440 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60606 +1 312 575 9900
Step right up to the center stage of this dramatic 13,500 square foot restaurant. Enjoy a meal at a 100 seat lounge, a 200 seat dining room and a bar. Whether you're here for steak, seafood, lobsters, oysters, or Ahi tuna you'll love it.
West Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60607 +1 312 413 5740
The UIC Pavilion hosts concerts, UIC sports, meetings, festivals, and corporate, civic, and cultural events. Available for rental throughout the year, the Pavilion's varied programs target the greater metropolitan Chicago community. The UIC Pavilion is one of the Midwest's finest arenas. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Home to the UIC Flames Men's and Women's Basketball program and UIC Flames Women's Volleyball.
2148 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 +1 773 276 7567
Located on Chicago's west side, away from the Gold Coast and other more affluent neighborhoods, this small Italian bistro offers soft candlelit white-tablecloth tables to create a wonderful sense of intimacy. Plenty of space can be found between tables, setting the mood for quiet conversation and romance. The cuisine is Italian featuring dishes like delicately seasoned Herb-and-Cheese Ravioli in Walnut Cream Sauce and Gnocchi. Dress code is casual to semi-formal. A Tavola is open from Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm onwards.
1073 West Vernon Park Place Chicago, IL 60607 +1 312 733 3393
This family operated restaurant and tavern is a great place to stop in for a bite before a game at the Untied Center. The menu selection includes classic dishes like lemon chicken. Ask about the array of cigars available at the bar if you want to chomp on a good cigar after chopping on your meal. Snapshots of Dolly Parton, Dan Marino, Tommy Lasorda and other celebrities who visited here dot the walls.
1040 West Harrison Street University of Illinois Chicago, IL 60607-7130 +1 312 996 2939
This simple theater construction holds 250 people and produces many of the collegiate performances that you would expect, including "Romeo and Juliet" and "Our Town," as well as dance and band performances. The theater seeks to provide experience and instruction for its students. Usually, it manages four openings per season. Some of the more notable plays of late have included a run of Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita."
1935 West Thomas Street Chicago, IL 60622 +1 773 235 9795
This bar draws a pretty scruffy crowd of late-night drinkers and wanderers from the nearby Land of Nod, a lonely group of holdovers who still cling to the faith that Wicker Park is an artists' haven. The jukebox is usually blaring Hank Williams or Johnny Cash as you drown your troubles. There is a somewhat hidden back room. Some of the more serious adventurers among you may want to wander in there after your second or third drink.
5201 South Harper Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 +1 773 684 1472
The jazz lovers paradise is back this bigger and better than the original. The New Checkerboard Lounge is everything Jazz with upcoming musicians and established ones entertaining audiences. There is a picture of the very famous moment when Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones played together. Frequented by university students and locals who share a love for soulful jazz music, the bar is a good spot for catching up on local news. There is nothing fancy about this place, except the wonderful music and a cozy ambiance to sit back and relax. 2 drink minimum.
1645 East 79th Street Chicago, IL 60619 +1 773 768 9900
Don't mistake it for a mosque, as this dome like structure is one of the city's oldest theaters. Built in 1920s, the place has hosted many events by great old entertainers like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. The interiors are very well done with refreshment facilities offered by the theater. With a seating capacity of 2277, the theater hosts many live performances, musicals, concerts, plays and much more. New Regal Theater has been marked a Chicago landmark since 1992.
1212 East 59th Street Lower Level, Ida Noyes Hall Chicago, IL 60637 +1 773 702 9737
Whoever said that University of Chicago students don't know how to enjoy themselves has never been to the Ida Noyes basement. With seven-dollar Miller Lite and Sapporo pitchers along with 21 tap beers, over 100 bottled beers and various wines, students gather round oak tables to unwind in style. More active bar-goers enjoy pool and fooseball tables, and the jukebox offers a good mix of classic rock and 80s music. For University of Chicago students, a small annual membership fee gets free entry. But hey, it's worth it: you could be throwin' a few back with the next Milton Friedman.
5700 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637 +1 773 684 1414
This Omnimax branch, located within Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, has one absolutely colossal perforated aluminum screen for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.