Though Chicago's frigid winters often make us question why the hell we live here, that first 60-degree day of spring reminds us of the city's many merits. We're celebrating the change of scenery with a new issue of Time Out Chicago that's chock-full of things to do as soon as you emerge from hibernation. The spring magazine is on streets now through June 9, and you can always snag a free copy at Time Out Market Chicago or at any of our regular distribution points.
If you couldn't tell by the cover, this issue is particularly boozy, with The DRINK List cataloging our all-time favorite bars in Chicago—from grungy, lived-in dives and tried-and-true neighborhood joints to some of the funkiest new cocktailiers in town. Of course, the arrival of spring is cause for celebration alone, so we've got your A-to-Z guide to the season's 26 best happenings to keep your social calendar packed.
With marijuana being legalized in Illinois earlier this year, we're also gazing into our hazy crystal ball to predict some of the weed-fueled activities you might soon find in Chicago, including public lounges, high-end boutiques, dinner parties and so much more. And when munchies strike, we've got you covered with our insider's guide to the best desserts at Time Out Market Chicago.
There's plenty more to love in this magazine, including surprisingly amazing Metra excursions, an interview with Chicago artist NNAMDÏ, a lineup of spring beer festivals, and delicious tasting menus that ring up under $100. If you can't wait to get your hands on this issue of Time Out Chicago—we don't blame you!—you can read the entire magazine online now. Cheers to that!Share the story