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Tag Archives: Chicago Nightlife

Chicago Speakeasies

06 Jul

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the last year of prohibition, 1933, and was one of the first 20 bars in Chicago to obtain a liquor license after it was repealed.”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 […]

Lincoln Park Bar Crawling

07 Mar

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Quick Q & A w/ a Guest.

01 Jun
guestq&a

  I recently sat down with returning guest and awesome guy, Scott Frankcombe for an informal interview.  Scott’s hometown is Sydney, Australia, but while in Chicago he plays with the DePaul Blue Demon Marching Band.  As you may see, Scott is extremely photogenic.   He has grown quite fond of Chicago entertainment, and has shared his recommendations […]

Lollapalooza 2010 is Coming.

16 Apr

And its coming sooner than we think. Our rooms are selling super fast, so if you need accomodations…make them quick.  We are just a quick trip from the music.  We had a crazy weekend for Lollapalooza ’09 and we expect a wild time for 2010 as well.  The 2010 lineup is ridiculously fueled with awesome talent. Experience […]

Off the Radar: Alternative Things to do in Chicago

30 Jan
Pick Me Up Cafe

Have a cup at the Pick Me Up This is a local favorite.  They’re  open 24 hours on weekends and boast excellent coffee with free refills and amazing cheese fries.  However, as the owner would love to defend, they do not want to be strictly categorized as a “coffee-house.”  In fact, this place mostly resembles a […]