Chicago, we love you, but you can be pretty damn expensive (hello, $15 cocktails and pricey cover fees). Even so, you don't have to blow the bank to have a good time in the city—as long as you know where to look. While some of our favorite low-cost pastimes are on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are still tons of ways to ball out on a budget, from supporting the best music venues in Chicago with livestreamed concert tickets to exploring exhibits at newly-reopened Chicago museums. We're all pining for the days where we can cram into dive bars for no-cover karaoke or catch late night drink deals, but in the meantime, here are all the best cheap things to do in Chicago right now.
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