2442 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614 +1 773 472 5555
The Galway Arms sits nestled among some old brick row houses on Clark Street in the posh neighborhood of Lincoln Park, however inside it retains all the charm and warmth from County Galway. Most of the staff hail from the emerald isle and they know how to make one feel welcome with their version of craic this side of the Atlantic. The menu is a fusion of favorites like burgers, sandwiches and salads, but they still have Irish classics like Guinness beef stew and Shepard's Pie for a change of pace in this trendy neighborhood. They also have trad music on certain nights and a large array of TVs for sports fans.
2524 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 +1 773 413 9314
Monkey's Paw is best described as an upscale pub. Cozy with its wooden floors and warmly painted walls, the whiskey wall behind the bar is a sight to be seen. The Paw makes it easy to explore the wall, as they have a number of whiskey and scotch flights. While the wall is commanding, the food menu itself also deserves its own showcase. They have chicken and seafood lollipops and salads that make one salivate. The entrees vary between comfort foods like a duck confit house poutine and meat pies. Like many other Chicago restaurants, the menu changes as the locally grown products and seasons change. -Sylvia Barragan
203 North LaSalle Chicago, IL 60601 +1 312 379 5086
Midtown Kitchen + Bar focuses on contemporary American cuisine and offers its patrons a whole new experience with excellent service and great hospitality. The place is spread across two floors and features three dining areas on the upper level that offers views of the street. The food here is typically American with cheesecakes, burgers, sandwiches and steaks making up majority of the menu, the drinks are not bad either with a wide range of martinis and cosmos besides the beers available on tap.
220 East Chicago Avenue Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL 60611-2643 +1 312 397 2660
The MCA Theater within the Museum of Contemporary Art, is located along the Magnificent Mile of Chicago. It is a 300-seater venue which has been put to multiple uses including theater, music, dance and experimental performances. At times, the MCA has endeavored to conduct performances at the Theater related to the current exhibits or themes at the Museum. The MCA has also been the location for several film, music and dance festivals. Event schedules are available on the website.
2301 South Lake Shore Drive Lakeside Center Chicago, IL 60616 +1 312 791 6190
At the Arie Crown, adjustable seating space allows for crowds as small as 2,034 or as large as 4,249. The ceilings can be lowered and side space reduced for a truly intimate feel. The carpeted theater hosts a variety of acts for more sedate crowds who generally remain in their reupholstered seats. Past performers include Sheryl Crow, Whitney Houston and Smokey Robinson. The Arie Crown offers valet parking, as well as a shuttle service to the Chicago Hilton Plaza and Towers.
3829 North Broadway 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60613 +1 773 528 9889(Toll Free)
Part of the Strawdog Theatre Company, the Strawdog Mainstage is one of the 2 venues which hosts memorable theatrical productions. Designed in black box style, this intimate space possesses only 73 seats however, this only adds to the experience whereby audiences and artistes can enjoy an interactive experience. Armed with AC and comfortable seats, watching a play here is bound to be an enjoyable experience. A bar serves up refreshments before performances so a pre-show drink would be a good idea.
1115 West Berwyn Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 +1 866 811 4111
The Steep Theatre Company is based inside the confines of the intimate Steep Theatre which is a class apart from bigger theaters. Both audiences and performers enjoy an engaging and meaningful theatrical experience which allows for a camaraderie and friendly banter during shows. Every production tends to focus around slices of daily life and not mere adaptations of already existing plays and musicals. Call for further details on shows.
Unlike the name, Uptown Lounge is very casual, perky and full of zest. This lounge tucked away in one of Chicago's chic neighborhoods, has a very humble ambiance where you can let your hair down till the wee hours of the morning. Some of the best DJs play here, the playlist being mostly house music, disco and old 'skool'. The bar has several spirits and unusual cocktails like chocolate martinis topping the drinks list. The menu includes delicious appetizers like fried pickles and home made hummus. Overall a great place to spend a Saturday night at. Call +1 773 878 1136 for more information.
The Spot is a community bar with a big heart. This little hole-in-the-wall located uptown not only provides more than decent bar food and strong drinks to its patrons, it also gives back by raising cash for needy groups around the city. Moreover, the Spot has a place for everyone, besides the restaurant on the main floor, they have a basement room that serves as a place for local theater and hosts burlesque, cabaret and open-mic nights periodically. And if you are looking for more intimacy without the food or noise, go upstairs to their Green Room which is used as a lounge to provide a quieter space. The Spot hosts trivia nights, dodge ball days and Packer football for some reason in Chicago, which amounts to an somewhat odd spot uptown.