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.

THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR

Sing along as Chicago’s top piano-vocalists play your favorite standards, pop, and rock hits seven nights a week. Proper attire is required.


RIVERS CASINO

Chicago’s gaming and entertainment destination.


ROOF ON THEWIT

The year-round rooftop lounge on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel.


Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery

Rotofugi

Providing a mix of vinyl figures, capsule toys, and plush toys, Rotofugi is where toys and art meet.


THE SECOND CITY

For more than 50 years, this comedy improv and skit theater has attracted crowds and boasts a huge A-list alumni base.


Sepia

Sepia

This Michelin restaurant from chef Andrew Zimmerman, provides an inventive, seasonal New American menu that includes foie gras royale, pretty peas with halibut, duck vadouvan, and others.


SHEDD AQUARIUM

Located in the Museum Campus, the Shedd Aquarium holds 32,000 aquatic animals making it one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. Some of the wildlife you can see are stingrays, whales, otters, amphibians, jelly fish, sea lions, and other adorable and curious creatures.


THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE

Anchored by Nordstrom, retailers include Hugo Boss, Tommy Bahama, White House | Black Market, Lucky Brand, and more.