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Best things to do in Chicago

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“Neighborhood bar and restaurant near the Rockwell Brown Line stop. Great selection of many choices, filling burgers and brews. Something for everyone. ”
17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you are exploring Pilsen (murals, Mexican Museum of Art, Mexican food, fresh tortillas, a concert at Thalia Hall, etc.), you must stop at Kritoffer's for tres leches. It is not traditional. There are several flavors. Caramel is the best.”
16 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“Functional eatery whipping up hearty Asian fusion grub in straightforward digs with communal tables.”
10 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A hip neighbourhood located an easy train or car ride to the east with restaurants, cafes, lounges, boutiques and bars. ”
10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Founded in 1939, the Hyde Park Art Center is at once a contemporary art exhibition space, learning lab, community resource, and social hub for artists and art-curious alike.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
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“A good ol' Chicago Italian place. Been around for ages. You'll feel like you're in a time gone by, yet the food is rock solid comfort Italian food. Walking distace,”
17 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Easy 15 minute walk. Or you can hop a bus to the train if the weather is bad.”
9 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“If you're a Costco Member, there is a Costco right around the corner on Ashland”
9 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
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“Wonderful locally owned business with great jewelry, accessories and clothing -- plus entertainment and activities almost every night of the week.”
11 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“This is a hip spot offering traditional Korean cuisine, creative cocktails & sake. The space is intimate and ad dimly lit. The spicy beef soup and the seafood bibimbap get rave reviews. If you are unfamiliar with Korean food, the staff will help you order something you will enjoy. Service is leisurely so not a good place if you have a limited time for your meal.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A modern, brightly colored daytime cafe, known for its Belgian waffles & build-your-own omelets.”
12 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“The happy hour here is the best! All you can eat package deal is amazing as well!”
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nautical-themed tavern with a full menu including burgers, sandwiches, salads & more.”
11 locals recommend
Hotel
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“One of the best rooftop cocktail bars. Get there early and grab a good seat outside for amazing views.”
11 locals recommend
Beach
“It's the best beach in our opinion with one of our go-to restaurants in the summer, Cafe Olivia, located sand side! Beach chairs, beds, and umbrellas are available for rent. ”
14 locals recommend
Library
“Gorgeous, gigantic public library on Scoville Park. Also has an art gallery and many free events.”
12 locals recommend