Six years ago I moved to the city. My cousin Carol moved here at the same time, and we ventured out together every Friday night to a restaurant we’d never been to before. At the time, that included pretty much every one in the city. Bellies full and cocktails in hand, we sat and laughed, enjoying the experience of trying something new. Here are five of the latest bars to check out.
Are you looking for a way to spice up your summer wardrobe with something that is equally versatile as it is fashion forward? My answer is SHORTS! Shorts are this summer’s must have item and this season I have noticed more variety and originality than ever before.
Our friends at WXRT have provided a full list of everything you need to know for the Dave Matthews Caravan, July 8-10th.
Despite the glut of summer festivals and street fairs, West Fest manages to stands apart from the pack thanks to its staggeringly good musical lineup and the range of activities that appeal to everyone from parents to pet lovers.
Unlike the city’s rock venues, most of the shows for downtown dance and theater establishments let out early enough to leave you jonesing for cocktail before moving on with the evening. We’ve singled out a few of our best choices for post-show drinks.
When you feel like casually catching some live music on the fly, but didn’t snag tickets to a show in advance, finding last-minute music plans can be tricky. Luckily, many of Chicago’s friendliest bars and coziest pubs book a diverse range of local and national acts to play during the week – often with no cover charge.
First dates can be many things, but one thing they should never be is boring. Chicagoans have a wealth of first date options at their fingertips, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to ensure that even if your first date is thrilling or awkward, it will definitely be interesting.
Hello sizzling Chicago! Now that the heat is here, let’s drink to it. Find yourself on one of the city’s outdoor patios, beverage in hand.
In a city with as large and diverse of an audience as Chicago, a variety in cinema is a must. We’ve put together some of our favorite alternative spots to catch a film that you won’t find anyplace outside the Windy City.
Some things get better with age, some don’t. And while age may have taken a toll on some of these venues, each of them represents an excellent place to see one of your favorite artists.