine offered so you can choose to your liking. The robust menu won’t leave you hungry and you can purchase any of the Cooper’s Hawk wines to take home.

J9 Wine Bar in Lincoln Park is super cute and they do all different events and tastings. Tickets are available online for the various themed wine tasting events that are constantly changing. Private tastings and events are also available for groups.

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Ways to Holiday with Hard Rock By Erica Abdnour If You’re Happy and You Know It… Who doesn’t love a great happy hour? From Monday thru Friday, Hard Rock Cafe offers $4 draft beer, $5 well cocktails, and $5 house wine.

Festive Feasting Dine on Hard Rock’s festive holiday prix fixe menu to warm up this winter. With a variety of new appetizers, burgers, and drinks, you will love Hard Rock’s new offerings. Don’t want to miss the One Night In Bangkok Shrimp Burger, BBQ Grilled Chicken, and of course, the Holiday Brownie!

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Ring in the holiday season with Jingle Bell Brunch, available every Sunday in December! Complete with live music courtesy of Rosie and the Rivets, a full brunch buffet (as well as the full regular menu) will be available from 10am-2pm. Looking to treat the kids on December 8? Head to Hard Rock for Breakfast with Santa!


Keys to the City

Piano bars The piano, one of mankind’s biggest and yet most unique musical instruments. They are one of the most noticeable things in a room, and for good reason. Pianos are exciting, relaxing, and pleasing to the senses. You see a lot of pianos in Chicago businesses, especially the bars. Some have them there as decorations, but others take them in as a part of their life.

Howl at the Moon

Redhead Piano Bar

If you didn’t come for the literal bucket-sized cocktails, then you probably came for atmosphere and good times. These highenergy shows are bound to make your feet start tapping. The dueling piano stage offers and intimate experience for guests and performers, alike.

Zebra Lounge

The Redhead Piano bar is a favorite to locals and tourists alike. This place brings people in from the hectic life on Ontario Street and opens up to a new world of relaxation. It features small bits with big taste, sophisticated martinis and wines, high quality cigars with complimentary smoking lounge, and that sweet, smooth piano string action.

Sluggers

This watering hole has performers tickling the ivories every night. The Zebra lounge has been in business ever since your grandparents started bar hopping. Somehow the were able to stuff big leather booths, zebra print lamps, a bar, a piano, and all that coolness into this compact space.

Sluggers is the only piano bar that can capture the rapid energy of diehard sports fans. It’s hard to imagine a sports bar right next to Wrigley Field with batting cages, arcade games, and dueling pianos, but Sluggers was able to pull it off with flying colors. Speaking of colors, remember that Sluggers is located in the heart of Cubs territory!

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C’MON GET HAPPY! 12 CAN’T-MISS HAPPY HOURS By Erica Abdnour

Brando’s Speakeasy, South Loop Daily, 5-7pm $3 small pizzas, $4 flatbreads, $4 Three Floyds bottles and Absolut Moscow Mules, $5 Bulleit Rye Old Fashioneds and Carlsberg/ Jameson boilermakers

Dutch and Doc’s, Wrigleyville Mon-Thurs, 4-6pm (not during Cubs home games) $1 wings, $5 mini Chicago dogs, $3 Bud Light drafts, $3 Jim Beam shooters

Duck Inn, Bridgeport Tues-Fri, 5-6pm Half-price beer, wine, cocktails, and bar snacks

Cold Storage, West Loop Weekdays, 3-6pm $1 oysters, $7 cocktails, $5 draft beers, and $10 cocktails

80 Proof, Old Town Tue-Fri, 5-8pm $3 tequila shots, $4 all beers, $5 all call drinks

Drew’s on Halsted, Boystown Sun-Thurs, 5-7pm $5 house drinks, $5 beer and wine, $5 appetizers, $5 mimosas

Stella Barra Pizzeria, Lincoln Park Sun-Thurs, 5-7pm $2 Tecates, $2 rock shrimp fritters, $5 Tecate + a shot of mezcal

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm $4 wine by the glass, $5 well drinks, $3 draft and bottled beers, $6 Stolen X old fashioneds, assorted appetizers and pizzas

Jojo’s Milk Bar, River North

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Daily, 8-10pm $2 Malort shots, $4 beers, $6 Tito’s cocktails, $6 Malort shot + Old Style tall boy

Mon-Fri, 3-7pm $5 beers, $8 wine by the glass, $8 beer-and-shot combo, $10 martinis and cocktails, assorted bar snacks

Quiote, Logan Square

Funkenhausen, West Town Mon-Thurs, 5-7pm $6 featured cocktail, $5 beer special, $7 wine, $5 pretzel, smoked rib tips, and tarte flambee, $3 spicy smoked chicken leg, $10 hot schnitz sandwich

Eno, Streeterville Sun-Thurs, 4-6pm Half off select wines by the glass

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SHOP

By Dustin Ford If you are just passing through Chicago, let us be the first to say ‘Welcome!’ We hope that you will remember Chicago fondly through a memento of your own. If you haven’t found a keepsake yet, check out these souvenir shops recommended by local Concierges.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Rebecca Starodub, Ritz-Carlton Chicago This museum has a store that is jam-packed with artistic keepsakes and stylish fashion. You can find skateboards with artist’s renditions on them, crazy office gadgets and placeholders, artist inspired clothing, and so much more.

Bye Bye Chicago Marcus Hollis, Omni Chicago Hotel As one of the most accessible souvenir shops around the city, this place is great for picking up any last-minute memorabilia. These storefronts have all the classics: snow globes, coffee mugs, magnets, Chicago flags, and even replica statues of famous Chicago landmarks!

Foursided Douglas Pickett, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile This store has the classic souvenirs you would expect, but it specializes in beautiful prints, pictures, and framed gifts. They are also excellent at making custom frames for any dream project that you’ve been working on. 52 | CONCIERGE PREFERRED


Susan Strange Fairmont Chicago “I like the block on Michigan between Wacker and Southwater. Bye Bye Chicago, I Love Chicago and Chicago Sports & Novelty are just steps from each other and as a bonus the Blackhawks store is across the street.”

Oh Yes Chicago Susan Alexander, Fashion Outlets of Chicago You can’t spend a day at Navy Pier without fun and shopping; you’ll find this swanky shop here. Bring back something for yourself or check out all the Chicago dog swag, like clothing, collars, and carriers.

My Chicago! Joyce Fong, Chicago Athletic Association If you are a doodad enthusiast or a seasoned whatchamacallit collector, then this is the place for you. Find merchandise for all your favorite Chicago teams and gangsters here, or pick up all the essential toppings to make the perfect Chicago hot dog!

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4 SPOTS FOR By Dustin Ford

Sport seasons come and go, but team pride lasts forever. There are plenty of places around Chicago to find merchandise that represents your favorite team, but some are better than others. What better place to find quality Chicago sports paraphernalia than in the Windy City?

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John Dillon, Langham Hotel Wrigley Field Some of the best places to find sports paraphernalia for your favorite team is to head straight to the source. You can be sure that they have the widest selection of all Cubs merch at the stores around the Cubs home field.


Eric Loughlin theWit Hotel Chicago Sport and Novelty has all of the jersey and sports knick knacks for son/ daughter/spouse/significant other/house pet could possibly dream of. They carry items from all 6 major sports teams in Chicago (that’s right Chicago Fire soccer fans!) under one roof, which sometimes can be hard to find.

Etienne Padin, Eurostars Magnificent Mile Clark Street Sports With several locations located around Chicagoland, Clark Street Sports is the best place to go for premium Chicago Sports apparel and souvenirs. They have some fantastic sweatshirts, shirts, and accessories. They also have infants’ apparel, backpacks, and plenty of bobble heads. You’re going to need a quality windbreaker if you plan to travel around the city, so why not check out some of the fantastic ones they have to offer at any Clark Street Sports location.

Alex Yu, The Peninsula Lids Any self-respecting hat enthusiast knows about Lids. This is the prime place to get a cap, beanie or a snapback. The mass majority of what Lids supplies is consistent of headwear that proudly dawns the crest of your favorite sports teams. However, Lids now has a wide variety of different sportswear. You can check out some of their newest gear on their online store. This includes shorts, compression shirts, other activewear, and cozy sweatshirts. There are also some new items that display your support for the men and women of the armed services.

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Comic Book Stores That Will Make You

LOL By Erica Abdnour

David Gonzalez - St. Jane Hotel Chicago Comics Providing a super wide variety of comics and merch from around the world, Chicago Comics has a ton of indie comics as well as manga, mini-comics, zines, underground publications, and much more. Are you a comic artist? Chicago Comics offers consignment if you’d like to sell your own work!

Morgan Cohen Sofitel Graham Crackers Comics has 12 locations, 10 of which are in Illinois. The Chicago Loop location has one of the largest selection of comic books and graphic novels including Silver, Golden Age, vintage and new comics. They often host events where guests can meet authors and have their comic books signed, take sketch classes, enjoy gaming and more!

Rebecca Starodub - Ritz-Carlton Third Coast Comics

Mark Kraemer - Hotel Palomar First Aid Comics

Whether you’re a casual comic fan or a long time lover, Third Coast caters to your comic needs. On top of stocking some of the comic community’s most coveted pieces, Third Coast hosts a slew of events like karaoke nights, meetups, theme nights, and more.

From new releases to vintage back issues, First Aid Comics is a go-to for comic books, graphic novels, and gaming. They stock Marvel, DC, and a wide variety of indie publishers like Image and Kitchen Sink so you’re sure to find something to your liking.

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