CHICAGO Guide

5/23/19 | 4 DAYS | CHICAGO


THURSDAY

the fat shallot - food

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📷 @thefatshallot

Okay, so The Fat Shallot has been named the best food truck in Chicago many, many times - most recently 2017. Take this incredible talent and turn it into a brick and mortar and thats what you have at Revival. A true Chicago story with food cooked from the heart.

 

Violet hour - bar

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📷 @violethourchicago

NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED. Literally this is a rule and it’s just one of many reasons we love this place. If its an experience you want, then its an experience you will get. It’s also one you'll remember but unfortunately cant show off on IG. Unfortunately/fortunately the decor and drinks are the most Instagram-able in the world!!!!! GO!!!

 

Berkshire room - drinks

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📷 @theberkshireroom

An extremely approachable cocktail bar (for the area) in the heart of Chicago. Offering a great selection of craft cocktails with an atmosphere to match. Night time offers a true, speak easy vibe.

 

FRIDAY

the Signature lounge - photography (and drinks)

📷 @signatureroom95

Okay, so we will come clean and let you know this is not a "local" spot as much but its worth going either way. For the price of a drink (two birds, one stone) you get breathtaking pictures of Chicago from up high. 96 floors hight to be precise. We go every time simply for the photography potential. Having a drink this high is pretty cool too...

 

bad hunter - food

📷 @good_drinker

Great place for lunch, afternoon drink, dinner or amazing cocktail for late nights. High quality food and cocktails right in the West loop of Chicago. Highly recommended- the only downfall is reservations are preferred

 

SATURDAY

lost lake - drinks

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📷 @lostlaketiki

NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED. Literally this is a rule and it’s just one of many reasons we love this place. If its an experience you want, then its an experience you will get. It’s also one you'll remember but unfortunately cant show off on IG. Unfortunately/fortunately the decor and drinks are the most Instagram-able in the world!!!!! GO!!!

 

Cindys rooftop (R) - brunch

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📷 @cindysrooftop

If we could, we would move in. Set on top of Chicago’s Athletic Association, Cindy’s has a decor the die for. Sit and truly unwind under the glass ceiling with amazing views of The Bean and Millennium Park. It could be classed as a bit touristy but brunch will make your jaw drop.

 

Three dots and a dash - drinks

📷 @threedotsandadash

When you first try to find this place you may think the leader of your group is trying to get you mugged…don’t worry its safe down this alley way. When you find the entrance and head down past the wall of glowing skulls, you will find a mecca to tiki drinks and banana dolphins.

 

Giordano’s - DINNER

📷 @giordanospizza

The ultimate pizza stop. One of our favorite Chicago style, deep dish pizzas that screams "eat me". Their main location is on Rush street but heads up, you may experience a wait for a table. However, check in and then check out their bar and cocktails while you wait - you will be eating in no time.

 

SUNDAY

METRIC Coffee CO - COFFEE

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📷 @metriccoffee

A coffee shop with a silicon valley sounding edge. The two founders of this unquie location brew all of their coffee on self-restored '61 Probat UG 15 and state that precise metrics are needed to callibrate the machines. In their own words "For us, it represents the perfect meeting of old world method and modern technology".

 

m.henry - BREAKFAST

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📷 @mhenrycafe

Seasonal, natural, local, global. That’s a rare set of descriptive words but none could be left out when describing m.henry. A truly food conscious eatery with a large focus on the healthy. Start your day of right.

 

Calumet Fisheries - DINNER

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📷 @Calumet Fisheries

They don't call us the LOCAL Perspective for no reason - this is as about as local as it can get (Anthony Bourdain recommended). Yes, it’s a "shack" but the seafood is of a royal standard. They smoke their fresh seafood on sight and so prepare for the smells of a lifetime. Its even been James Beard honored!!

 

Bonus Suggestions

Merz Apothecary - RETAIL

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📷 @merzapothecary

In 1875, Peter Merz, a Chicago pharmacist, opened Merz Apothecary on the city’s North Side. Today their ADORABLE little store has a staff that hails from around the world and collectively speaks seven languages. Their sole purpose? To provide superior and personal service for each customer’s total well-being. Creams, candles, soaps, makeup, vitamins - they have it all, from every corner of the earth!

 

Bar Cargo - BRUNCH

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📷 @barcargochi

Bar Cargo is predominantly a pizza place, but when you've mastered dough it's only right you venture into other flour, water, milk etc based recipes. Bar Cargo serves some brunch DELIGHTS from Bagels to Eggs Benedict to French Toast. All DELICIOUS.

 

Kingston Mines - OUT ON THE TOWN

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📷 @kingston_mines

You can’t do Chicago without experiencing the Blues and so you can’t do Chicago without doing Kingston Mines. Open to 4am this is an ideal place to start your night or end it. Take a break from the club and experience a real Chicago club.

 

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(R) = Reservations recommended