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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 […]

New Year’s Eve Chicago 2011

28 Dec

Making plans for New Year’s Eve? Make them with The Chicago Getaway Hostel, and find a party…. Here are a few suggestions for cheaper celebrations that will let you party for under $50.  You can also check out the popular Rush & Division area, a sprawling center for bars & clubs.

Cheap & Awesome Chicago Theater

06 Dec

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 […]

Great Chicago Neighborhoods

08 Nov

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.  […]

Things to do in Chicago September 2010

06 Aug
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Chicago is becoming big music fest central.  We know you’ve heard of Pitchfork and Lallapalooza, but we’d like to introduce you to a new concert series, NorthCoast Music Festival.  This is a celebratory concoction of hip hop, electronic, dance and indy music occuring at Union Park Labor Day Weekend, which is just a quick train […]

Summer Festivals in Chicago

06 Jul

Wow.  It’s already July, but the good news is that we still have a ton of cool events for you.  From food to live bands and airplanes, check these out: Mmmfood, let’s celebrate summer by eating and drinking outside.  Luckily, we have The Windy City Ribfest  as well as the new Roscoe Village Burger Fest to check out. These events are […]