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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.
Theatre
“French Baroque-style 3,600-seat auditorium showcasing national musical & comedy acts since 1921.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“A summer hotspot on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel, with skyline views & upmarket cocktails. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Theatre
“All of the old movie houses have been renovated and now bring live Broadway shows to Chicago. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Modern space at the Art Institute hosting indie, foreign & classic films & artist appearances.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel
“Here is one of Chicago's best and spectacular Rooftop Bars/Clubs. Enjoy a drink or party here, and best of all, it´s one block from us. Just know the line will be long during weekend so be on time. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stained-glass-accented Irish bar with outdoor patio, TVs & bar menu with Irish fare & burgers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Entertainment
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“An indoor/outdoor lounge on the third floor of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel serving up cocktails, craft beer, small plates and a view of the city's skyline. The bar menu features New American snacks with an emphasis on frites and steamed buns while the beverage program caters towards the local with drafts brewed in Chicago.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“World famous Chicago addiction. Stand in line and grab lots of napkins before you head to the park to pig out. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“There is one nearby on 87th and cottage grove and yes they will come pick you up, take you to office and rent you a car. about a 5 minute bus ride up Cottage grove.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“CTA Red line station taking you north to Wrigley field or South to Sox Park”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Classic ballet, exceptional dancers. Another favorite of mine. I'm always inspired after watching them, especially if at the Auditorium Theatre, an incredible, historical theatre.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Theatre
“Must take a picture on the legendary Chicago Theater. After that take south and State street for shipping and Dining.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The cheesecakes are great! If you haven't got a chance to try Magnolia in NYC, here's a store on State St. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“Check out the impressive alcoholic beverages display downstairs and beauty station upstairs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Counter-service deli chain crafting hearty signature subs, salads & kids' meals in a casual setting. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Hotel Bar
“A summer hotspot on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel, with skyline views & upmarket cocktails. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Stained-glass-accented Irish bar with outdoor patio, TVs & bar menu with Irish fare & burgers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Entertainment
“An indoor/outdoor lounge on the third floor of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel serving up cocktails, craft beer, small plates and a view of the city's skyline. The bar menu features New American snacks with an emphasis on frites and steamed buns while the beverage program caters towards the local with drafts brewed in Chicago.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Snack Place
“World famous Chicago addiction. Stand in line and grab lots of napkins before you head to the park to pig out. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Counter-service deli chain crafting hearty signature subs, salads & kids' meals in a casual setting. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Donut Shop
“Long-running chain serving signature donuts, breakfast sandwiches & a variety of coffee drinks.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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