Favorite Things To Do in Chicago

The results are in, and the best concierge in the country have voted these 170 establishements as their favorite locations in the city. Don't waste your time wondering where to eat, drink, shop, and learn. These lists have you covered. We just made your trip to Chicago a whole lot easier.

FOGO DE CHÃO

Authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse where gaucho chefs expertly grill 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous table-side service. For all their locations visit fogodechao.com/locations.


HEADQUARTERS BEERCADE

Lakeview and River North hotspot that mixes nostalgic arcade games with craft cocktails and food.


JAZZ SHOWCASE

This acoustic jazz club, open since 1947, has been the forefront of the scene for years.


LAGUNITAS CHICAGO TAPROOM

The enormously popular California-based brewery comes to Chicago. At 300,000 square-feet and ceilings 50 feet tall, the former steel mill space now features a tap room and brewery.


LESTER LAMPERT

Longtime Oak Street jeweler featuring signature precious gemstone collections and custom design options.


MAGGIE DALEY PARK

This 20-acre public park features rock climbing, a skating ribbon, tennis courts, play garden, and more.


MAXWELL STREET MARKET

Explore all the eclectic merchandise offered at bargain prices while enjoying some of the best Latin street food.


MERZ APOTHECARY

This popular pharmacy has been a Chicago staple for over 140 years and the best spot to get natural products like luxury soaps from around the world.


MILLENNIUM PARK

Stunning park in Downtown Chicago featuring the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Crown Fountain, Lurie Gardens, and the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture.


NICO OSTERIA

An authentically Italian seafood restaurant, Nico Osteria brings rustic simplicity to the heart of the Gold Coast.