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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!
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Gaslight Coffee Roasters

Hip, shabby-chic coffeehouse featuring a changing roster of house-roasted java plus tea & pastries.

-Recommended by Varsity

2385 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Star Lounge Coffee Bar

“It’s the birthplace of Dark Matter Coffee. They have a quiet upstairs where you can get work done, they bump hip-hop on the main floor, [they have] a patio in the summer, and their coffee is clearly amazing.” -Phillip-Michael Scales

Star Lounge Coffee Bar, West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Damn Fine Coffee Bar

“They are nice and are good at remembering faces, gotta get that iced coffee or a classic latte!” -Post Animal

Damn Fine Coffee Bar, West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Metropolis Coffee Company

“Metropolis Coffee in Rogers Park serves up sophisticated, super-strength caffeine when you need it!” -White Mystery

1039 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
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Metric Coffee Co.

“Metric Coffee on Fulton. Of the new-ish crop of Chicago roasters I’ve gotten familiar with, they stand out as having a super delicious, consistent, and clean cup. I stick to a humble cup of drip coffee, black.” -In Tall Buildings

Metric Coffee Co., West Fulton Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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The Wormhole Coffee

“As Wicker Park has changed, Wormhole is still an awesome and dependable spot for coffee and to get some work done.” -Deeper

The Wormhole Coffee, North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain

“Why drink coffee when you can drink milkshakes with coffee in them?” — PEEL

Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain, North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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