Things to Do
Here are some recommendations for stage driven entertainment, comedy or drama, Chicago has a wide variety of theatrical shows & venues…
Historic. Comedy. Iconic. Chicago. These words are synonymous with the legendary Second City. Here is a list of current shows, we highly recommend the highly recommended We’re All in this Room Together. Located at 1616 N. Wells St., the venue is 15 minutes by train or a 25 minute walk from our hostel.
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 a great sound quality, cheap drinks, and uncommonly friendly staff & service. The pool table, an old couch, some vintage arcade machines, whiskey specials, bathroom graffiti, and solid bands are huge pluses. In addition, Bite Cafe is part of the Bottle and serves up some unique yet savory munching options.
Chicago is a big shoulder city known for its infamous gangsters, national sports teams, cultural foods, jazz, economic hardship, impressive architecture, and beer! The history behind beer spans across the world for over thousands of years. The beautiful thing about beer is that it can encompass an entire culture in a single can or bottle.
Taste the flavor of Asian culture in Chicago cuisine. Whether its Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Thai, we have some wonderful recommendations for you.
Tank Noodle has become quite the local icon for best Vietnamese food. In fact, they are located in the Vietnamese-influenced side of Uptown (Broadway & Argyle). “You’d swear they’ve got a sushi chef trapped in the kitchen, though: dishes are presented with fussy attention to color and arrangement, and rarely do vegetables, meat, or noodles seem over- or undercooked.” states their website, and this rings true, just be prepared to be confronted with crowds on a weekend evening. We recommend the Signature Pho.
We still have a good fraction of warm weather left in the Windy City, what better summer pastime than to catch a ball game?
Northside pride. Experience the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. The lively neighborhood and the historic ballpark are a 25 minute walk or a 15 minute bus/train ride from our front door. Whether it’s for a day game or northside nightlife.
Relocating to the Windy City? We have some tips for your itinerary…
1. Apartment searching. Sure, Craigslist can be helpful, but how about searching a more apartment-orientated site? Both Domu & Apartment Finder allow you to search by neighborhood and provide an easy outlet for discovering your perfect living space. Also, Reside Living is a fantastic rental option with apartments in all the best Chicago neighborhoods, they oversee Chicago Getaway Hostel, and do a great job with all their properties.
Behold the majestic lakefront path, an 18 mile stretch of parks, beaches, attractions, skyskrapers, and joggers & cyclists, just down the street from our hostel. Whether you use it for biking, hiking, photographing, or a morning run, this aesthetic stretch will dazzle and not disappoint.
Stop by our front desk anytime and save on the best Chicago attractions.
Visit the Willis Tower Skydeck & experience the unforgettable Ledge, at 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the building. This is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, we have tickets for $14 (regularly $17.50).
More warm weather, more urban outdoor extravagance…
Get a taste of Chicago at The Taste of Chicago. The annual FREE fest of fests is back with a huge music lineup. Come experience 37 different food vendors, free music, and fun in beautiful Grant Park, July 11th-15th.