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May 24, 2013

This Week

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ON THE COVER THE RETURN OF CIRQUE SHANGHAI Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder (600 E. Grand, 800.745.3000) returns to Navy Pier again this year. The production includes, “The Chinese Flex Bar,” the heartstopping “Gravity Swings” and the awesome sounds of the traditional Chinese “Dragon Drums.” The troupe “Imperial Thunder” returns again this year and performs with five motorcyclists riding at break-neck speeds within a steel globe. Guests enjoy the great outdoors in the 1,500-seat, canopied, open-air theater on Navy Pier, regardless of weather. The show runs approximately one hour and 15 minutes with no intermission. Performances are as follows: Fri., 2pm, 7pm and 9pm; Sat., 2pm, 6pm and 8pm; Sun., 2pm, 4pm and 8pm; Mon., 2pm and 4pm; Wed., 2pm, 6pm and 8pm; Thurs., 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $15.50– $29.50. For more information visit


Get a great view of Chicago’s skyline at one of the most beautiful times of the day aboard a 45minute Sunset Lake Cruise from Shoreline Sightseeing. Adults, $18; kids (under 12), $9. 600 E. # Grand, 312.222.9328. 124 Artist Markus Pierson returns to Chicago with new works and the stories behind them during an inperson appearance at Atlas Galleries. 6pm-8pm. 535 N. Michigan, 800.423.7635. #151

The Chicago White Sox host a three-game weekend interleague series with the Miami Marlins with games tonight at 7:10pm, Saturday at 6:15pm and Sunday at 1:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. to 35th 333 W. 35th, 312.674.1000. The set-in-Chicago song-anddance classic Pal Joey gets a loving revival at Stage 773. 8pm. $32–$41. 1225 W. Belmont, 773.327.5252. to Belmont







MAY 24-31 The classical-jazz hybrid Chicago Jazz Philharmonic explores the history and impact of the Chicago River on its hometown in a newly commissioned song suite tonight at Symphony Center. 8pm. $25–$85. 220 S. Michigan, # 312.294.3000. 3 Catch the latest hilarious and semiimprovised take on the world in which we live in the work-inprogress The Second City, etc.’s 37th Revue at the legendary Second City. 8pm and 11pm. $28. # 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. 151


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Noon-10pm. $5. Sheffield from Belmont to School, 773.868.3010. to Belmont

10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $37.50; children (ages 6–12), $22. 329 N. # 36 Dearborn, 312.923.2000.

There might not be a better vantage point for tonight’s first-of-the-season Navy Pier fireworks than from the waters of Lake Michigan aboard Chicago Line Cruises. The cruise begins at 9:45pm and the show starts at 10:15pm. Take the free Navy Pier trolley from the redline at Grand. Adults, $40; kids (7-18), $23. 465 N. McClurg, 312.527.1977. #124

What better way to celebrate the upcoming National Brisket Day on Tuesday (yes, it’s a thing – we looked it up) than with a two-wheel tour of the Hyde Park neighborhood’s best barbecue and music on the Chicago Bikes, Blues and BBQ Tour from Bike and Roll Chicago. 11:30am. Adults, $89; kids (under 12), $79. 1558 E. 53rd, 312.729.1000.

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Spend part of your Memorial Day on the water with a Lakefront Speedboat Ride aboard the familiar yellow Seadog vessel. Hourly cruises from 11am until 9pm. Adults, $26.95; kids (3-12), $18.95. 600 E. Grand, 888.636.7737. See # 124 coupon on page 24.

SATURDAY Floats, marching bands, waving politicians and more help to kick off summer and honor the men and women of the armed forces during the annual Memorial Day Parade. Noon. FREE. State from Lake to Van Buren.


Live music from the Dave Matthews tribute band Trippin’ Billies (Sat at 8:30pm) and Wedding Banned (Sun at 8pm) is just one of the many draws at the 29th Annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival. Saturday and Sunday,


Come treasure hunting at Wolff’s Flea Market, Chicagoland’s largest weekly flea market with a diverse mix of merchandise, including antiques, collectibles, electronics, jewelry, food and more at Allstate Arena. 6am–3pm. Adults, $2; seniors (62+) and kids (6–12), $1. 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.524.9590. to Rosemont The popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch incorporates live gospel music with great food, including peel-and-eat shrimp, jambalaya, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce.

Memorial Day heats up as the Chicago White Sox welcome the Chicago Cubs to the South Side with games tonight at 6:10pm and Tuesday at 7:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th, 312.674.1000. to 35th The eclectic new music series Downtown Sound returns for another summer of Mondays with a double bill of the Lee Ranaldo Band and Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog tonight at Millennium Park. 6:30pm. FREE. 201 E. Randolph, 312.744.3316. While you’re there, stop by the Goose Island Beer # tent for a craft beer. 151




Trace the history of the Greek immigrant experience in the exhibit American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration at the National Hellenic Museum. 11am-5pm. Adults, $10; kids (3-12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. to Halsted

After a series on the South Side, the Chicago Cubs return to the Friendly Confines on the North Side to host two games against the rival Chicago White Sox today and Thursday at 1:20pm at historic Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison, 773.404.2827. Before or after the game, grab a craft beer and great meal at Goose Island Pub. 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. to Addison

Celebrate National Hamburger Day with a visit to one of the city’s hamburger paradises like Rudy’s Bar & Grill (69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111) for the 5.5-pound Challenger Burger, or the legendary Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan, 312.222.1525) for a cheezborger.

The seemingly ageless Rolling Stones bring their high-profile 50 And Counting Tour to United Center (1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500). Tonight and Friday at 8pm. $85–$285. Stop by the Hard Rock Café for dinner before the show. The legendary restaurant displays numerous items of Stone’s memorabilia. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. There’s more to Chicago than the architecture and the history – and most of it is hilarious. Find out What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You at UP Comedy Club. 8pm. $28. 230 W. North, 312.662.4562. # 151


Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage once again digs slyly into cultural norms in the 1930s Hollywood comedy By The Way, Meet Vera Stark at the Goodman Theatre. 7:30pm. $21.50-$65. 170 N. Dearborn, 312.443.3800. to Lake Get a front-row seat for tonight’s Navy Pier fireworks from the waters of Lake Michigan aboard the elegantly masted Tall Ship Windy. The ship sails 9pm and the fireworks start at 9:30pm. Take the free Navy Pier trolley there from the redline at Grand. Adults, $45; kids (under 12), $25. 700 E. Grand, 312.451.2700. #124

Sample great Goose Island beers and authentic barbecue specialties from Sweet Baby Ray while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River on the Beer and BBQ Boat Ride from Wendella Sightseeing. 5:45pm. $48. 400 N. Michigan, 312.337.1446. #151 Action-packed sci-fi adventure and uproarious parody collide head-on in the energetic Fight Girl Battle World tonight at Theater Wit. 8pm. $15–$25. 1229 W. Belmont, 773.975.8150. to Belmont

31 FRIDAY The Chicago Cubs host a threegame weekend series with the Arizona Diamondbacks with games today at 1:20pm, Saturday at 6:15pm and Sunday at 1:20pm at historic Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison, 773.404.2827. to Addison


Street fest season in Chicago kicks into high gear this weekend with another big one – the annual Do Division Street Festival, featuring a sidewalk sale, family activities and dozens of live music acts. Friday 5pm-10pm; Saturday and Sunday, Noon-10pm. $5. Division from Damen to Leavitt, 312.850.9390. to Damen

Go beneath the skin of the animal kingdom in Animal Inside Out, a fascinating new exhibit from the creators of Body Worlds, at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-4:00pm. Adults, $12; kids (3-11), $8 (plus general admission). 57th and Lake Shore Drive. 773.684.1414. #10

Who says you can’t beat-box the Bard? Check out the Q Brothers in their thoroughly modern, outrageously inventive and surprisingly true-to-the-story hip-hop interpretation Othello the Remix at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 7:30pm. $25. 800 E. Grand, 312.595.5600. #124


Here’$ the Deal! WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY See the lions, tigers and bears at LINCOLN PARK ZOO today. FREE admission daily. (No flying monkeys included). 2001 N. Clark, 312.724.2000.

SATURDAY Learn something for free at THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO.. 10am–8:30pm. 1155 E. 58th, 773.702.9507.

SUNDAY Start your day off right with a Bloody Mary from RUDY’S. They are $3 all day. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111.

MONDAY Indian food lovers will want to try CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE’S Grand Buffet of over 25 items. $10.95 (Daily). 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999.

TUESDAY Nibble on half price appetizers from 4pm–6pm today at MUNICIPAL BAR + DINING CO. Guests can try the Tuna Tartar, Tomato Flatbread, BBQ Chicken Flatbread among other menu items. 216 W. Ohio, 312.951.2125.

WEDNESDAY Escape to Italy for $5 through Russo’s Spicy Italian Sausage Sliders with Fresh Mozzarella & House Giardinera at WATERSHED. 10pm–close. 601 N. State, 312.266.4932.

THURSDAY Eat like a king at CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY. $5 Castle House Wines; $2 Fish, Steak or Chicken Tacos. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944.

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THE ELEPHANT & THE WHALE When Ella, the star elephant in the circus, meets a homesick baby whale, the two go on an adventure at The Elephant & The Whale at the Ruth Page Center for Arts. 1016 N. Dearborn, 872.222.9555.

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to SHOP AND EAT® DAVE & BUSTERS Kids and adults alike will enjoy this restaurant, bar and game venue that features a variety of fun arcade games and billiards. Parents can even enjoy an adult beverage while kids play. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm. Mon.–Tues., 4pm–11am; Fri–Sat., MANNY’S COFFEE 11:30am–2am. 1030 SHOP & DELI N. Clark, Kids will love the # 312.943.5151. 36 Saturday spaghetti

ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that dishes up American classics such as burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. Present ad on page 10 for FREE souvenir!

special whole watchRAINFOREST ing Manny’s Magic CAFÉ HARD ROCK CAFÉ Show and parents Part adventure and Kids and parents will enjoy the signapart restaurant, this will love looking at ture corned beef or fun-for-the-whole guitars, autographs another specialty family eatery is sure and other rock ‘n’ sandwich. Enjoy one to please people of roll memorabilia of their famous crisp all ages. Bring your while chowing down potato pancakes on wild bunch in on on some classic the side. The show runs 11am–2:30pm every Saturday. Wednesday night American favorites. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. when kids 10 and The kids menu under eat for just offers a number of $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entree from favorites and parents can chose from a wide selec5pm–close. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. Present tion of American fare and relax with a drink. Open # coupon below for FREE appetizer or kid’s meal! at 11am daily. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. 36

Kid’s Korner LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own Lego creations at the Lego Store in Water Tower Place. AMERICAN Mon.–Sat., GIRL PLACE 10am–9pm; Sun., Features contemporary 11am–6pm. 835 N. clothing for young girls Michigan, and their American Girl # 312.202.0946. 151 dolls, a café, dolly hair salon and more. DISNEY STORE Mon.–Thurs., 10amKids will love the 8pm; Fri.–Sat., colorful, larger than 9am–9pm; Sun 9amlife Disney Store 6pm. All major cards. where they can find 835 N. Michigan, apparel with pic877.247.5223. tures of their favorite characters and dresses like their favorite princesses. Hours vary by location. 717 N. Michigan, 312.654.9208; # 108 N. State, 312.269.4776. 151


BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP Kids and adults alike will love “building” their own customized teddy. Choose from traditional bears and other furry friends with lots of clothing and accessories. Sun.–Thurs., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., # 124 10am–10pm. 700 E. Grand, 312.832-0114. GALT TOYS + GALT BABY Find an extensive collection of all-terrain strollers, baby basics, children’s books, toys and teething gear, DVDs, and more— plus a staff of experts to help you get exactly what you need. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 5th # 151 Floor, 312.440.9550.


Chicago From Every Angle

Visitors have a number of fun and unique ways to experience Chicago’s awe-inspiring sights. Here are three of our favorites - In celebration of National Bike Month, BIKE & ROLL (239 E. Randolph, 312.729.1000) invites visitors to rent a bike and explore the city and lakefront at their own pace. Too tired to pedal? No problem, Bike and Roll also offers guided lakefront and sunset Segway tours. Let someone else do the driving with CHICAGO TROLLEY (773.648.5000). Their classic Red & Green Trolley’s and Double Decker buses offer the signature Hop On, Hop Off Tour that stops at 14 convenient locations throughout the city. No trip to the Windy City is complete without taking in the spectacular Skyline and Chicago River. CHICAGO LINE CRUISES (465 N. McClurg, 312.527.1977) offers both historical and architectural cruises with free Starbucks coffee.


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AT T R AC T I O N S THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (CAF) More than 85 walking, boat, bus, “L” train, trolley, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago exhibition. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people to discover why design matters. Shop & Tour Center open Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major credit cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. (J-36) CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry. CityPASS booklet holders can skip most ticket lines, but they may encounter a line when they first exchange a voucher for a booklet. Good for nine days. Adults, $94; children (3–11), $74. Call 888.330.5008, or visit All major cards. JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Lavazza Espression café and 360-degree views. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; under 3 free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. (J-26)

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MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, known as “The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. (K-33)

NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze and a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel. Open Sun.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. (N-30)

NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Playing on select dates throughout May: Iron Man 3 an Imax Experience. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. (O-30)


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Chicago by Segway See Chicago on a different means of transportation and try one of STEVE’S SEGWAY TOURS. Educated guides offer tours of Chicago during the morning, afternoon and evening. Specialty tours include the Architecture Tour, River/North Tour, North Tour, Haunted Chicago, and Fireworks Tours. Already over Segways? Try one of TRIKKE CHICAGO’s trikkes. Trikkes are three-wheeled carving vehicles with handlebars attached that stem from the base. Fitness Trikkes are body–powered vehicles and Electric Trikkes have motors. Steve’s Segway Tours and Trikke Chicago are located on the East end of Upper Randolph (down the ramp) on the lower concourse of Harbor Point Tower. Specials: Mon.–Fri., $60, 3–hour Segway tours 9:30am and 1:30pm. Mon.–Fri., $35, 2–hour Electric Trikke Rentals 10:30pm and 2:30pm. Use code key513 when booking.

SKYDECK CHICAGO See Chicago from the world-famous Skydeck, located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Be sure to check out “The Ledge,” which offers views through a glass bottom balcony 1,353 feet up. Daily, 9am–10pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. (G-36)

MUSEUMS FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR IL RESIDENTS: Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science Wed.: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Art Institute (5pm–8pm),


Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out special exhibition The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors/students, $10; kids, 3–11, $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR. (N-43)

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. On exhibit: Goshka Macuga Residency. Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $7; under 12 free. IL residents have free admission on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660. (K-27)


CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Living With Wolves and Science, Off Script: Teens Take The Field. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/seniors, $12; and children (3–11), $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. (K-44)


CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER Housed in a Chicago landmark building, this cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs showcasing live music and visual arts. On exhibit: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College. Mon.–Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri, 8am–6pm; Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am–6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34)

DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Sun, 12–5pm. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $7; and children (6–11), $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600. (S of M-54)


CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Kids and families enjoy hands-on exhibits and learning activities, including Skyline. Daily, 10am–6pm; Thu., 10am–8pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; and children under 1 free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. (N-31)

and Shalom Chicago. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. Adults, $14; seniors/students/children (13–22), $12; and children 12 and under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. (H-19)


THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18–$23; children/seniors/students with ID, $12–$17; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. (J-35)

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NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. On exhibit: The Holocaust in Greece, American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration, and The Spirit of the Marathon: From Pheidippides to Today. May events include: An Evening with Gianna AngelopoulosDaskalaki, organizer of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games  on May 9 at 6 pm. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–5pm. Closed Tue. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; children (3–12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. (D-38) THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors 60-plus, $7; children (3–12), $6; under 3, free. IL residents have free admission on Thurs. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100, (G-14)


SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones and whales to dolphins and sharks. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm. Sat.–Sun., 9am–6pm. Shedd Pass: Adults, $28.95, and children, ages 3–11, $19.95. All major cards. 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438. (L-43)


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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Animal Inside Out. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, $17; and children (3–11), $11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. (South of P-54)

BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Choose from more than 500 bikes, including mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes, cruisers, and more–– and explore the city at your leisure. Rentals include free locks, riding maps, and helmets. See Tours by Land listing for more details. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.729.1000. (K-34) (M-30)

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A View From Above Ever wonder what this marvelous city looks like from a birds-eye view? Wonder no more after going to SKYDECK CHICAGO at Willis Tower (233 S. Wacker, 875.9447). The Ledge is on the 103rd floor and offers guests a “unique” and memorable view of Wacker Driver. The Ledge is a balcony with a glass floor extending four feet outside of the tower and the ability to see over 50 miles away and four states. Guests can challenge themselves with the interactive Chicago trivia game, and marvel at the scale of the city. Visitors are also invited to learn about Chicago with interactive touch screen activities, exhibits and experience a nine–minute movie telling the story of Chicago’s rise to the top of the architectural world. Skydeck Chicago is open everyday from 9am–10pm. General admission for Adults, $18; Kids (3-11), $12.

CHICAGO JET SKI RENTALS There’s no substitute for the thrill and excitement of riding a jet ski along beautiful Lake Michigan. Offering Yamaha jet ski rentals; FlyBoard rentals, sales and instruction; paddleboat rentals, sales and instruction; paddleboat yoga, kayak rentals and instruction; banana boat rides and rentals. Capture your adventure on one of their GoPro camera rentals. Reservations recommended. 31st Street Harbor, 312.924.7794.

TRIKKE CHICAGO Whether you choose a Fitness Trikke (body-powered) or an Electric Trikke, you’re in for an awesome ride. Test out the three-wheeled carving vehicles with a group tour or rental. Trikke tours are  $65, and rentals start at $25.  Located on the far east end of Upper Randolph (down the ramp), on the lower concourse of Harbor Point Tower, 312.946.9467. See Tours by Segway for Steve’s Segway Tours. Mon.– Fri., $35 - 2 hour Electric Trikke Rentals – 10:30am and 2:30pm time slots - use special code: key513 when booking. (K-36) 

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CHICAGO’S FINEST TOURS City’s most fun and dynamic history walking tour and so much more - brunch tours, roaring 20’s tours and advanced scavenger hunts! Discover the city’s triumphs and tragedies while viewing its architectural wonders on a 2-1/2 hour tour of Chicago’s River Walk. Departs from Du Sable statue located at the NE corner of Michigan Ave Bridge. Adults $25; seniors $20; kids under 12, $15; 3 & under free. Reservations required, 312/202-0745, (K-32)


ANTIQUE COACH & CARRIAGE CO. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile or through the Gold Coast neighborhood, and experience the city’s sights in a new way. $40 per half hour for up to four passengers ($5 each additional person). Mon.–Fri., 6:30pm–11:30pm; Sat., 11am–12am, Sun., 11am–11:30pm. Departing from SE corner of Michigan and Huron, 312.787.1349. (K-29)

BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Explore Chicago by bicycle, Segway, or electric bike. Select from the Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour, the Friendly Neighborhoods Tour, Bikes at Night Fireworks Tour, the Skyscraper Architectural Segway Tour, and more. Rentals available. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.729.1000. (K-34) (M-30)


AMERICAN SIGHTSEEING Choose from a range of popular daily lectured tours including the Grand Tour of Chicago, the Land and River Architectural Tour (a skyline cruise), Las Vegas In Chicago Casino Tour, among many others. Call for tour schedules. $28 and up. Call for courtesy round-trip service from downtown hotels with 30–mins notice for all tours. Pick up tickets in the Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe, 312.251.3100, (I-36)

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CHICAGO SAVVY TOURS: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Learn about the work and philosophy of early 20th-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright as you view the greatest concentrations of his homes anywhere in the world. Select from the Wright Oak Park Tour. Each tour includes round-trip transport from downtown Chicago. Prices vary by tour. Reservations required. 312.731.8000. CHICAGO THEATRE TOUR Guests go on a history–filled journey starting with the birth of the venue in 1921 and traveling to present day. See the historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium plus view artist signatures such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Weber and Dolly Parton. $12. Call for tour schedule. 175 N. State, 312,462.6300. (I-33) CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco–style trolleys and Londonstyle double-deckers, each led by expert tour guides, stop every 20–30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 13 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $45; seniors, $40; children (3–12), $17; under 3, free. 773/648-5000. GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and Upper-Deckers offer scenic tours of Chicago’s lakefront and downtown area. With stops at the city’s top attractions, guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour or stay on board for the complete 2hour Circle Tour. Prices vary. Call for pick up times and locations. 800.621.4153. SHORELINE WALKING TOURS Let Shoreline show you some of the best views of Chicago on your choice of guided Walking Tours. Begin with a boat ride on the river or the lake. Then, disembark at a centrally located Shoreline dock and continue your small-group walking tour through some of Chicago’s most exciting and historic areas. Complete information on 312.222.9328. 

T O U R S B Y S E G W AY #1 CHICAGO TOURS: STEVE’S SEGWAY TOURS Explore Chicago’s lakefront, museums, and parks on a three-hour Segway tour. Led by the best tour guides in Chicago. Northside, architecture and private tours available, with great photo ops. Frequent daily departures. Prices: $60–$85 plus tax. Located on the far east end of Upper Randolph (down the ramp), on the lower concourse of Harbor Point Tower, 312.946.9467. See Rentals for Trikke Tour and Rentals. (K-36) Mon.–Fri., $60 - 3 Hr Segway Tours - Tours 9:30am and 1:30pm time slots   - use special code: key513 when booking. BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO’S SEGWAY TOURS Safe, fun, and easy to ride. Glide along the city’s lakefront, taking in views like Museum Campus and


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Millennium Park while learning about Chicago’s fascinating history with an Early Bird Tour, Amazing Lakefront Tour, Segways at Sunset Tour, and the Skyscraper Architectural Segway Tour. Contact for times and prices. 239 E. Randolph in Millennium Park, 316 N. Wabash in River North; 312.729.1000. (K-34)


On exhibit through May 31st NAVY PIER 700 E. Grand Ave. 312.527.1000

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CHICAGO LINE CRUISES Unforgettable 90 minute lectured boat cruises depart daily. The Architectural River Cruise highlights landmark buildings along the river, while the Historical Lake & River Cruise offers a narrative of Chicago history and gorgeous skyline views from the lake. Adults, $40; Seniors, $33; Kids (ages 7-18), $23; under 7 free. Complimentary Starbucks coffee, Coke products, lemonade, muffins and cookies. 465 N. McClurg Court, 312.527.2002, (L-32)

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KAYAK CHICAGO View the skyline from the waterline with an exciting paddle. Soak in the golden hour with a Sunset Paddle, enjoy the city lights with a Fireworks Tour or unwind while enjoying the outdoors on a Lake Paddle or Architectural Tour. Tours range from $55$65 or explore on your own with a rental for $20/hr. Locations at the Chicago River (1501 N. Magnolia), Montrose Beach, and North Avenue Beach. Times & locations vary. 312.8ka.yak8. MERCURY, CHICAGO’S SKYLINE CRUISELINE New this year, Buy your tickets online! The Urban Adventure Cruise is a family friendly 90-minute complete city tour of the lake and river showcasing Chicago’s world-famous structures complete with lively and entertaining tour commentary. Tickets  are $26.61(plus city tax) /adults; $10.09(plus city tax) /children under 12.  Kids 3 & under are free!  Advance reservations are not necessary. Board at SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge and Wacker, 312.332.1353, buy tickets on line at  (J-32) SEADOG Hop onboard at Navy Pier and enjoy an entertaining 75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, an amusing 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, an exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride or a 60-minute Summer Lakefront Fireworks Cruise (Memorial Day – Labor Day)! Adults $21.95–$36.95, kids (ages 3–12) $14.95–$21.95, under 3 cruise for $1. Departing from

Navy Pier’s Dock Street at 600 E. Grand, 800.330.8062, (M-30)

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CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY CRUISES The official Chicago Architecture Foundation river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady cruises offers guests comfortable, open-air, or climate-controlled seating with spectacular views and commentary on over 50 significant sites by CAF-certified volunteer docents. Individual tickets are $37.85 per person plus city tax and can be purchased at 800.982.2787 or  Board SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge & Wacker, (J-32)

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a dramatic, one-hour Architecture River Tour with professional, entertaining guide! Multiple departures daily from two locations– 10am to dusk from Gateway Park (southwest corner) Navy Pier and daily 9:45am to dusk from Michigan Ave. Bridge (northeast corner). Adults, $32-$35; Seniors, $29–$32; Children, $18–$21. Or take our famous, narrated Lake Michigan Skyline Tour from Navy Pier – every 60 minutes from 1:00pm to dusk Sun.–Fri. and every 60 minutes from 11:00am to dusk on Saturdays. Fares: Adults $18–$19, Seniors $17–$18, Children $8–$9. All tours weather permitting. For daily upated information, group rates or to purchase tickets visit or call 312.222.9328.

TALL SHIP ADVENTURES Tall Ship Windy, Chicago’s official flag ship, departs daily from Navy Pier for sailing tours on Lake Michigan. The “Windy” is a 148-foot traditional four masted gaff topsail schooner and offers sailing tours on Lake Michigan. Each of our sailing adventures is unique, with every trip dependent on the direction of the wind. Cruises start most days at 10:45am. Adults $30-$45; seniors $25-$45; and children 3-12 $10-$25. Call 312.451.2700, or visit for our most up-to-date schedule of events and pricing. (N-30)


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CHICAGO WATER TAXI A fun, fast, and friendly way to experience Chicago, with convenient stops at Union and Ogilvie Train Stations, Clark/LaSalle Streets, and the Magnificent Mile at the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, and Chinatown. A fun way to go from place to place while enjoying a fantastic view. One-way fares starting at $3. All day tickets are $10. 312.337.1446.

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AMERICAN COACH LIMOUSINE Providing reliable service to and from O’Hare and Midway Airports, American Coach Limousine caters to groups big and small. Mini buses, vans, and stretch limousines are available for larger parties and sightseeing tours. 312.670.7777 or 888.709.5466.

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2-For-1 Tickets!

Adult tickets. Limit four adults. Not valid for fireworks, special events and Tall Ships 2013. Must be redeemed at ticket booth. Valid for 2013 season only, not valid Saturdays.


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60-75 minute Skyline Cruises and Charters

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WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Wendella Boats offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historic sites. Frequent departures, starting after 9:00am. Prices start at $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for kids ages 3–11, and free for kids ages 2 and under. Fireworks and Sunset Cruises also offered. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. (J-31)

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From beautiful landscapes to monumental architecture to iconic sculpture, Millennium Park is truly a 21st century creation. Chicago’s civic gem is a 24.5-acre oasis in the heart of downtown. Don’t miss the Park’s Jun Kaneko art exhibition, which is comprised of his signature dangos, meaning “round form” or “dumpling” in Japanese. The exhibit is located in the North Boeing Gallery.

MUST SEE AT T R A C T I O N S BP Bridge: Take the long way across Columbus Drive to Daley Bicentennial Plaza via Frank Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined three-block-long walkway that spans the length of the Millennium Park. Cloud Gate: The brilliant stainless steel curves of what has affectionately become known as “the Bean” mirrors both the skyline above and curious onlookers below. Crown Fountain: These towering waterfall bookends bear digital images of actual Chicagoans! Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Architect Frank Gehry’s bold outdoor band shell, with its soaring steel ribbons and state-of-the-art canopied sound system over the lawn, is a breathtaking design. Lurie Gardens: A 2.5–acre paradise for green-loving urbanites, this collection of flora brings to life Chicago’s motto “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden). Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Millennium Monument, a replica of the original peristyle that stood in the same location from 1917 to 1953.


Millennium Park is accesible via the CTA #3, #4, #151 and #157 buses.

Jun Kaneko Exhibition: Japanese artist Jun Kaneko is a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture. His large ceramic steles are covered in a variety of vibrant

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shapes, patters and colors and allow viewers to focus on his scale and their placement. His work

Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the world’s most spectacular new public space – architect Frank Gehry and artist Anish Kapoor – recount how and why Millennium

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is on display through Nov. 3, 2013.

Park was built and the secrets that lie beneath the

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Call 312/742-1168 or visit for more information.


Something Old... Something New...

With May being the start of wedding season we decided to stick with tradition and give you a few shopping suggestions that shouldn’t be missed. While the bride will be receiving something “old’ from a loved one, BELMONT ARMY VINTAGE (855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038) offers hundreds of previously loved pieces of vintage clothing and accessories to complete any look. While not vintage LOTTON GALLERY (900 N. Michigan, 312.664.6203) offers a number of beautiful blown glass vases, that are sure to become cherished collectibles in any newlyweds home. Need something for a honeymoon or destination wedding? PATAGONIA’S (48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934) Margot dress is made of stretchy organic cotton with a flattering v–front detail and is sure to be the perfect fit.


Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.



THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, and oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. With more than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)


ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of antique oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and Coromandel. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)

“Tri-Flora Cypriot Bowl,” 7.5 x 9", Blown Glass





ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. (J29) (J-26)

“Celtic Goddess,” 20 x 16", Acrylic on Canvas

AKIRA Local boutique carries women’s clothing. Items for all budgets are available under the different colored labels. Hours vary by location. 835 N. Michigan, 312.951.5508; 108 N. State, 312.346.3355. (J–27) (I–34)


Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.




LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by the Lotton family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine-art glass, vases, lamps and chandeliers.   The gallery also features original paintings by world–renowned artists, such as Tang Wei Min and Gyula Siska. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun. Noon–6pm. All major credit cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.664.6203, (J-26)


WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET The Midwest’s largest all-outdoor flea market with more than 700 dealer spaces. Shop a diverse selection of merchandise, including antiques, collectibles, souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, and food. Admission: adults, $2; seniors ages 62-plus/kids ages 6–12, $1; and kids under 6, free. Open April 7, 6am–3pm; April 14, 6am–11:30am; April 21, 6am–12:30pm; April 28, 6am–3pm. 6920 N. Mannheim at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 847.524.9590. (Suburban)



BELMONT ARMY VINTAGE Go treasure hunting on the fourth of five floors of fashion that encompass multiple styles of men’s and women’s vintage clothing from multiple decades. Mon.–Sat., 11am–8pm; Sun., Noon–6pm. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038.

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LULULEMON ATHELETICA Wide selection of yoga and exercise attire. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and eager to help. Hours vary by location. 930 N. Rush, 312.915.0627; 900 N. Michigan, 312.951.5923. (J–25) MEN’S WAREHOUSE This men’s retail mecca has a variety of expanded sizes and styles for all types of occasions. The friendly sales associates will have you leaving liking the way you look. Tuxedo rentals available. Hours vary by location. 112 S. State, 312.781.0817; 535 N. Michigan, 312.312.1903. (I–36) (J–30)

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DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s premiere consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret. Find high-end luxury labels including Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton at a fraction of the original cost. Also carries plus sizes. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. (H-29)

PATAGONIA Shop high-quality outdoor clothing, gear, and apparel for the active lifestyle, in addition to a wide selection of their own line of technical garments, casual wear, and children’s apparel. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934 and 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.951.0518. (J-26)(D-18)

TOPSHOP This UK–based destination store carries a large assortment of women’s clothing. Chicago boasts one of the four US free–standing stores. Call for hours. 830 N. Michigan, 312.280.6834. (J–27) New fashions and accessories arriving daily!

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DEPARTMENT STORES BLOOMINGDALE’S Young, hip and classic fashion for women, men and children coexist harmoniously on the six floors of

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LOVER’S LANE Shop for lingerie, bedroom toys, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, lotions and oils, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop into any of the  30 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. For locations, reference our suburban map or visit the website. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey, 888.744.LOVE. (E-11)



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PANDORA Pandora delivers genuine, high-quality jewelry, and accessories at affordable prices. Their charm bracelets, both unique and fashion forward, is adorned with diamonds, precious gemstones, and hand-blown Murano glass beads and charms, each representing a memorable moment in one's life. Call for hours. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, Level 7, 312.915.0647. (J-27)


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NORDSTROM RACK The more economical version of Nordstrom’s department stores, this smart and stylish department store carries designer brands also. Hours vary by location. 24 N. State, 312.337.5500; 101 E. Chicago, 312.254.3660, (I–35) (J–27) SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Not quite as opulent as its Big Apple counterpart, Chicago’s Saks is still a refuge for shoppers seeking high-quality fashions. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. Chicago Place, 700 N. Michigan, 312.944.6500. (J-28)



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NORDSTROM Customer service comes first at this shopping mecca, which includes a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics, and women’s, men’s, and kids’ fashions. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun, 11am–6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515. (J-30)





NEIMAN MARCUS The grandiose entrance is an indication of the haute stuff within this luxurious department store. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm, Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 737 N. Michigan, 312.642.5900. (J-27)

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MACY’S Top fashions for men, women, and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. State St. location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 10am–6pm. Water Tower location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312.781.1000; Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787. (I-34) (J-26)



the Midwest flagship. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-7pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312.440.4460. (J-26)

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Shopping for Bargains WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET is great for the environment and keeps with the concepts of reusing, recycling and repurposing. Treasures are found and created from cast-offs and lovable rust. Open every Sunday, this family owned and operated business has been filling the parking lot at All State Arena in Rosemont since 1991. Enjoy the weather as you stroll though the aisles of the clean, outdoor flea market destination. On a typical day, 700 vendors offer an infinite variety of wares including antiques, collectibles, Chicago souvenirs, home décor, gardening supplies, plants, fresh produce, gourmet food, furniture, art, books, sports memorabilia, electronics, vinyl, dollar items, clothing, new merchandise, resale and more. Adults, $2; Seniors and kids (6–12), $1. Free Parking. 6920 N. Mannheim, Rosemont, IL, 847.524.9590.

MASSAGE/BEAUTY SERVICES BLISS SPA Located inside The W Hotel, this tension-fighting facility features treatment rooms and Bliss trademark touches. Call for hours. All major cards. 644 N. Lakeshore, 877.862.5477. (L-29) DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT Opened in early June in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. The regular price for a foot massage is $70, but through May, the price is discounted to $39 (see ad on page 30). Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. (J-41) PENINSULA SPA Located inside the lavish, five-star Peninsula Hotel, this will be a day at the spa you won’t soon forget. Call for hours. All major cards. 108 E. Superior, 312.573.6860. (J-28) SPA AT DANA Relax and rejuvenate at the Spa at the Dana Hotel, with services from deep tissue massages to no-chip manicures all within a tranquil environment. Call for hours. All major cards. 660 N. State, 312.202.6040. (I-29)




JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features CDs, LPs, 45s, and 78s; DVDs; and videos, as well as posters, T-shirts, magazines, and books. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. The store also sells all in-print LPs by jazz and blues label Delmark Records. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 12–5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312.222.1467. (I-31)

SHOPPING MALLS 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 12–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. (J-27) BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN, SHOPS ON STATE This four–story mall includes Disney Store, Magnolia Bakery, Sephora, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, Steve Madden and Zara among others. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. (I-34) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Fifty specialty shops, 17 restaurants, five hotels—



BELMONT ARMY SURPLUS The third of five floors of fashion that encompass multiple styles including men’s and women’s military, skate, vintage and footwear while showcasing the latest fashion trends. Mon.–Sat., 11am–8pm; Sun., Noon–6pm. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038.


AIBI This specialty store features clothing and accessories by different local designers with the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. (AIBI). Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 10am–6pm. 44 E. Grand, 312.836.1041. (J–30)


WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. (J-27)


anchored by Nordstrom. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–7pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. (J-30)

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Apparel | Skateshop | Footwear Military | Vintage 855 W Belmont | 773-549-1038

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Belmont Army

Chicago’s Largest Independent Fashion Boutique Since 1975

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION RETAIL SHOP Take Chicago’s fabulous and fascinating architecture home with you with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Purchase a 4D cityscape puzzles or a LEGO model of the Willis Tower to build at home, or buy a book about the history of individual Chicago landmarks. Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432, ext. 240. (J-36)

HARLEY DAVIDSON Find clothing, helmets and all of your other riding needs at the Harley Davidson downtown location. Fine motor clothing is available as well as a great selection of tees, pins, coffee cups and all of your souvenir needs. All apparel is Harley Licensed and the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to help you fulfill your needs. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. 66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666. (J–30)

HOUSE OF BLUES STORE Get your official House of Blues Chicago gear here, including Jake and Elwood T-shirts, HOB mugs, shot glasses, hats, key chains, and Blues Brothers DVDs and CDs. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. (H-32)

we’ll keep you in stitches

A Dazzling Collection of Needlepoint and Knitting 67 East Oak Street, Fourth Floor (312)642-2540


RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE A wild variety of items for the entire family, including souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and safari-themed place settings. Set in a rainforest with plants hanging from the ceilings and walls and animatronic animals. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri, 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. (H-29) ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFE Stock up on rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Featuring classic tees, jackets, hats, and accessories, as well as a wide selection of collectables. Opens at 10am daily. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. (H-29) SOUVENIRS @ JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY A great place to get all of your Chicago memorabilia. From picture frames to clothing, this is a great place to find a keepsake for a loved one….or yourself. All major cards. Open daily, 9am–11pm. 875 N. Michigan, 888.875.8439. (J-26)

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UP DOWN CIGAR Building on nearly 50 years of passion for fine tobacco products, Up Down showcases an extensive selection of premium cigars, pipes, humidors, and accessories. Free parking. Open late. Mon.–Thu.,10am–11pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–12am; Sun., 11am–11pm. AE, MC, V. 1550 N. Wells, 800.5UP.DOWN. (H-19)


AMERICAN GIRL PLACE Features contemporary clothing for young girls and their American Girl dolls, a café and more. Call for hours. All major cards. 835 N. Michigan, 877.AG.PLACE. (J-26)

LEGO STORE Innovative displays and kid-friendly play areas make this LEGO Store a fun, must-stop-shop. Call for hours. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 2nd Floor, 312.202.0946. (J-26)


THE DISNEY STORE Character inspired clothes and toys, and limited edition serigraphs and other collectibles for Disney lovers. Call for hours. All major cards. 717 N Michigan, 312.654.9208. (J-27)

ASIAN HOUSE OF CHICAGO Asian House features Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as hand-made Tiffany-style lamps. Oriental furnishings including porcelain fishbowls, rosewood and lacquered paintings, antique boxes in porcelain and lacquer. Korean and antique Chinese furniture, antique Oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and coromandel are featured in this gracious store, located in River North. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848.


BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP Kids and adults alike will love “building” their own customized teddy. Call for hours. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, 312.832.0114. (N-30)


THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated new antique center in Chicago features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, Oriental rugs, and French Louis Phillipe, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, Moderne (Paul Frankl, Charles Eames), continental silver and Meissen. Come by and visit this unique River North antique center located next to the Merchandise Mart. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 59 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533.


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IWAN RIES & CO. Chicago’s oldest family business celebrates more than 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5:30pm; Sat., 9am–5pm. All major cards. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312.372.1306. (I-35)


WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A knitting and needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:45pm; closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)


Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffet may not have been talking about Chicago when he wrote the famous song, but this city does offer some of the best burgers around. Burger Aficionados will want to try the legendary “cheezborger” at BILLY GOAT TAVERN on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand, 312.670.8789; also located at 430 N. Lower Michigan, 312.222.1525). RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE (69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111) offers a number of gourmet burgers such as their Breakfast Burger with cheddar, bacon and a fried egg. Looking for a classic diner burger? Head to ED DEBEVIC’S (640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707) where a witty cast of characters dish up more than just timeless burgers. (See ad on pg. 10 for free gift.) Of course you can always stop in at MARGARITAVILLE (700 E. Grand, 312.496.3840) at Navy Pier if you prefer yours with lettuce, tomato and Heinz 57!


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ARTIST’S CAFÉ Located in the Fine Arts building, the Artist’s Café has been a favorite among artists around the globe since 1961. Serving up a mix of American and ethnic cuisine, including Greek, Sicilian, and French dishes, guests will find a cool, diner vibe with a great selection of spirits. Sun.–Mon., 7am–9pm; Tue.–Sat., 7am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9942. (J-38)

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NEW! CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This first-floor pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (H-29)

DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, and billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with a full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. (I-26)

Delicious Mexican Food

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ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that serves American classics such as burgers and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. (H-29)

NEW! FLOUR & STONE Guests can enjoy a more rustic take on Brooklyn-style, thin-crust pizza. Call for hours. $$. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.8998. (L-29) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck Reuben sandwiches, and its legendary Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Also offering innovative, small-batch specialty ales only found at their pubs. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. $. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. (D-19) (D-4)


(1) FREE entree with EVERY purchase of an entree of equal or greater value. This offer is valid for EVERYONE in your party. Dine-in only. Not valid on holidays. Not valid with other offers, specials or promotions. Not valid after 9pm on Friday or Saturday. Must present coupon at time of ordering.

316 W. Erie - 312.642.2400

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“but there’s way more than just eggs here.” Serving Breakfast and Lunch Mon - Fri 6am to 3pm Sat - Sun 7am to 3pm

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747 N. Wells 312.787.2277

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1120 S. Michigan 312.789.YOLK


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THE GRILLROOM CHOPHOUSE & WINEBAR With a warm ambiance, this urban chophouse and wine bar is a great destination for power lunches, business meetings, or intimate dinners. Enjoy prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads, and more. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 33 W. Monroe, 312.960.0000. (I-36)

HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine, including juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. (H-29)

NEW! HOWELLS & HOOD Nestled at the base of the Tribune Tower, this restaurant pays homage to John Howells and Raymond Hood, the architects behind the neo-classical building. Boasts a massive patio, a refined culinary program and an unparalleled drink selection. Call for hours. $$. 435 N. Michigan, 312.262.5310. JOHN BARLEYCORN A classic Chicago sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn serves specialty, half-pound burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899. (H-31) (E-15) (D-4) LLOYD’S CHICAGO American cuisine served in a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s, just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre, specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails, and pre-theater dinners. Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–8:30pm. Sat. on opera nights, 5–7pm. All major cards. $$$. 1 S. Wacker, 312.407.6900. (G-35) LOCAL ROOT CAFÉ Between Michigan Ave. and Navy Pier, this café serves delicious, organic, and sustainable salads and sandwiches for lunch; poutines, flatbreads, and mussels for dinner, and a full breakfast and brunch menu. Full bar, including local small-batch liquors. Call for hours. $$. 601 N. McClurg, 312.643.1145. (L-29)


RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Open daily, 11am–2am. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. (J-35) WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon.–Fri. 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)

ASIAN BELLYQ BellyQ is the third restaurant from Chicago chef Bill Kim. It focuses on modern interpretations of Asian barbecue. 1400 W. Randolph, 312.563.1010. (West of D-33)

TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian café. The menu covers most of Asia, including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese entrees, as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily, 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970, (I-39)

NEW! VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Fri.–Sat., 7am–2am; Sun.–Thurs., 7am–11am. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. (I-25)

BRAZILIAN BRAZZAZ Enjoy the churrascaria experience with the finest hand-selected USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp all prepared in the delicious, artful culinary style of the gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar, an array of side dishes, an extensive wine list. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri., 11am–2pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat., 4–10:30pm; Sun., 1–9:30pm. All major credit cards. $$$. 539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000. (J-30)

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RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. (H-29)

B R E A K FA S T ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelets, giant salads, and, of course, a full bar.  Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat. 9am–10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. (I-42)

Family owned and operated!

“A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.” Lunch Buffet: 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm 247 E. Ontario St., 2nd Floor Phone: 312-280-4910 Fax: 312-280-4934

WEST EGG CAFE Located within walking distance of dozens of downtown hotels, this cozy Streeterville café offers everything from eggs benedict and pancakes to rotisserie chicken and taco salad. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Bonus: insulated coffee pitchers at every table. Mon.–Fri., 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29) YOLK Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites including frittatas, Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Mon.–Fri., 6am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. $. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277. (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern, and Mexican-inspired dishes from celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. Staples— jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, HOB signature burgers—join new exciting menu options such as meatball sliders, chile-braised short ribs, and street tacos. All major cards. $$. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. (H-32)

dine in - carry-out - delivery - catering sun.-thur.(11:30am-10pm) fri.-sat.(11:30am-1am) special menu

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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop, serving breakfast all day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat., 9am–10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. (I-42)

Chicago’s Pre-Opera Fixture

DINNER CRUISES MYSTIC BLUE Relax and cruise Lake Michigan aboard the fresh and contemporary Mystic Blue where a three-course bountiful buffet, DJ music, cash bar for delicious summer cocktails, an upscale outdoor lounge and amazing skyline views await you. Prices and boarding times vary. Please call to book your cruise today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.333.9150, (M-30) ODYSSEY Escape from the ordinary and admire view after breathtaking view aboard the award winning elegant Odyssey. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, distinctive plated dining and stunning skyline views. Prices and boarding times vary. Please call to book your cruise today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.957.2320, (M-30)

1 S. Wacker • (312)407-6900 (Across from the Lyric Opera)

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MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Since 1942, this cafeteria-style institution has served piled-high sandwiches. There’s the signature corned beef, excellent brisket, peppery pastrami, famous original crisp potato pancakes and delicious steamed table entrees. Specials change daily, from stuffed cabbage on Tue. to meatloaf with spaghetti on Sat. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 5am–8pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. (E-43)

Publisher’s Pick

Chicago-Style No trip to Chicago is complete without pizza. GINO’S EAST (633 N. Wells, 312.988.4200; 162 E. Superior, 312.266.3337) is known for it’s deep–dish style pizza with a golden crust and chunky tomato sauce and cheese oozing out the sides with every bite. They offer plain cheese with a number of topping including their famous sausage patty. Those looking for a lighter meal will enjoy the thin crust pizza with fresh farm ingredients. While known for their pizza, Gino’s East serves much more. Guests will enjoy one of their pasta dishes or a calzone. The Italian-inspired sandwiches are delicious too, with the Buona’s Italian Beef and Italian Sausage being popular favorites. Gino’s East has 10 locations around Chicago and the surrounding area. Present ad on page 49 to your server to receive a FREE gift!

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO Step aboard the Spirit of Chicago for an afternoon or evening of unparalleled cruising fun on the lakefront. This festive cruise ship offers delicious buffet dining, live performances, a DJ for dancing and incredible skyline views. Call or book your cruise online today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.957.2324, (M-30)

GERMAN CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck, as well as steaks, chops, and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon., Wed., and Thu., 11am–12am; Fri. and Sun., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. (NW of A-1)

FRENCH BISTRO VOLTAIRE Classic French restaurant makes it easy to forget you are in busy Chicago. Mon-Sat., 5pm–11am. $$$. 226 W. Chicago, 312.265.0911, (H–27)

“The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine

11 E. ILLINOIS • PHONE 670-0100


INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from, Chicago Curry House brings

INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (more than 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Vegetarian options. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11am–2:30pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–3pm. Dinner: Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun.–Thu., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$. 59 W. Grand, 312.645.9500. (I-30) INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional dishes, including marinated lamb and curried chicken at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am to 3pm for $13.95 per person. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun.–Thu., 5pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10:30pm. All major cards. $$. 247 E. Ontario, 312.280.4910. (H-29)

IRISH EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish pub serves up traditional Irish fare such as Guinness New York Strip, Fish & Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches as well as classic favorites like Build Your Own Mac and Cheese in a spacious, sophisticated dining room, complete with a 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Weekend breakfast and daily specials. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am– 3am; and Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. (I-33)

I TA L I A N CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. (NW of A-20) EDUARDO’S ENOTECA Fresh light Italian and small plates. Delivery and catering available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 1212 N. Dearborn, 312.337.4490. (I-23)

Enjoy the Churrascaria experience with the finest USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp, prepared in the delicious, culinary style of the Gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar and traditional array of side dishes and an extensive wine list.

539 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago • 312-595-9000 •

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the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601,; 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. (I-41)

LA CANTINA (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Tue.–Fri., 5–10pm; Sat., 5–11pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (H-36) THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (H-36)

Experience the mystery of Asian cuisine with flavors from Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam all in a warm and casual atmosphere.

614 S. Wabash | (312)379-0970

VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors and has received accolades from Esquire and Wine Spectator. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: weekdays, 11am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (H-36) VIVO Celebrating 20 years in the Randolph Street Market District, Vivo offers Italian food in a chic setting. When it comes to true Italian cuisine, few rival this rustic and stylish veteran. Mon.–Wed., 11am–10pm; Thu., 11am–11pm; Fri., 11am–12am; Sat., 5pm–12am. 838 W. Randolph, 312.733.3379. (West of D-33)

MEDITERRANEAN PURPLE PIG Three of Chicago’s top chef’s under one roof create Mediterranean fare and offer a wide array of wines. $$$. Call for hours. 500 N. Michigan, 312.464.1744, (J–30)

MEXICAN MOE’S CANTINA Spanish and South American tapas are on the menu at this raucous Mexican cantina. Rock music, wroughtiron chandeliers, and plasma TVs set a spirited scene for Moe’s famous margaritas and popular mesquite-grilled skewers and tacos. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am; Sun., 11am–2am. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000. Also at 3518 N. Clark. (I-31) PATRON’S HACIENDA A Mexican restaurant and sports cantina located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, serving Mexican cuisine including fresh ceviche, fajitas, and some of the best fresh-juice margaritas in town. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–12am; Sun, 3–10pm. All major cards. $$. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. (G-29)


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CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. (I-41)

NEPAL HOUSE The owner of Chicago Curry House presents his newest establishment. The eatery serves Nepalese and both northern and southern Indian food including classics such as “momo” (dumplings with sauce) and “Thalis” (meal combinations). Sun.–Thurs. 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–10:30pm. 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601. (J-44)

PIZZA GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Full menu includes appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and kid’s menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 633 N. Wells, 312.943.1124; 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. (H-29) (K-28) (I-38)

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SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Experience a fiesta for your taste buds one block off Michigan Ave. A smorgasbord of Mexican favorites such as fajitas, burritos, tacos, and hacienda dinners are served among piñatas and stained glass. Ask about catering. Sun.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am. All major cards. $. 49 E. Ontario, 312.943.4041. (I-29)

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GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR The traditional pizzeria spices things up with its new location in Chicago’s South Loop. With new deep-dish pies, such as the Hunter Rabbit (rabbit sausage, spinach, roasted carrots, and parmesan), as well as the old standards, it wouldn’t be a sports bar without a craft beer list featuring a dozen local brews. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. (H-39)

PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what Oprah calls the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago. Hours vary. AE, MC, V. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban)

PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. (I-27) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thin-crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872. (H-30)

SEAFOOD Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner After Theatre • Food • Wine Spirits • Espresso • Desserts Open daily at 7am The Fine Arts Building 412 S. Michigan • (312)939-7855 and now open at

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BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Run, Forrest, Run to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., located on the fabulous Navy Pier, just a short walk from Ohio Street Beach and Michigan Ave. shopping. Come for our family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world seafood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. All major cards. $$. 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. (N-31) CAPE COD ROOM Overlooking the Magnificent Mile, this seafood gem is one of Chicago’s old school fine dining classics. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. Located in The Drake Hotel at 140 E. Walton, 312.440.8414. (J-26)

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800 N. Dearborn | (855)749-2667

Voted #1 Burger in Chicago “Home of the Milkshake Martini” 69 East Madison Street (between Michigan & Wabash)

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CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6:30–9:30pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. (I-33) (Suburban) HOLY MACKEREL! Combining fresh seafood and fresh cocktails, as well as a fresh take on a vintage design. Sun.–Thu., 6am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 6am–10pm. All major cards. $$$$. 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3444. (Suburban)

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CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5–11:30pm; Sat., 4–11:30pm; Sun., 4–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. (I-29)

HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. (I-31) (Suburban)

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MICHAEL JORDAN’S STEAK HOUSE Basketball legend Michael Jordan brings his restaurant concept to the InterContinental Chicago. Dine on hand-selected USDA prime, dry-aged steaks, upscale comfort food, fresh seafood, and a variety of artisanal wines, local craft brews, and specialty cocktails. Bar: daily, 11am–2am. Lunch: daily, 11am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun., 5–9pm. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8823. (J-30)

WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves juicy burgers, slow-smoked regional barbecue, thick Black Angus steaks, seafood, and more, all grilled over charcoal on authentic Weber kettles. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 6:30am–12am. All major cards. $$$. 539 N. State, 312.467.9696. (I-30)


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FRIENDS SUSHI Located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot are ideal for both casual and romantic dining. Enjoy traditional and specialty maki, sushi, and sashimi, as well as entrée selections. Daily lunch specials. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. (I-28)

NEW! VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Fri.–Sat., 7am–2am; Sun.–Thurs., 7am–11am. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. (I-25)

TA PAS CAFÉ BA BA REEBA Specializing in tapas, this Spanish restaurant has a warm and colorful atmosphere that goes along with their made to order paella. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 2024 N. Halsted, 773.935.5000. (E-16)

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MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE A top-rated restaurant known for its tableside menu presentation and for its mouthwatering steak and lobster. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 1050 N. State, 312.266.4820; 65 E. Wacker Pl., 312.201.0410; 1751 Freedom Dr. in Naperville, 630.577.1372; 699 Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook, 847.205.5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Rosemont, 847.678.5155; 1470 McConnor Pkwy. In Schaumburg, 847.413.8771. (I-24) (I-33) (Suburban)

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Exotic Eats Chicago is known for its cultural diversity and the cuisine offered here is no different. NEPAL HOUSE (1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601) offers a taste of the Himalayans and both northern and southern Indian food. Nepal House features an array of classic Nepali dishes including “mom” (dumplings with sauce), “dal–bhaat” (rice and lentils) and “gundruk” (slightly fermented dried vegetables. The atmosphere incorporates romantic Nepali–influenced décor, Nepali music and attentive service to provide guests with the very best experience. They use only fresh ingredients and strive to transport guests on an exotic vacation to the Himalayas without the long flight and mountain climbing. Nepal House offers lunch, dinner, dine-in, take-out and delivery. Open Sun.–Thurs., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–10:30pm.

TAVERNITA This river north restaurant and bar features small plates and other Spanish dishes. Open for lunch daily. Sun.–Tues., 5pm–11:30pm; Wed.–Thurs., 5pm–midnight; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–1am. $$$. 151 W. Erie, 312.274.1111, (H–29)

THAI DAO Enjoy Thai cuisine a half-block off the Mag Mile. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including pad thai, cashew chicken, and beef curry. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. (J-29) “The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune

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SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, curry noodles, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. (I-28) STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food not only in Chicago, but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. (I-30)

THE CHICAGO DINER Meat free since 1983. All vegetarian, mostly vegan menu. Dine in, Carry out, Vegan Bakery. Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am–10pm. 3411 N. Halsted. 773.935-6696. (E-6) CHICAGO RAW Find detox products, champion green juices, energy soups, coconut water and more. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 131 N. Clinton, 312.831.2729. (F-34) GREEN ZEBRA This vegetarian contemporary has a specific focus on locally produced, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Mon.–Thurs., 5:3pm–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10pm; Sun., 5pm–9pm. $$. 1460 W. Chicago, 312.243.7100, KARYN’S ON GREEN Karyn’smakes vegan sexy in the midst of Chicago’s traditional Greektown neighborhood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 130 S. Green. 312.226.6155. (D-36)

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Nightime in the Windy City

Chicago temperatures can be finicky in May, especially at night, so it’s good to have both indoor and outdoor options. The REDHEAD PIANO BAR (16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000) has become a true a Chicago nightlife institution and offers live music seven nights a week. Cigar enthusiasts will love the Redhead’s covered and heated outdoor smoking area. PATRON’S HACIENDA (316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400) is a great spot to order a margarita on the rocks and sit on the patio on a warm springnight. Too cold outside? Then head inside the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000) for the red-hot hit SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ. The musical revue features 39 pop standards including “Stand By Me” and “Hound Dog” by American songwriter and producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.


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KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide nonstop music seven nights a week at this legendary blues club, with early sets at 8pm on Thu. and 7:30pm on Fri. and Sat. Restaurant serves BBQ for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12–$15. Sun.–Thu., 8pm–4am; Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. (E-13)





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CLUB LUCKY This true Chicago 1940s “supper club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail. Try something from their famous “Killer Martini” list or a handcrafted cocktail. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon.–Fri. at 11:30am, Sat. at 4:30pm, and Sun. at 3:30pm. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. (NW of A-20)




CABARET (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a celebration of unabashed humor, dancing and entertainment on a live stage. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (H-29)


BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest running female impersonation, Las Vegas–style revue and has been delighting audiences from around the world for more than 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon. and Tue. Show times are Wed.–Sun. at 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269. (H-38)




HOFBRÄUHAUS This replica of legendary Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany takes great pride in giving its guests the same unforgettable experience with its traditional Beer. Call for hours. 550 Park Pl, Rosemont, 847.671.2739 (Suburban)


GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer for more than 20 years offers some 20 varieties of handcrafted beer. Specialties include Honkers Ale, 312 and Green Line. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. (D-19) (D-4)

DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Located within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for pre- or post-theater cocktailing or simply a night on the town. GLTB–friendly. All major cards. Mon.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 3pm–3am; Sun., 3pm–2am. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400, (I-31) FRIENDS SUSHI The modern, sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot make for an ideal happy hour, whether with friends or clients. Sample the delicious starter menu featuring pan-seared crab cakes and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. (I-28) LAIR LOUNGE (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This posh space offers guests an intimate lounge experience. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (H-29)

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MOE’S CANTINA Exposed brick walls and state-of-the-art sound systems provide the ambiance while you enjoy a cocktail list featuring housemade sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more. Call fof hours. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000. Also at 3518 N. Clark. (I-31) SANCTUARY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a place open to all lifestyles, exploring and encouraging different types of friendship. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (H-29) UNTITLED Behind the unmarked door is a trendy, elegant restaurant and bar. Live jazz and big band music plays while guests sip custom cocktails and share small plates. Proper attire required. Call for hours. 111 W. Kinzie, 312.880.1511. (I–31)



COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. (NW of D-19)


iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating comedy for 30 years. iO has two theaters: the Del Close Theater features sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features iO’s signature long-form improvisation, which has made the theater famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. (D-5)

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SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, Second City has seen countless stars get their start, including Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. See the Second City’s 100th Revue: Who Do We Think We Are? on the Mainstage. Or see We’re All in This Room Together on the E.T.C. Stage. Tue.–Thu., 8pm; Fri.–Sat., 8 and 11pm; Sun., 7pm. $23–$28. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. (G-20)


UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy shows seven nights a week. While you’re busy laughing, arrive early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. (G-20)

DANCE CLUBS Restrictions apply see restaurant for details. Must present ad prior to order. Valid for any entree with the purchase of two, Four Course Experiences. Free entree must be of equal or lesser value. Expires June 23, 2013. Valid only at The River North Melting Pot.


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PALLADIUM (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This five-story nightclub has DJ’s spinning both new and retro beats while special lighting effects are mixed in with the background. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm– 4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (H-29)

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Lights, Please! Take a dramatic, nighttime cruise aboard SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING’S Architecture/Fireworks Cruise. The evening begins with a trip down the three branches of the Chicago River for a close-up view of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers. Then, guests travel to Lake Michigan for a front-row-seat for Navy Pier’s fireworks display. Guests can sip beverages from the cash bar while admiring the breathtaking views. Architecture/Fireworks Cruises depart from the southwest Gateway Park at Navy Pier and from the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Boarding begins 15 prior to departure time. Sat., 9:25pm; Wed., 8:30pm. Adults, $35–$39; Seniors, $32–$37; Kids (12 and under), $19–$23. Call 312.222.9328 or visit for more information.

SPY BAR Offers a state-of-the-art sound system, bottle service and specialty cocktails. Call for hours. All major cards. 646 N. Franklin, 312.337.2191. (G-29)

FADO IRISH PUB Soccer on the flat-screens, homemade Shephard’s pie and Guinness on the table, and plenty of “craic.” Call for hours. All major cards. 100 W. Grand, 312.836.0066. (I-30)


THE KERRYMAN A warm and inviting pub bringing modern Ireland to Chicago. Call for hours. All major cards. 661 N. Clark, 312.335.8121. (H-28)

DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade/bar. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, and billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with two full-service island bars and one full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. (I-26)

IRISH PUBS EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with an expansive drink list including 16 tap beers, over 35 bottles, signature cocktails & more. Catch all of your favorite basketball games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. (I-33)


LIVE MUSIC THE BACK ROOM More than 40 years of live music now at a new location. The secret alleyway entrance leads you to a sophisticated, sultry atmosphere filled with energy from the lively rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes timeless hits, jazz, blues, big band, and R&B. Showtimes nightly: 9:30 and 11pm. Thu.–Sat.: DJ starts at 1:30am. $20 cover and two-drink minimum. Sun.–Wed., 9pm–1am; Thu.–Fri., 9pm–4am; Sat., 9pm–5am. 937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. (I-25) HARD ROCK CAFÉ In addition to live music (on Mon. and Thu.), this legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine including juicy burgers and tasty barbecue in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat.,


11am–1am; Sun. 11am–11pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. (H-29)


HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine. A specialty late-night dinner menu is available until close. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. (H-32)


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THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR Enjoy one of the Redhead’s signature martinis as you listen to Chicago’s top piano-player vocalists playing upbeat standards, pop, and rock hits seven nights a week. The atmosphere is lively but comfortable. Proper attire required. Sun.–Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000. (H-29)





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POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE With an unrivaled champagne list, Pops for Champagne is one of the country’s top bubbly bars. In addition to serving some 200 selections, Pops also has a full bar, live music (the Dan Effland Trio plays jazz favorites every Sun.–Tue. at 9pm), and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items. Located in the River North entertainment district. Sun.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 1pm–2am. 601 N. State, 312.266.7677. (I-30)


JOHN BARLEYCORN A neighborhood sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn has a full-service bar and a stellar beer list. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899. (H-31) (E-15) (D-4)

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GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR Enjoy craft beers, with 12 Chicagoland beers on tap. Guests can also choose three for a $9.50 flight. The beer menu also includes 50 craft bottle selections, from various regions of the United States. Stop in during baseball games for great deals, including $6 Bloody Marys. Sun.–Wed., 11am–12am; Thu.–Sat., 11am–2am. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. (H-39)

On Stage I.O. I.O. THEATRE 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. For 30 years, i.O. has been the premier improvisational comedy club in Chicago. These originators of long-form improv are famous for their hilarious, yet highly intelligent comedy shows—featuring their signature piece, THE HAROLD. Bill Murray describes their shows as “the most important group work since they built the pyramids.” The i.O. houses two theaters, two bars, and has six shows a night. Call for schedule.

COMEDYSPORTZ COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE, 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. In an ultimate comedy competition, two teams comprised of improv all-stars vie for the most laughs and the subsequent title as ComedySportz champion. With suggestions and comments from the audience, the red and blue teams sing, dance and deliver improvised scenes in this no-holds-barred battle of comedy. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $22. Located steps from the Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit


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UP COMEDY CLUB, 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. The Second City’s newest venue, UP Comedy Club offers a diverse array of stand-up comedians, improv and sketch shows. This weekend: see the hilarious hit sketch show The Laugh Out Loud Tour May23-26. With comedy shows seven days a week, UP also features a full-service kitchen and a full bar with no drink minimum. Make a dinner reservation in advance, and receive priority seating at the show.

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Royal George Cabaret Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. The smash hit production moves to The Royal George Cabaret Theater! Don’t miss this rocking and rolling production the Chicago Tribune  calls “a retro party night, and these performers deliver a fine way to forget the stresses of the week!”  Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, such as “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “Jailhouse Rock.” With a cast of nine plus a four-piece band, the return of this fun-filled night out is sure to bring crowds to their feet again. For more information call 312.988.9000 or go to

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Happy Memorial Day! The faint smell of grilling, the sound of kids splashing in the pool and sundresses can only mean one things; summer has arrived. With Memorial Day weekend being the start of summer, visitors don’t have the opportunity to head to their neighbors this weekend to grill but Chicago has even more to offer. The city is hosting their annual Memorial Day Parade (State street from Lake street to Van Buren) on Monday at noon honoring all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country. Lifeguards are on duty at all of Chicago’s swimming beaches. Bring the family to Oak or Ohio Street Beaches and watch the kids splash around while adults can soak up the sun. FREE. The Pritzker Military Library is offering free admission and activities all day on Monday. Guests can view the library’s collection and enjoy board games and chess, drop–in oral histories, special rare books and artifacts exhibits, Citizen Soldier program video marathon, and afternoon walking


tours of Grant Park military statues. FREE. 10am– 2pm. 104 S. Michigan, 312.374.9333. What’s more American than baseball, a hot dog and a rivalry? The Chicago Cubs play the Chicago White Sox in the Crosstown Classic at U.S. Cellular Field. 6:10pm. 333 W. 35th, 312.674.1000.

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