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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!
Vic Spencer
Chicago hip-hop and Vic Spencer go hand-in-hand. Over the last five years Spencer has become a fixture in the Chicago underground hip-hop scene. His bold personality and steady stream of releases has kept Spencer in the press for more reasons than one, be it dropping a single or starting a rap battle on Twitter with Lupe Fiasco or Mick Jenkins. He has fun with language too, showcasing a smart, clever style that plays with words and infuses irony into his rhymes. This deftness for flow has led to collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and "soultrap" rapper/producer Tree. Spencer has a lot to say and he’s just getting started.
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Chicago, IL
63rd St. Beach
The 63rd Street Beach features a non-motorized boat launch site. A natural area provides much-needed habitat for migrating birds in the spring and fall seasons.
63rd Street Beach, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
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The Covert Empire
Popular local streetwear boutique, Covert Empire, is known for its fitted hats, hoodies, T-shirts and other accessories.
Chicago, IL 60625, USA
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Hyde Park Records
Buy/sell/trade new & used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and books at this cool neighborhood record shop with a cool vibe. Spend some time sifting through Hyde Park Records giant collection of 99 cent records for bargain steals and hidden finds.
1377 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
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Two-floor venue with a variety of live entertainment from musicians to DJs to burlesque dancers.
2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park
Ghoulishly themed fun park offering an 18-hole mini-golf course, go-karts, rides, games & prizes.
7759 Harlem Ave, Burbank, IL 60459, USA
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South Shore Cultural Center
South Shore Cultural Center is a registered Chicago Landmark founded in 1905 and spans 64.50 acres. The center features a solarium, nature sanctuary, and butterfly garden as well as a formal dining hall, the Paul Robeson Theater, the Washburne Culinary Institute, the Parrot Cage Restaurant, a golf course, beach, and art classes.
7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
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Taurus Flavors
Veteran, cash-only find serving hoagies, cheesesteaks & handpacked ice cream for takeout since 1966.
8534 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, USA
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Bar Louie
Upbeat grill chain with American grub, martinis & microbrews, plus happy-hour deals.
333-335 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Harold’s Chicken Shack
Outpost of the long-running fast-food chain serving fried chicken with signature sauces. -Recommended by Ajani Jones
612 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Storefront counter-service known for its fried fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides & shakes.
112 W 87th St, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
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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
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