Your ultimate guide to Chicago

Discover Chicago's best things to do, events, restaurants, theater and nightlife

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10 romantic Chicago restaurants for Valentine's Day

Check out our picks for the most romantic Chicago restaurants, just in time for the sweetest holiday

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Chicago's best trivia and game nights

We got down and nerdy to scope out the city’s best tests of knowledge

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The 100 best dishes in Chicago 2015: checklist

How many of our 100 best dishes and drinks have you tried? Check them off and share on Facebook and Twitter using #100bestdishes #chigram

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Layer up with warm accessories from Chicago designers

Some of our favorite local designers make looks that are cozy, comfortable and chic

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Food crawl through California and Augusta in Humboldt Park

if you haven’t checked out the California and Augusta intersection in Humboldt Park lately, clear your schedule

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Bars

The best bar food in Chicago

Snack on salt-cod samosas, pork tonkatsu or a calamari bocadillo at cocktail bars and beer bars

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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

Art

"Pop Art Design"

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Theater

Chicago Theatre Week

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Things to do

Cupid's Undie Run

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Adler After Dark

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The best of Chicago

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The best Chicago steakhouses

This is a city that loves its steak

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The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Make sightseeing a lot easier by consulting Time Out's definitive guide to Chicago's best sights

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Guide to the best brunch in Chicago

When it comes to brunch, Chicago takes the meal to another level

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Movies

The best movie theaters in Chicago

Find the best theaters, whether you want the hottest new release, an indie flick or a classic midnight movie

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Shopping

Best bookstores in Chicago

The next time you need a page-turner, browse one of the city's best bookstores

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Life in Chicago

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How to get out of a ticket in Chicago

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Chicago named one of the best cities for architecture

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31 things Chicagoans do better than anyone else

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11 people you’ll date in Chicago

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Chicago neighborhood guides

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Andersonville

The North Side neighborhood is home to charming shops, restaurants and more

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River North and Streeterville

River North and Streeterville have plenty of appeal for tourists and locals alike

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Pilsen

Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more

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West Loop

The West Loop is one of Chicago's most happening neighborhoods, with unbeatable restaurants, amazing shops and a great bar scene 

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Lawndale

Head to the beautiful West Side neighborhood and enjoy all of the culture and fun it has to offer

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