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

Bars

Best bars to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks

Here's where you can cheer on the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals

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Theater

Chicago theater shows to see this summer

Our guide to 24 promising plays, musicals and theater festivals to keep your eye on this summer

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Blog

61 exciting things opening in Chicago in June

Lagunitas Beer Circus, The 606, a Civil War–themed restaurant (wff?) and more openings to get pumped about

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Restaurants

The best lobster rolls in Chicago

Chicago's best lobster rolls are also the simplest

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Restaurants

Chicago farmers market guide

Find out if your local farmers market is starting this week

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Things to do in Chicago

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Chicago events calendar

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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

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World Naked Bike Ride

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Father's Day

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Music

Pitchfork Music Festival

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Music

Lollapalooza

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Summer in Chicago

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Chicago summer festivals guide

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Kids

The 50 best summer activities for kids

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Bars

The best rooftop bars in Chicago

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Blog

Millennium Park Summer Film schedule

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The best of Chicago

Restaurants

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

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Bars

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

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Clubs

Best Chicago dance clubs

These 10 nightclubs are our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing

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Shopping

Best Chicago vintage stores

Where to find 1960s fashion or Mad Men–worthy pieces

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Restaurants

Best Chicago coffee shops

From spots with simple drip to those with overwrought Chemex setups, these are the best coffeehouses

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Life in Chicago

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26 ways to piss off a Chicagoan

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33 things that will happen when you move to Chicago

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How Chicago sees the Midwest

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The 26 guiltiest pleasures of living in Chicago

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Chicago neighborhood guides

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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.

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Wrigleyville

It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too

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Lincoln Park

The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago

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Wicker Park and Bucktown

It's more than a mecca for shopping and tacos. Discover dancing, dishes and more

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Evanston

Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area

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