Having played for the Chicago Bears, Ryan Mundy’s pursuits lay way beyond the football field. He’s a family man who continues to develop his interests in art, photography, and fashion. While he appreciates the finer things in life, at the end of the day Ryan is a people person who enjoys riding the 'L,' walking downtown, and immersing himself in the excitement of the city.

Follow Ryan as he shows us his top places to go in Chicago, exploring a day in his life and all the places he loves to eat, shop, hang out, and explore.

EPIC - Ryan - Top Spots

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel LOOP

Once an elite private club in old Chicago, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has recently reopened with a beautifully restored Gothic-style interior and Art Deco details. Take a break in the classic game room, at the speak-easy type bar, or in either of the two amazing restaurants (while you’re there, be sure to check out the view from Cindy's on the roof).


Hubbard Inn has something for everyone. It’s a multi-level nightlife staple with bottle service, European-influenced dishes, and music provided by the latest and greatest DJs.


Nestled in the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago, RPM Steak is a chophouse known for their modern menu of prime cuts, raw bar items, and much more. Every item on the menu is a work of art, and they pride themselves on their impeccable service.

Soldier Field SOUTH LOOP

A historic stadium with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan, come here to catch a Bears game during football season. Not in season? No problem. You can take a walking tour year round.

Dove`s Luncheonette WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN

This retro Chicago diner is located in the heart of Wicker Park, and serves up delicious Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine morning, noon, and night. The perfect place to stop for a bite while exploring the nearby shops.

Hebru Brantley Murals WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN

Artist Hebru Brantley was born and raised in Chicago, and his pop infused contemporary art murals can be found all across the city. He uses his work to break down cultural boundaries, touching on occasionally tough subjects in an easily digestible way.

Mindy`s HotChocolate WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN

As the name would suggest, this trendy local eatery is known for their variety of decadent and delicious hot chocolates. But Mindy’s HotChocolate offers so much more – stop by for a meal you won’t soon forget and pair it with the warm chocolate-y drink of your dreams.


This small and selective store is a great spot to find those rare and limited edition sneakers you’ve been looking for. Known for their shoes, you can also swing by for hats and clothing. Check them out on social media to know when the latest new product is appearing on shelves.