A Worldwide Favorite: Breathtaking Views 103 Floors Up

When you step out onto The Ledge at Skydeck, you know you’re in for a treat (and a great Instagram photo!) With views spanning multiple states, it’s no wonder Skydeck was not only named a Favorite by Chicago concierges, but also one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 World’s Most Popular Attractions. Here are 3 reasons why… Read more »

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Sights and Lights: Stay Warm and See the City With These Tours

When temps are chilly, hop onto a Gray Line bus tour! Check out Chicago’s iconic landmarks and festive holiday lights from the warmth of a Gray Line tour: See It All on the Chicago Grand Tour Architecture. Museums. Parks. Neighborhoods. If you’re looking to see everything that Chicago has to offer, hit the road on… Read more »

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Concierges Picks for 8 Can’t-Miss Museums

Chicago’s museum scene is second to none and concierges named these as their favorites for 2020. Check out some must-see exhibits and indulge in art, history, technology, and more! Morgan Cohen – Sofitel Shedd Aquarium Must-see exhibit: Underwater Beauty Bobbi Chiodo – Loews Hotel Museum of Contemporary Art Must-see exhibit: The Shape of the Future… Read more »

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3 Reasons Concierges Love Chicago Crime Tours

It’s Great for All  Not only are all ages welcome at Chicago Crime Tours, it’s great for groups, a date, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and so much more. An enjoyable activity to satisfy everyone you’re with, this tour provides an exciting, unique escape on a nice warm bus with knowledgeable guides. It’s Interactive Explore several historic crime… Read more »

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And That’s Why They Call It the Blues: 3 Concierge-Approved Blues Bars

Buddy Guy’s Legends Opened by Buddy Guy himself, Buddy Guy’s Legends is a mecca for blues musicians every night of the week. From acts just starting out to established blues artists, you’ll love the exciting show that complements a full Louisiana-style menu. Blue Chicago This casual blues bar located in River North offers authentic Chicago… Read more »

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Concierge-Approved: 3 Beer Bars for Suds With Buds

Beer is the drink of champions, and all champions need a throne room. You can find a beer at just about every corner of Chicago, but that doesn’t make a gas station a throne room. No, you deserve something better. You deserve a better beer drinking experience. So, if you are shopping around for a… Read more »

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Concierges’ Go-To Neighborhoods for Incredible Shopping

Andersonville Over 50 vendors are located in Andersonville, and on this beautiful stretch you’ll be able to find anything from clothing to beautiful pieces from local artists. Our favorites include the AlleyCat Comics with dozens of comic books, board games and figurines – it’s the hot spot for all comic book junkies.  Armitage-Halsted If you’re… Read more »

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5 Concierge Faves to Pick Up a Local Souvenir

Chicago Architecture Center Store The Chicago Architecture Center is dedicated to exploring the importance and beauty of Chicago’s architecture. Likewise, the CAC’s store has some amazing items celebrating Chicago’s culture and art. Where else can you get a piggy bank that is a replica of the Bean? Driehaus Museum Store Chicago’s museums have complicated and… Read more »

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Chicago-Style: 3 Favorites for Keepin’ It Local

John Dillon – The Langham Lou Malnati’s Chicago is synonymous with deep dish pizza and Lou Malnati’s is a must to get this local favorite. Gooey cheese, buttery crust, and layers and layers of toppings make a Lou’s pie something special. Save room for a skillet cookie for dessert! Judy Sunvold – Loyola University Ditka’s… Read more »

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A Cut Above the Rest: 9 Steakhouses Concierges Love

Joyce Fong – Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Chicago Chop House One of Chicago’s firsts steakhouses, featuring historic memorabilia and a broad selection of wet and dry-aged steaks including Grade A9 Japanese Waygu Beef, grand porterhouses, and more. Lisa Treacy – Westin Chicago Chicago Cut A chic and modern steakhouse on the Chicago River offering USDA… Read more »

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