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Chicago’s Best Jazz Clubs

11 Feb

Chicago & Jazz music are both historically enjoyable, put them together & you have the makings of a memorable evening.  Plan on hitting up any of these great clubs… Enriched with a lengthy life span dating back to the Prohibition Era,  the jazz is showcased no better at any other venue than the Green Mill […]

Live Music Venues

12 Sep

In the 3rd largest city in the U.S… sometimes smaller & cheaper is better for exploring live music venues, here is a list of our favorite little concert halls for you to discover…. The Empty Bottle is nestled in Bucktown on Western Ave. & Thomas St.  This place embodies the essence of a comfortable divey bar with […]

Chicago Festivals in June

04 Jun

Take a trip to Chicago & visit any of these popular festivals… Grant Park hosts the FREE 29th Annual Chicago Blues Festival.  The festival kicks off Friday June 8th at 11am and runs until June 10th, expect food & beverage vendors as well as a vast array of excellent blues musicians.

Chicago Music Festivals

11 Apr

In need of cheap, accessible, social, yet modern accommodations in light of the upcoming music fests? Book with us for any of these upcoming events… Yep, the ultimate indie fest in spacious Union Park bestows itself upon Chicago with another incredible lineup.  Indulge in the 3 day excursion, or choose your favorite day to attend.  Pitchfork […]

Live Music in Chicago 101

29 Jul

Welcome to a perfect city for LIVE MUSIC, whether you’re in the market for a small & intimate venue OR a sprawling outdoor fest, you’ve touched down on the right place…  Our staff enthusiastically recommends The Empty Bottle, a smaller comfy venue that offers superb sound quality, great bands, cheap drinks, & friendly/efficient service; this place […]

Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field

21 Jun

Guess who’s coming to Wrigleyville, Chicago? In his first Chicago concert since 2005, Sir McCartney headlines Wrigley on July 31st/Aug. 1st.  Book your cheap accommodations with Chicago Getaway as we are a ten minute trip via public transit from the stadium.  But wait, we personally recommend the cheaper option of purchasing tickets/enjoying the show with 3639 […]

Downtown Chicago Exploration

25 Apr

The weather is getting more pleasant, and there’s always fun to be had in the downtown area… Navy Pier!  Number one on many travel to-do lists, this is Chicago’s lakefront playground.  The sight alone is worth the trip down there, and at night it shines bright along the Chicago coast.   Navy Pier features restaurants (we recommend Harry Caray’s […]

Spring Events in Chicago

11 Apr

Spring has sprung with some upcoming outdoor events… Want a taste of Germany?  Mayfest delivers heaping servings of brats and beer and live music, it kicks off June 2nd in beautiful Lincoln Square for FREE.  However, Lakeview’s Mayfest kicks off May 21st and offers food vendors, a pet parade, as well as some local live bands for $10 admission. **Any of […]

TNK Festival 2011 Chicago

03 Jan

Here at the hostel we’re psyched about the TNK Festival coming to Chicago January 12-16th at Lincoln Hall, Metro, and Schubas.  A 5 day pass is $100 and includes an opening night reception, free cocktails, trolley travel between the venues, and a chance to meet some Chicago rock critics.  Otherwise, the shows are $15 a […]