travel with purpose
COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Jude Shuma
Psychedelic, multi-instrumentalist, Jude Shuma, was raised in the outskirts of Chicago where he found his first guitar and started writing music at the age of 15. His sun-drenched reverberations appeal to daydreaming and summer vacations. “Another perfect day to get nothing done underneath the sun” Shuma sings on “Float.” With a few songs to his name, Shuma landed one track on the new HBO series, Ballers. More new music is on the horizon.
city guide:
Chicago, IL
shopping
chicago
Buffalo Exchange Chicago
Hip chain that buys, sells, trades trendy vintage & used clothing & accessories for men & women. -Recommended by Ajani Jones
1478 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
landmark
Michigan Avenue
Michigan Avenue is a major north-south street in Chicago which runs at 100 east on the Chicago grid. The northern end of the street is at Lake Shore Drive on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast Historic District. 
Chicago, IL, USA
bar
The Chipp Inn
Well-worn, cash-only corner bar, dating to 1897, with vintage decor, neon beer signs & a pool table.
832 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
Recommended by
bar
EZ Inn
Stylish, modern take on an old-school beer-&-a-shot bar featuring craft brews & a free jukebox.
921 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Recommended by
hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
Directly across from Millennium Park and sitting on the iconic Michigan Avenue, Congress Plaza Hotel offers elegance, luxury, and history in the heart of Chicago.
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Recommended by
food
Honky Tonk BBQ
Plates of apple-and-oak-smoked pork & beef brisket plus sides flavor the menu at this rustic eatery.
1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Recommended by
venue
Chicago Theatre
The Chicago Theatre, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago, Il.
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Recommended by
venue
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Auditorium Theatre is a music and performance venue located inside the Auditorium Building at 50 Congress Parkway in Chicago, Illinois.
50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Recommended by
bar
Brando’s Speakeasy
Intimate lounge/club delivering drinks, karaoke & dancing in a vintage setting (the building is over 100 years old). Each night of the week offers something different from live bands and karaoke, to sports nights and burlesque shows. Karaoke is what draws crowds so be sure to partake - you may even be treated to some singers from the neighboring theatre district.
343 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Recommended by
bar
Sportsman’s Club

Cash-only hangout featuring a taxidermy theme, table games & a rotating list of cocktails & beer.

948 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Recommended by
venue
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, and H.E. Baccus.

1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Recommended by
shopping
chicago
Reckless Records
Reckless Records in Chicago sells new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and more. -Recommended by Post Animal
26 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
venue
bar
The Empty Bottle
"I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am." -The Life And Times
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
food
Big Star

Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.

1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Recommended by
related