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Category - Nightlife

8 Cozy Chicago Hangouts with Cool Music

Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:00 AM by Judy Giannetto

Chicago is a music city, where major acts fill stadiums and concert halls, raising the excitement of roaring crowds to fever pitch. But Chicago is also a city that prides itself on its hospitality and welcoming atmosphere, despite its big city stature. Which is why you pretty much have your pick when it comes to cozy spots that “feel just like home” and also boast outstanding live music line-ups. 

Chicago is a bit of a pop-up mecca, with The Office, Harry Potter and Stranger Things being only a few of the see-and-be-seen themes on the city’s nightlife radar recently. In September, though, some of the city’s hottest booze-centric happenings are exuding a rather intellectual vibe, as time-honored, world-renowned museums join forces with speakeasies, cocktail joints and musicians to create limited-run experiences for all those partiers out there with an insatiable, uncontainable sense of curiosity. 

24 Hours in Pilsen

Monday, August 6, 2018 8:00 AM by Judy Giannetto

Exploring Pilsen is a truly intoxicating experience, even by Chicago standards. Rich in Latino culture, it’s a neighborhood brimming with music, art, culinary tradition and nightlife buzz. Vibrant murals embellish building facades, tiny Mexican bakeries dot the streets, and artist studios hum with creativity. Simply, Pilsen is a place to be immersed body and soul. 

Chicago boasts a musical legacy that few cities can challengeThis is the Midwest Mecca, where urban blues, gospel and house music were born. 

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