If you’re not familiar, Foursquare is a location-based application that asks you to “check in” when you’ve arrived, well, pretty much anywhere, lets you know who else is checked in at your locale too. Super users become “Mayors” of each location, and some spots even offer discounts if you check in.
What hangouts are we missing on our list? Let us know — post your comments at the bottom of the page so we can keep our list updated!
1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613
Let’s face it: seeing a concert played at the historic Wrigley Field is pretty awesome. You don’t need to be a Cubs fan (or a baseball fan at all, for that matter) to go and have a good time at a Wrigley Concert. You can either get a seat on the field right in front of the stage (which faces home plate and is backed by that famous ivy) or up in the stands for a less-intense but not watered-down concert experience. These concerts come only a couple times a year and tickets tend to sell out fast.
909 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
You know a good breakfast spot when it’s routinely packed to the gills. The cinnamon rolls are the best ever and could serve as your breakfast and lunch on their own. The sides alone are enough to keep you satisfied. The juice is fresh squeezed and the fruit is awesome. I had classic scrambled eggs and they were some of the freshest I’ve tasted. The place gets very packed but the service is amazing and you don’t wait around for food, coffee refills, or the check.
Wise Fools Pub
2270 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-3718
This relaxed establishment on the Lincoln Avenue strip boasts serious live music, cheap local beer, expensive exotic beer and good vibes. Located just minutes away from the Fullerton “L” stop, Wise Fools offers 30 beers on tap and almost 40 bottles, and great space for live music!
Hang out for a round of darts and stay for live music on their newly renovated stage, lights, and sound system!
Wise Fools Pub is a DOG FRIENDLY establishment in case you want to check-in for your pooch!
201 East Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
Frank Gehry wanted to create an outdoor pavilion that would make everyone—from the fixed seats to the rolling lawn—feel included in the experience of a concert. He did just that when designing the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, with the huge billows of brushed steel surrounding the amphitheater and the connecting trellis of pipes overhead that hold the sound systems that mimics the acoustics of an indoor concert hall. Since completion, it has been the home of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Grant Park Music Festival. There are 4,000 fixed seats and the lawn can seat an additional 7,000.