Impress your date from the start by taking him or her out to one of Chicago's hidden speakeasies. From secret cocktail lounges to a subterranean Japanese izakaya, we've got the insider scoop on how to access top-secret bars all over Chicago. Even if you don't hit it off, at least you'll have an adventure getting into these swanky spots.
There's no getting around it: First dates are awkward. It's tough to tell what activities are too boring, too much or too intimate. Just because there's so much to do in Chicago, doesn't mean it's all the right thing to do for a first date. We sifted through all the best restaurants, bars, movie theaters and more to help you plan the perfect first encounter. You just need to come up with some charming anecdotes and make your bed.
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