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Taco Place
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“Whiskey/Tacos/Beer. Big star has some of the best of each at very reasonable prices and one of the very best patios in city. Heart of Wicker Park. ”
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Jazz Club
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“I personally can't stand this place but if you like jazz it's probably your spot! I went on a date here once and the bouncer shushed me, and then the bartender made fun of me for ordering a whiskey sour. But Al Capone used to hang out here so what the hay. ”
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Café
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“Farm-to-table fixture with seasonally-changing menu. Has been one of my favorites since I moved to Chicago 12 years ago.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Whiskey bar & farm-to-table restaurant with a focus on meat (but vegetarian options are available).”
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Brewery
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“I'd probably just go here while you are shopping or out in Wicker Park but they brew a local beer (and it's great).”
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Burger Joint
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“Favorite burger spot (there will often be lines here, so try to go off hours if you decide to go).”
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Speakeasy
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“Creative cocktails & small bites define this sophisticated, stylish bar. Hidden door on the street, but usually a line of people outside waiting to get in. Totally worth the wait!”
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American Restaurant
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“One of the most famous places to visit in Chicago, IL is the Hancock Building on Michigan Avenue located downtown. There is an observation deck on the 96th floor of the building. If you are not looking to spend your money on admission to have a beautiful view, you can simply visit the Signature Room, a restaurant and bar one floor down for a drink or a bite. The view is at least as good as on the 96th floor and you get to sip on your favorite cocktail.”
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Fried Chicken Joint
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“Two words: fried chicken! This southern style fired chicken is going to blow your mind, if you are a little adventure try the Parson’s hot or under your own risk the Parson’s Demon. This place is not only well known just for its food also is a great place to grab a drink on them patio, great atmosphere and vibe. Walking: 9 minutes Bike: 3 minutes Ride: 3 minutes ”
204local recommendations
Beer Bar
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“Wide selection of tasty beers and cocktails. Food is delicious and staff is always friendly!”
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Jazz Club
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“One of the best blues bars in the city. Open until 4. I promise you will have a good time.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“.5 miles - Gin-centric cocktails, craft beers & pub grub served in a relaxed urban-rustic bar with cozy nooks.”
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Pizza Place
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“Award winning small-batched beer joint perfectly paired with New Haven pizza ”
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Music Venue
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“One of the best music venues in the city. It's an intimate setting that showcases some of the best and most diverse music programming in the city, hip hop, rock, two stepping every friday evening, book clubs sunday mornings!”
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Tiki Bar
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“Hip tiki bar with excellent cocktails and bar food. This is a great place to be transported on a wintry day. ”
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Karaoke Bar
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“The architecture of the buildings in Lincoln Park really sets it apart from other neighborhoods! Take the Brown Line train to Armitage. Main shopping / restaurant drags are Armitage Ave and Halsted Street. In actuality, Lincoln Park is a humongous neighborhood which also includes Lincoln Park proper (meaning the park itself), the Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, North Avenue Beach, and so much more. Rent a Divvy bike and head towards the lake to check out the park and all the above!”
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