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Concierge Hot Spots
Ruben Caraballo
Chef Concierge,  Radisson Blu Aqua

The Driehaus Museum is a hidden gem and one of the grandest residential buildings of the 19th century. If you’re looking for a museum that can be explored in a short amount of time, but still inspires by its beauty, this is it. A premier example of historic preservation, visitors can take in magnificent architecture, collections, and exhibitions and learn how the prevailing design philosophies of the period were interpreted by artists and architects at the waning of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Others to Try:
  • The Waterfront Cafe
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • International Museum of Surgical Science
Ben Nelson
Concierge,  Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

If you have the opportunity to venture to Ukrainian Village, check out Whisk. Part brunch, part burgers, and all delicious. Chef/owners (and brothers) Rick and David Rodriquez have joined their passions to create one of the city’s best brunch and burger joints. If you’re feeling adventurous, order the Snickers-stuffed French toast.

Others to Try:
  • Cindy's
  • Rosa's Lounge
  • The Dawson
Ramon Gomez
Chef Concierge,  The Gwen

Summer wouldn’t be as sweet if you didn’t stop into The Northman, Chicago’s first cider bar. Located in the North Center neighborhood, this cider mecca can please even an experienced cocktail savant and its extensive array of offerings strike at the very core of cider lovers. Don’t forget to indulge in one of their fine whiskey selections or with Ploughman’s Platter, the perfect light bite for a small group.

Others to Try:
  • Chicago Maritime Museum
  • Volo Restaurant Wine Bar
  • Schwa
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