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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!
Melkbelly
Thrashing four-piece Melkbelly are known for their joyful noise-rock, which sparks a frenzy at their live shows. The road has become their home away from home as they spent the last two years touring across the U.S. Now Melkbelly is set to release a full-length album in the fall of 2017. Front woman Miranda Winters’ beguiling vocals show a range of vulnerability and strength as she easily transitions from soft, breathy whispers to full-on wailing and shouting. 
city guide:
Chicago, IL
outdoors
31st Street Beach
Sandy swimming beach, open seasonally, featuring lifeguards, skyline views, concession stands, picnicking and a boat launch.
Chicago, IL 60616, USA
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shopping
Unique Thrift
Unique Thrift Store in Chicago, IL is an impressive thrift store, a community champion and a revolutionary recycler. -Recommended by Post Animal
3748 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
shopping
Pilsen Community Books
Book store in Chicago, Illinois.
1102 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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food
Yvolina’s Tamales
Yvolina's Tamales was founded in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago by mother and daughter Marcelina and Yvonney Hernandez in 2010.
814 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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landmark
Graceland Cemetery
Established in 1860, Graceland Cemetery is a large Victorian era cemetery and one of Chicago’s finest hidden treasures, tucked on the North Side, amongst the everyday hustle and bustle. Here rests many prominent Chicago figures, including athletes, politicians, and architects from the last century.
4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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bar
Ola’s Liquors
Modest convenience store with wine, beer & beverage staples, plus sundries & a down-to-earth bar.
947 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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bar
Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar
Maria's is an awesome dive bar with eclectic selections and friendly staff.
960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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bar
Skylark
Cash-only bar with craft beer, pub food & live music amid retro rec-room decor with a photo booth.
2149 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
landmark
Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
bar
Rainbo Club
"It’s so Chicago to me. Cash Only, PBRs are $2, no pretense, and I always run into friends whenever I’m there. It’s like Chicago Cheers. I get whiskey, soda, bitters." — Phillip-Michael Scales
1150 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, 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
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