Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Get deals on margaritas, tacos and more
Eat and drink outside this week
Hang out on the best rooftop bars and restaurants, patios and beer gardens
Adult summer camp is a real thing
Make friendship bracelets, go water-skiiing and partake of a continuously open bar
The best summer events in Chicago
It's almost here, Chicago! Start marking your calendar for the top 24 summer events.
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Top theater shows to see this spring
The best of Chicago
Best Chicago restaurants
Chicago is a town that cares as much about Grant Achatz's newest concept at Next as where to find the best burger
Best Chicago bars
Whether you're looking for the best craft beer, top-notch wine or exquisite cocktails, you'll find it at Chicago bars
Best Chicago dance clubs
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Life in Chicago
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Chicago neighborhood guides
The South Loop
There's fantastic food to be had, from fine dining to hot dogs. Shop for books in historic Printers Row. When the sun sets, slip into one of the many jazz and blues hotspots.
It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too
The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago
Wicker Park and Bucktown
It's more than a mecca for shopping and tacos. Discover dancing, dishes and more
Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area