Chicago, we love you, but you can be pretty damn expensive (hello, $15 cocktails and pricey cover fees). If you're on the hunt for cheap things to do in Chicago, you'll find plenty of options that don't require spending a ton of dough. Some of our favorite low-cost pastimes are on hold due to current restrictions, but it's still possible to ball out on a budget while also supporting local businesses. You can help keep the best music venues in Chicago afloat with livestreamed concerts or explore exhibits at newly reopened Chicago museums. We're all yearning for the days where we can cram into dive bars for no-cover karaoke or enjoy late night drink specials, but in the meantime, here are some of the best cheap things to do in Chicago right now.
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