Chicago is home to brewing powerhouses Goose Island and Lagunitas, but also local independents such as Half Acre, Metropolitan, and the Michelin-star brewpub Band of Bohemia. The city also boasts renowned beer bars, like the Map Room or Maria’s Packaged Products & Community Bar.
It’s impossible to choose just one place to eat in Chicago, so how about one neighborhood? Head to the Fulton Market area where Au Cheval, The Publican, Girl and the Goat (and its sister The Little Goat Diner), The Loyalist, Ronero, Won Fun Chinese, and La Sirena Clandestina are all great choices within blocks of each other.
The Art Institute of Chicago features incredible masterpieces and hosts fun programming like “The Naked at the Art Museum” Scavenger Hunt on February 11. For live music head to Uptown, home of the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera Theatre, or the renown jazz club, Green Mill.