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Summer Events at Chicago Getaway Hostel

04 Jun

Join us for some terrific summer events we host every night of the week.  We host blues bar outings, theater events, free BBQs, and pub crawls so our guests can make the most of their Chicago experience.  Your social experience at Chicago Getaway Hostel is second to none. Monday: Galway Bay   Looking to unwind […]

Go Girl Travel Network in Chicago

07 May

We are thrilled  to announce the upcoming event we are hosting for Go Girl Travel Network.  Learn to make the most of your travel money with this exciting panel and networking event: Travel on a Dime: Make the Most of Your Summer Budget. May 15th, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm at Chicago Getaway Hostel *Tickets are $10 and […]

Comedy Clubs in Chicago

08 Apr
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Whether it’s a large venue or independent theater, Chicago has forged quite the reputation when it comes to laughs.  Starting with the iconic Second City, it’s no wonder our city has sprung some of the best comedy clubs in the nation, here’s a few of our favorites…. *Playground Theater Consider Playground Theater a quintessential independent […]

Local Shops in Chicago

01 Apr
local shops in chicago

As a traveler looking to experience great food, shopping and art scenes, we have some flavorful local recommendations for you.  These local shops are easily top Chicago favorites, and will make great stops on your itinerary… -Reckless Records Music enthusiasts, vinyl collectors, movie buffs, and record store nerds can all rejoice in unison cause Reckless […]

Sushi Restaurants in Chicago

24 Mar
sushi restaurants in chicago

Looking for some sushi restaurants in Chicago?  We have some tips to catch the best fresh rolls, sashimi, maki, and tempura in the Midwest for your buck.  Throw away your fork and get out your chopsticks cause these places  serve up some of the best Japanese favorites. 1. Macku Sushi- Lincoln Park Fresh is the […]

Irish Pubs in Chicago

14 Mar
Irish Pubs in Chicago

Honoring the festivities of March and the popular St. Patrick’s Day holiday, we have compiled our list of Irish pubs in Chicago.  There is a-plenty of Ireland-inspired bars, lounges, and pubs so here are the best of the best…. The Atlantic Bar & Grill The Atlantic is one of those cozy neighborhood spots where you […]

Brewery Tours in Chicago

10 Mar
Brewery Tours in Chicago

Microbreweries are spreading across the United States at a significant rate.  Chicago is known for its wonderful variety of craft beer.  Its always fun to pick out a flashy craft beer at a local store to try, but there are also a good number of brewery tours in Chicago to expand your knowledge and introduce […]

Fast and Easy Ramen Noodle Recipes

27 Feb

Traveling on a budget?  Tired of takeout?  A few years ago we did a ramen noodle recipes post.  Now, we’re back with some new entrees to curb your appetite in a delicious and affordable manner.  Feel free to use our guest kitchen to create any of these dishes…  Bring on the noodles! Spicy Ramen Explosion Ingredients -Maruchan […]

Hot Winter Drinks in Chicago

26 Feb
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Traveling to Chicago soon?  Well, we have a late winter suggestion for you.  Get some warmth from these seasonal concoctions around  Chicago to heat your insides with warm and fuzzy spirits. From hot ciders to Glögg, we’ve got a warm drink for you. Sweden’s delectable drink specialty, Glögg is crafted masterfully at Simon’s Tavern in Andersonville.  A […]