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Chicago’s Best Sandwich Shops

01 Apr

**CHICAGO IS BE TAKEN OVER BY SANDWICHES.  DELICIOUS SANDWICHES.** 1. Jerry’s Sandwiches: 1938 W Division St, go for the decadent sandwiches, stay for live music & a solid beer list.  The toppings to choose from are almost intimidating: fried green tomatoes, blackened shrimp, English cucumber to name a few.  They have everything from kobe burgers […]

Discounted Tickets

12 Mar

-Stop by are front desk anytime, and take advantage of our cheap ticket prices: *Art Institute of Chicago. See the Art Institute of Chicago with an all-inclusive pass for only $23.  This gives you unlimited access to the museum, including the brand new Picasso and Chicago special exhibit, and the world renowned Modern Wing.  Plus, an […]

St. Patrick’s Day Chicago

04 Mar
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St. Patrick’s Day Chicago 2013. On March 17th, all guests of the hostel are invited to meet in the lobby at 8am as we go see the river dyed green and enjoy a few beers. Then we head down to see the St. Paddy’s Day Parade and enjoy a few more drinks.  Want to sleep […]

Cool Coffeehouses in Chicago

26 Feb

Looking for an original place to grab a cup of great coffee, and take in the Chicago atmosphere?  Look no further than any of these quirky cafes…. The Wormhole. Wicker Park’s strange cafe, The Wormhole is oddly accommodating.  This review sums it up best: “my favorite coffee shop in the city ‘cuz: drinks are perfect – […]

Chicago Architecture

29 Jan

Experience the unique urban setting Chicago offers its visitors.  Architecture enthusiast or not, you will be enthralled by the city’s vast construct…. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence is a key component in discovering Chicago. Whether its visiting the masterfully constructed Robie House or the immense Rookery Building, you will see why Wright’s designs are deemed “cornerstones of […]

Chicago Pizza

22 Jan

The legendary blend of thick crust, melted cheese, and gourmet sauce on top is displayed as one of many reasons Chicago is famous…..we give you pizza recommendations…. Lou Malnati’s. One of the top contenders for Chicago pizza happens to be our staff pick for #1, Lou Malnati’s does everything right when it comes to savory pies […]

Super Bowl Hostel Party 2013

21 Jan

Super Bowl XLVII, anyone?? Watch the BIG GAME at our third annual Super Bowl Party, come watch the thrills, meet some fellow travelers, and take part in another epic battle for the title… When: February 3rd, 5:30pm. Where: The Hostel (common areas: tv lounge/lobby). What: BYOB, We supply the food & snacks for the game, just bring […]

Vegetarian Restaurants in Chicago

03 Jan

Chicago knows burgers, hot dogs, pizza, but we also have some great spots that leave out the meat, here are our picks for vegetarian options… Hip decor meets vegan deliciousness at Karyn’s on Green.  Whether it’s their wonderful butternut squash soup or jerry’s pizza (paper thin crust, wild mushrooms, vegan cheese, fresh basil & garlic), […]

Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Chicago

21 Dec

Sure, drinking a few good beers is fun, but hit up one of these special spots for a masterfully made cocktail…. the violet hour. You deserve a fancy cocktail.  At the Violet Hour, a specially designed mixed drink is waiting for you, their menu consisting of just about 40 drinks,  is designed to “wow” even the […]

Booze & View in Chicago

14 Dec

In the mood for a few cocktails along with a film or two? Check out these places that allow alcohol with a side of visual stimulation… Just a short trip from our hostel, The Vic Theater’s Brew and View offers cheap admissions, $3 beers Monday-Wednesday, and a quick survey you can fill out to get buy […]