“Chicago plays a huge part in the music I play, from the architecture to the great musical history to the general social construct and everything in between — it all affects everything I do.” — Tortoise
Curated by: Absolutely Not, Andrew Bird, Anna Cerniglia, Autograf, Bonzie, Disappears, Flosstradamus, Jennifer Scher, Joan of Arc, Jon Michael Hill, Jude Shuma, Krewella, Lala Lala, Lindsey Liss, Meat Wave, Melkbelly, NE-HI, oddCouple, Ohmme, Robin Hellman, Ryley Walker, The Cool Kids, Tortoise, Twin Peaks, Vic Spencer
An eclectic journey to fashion, urban awareness and organic chic paralleling with sensible style.
Sleek nightlife hotspot where clubgoers dance to top DJs while enjoying 3 bars & a VIP room.
Wicker Park women's boutique showcasing clothing, accessories & jewelry by small designers.
Trendy retailer with a hip vibe offering women's brand-name apparel, accessories, shoes & jewelry.
Low-key fried chicken & fish stop with hip tunes dishing up cocktails, salads, sandwiches & sushi.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands in the Cook County Forest Preserves.
Dark, funky multiroom bar/club with DJs & dancing in an unassuming space on a residential strip.
Classic circa-1948 drive-in where car hops deliver Chicago-style dogs, fries & milkshakes.
Hipster spot for coffee, craft beer & eclectic fare plus popular brunch offerings & live music.
Hip, shabby-chic coffeehouse featuring a changing roster of house-roasted java plus tea & pastries.
Record store with hundreds of vinyl albums plus a museum of free-to-play vintage arcade games.
Storied, no-frills institution serving classic deli fare in a cafeteria-style setting.
Recording studio, audio preservation and performance space.
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.
Aragon Ballroom is a ballroom located at West Lawrence Avenue in
Chicago, Illinois, approximately 5 miles north of downtown, in the
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark
building that houses the city's official reception venue where the
Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and
in 1920 in a landmark building on the Magnificent Mile, this upscale
hotel is just off Chicago’s Gold Coast.
Historic sports bar featuring a menu of pizza & pub grub, 20+ beers on tap & a vintage vibe.
High-end store showcasing stylish home furniture & accents, as well as fashion accessories & gifts.
A variety of indie & alternative bands play at this popular, intimate concert venue.
Honky-tonk bar featuring live country-western music, line dancing & karaoke since 1973.
Tiny, modern eatery with late-night hours serving an extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes.
Grant Park is a large urban park in the Loop community area of
Chicago. Located in Chicago's central business district, the park's most
notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art
Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus.
Music club with a diverse lineup of up-and-coming acts & big-name bands in a somewhat small space.
5-story apparel store with modern fashions, vintage items, military wear, footwear & skating gear.
Gin-centric cocktails, craft beers & pub grub served in a relaxed urban-rustic bar with cozy nooks.
Neighborhood bar serving BBQ, bar food & craft beers inside or in the large beer garden.
Hip resource for vintage apparel & accessories, eco-friendly jewelry & an old-school barber shop.
Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions.
No-frills bar featuring a large whiskey & bourbon menu plus music from local & touring bands or DJs.
Cozy spot to dig through the racks for used clothing & housewares plus modern & retro furniture.
Patrons sip martinis & other cocktails at this Zebra-themed speakeasy with nightly live piano music.
Basic Mexican grocery store on a corner with an eatery serving tacos, fresh juices & aguas frescas.
Bright, cheerful Middle Eastern eatery specializing in homestyle Palestinian cooking.
Est. 1970, this local dive has been around for awhile, hosting Karaoke,
trivia, game night, parties, and more.
Funky boutique offering house-designed women's clothing & jewelry, plus fragrances & home goods.
Longtime family-owned neighborhood club where both traditional & modern performers sing the blues.
Women's clothing, and accessories.