lagunitas brewing company north lawndale

CHICAGO | Lagunitas Brewing Company‘s North Lawndale brewery is a place that has to be seen to be believed. We’ve been to several brewpubs around the world over the years, and this is one of the biggest an most impressive. Lagunitas was founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California and expanded

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Note: The images in this article were taken before the brewpub’s renovation. While the renovated space, which opened in October 2017, will be familiar to anyone who visited the original, it’s now a lot more modern and sleek. All the text is relevant to the renovated venue. CHICAGO | Goose

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CHICAGO | Blue Chicago is a blues bar in River North that’s been providing visitors with authentic live Chicago blues music since 1985. For the uninitiated, Chicago blues is an electric blues style of urban blues that evolved following the “Great Migration in the early 20th century of African Americans

the drifter river north

CHICAGO | The Drifter is a speakeasy in River North, located in a space which housed an actual speakeasy back in the prohibition era. To find it, you have to go to Irish pub The Green Door Tavern, head downstairs, and knock on the unmarked wooden door near across from

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CHICAGO | Richard’s Bar is a River West institution, a dive bar that’s been open since 1926 and is still just as popular as ever. Walk inside and you enter another era. Neon signs and a retro jukebox filled with tracks from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and the like light

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CHICAGO | Tuco & Blondie is a Mexican restaurant on Southport that lures diners in with the promise of “Mexifun”. It’s from the Four Star Restaurant Group (Crosby’s Kitchen, Smoke Daddy, D.O.C Wine Bar) and focuses on food that’s causal and tastes great. The space is suitably casusal, and features

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CHICAGO | In Chicago, the summer seems to pass in an instant. Looking to enjoy the weather with a view to boot? Chicago offers many rooftop bars and restaurants that fit the bill, many of them with heating and retractable roofs so you can enjoy them year-round. In no particular

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CHICAGO | The historic Venetian Gothic building at 12 South Michigan Avenue has been one of the city’s architectural highlights for more than 120 years. What had served as a private men’s club was reopened in 2015 as the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with a rooftop terrace featuring views of

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CHICAGO | Located on the rooftop of the boutique Hotel Lincoln in Lincoln Park, The J. Parker is a bar that boasts some of the best panoramic views of the Chicago. Take in the picturesque downtown skyline and Lake Michigan sights while you enjoy summer in Chicago on this rooftop

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CHICAGO | Offering sweeping views of the Chicago River and some of Chicago’s most iconic architecture is the rooftop at LondonHouse Chicago. LondonHouse Chicago is located in the recently renovated Guarantee & Accident building with a prime location at Wacker and Michigan Avenue. The rooftop spans three levels and offers