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.

OLD TOWN

Cozy neighborhood with specialty stores and independent retailers.


PALM COURT

Inside the Drake Hotel, the sweeping room features a classic bar (seats 10) and, depending on the time of day, either a harpist, pianist, or jazz duo.


PORTILLO’S

From Chicago-style hot dogs to Italian beef and more, this local favorite offers an authentic taste of Chicago’s most beloved street foods.


QUARTINO RISTORANTE

An urban Italian restaurant and wine bar offering authentic regional Italian food, shareable plates, and wine in a lively atmosphere.


RIVA CRABHOUSE

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan while enjoying premium seafood, steaks, and daily chef’s specials.


ROCKIT BAR & GRILL

A modern American rock-inspired bar, lounge, and restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood.


SOUND-BAR

Huge club featuring nine bars, multiple levels, and diverse music choices.


TAVERN AT THE PARK

This spot gives off that neighborhood tavern feel, while serving up fine dining dishes right across from Millennium Park. —Sponsored Post


THE CHICAGO THEATRE

If the performances of this historic theater don’t amaze you, the design will.


THE COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE

All-ages comedy-as-a-sport performances complete with referee with two improv teams competing for applause. –Sponsored Post