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Things To Do in Chicago

Fav spots from your Local DM Alexis Bigi-Prow!

Cafe Iberico: AMAZING tapas and sangria and they are open until 11pm. A little under a mile away.

Little Goat Dinner: Walk-ins are tough but they take reservations. High end dinner food. This is Stephanie Izard’s restaurant, she was on Bravos Top Chef and won. I have never had anything I don’t like here!

Bombo Bar: A tiny window on the side of the bar that serves these amazing hole-less donuts called bomboloni. For the person with a sweet tooth!

The Gage: Great drinks, good food and right off Michigan Ave. It’s a good bar/restaurant, fun atmosphere.

Shedd Aquarium: Alexis says if you're coming in early to explore, Shedd Aquarium is a must!

The Art Institution: If you love art, then the Art Institute is a must, especially since they recently installed a modern art section.

Fav spots from Our Favorite Transportation Guru, Bobby!

Bobby works for CMAC Transportation, the company that provides all the shuttles for all GameStop Conferences. We adore him and he spends a lot of time in Chicago. Here are Bobby's favorite spots!

Victory Tap: This cozy South Loop Italian brings a former Chef Joe Farina into the kitchen to execute a hearty menu of classic plates and appetizer-sized pizzas (the Armand’s angle) in an upscale tavern setting with framed black-and-white photos, a few TVs and a massive carved wood bar featuring ornate beer taps and cocktails.

Kroll's South Loop: Watch the game, have a family dinner, meet the girls for wine. Kroll's is your South Loop neighborhood bar and grill offering daily drink specials and an extensive beer and wine list, serving a list of 99 beers with an excellent specialty beer selection.

Big Bowl: Whether the craving calls for bold or spicy, Chinese or Thai, our menu has plenty to offer and countless ways to satisfy. Sip on a variety of refreshing signature cocktails, made with fresh squeezed juices, house made mixers and our signature fresh made ginger ales. Or, enjoy craft beers and wines from around the world.

Lou Malnati's: Every Lou Malnati’s pizza is handmade from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients. Every year, the Malnati team hand selects California vine-ripened tomatoes for the perfect sweet and tangy taste. The exclusive sausage blend is seasoned to our exact specifications. The fresh mozzarella cheese comes from the same small dairy that has supplied Lou Malnati’s for over 40 years. And our family’s secret recipe for flaky, buttery crust has been passed down from generation to generation. Note: This place is Sam and Ashley approved :)

Bandera: With a live jazz ensemble performing nightly, Bandera in Chicago is a great spot to enjoy dinner with friends or a cocktail at the bar. Perched above Michigan Avenue, the dining room features excellent views, a rich collection of modern art, and a bustling exhibition kitchen where you can observe all the action.

Yolk: For the breakfast lovers out there! Yolk pushes the envelope with new and creative breakfasts, specialty juices and our own private label premium coffee. With a fresh and creative approach to breakfast and lunch in an urban, upscale setting, Yolk has taken the breakfast and lunch scene by storm.

Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar: Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood. Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional – East or West.

Navy Pier: Duh! Can't come Chicago and not check out Navy Pier! But sometimes in March it can be under construction, so make sure to check the wesbite before venturing down there!

Chicago Riverwalk: Don't talk to Sam about a riverwalk unless you mean San Antonio. But in Chicago, the 1.25-mile long path has been constructed in phases over time and includes four distinct districts; The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic, and the Esplanade. The Chicago River is a treasured natural amenity in the urban canyon of world famous architecture and the Chicago RiverwaIk allows a close proximity to the waterway. The continuous path from Lake Street to the lake front also allows a vertical connection from Upper Wacker Drive down to the waterway.