No big city downtown area in the US is friendlier than Chicago's. At least in the summer and fall. The cleanest and safest of America's urban areas, downtown Chicago has it all, living areas, parks, nice people, great bars and restaurants, diversity and that big pond on the east side called Lake Michigan. We will also touch on some gems that are found outside of the central city. Even in the dead of winter, bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago.
The great debate. Creation or Evolution? On the north side of Chicago, the great debate is not over how we started, but where we start before a Cubs game. With the seemingly endless amount of bars in Wrigleyville, it is difficult to zero in on the best. Is it Murphy's Bleachers? How about Cubby Bear? After much research through another painful Cub season, it is time to announce a natural selection.
Have you ever liked a joint so much that you stay across the street from it when in town? I have, willing to sacrifice a luxurious stay at a fine downtown hotel for an overpriced stay at the Marriott Courtyard, just to be within walking distance of O'Callaghan's on Hubbard Street.
Foley's Bar and Grill
There is a place in Chicago's northern playground that beats your typical resort bar. In fact, there is nothing typical about this bar down to the license plate covered interior featuring a favorite vanity plate: NOT OJ.
Nutritionists say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In Chicago it is if you head to Lou Mitchell's, a joint that has been serving America's best breakfast for over 80 years.
No place says Chicago like Miller's Pub. Underneath the cannonball-like rumble of the EL on Wabash in Downtown, Miller's Pub is a bustling joint serving great food and drinks all day long and long into the night.