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Mike Siegel is a man of many hats. After careers in sound engineering and computer & information technology, Mike decided to turn his home brewing hobby into a professional brewing career. Now as Innovations Manager at one of the city's best craft brewhouses, Mike is able to do what he loves in the city he calls home. And when he's not crafting up new beers, he's out enjoying the city's live music scene, digging for records, and cruising through his local street fest.

Follow Mike as he takes us to his favorite parts of the city that are just "a little further out" where the rhythm of the city seems to sing even louder.EPIC - Mike Top Spots

Hopleaf ANDERSONVILLE

Creative Belgian fare and endless draft beer selection earned this legendary gastro pub the Michelin Bib Gourmand for 2016.

Manny`s Delicatessen LITTLE ITALY & UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

This family-run cafeteria and delicatessen is a Chicago institution. For over 50 years, they’ve served delicious deli sandwiches over the counter to patrons from all walks of life.

Goose Island Beer Company WEST LOOP

Take a tour of this local brewery then sip some of their best beers right from the source.

312 Urban Block Party WEST LOOP

Every summer, Goose Island throws an awesome block party, releasing exclusive and rare brews, bringing in some of the best local food, and dedicating one of two stages for local musicians.

The 606 WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN, HUMBOLDT PARK, LOGAN SQUARE

Connecting four unique Chicago neighborhoods, the elevated Bloomingdale trail is the newest way to explore the city for 2.7 uninterrupted miles on bike or on foot.

The Hideout WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN

The Hideout is one of the last rebel hold-outs in Chicago, with a rich history dating back a hundred years and legendary stories you’ve simply got to hear for yourself.

Reckless Records WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN

This vinyl utopia has been around for years and has an extensive selection of new and used records, plus old favorites on CD and VHS.