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Blue Magnet’s Definitive Guide to Chicago: Eating, Drinking, & Exploring

Are you visiting Chicago for an industry conference or trade show? Stopping by the Windy City to meet with clients? If you are looking for the best places in Chicago, Blue Magnet has you covered. In order to help you work your way through Chicago’s fine dining & drinking scene, the Blue Magnet team compiled some of our favorite places to eat or drink and some hidden (and some not so hidden) gems to explore. We promise there is no shortage of exciting things to do in Chicago!

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Brunch

CRĪO

Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar

Longman & Eagle

Wilde

Wyler Road


Happy Hour

Ceres Cafe

Cold Storage (Fulton Market)

Hutch American Bistro

Land & Lake

Local Option

Lost Lake

Prost

Revolution Brewery

Violet Hour


Cheap Eats

Cheesie’s Pub & Grub

Taco Bell

El Pacifico

Eggsperience

L’Patron

Portillo’s

Slim’s

Small Cheval


Wine & Dine

Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

Fat Rice

Girl & The Goat

GT Prime

The Peninsula Hotel

Tango Sur


Pizza

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Giordano’s

Jet’s Pizza

Pequods

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

Renaldi’s Pizza

Vito & Nick’s


Things to See & Do

Air and Water Show

Architecture River Boat Tour

Check Out the Theatre Scene

Lincoln Park Zoo

Second City

Signature Lounge

The Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

SNL Exhibition

Sporting Events

Visit Chicago’s Lakefront

The 606


Best ________

Craft Beer: Half Acre

Donut: Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

Ramen: High Five Ramen

Wine Bar: Ella Elli

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