First time in Chicago

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    Feb 20, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    Any tips for best locally owned place for lunch on weekends?

    Any takers for a museum and beer day with me?
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    When will you be in the Winy City?
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    different times over the next month or so.
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Crew, a gay sports bar, and the Northend, also a gay sports bar.
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    I've never been in Chicago either, and I live only 5 hrs away. Besides the gay bars, what else should I see?
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    I was just there this fall and can say you must go see some music! Kingston Mines is great, at least I liked it. Hit the museums and the park. There is so much I didn't get to see, but have to have some chicago pizza, maybe an italian sausage and beef...there was a great place for breakfast down town, maybe it will come to me.....but really a lot to see there. I could spend a week there. Have fun!
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Do not forget the Willis Towers (formerly known as the Sears Tower), I had a blast with a friend, especially reaching the 103rd floor Skydeck. We were amazed how damn fast those elevators were. On a beautiful day you can see the entire Chicago skyline from all advantages point. Also, there are these ledges built- semi-glass areas that you are almost outside the building -pretty awesome, that you stand and can see below you.icon_biggrin.gif But, great to take photos from.
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the great tips so far guys.
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    teton saidI was just there this fall and can say you must go see some music! Kingston Mines is great, at least I liked it. Hit the museums and the park. There is so much I didn't get to see, but have to have some chicago pizza, maybe an italian sausage and beef...there was a great place for breakfast down town, maybe it will come to me.....but really a lot to see there. I could spend a week there. Have fun!


    Not sure if this is the place you're referring to, but you have to check out Yolk for breakfast!
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    go to one of The Second City shows... they are absolutely hilarious!!
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    www.eatyolk.com?
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Huge gay bar to see - Sidetrack
    Chicago Symphony
    Still want to go to the bar in Trump Tower
    Art Institute - new contemporary wing built
    Plenty of theatre/shows
    Second City Comedy - still need to do that
    Millennium Park and Navy Pier if feeling touristy

    For lunch check out the Walnut Room in Macy's or the restaurant up in the Hancock Building. Cool places. Hit me up and see what my schedule is. Depends on whether I can play tour guide or not
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Theres a restaurant IN Macy's? Cityfolk are weird.

    All of my time there will be weekends, so if anybody is free, lets go.
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Well it used to be Marshall Fields before Macy's bought them out but the restaurant remains. Beautiful building
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    go to the hard rock hotel lobby bar for happy hour so much fun
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    grovetown1 saidTheres a restaurant IN Macy's? Cityfolk are weird.



    City shoppers gotta eat. Why send shoppers willing to spend money to another location? It's excellent marketing when you think about it. Shoppers can dine without having to leave the building and more than likely will continue their shopping once they finish their meal. Spend spend spend....

    It's a symbiotic arrangement that works well for both the merchants and the restaurant.


    I get it man. Zoolander.
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidWell it used to be Marshall Fields before Macy's bought them out but the restaurant remains. Beautiful building


    Any other architecture that stands out that you would recommend? Besides some of the more obvious landmarks?
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    grovetown1 said
    dannyboy1101 saidWell it used to be Marshall Fields before Macy's bought them out but the restaurant remains. Beautiful building


    Any other architecture that stands out that you would recommend? Besides some of the more obvious landmarks?


    Take the River Cruise Tour at the Navy Pier, it includes a detailed view of all architecture, not sure if it runs during the winter - however, its amazing the tour guides stop along the different buildings- the tour docents are amazing they know each building by its design and architect, plus they give you a detailed history of Chicago.
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    Decided to combine everybody's advice the first time around.

    Taking a self-guided walking tour downtown to get a good taste of Chicago history and architecture, followed by a meal and some drinks at the Gage Gastropub. Anybody wants to join me, feel free.

    http://www.metrowalkz.com/Tours/Loop/loop.html

    Chicago Cultural Center at 3. See you there.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    I wish that I could join you. Chicago is one of my favorite cities.
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidWell it used to be Marshall Fields before Macy's bought them out but the restaurant remains. Beautiful building


    A friend who grew up in Chicago told me: lunch with Mummy at Fields, lunch with Daddy at the Berghoff!

    Check out the pedway in the loop...
    http://www.upchicago.com/the-chicago-pedway
  • calibro

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    go to the new modern wing at the aic
  • rowerchgo

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    Read "Devil in the white city", it will give you a new appreciation for chicago :-D