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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“Great place for drinks. Dog friendly. Great staff. Bring your own food, or keep an eye out for the pizza guy. Food trucks on Friday night.”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The menu changes frequently as they focus on seasonal ingredients and that they (mostly) grow on their rooftop garden! they have a lovely patio for those warm days/nights. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly some nights they have live music. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Cute old school movie theater where they don't charge an arm and a leg to see a show!”
  • 33 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Artsy joint with live music serving eclectic vegetarian (& some meat) dishes since 1976.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Excellent neighborhood bar / restaurant with great vibe - the fantastic food has a UK bent (courtesy of their British owner / chef). The fish and chips are the best. Amazing beer selection. Try their Sunday brunch - my favourite destination when in the mood for a full English breakfast!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Whether you drink alcohol or not, this is a place for delicious food and drinks with an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere. I LOVE the brandy sour, I rarely drink but this is where I go if I do. “Delicious drink, nice food, expert staff and great ambiance!””
  • 18 locals recommend
College & University
“My alma mater... the campus is beautiful with stunning views of Lake Michigan”
  • 23 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a great little international grocery that stocks a wide variety of international foods and has a great produce department and deli. They also offer fresh baked pastries and bread that they restock throughout the day. it is close and convenient for when you don't want to bother with driving and parking in Chicago. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Belly up to the counter for great burgers made with Korean influences or try some Be Bim Bop or other rice dish. Featured on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives."”
  • 28 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful local art lines this beach. This land has been crafted by ecologists to mimic what Chicago's ecosystem looked like before it was developed.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Wide variety of local, national, and international live music. Good bar food.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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  • 8 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“We are a neighborhood restaurant specializing in traditional and international fusion tapas. From Italian to Asian to French cuisine, we have something to pique your curiosity and satisfy your palette. We also have seasonal specials that utilize the freshest farm to table ingredients.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Relaxed local Bar, friendly neighborhood crowd. Different events on different nights of the week. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great healthy options, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. Also has a little grocery store attached that has a nice selection of vegan and vegetarian items.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Rustic-chic bar offering elevated pub grub, including wood-fired pizzas, plus TVs & weekend brunch.”
  • 15 locals recommend