Things to Do

Getting Around


Bars and Restaurants

  • Gold Coast (walk up Magnificent Mile)
    • Drum Bar
      • Rooftop hotel bar with a beautiful view of the Hancock tower
      • Has a selection of bottles from the Single Malt Scotch Whisky Society
    • Signature Room
      • Cocktail lounge on top of the Hancock tower
  • West Town (30 minute walk along the river)
  • Wicker Park (blue line from Clark/Lake, four stops to Damen)
    • The Violet Hour
      • Cocktail bar with a big original menu
      • Door is hidden in a mural
    • Big Star
      • Delicious tacos and margaritas
    • Emporium Arcade Bar
      • Barcade with a selection of classic games and an even beer selection
    • Estelle's
      • Open past 2 am and has good burgers