Here’s a few most historically excellent bars, pubs, taverns, and lounges to quench your summer-stricken thirst…
“Operated as a speakeasy in the last year of prohibition, 1933, and was one of the first 20 bars in Chicago to obtain a liquor license after it was repealed.” The Burwood Tap is a brief stroll from the hostel and is always our first stop on our renowned pub crawls.
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 you wine connoisseurs? Chicago’s first annual WINE RIOT is also beginning May 21st and features 250 wines from around the world for your sampling pleasure, and also will boast DJs, food pairings and a photo booth.
Our Chicago neighborhood has a ton of well-known & worthwhile pubs, taverns, lounges, and bars. Here are a few suggestions within walking distance of our hostel for your bar-hopping adventures:
Small Bar, you’ll remember it for the antique decor, as it’s filled with old clocks & tables made from the buildings floorboards. Two other bonuses, this place has a HUGE BEERLIST as well as an EXCELLENT MENU. Have a cheeseburger, trust us and head to 1415 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago has a rich history of gangsters. Here at the Chicago Getaway Hostel, we know this and can recommend some really cool historic sites & tours….
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 piece.
Making plans for New Year’s Eve? Make them with The Chicago Getaway Hostel, and find a party….
Coming to our beloved city in the winter season? Don’t mind some cold temps, there is a beautiful side of Chicago to explore this season:
Here are just a few affordable, really cool,nice and warm theaters for you to visit this winter:
The Viaduct Theater is cool not just because it’s literally located under a viaduct, but it’s a small theater with a diverse lineup of plays: from comedies, to drama, to mud-wrestling, this place provides it all. They also have the best bar a theater can offer.
Get out of the cold and into one of these comfortable venues….
We are a city of neighborhoods, and this makes our town a diverse and beautiful playground for travel. Here are just a few excellent locals to experience…
Lakeview, home of The Chicago Cubs, about a dozen vintage clothing shops, record stores, restaurants, an independent film theater, a myriad of bars, and the list goes on and on. This neighborhood is within walking distance to the hostel (just make a left on Clark St.). We recommend exploring this one.