Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CHI - TOWN


Their bold architecture and sky scrapers buildings will catch your eye from the moment you land. A city that has it all, from amazing museums to exquisite food. 

Here's a guide on where to eat, see and do in CHICAGO.


After traveling for 4 days to Chicago due to a long weekend, we catch an abnormally glorious weather. 60 degrees in February? YES!!! I got to walk everywhere and explore this amazing city due to the amazing climate. What says more CHICAGO than eating a deep dish pizza? Actually getting a drink at one of their rooftops and take one of those amazing views pictures. 




Eat:

Giordano's  (730 N Rush St):  If you come to Chicago you will hear that they're famous for the deep dish pizza. You have to try it before you leave the windy city.

Bad Hunter (802 W. Randolph St.): Hip American eatery. Great for lunch/dinner and cocktails!

Yolk  (1120 S. Michigan Avenue): The must go for breakfast!

Big Star (1531 N Damen Ave): Delicious Mexican food -Street style tacos!! Lively and funky spot

Au Cheval (800 W Randolph St): AMAZING BURGERS!! Hands down.

Girl and the Goat (809 W Randolph St): Small plates, great atmosphere.

Italy (43 East Ohio Street): Italian eatery and food market. Eat your way around and get one of their pizza's or cheese platters accompanied with a Venetian Spritz! 

Ralph Lauren Restaurant (115 E Chicago Ave): Upscale, sophisticated and exquisite traditional American food.  I don't know what you will enjoy more if your meal or the magnificent decoration. The service is impeccable in every way! Wear your favorite dress and enjoy this place. 

Avec (615 W Randolph St): Large portions served in a minimalist space. Cozy place!

You can't leave Chicago without visiting Chinatown and have one of their dumplings at one of the restaurants, my favorite was SWEET STATION (2101 S China Pl). Don't forget to order a Chinese Beer ;)  




Rooftop Bars & Lounge Bars 

The Berkshire Room (ACME Hotel, 15 E Ohio St): Cocktail lounge inside the ACME Hotel.

Broken Shaker (Free Hand Hotel, 19 E Ohio St): Hip bar with great atmosphere and decor! Their cocktails are a must have - My favorite their (Moscow Mule) 

Three Dots and a Dash (435 N Clark St): Hawaiian ambiance with AMAZING cocktails! Score a seat by the bar and just enjoy your cocktail while looking at how they make it MIND-BLOWING. 

Moneygun (660 W Lake Street): Great atmosphere and classic cocktails

Wrigleyville ST: This street is very well developed with bars. Right next to the Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

During the Winter its hard to find a open Rooftop Bar due to the weather, but since the weather was so nice during my stay (President's Day weekend). They were a couple that were open!

London House (85 East Wacker Drive At North Michigan Avenue) The view here is out if the world! 

Godfrey (127 W Huron St): Great happy hour with a view! 

Boleo (22 W Monroe St): Chic rooftop, modern south american bites with cocktail lounge.

J. Parker (1816 N Clark St - Hotel Lincoln’s): Amazing cocktail list and views that you can’t miss

Cindy’s Rooftop (12 Michigan Avenue): Hip, fun and everything that says rooftop heaven. A must go when in Chicago.


Clubs:

Underground Chicago (56 W Illinois St): Fun, great atmosphere and music!!

Smart Bar (3730 N Clark St): DEEP, DEEP, DEEP HOUSE ALL NIGHT!! All those good vibes and non commercial music is what your looking for. Smart Bar is the place for you. With a 400 people capacity, you will be dancing all night where the cool DJ’s make sure that all you have is a GOOD TIME. 

Studio Paris Nightclub: Great music and amazing ambiance 



Do:

Art Institute Of Chicago: Located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. After being in many of the best museums of the world I can happily say, this is one of my favorite one’s. 

Millennium Park: A visit to Chicago is not complete until you pay a visit to “The Bean” Located in the middle of the Millennium Park you wont missed it! During summer time grab a blanket and picnic basket to enjoy on the park's grounds.

Wrigley Field: For a real taste of Chicago head to the Wrigley Field and see the Cubs play. Those who have been to a game at Wrigley Field say that the experience is unforgettable!! 

The Magnificent Mile: A street filled with Department stores and luxury retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor are located here! The Magnificent Mile is home to several top-notch eateries and luxury hotels. You can reach The Magnificent Mile on foot for the best experience. 

The Chicago Theatre: One of the city's most recognizable landmarks that opened their doors in 1921

Sky Deck Chicago (Willis tower): Spectacular views!! The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story building.

Pics from the trip!! 
Enjoy guys, xx Dizzy D



This amazing fringe bag is from Jennifer Haley (Black Bohemian)






Sears Tower!! 


So thankful to have such a good friend like you in my life!!! 

Added some glitz to my outfit!

Polo Bar!!! We loved our Moscow Mule.


View from my room. I stayed at the Conrad Hotel 

7am morning routine! Coffee and Newspaper in bed 


Best Friends since High School! 7 years and counting 


Art Institute of Chicago - Photography Section 

Wrigley Street - Bar Hopping!!! 

EATALY!! 


2 comments:

  1. Going soon! Love to have some ideas for my trip.

    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete