We love Chicago and our first Chicago City Guide is Lincoln Park – historic, yet fresh. And, a mere $10 cab ride away from our store on Michigan Avenue – the Magnificent Mile.
Authentic tapas and pinxtos served in small portions, so you can explore all the different flavors of Spain. (Not to mention some of the best dang sangria we’ve had.)
Brunch to dinner and everything in between. You can even order online with friends if you’re having an especially hard time getting up and moving after a long night of partying.
Have a drink downstairs at this Irish sports bar, then make your way up to The Apartment for a dance party that’s always packed on a Saturday night.
Or maybe you want to class it up a bit? Try this small, cozy eatery in beautiful Historic Uptown Marysville, serving wine varietals from all over the world.
Looking to kick back with a few casual drinks and catch some sports action? Mickey’s is your place. It’s one of Chicago’s biggest and best beer gardens AND has a kickass outdoor patio.
If live music is your thing, you have to scope out Lilly’s. This historic landmark-turned-nightclub features a 100-year-old brick floor and an eclectic mix of music. Discover someone awesome? We want to know! Tweet and/or Shazam to us with #ExpressRocks.
Like the neighborhood, the hotel is historic yet fresh, fun though eccentric, active but relaxed. It’s where the energy of urban life meets 1,200 green acres and Lake Michigan.
Choose City Suites for trend-setting, boutique comfort just north of downtown and perfectly positioned in the vivacious Boystown district.
The holy grail of fitness in Lincoln Park. World-class athletic club with classes like spinning, cardio jam, yoga, muscle definition, and – hello – a rock climbing wall. Snag a guest pass and stick to your workout routine while on the road.
A hidden gem offering an intimate boutique experience. Blowouts, massages, infrared sauna therapy, mani/pedis and waxings…it’s a true sanctuary in the city.
11:00am – Sleep in at your hotel and order your brunch online from Dunlay’s. Slip on your best street-chic outfit and head out for a morning bite.
12:30pm – You can’t not visit Lincoln Park Zoo when you’re in Chicago. Be sure to scope out Boardwalk in Bloom or the seasonal decorations. Snap a photo & tag with #EXPCityLife – we’d love to see!
2:30pm – Feeling inspired? Check out MetroMix to see what’s happening this weekend. Whether it’s a music, art or food fest – just go do it! Don’t think twice.
3:30pm – In need of a quick workout? Snag a guest pass to LPAC and get your sweat on.
5:00pm – Quick shower back at the hotel. Then, head to Custom Hair Lounge + Spa to get glammed up for the night.
6:30pm – Nothing to wear? Find your perfect outfit for a night out by grabbing a cab and hitting up Express on Michigan Avenue.
7:30pm – Get dressed at the hotel while checking out our Own the Moment playlist on Spotify for some tunes to pump you up. 9:00pm – Starving? Grab some tapas and sangria at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba before your big night out.
10:30pm – Time. To. Party. Warm up with a few drinks at Lion’s Head then head upstairs to The Apartment for a night of dancing. Nightcap? Always! We suggest Lilly’s so you can enjoy some awesome music.