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Going to Chicago for a business trip in two weeks.

Any suggestions welcome. Restaurants, bars, theater, museums, galleries. Will have a lot of down time...

by A. Touristreply 3210/20/2013

Why bother, you'll just sit in your hotel room trolling DL.

by A. Touristreply 111/20/2010

Art institute. Architecture boat tour. Frank l. Wright houses. Great food.

by A. Touristreply 211/21/2010

Here's a suggestion: and save yourself. Your family needs you and if they don't, the cats do. Think about the cats, Jimmy. Think. About. The. Cats.

by A. Touristreply 311/21/2010

Craigslist M4M pages - you can find anything and anyone you want.

Just make sure you can easily post a photo of your cock.

by A. Touristreply 411/21/2010

Steamworks in Boystown.%0D %0D Best bathhouse in the country.%0D %0D

by A. Touristreply 511/21/2010

Age? Budget?

by A. Touristreply 611/21/2010

--Green Zebra for haute vegetarian cuisine --Pops for champagne and small bites --Pick-me-up Cafe for the best French toast in town --The Roof @ The Wit Hotel for views, small bites and pre-maturely-aged douchebags --Berlin Nightclub, for all-night dance sweats and hipsters --Piece for live karaoke and pizza --Chicago History Museum for Regional GLBT history --Chemically-Imbalance Theatre for renegade productions of Amy and David Sedaris', The Book of Liz or Steppenwolf for A-list acting --State and Monroe American Apparel for Mo Rocca sitings for everything else

by A. Touristreply 711/21/2010

Fritz Pastry. A must!

by A. Touristreply 811/21/2010

A little more detail on what you're into would help, OP.%0D %0D I can probably suggest a few less famous museums but I'd have to know your likes and interests in that area. %0D %0D As far as eating, a couple of the restaurants here just won some prizes if that's your interest. If you want to go Chicago-style, go for the beef sandwiches, pizza and hot dogs at local, neighborhood places. You'll fing listing for wherever you're going to be online.

by A. Touristreply 911/21/2010

Do people from Chicago really eat deep dish pizza, or is it just for tourists?

by A. Touristreply 1010/19/2013

Go here, bitch:

by A. Touristreply 1110/19/2013

Yes they do eat it R10

by A. Touristreply 1210/20/2013

The woman pointing and laughing (at r12's link) needs a mirror.

by A. Touristreply 1310/20/2013

We are not talking about NYC, DC, Paris or London here. Are there really "a few less famous museums" in Chicago?

by A. Touristreply 1410/20/2013

As someone from Illinois, let me just say that Shitcago is a crime-ridden shithole and very conservative. We can't even get gay marriage in this shithole state.

by A. Touristreply 1510/20/2013

r10, I'm from Chicago and I never ate deep dish pizza more than 2-4 times a year on average. Thin crust was always my overall preference. Pan pizza (I've never called it deep dish) was just an alternative that a few pizza places here and there "specialize" in.

by A. Touristreply 1610/20/2013

I usually take visiting friends down to The Loop on Sundays (a ghost town) to walk around LaSalle, Jackson, and State. It's a good chance to see some canyon architecture without too many people. If you can bare it, walk over to Millennium Park. There are always a ton of people there, however. At least they won't be wearing nylon shorts. God! Summer's a nightmare for obese people in skorts.

Saturdays, you may skip Michigan Ave in favor of Oak Street and a few stores that are just off Chicago.

Picnic food that's ready to go can be had at Treasure Island. I seldom recommend restaurants because they open and close so frequently. The ones that remain are usually high carb high fat big plate affairs that make you want to nap.

Warning: You didn't come here for chain restaurants, so stay away from the crap you can buy at home. That includes Starbucks.

by A. Touristreply 1710/20/2013

Real Chicagoans never eat deep dish at Uno's or Due's. Frat boys at ad agencies eat the circular slab of sausage pizza at Gino's East. Real Chicagoans eat stuffed pizza (preferably spinach) at Giordano's or Lou Malnati's but not all that often because it's so rich and filling. The Italian beef and hot dogs are usually accompaniments to sports events, either before or after, but are fondly regarded. If you want a quintessential Chicago experience, go to Kuma's Corner for a burger and mac and cheese. David Leibowitz rhapsodizes about it.

by A. Touristreply 1810/20/2013

Checkout "Steamworks", one of the best bath-houses in the country. Like a gay adult male Disneyland...

by A. Touristreply 1910/20/2013

[quote]If you can bare it, walk over to Millennium Park.

They allow nudity?

by A. Touristreply 2010/20/2013

20 years ago we wanted to have dinner after the Opera (around 10 P.M.) and we were told there was only one restaurant open. Some old-time Italiian Place. I hope that's no longer the case.

by A. Touristreply 2110/20/2013

Chicago has a lot of interesting offbeat little museums, like the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst

by A. Touristreply 2210/20/2013

Or the National Museum of Mexican Art in a pungently ethnic city neighborhood (and free last time I was there).

by A. Touristreply 2310/20/2013

Or the Oriental Institute (Near East archaeology)

by A. Touristreply 2410/20/2013

If you have a car, the Illinois Railway Museum (counter-intuitive, I know)

by A. Touristreply 2510/20/2013

Dramatic botanic garden in the suburbs

by A. Touristreply 2610/20/2013

If the weather is nice, rent a bike and ride along the lakefront from Navy Pier to Hollywood Beach (not the bike share bikes but real rentals)...and back.

by A. Touristreply 2710/20/2013

[quote]20 years ago we wanted to have dinner after the Opera (around 10 P.M.) and we were told there was only one restaurant open. Some old-time Italiian Place. I hope that's no longer the case.

You shouldn't have listened to that person. Nick's Fishmarket was an upscale downtown restaurant then that may have seated you at ten P.M. I could have rattled off several suggestions for you to check out just north of the loop (back then) such as Bistro 123, The Chophouse, Bicé and Gibson's. Hotels have restaurants too. Greek town restaurants, again, near downtown tend to stay open late. You should've hopped a cab and ventured out somewhere on the outskirts of the loop.

by A. Touristreply 2810/20/2013

Gino's East stuffed pizza.

by A. Touristreply 2910/20/2013

I was not being facetious when I referenced the possible lack of "small museums", so while I am not the OP, thanks for the suggestions.

Though I have not visited Steamworks, my goal on my next trip is to hire porn star Brad Hunt, one of the best looking gay male porn stars ever, now in his forties and working again as an escort.

by A. Touristreply 3010/20/2013

The OP asked for suggestions THREE YEARS AGO.

I think he's dead by now.

by A. Touristreply 3110/20/2013

Go to the aquarium. It's amazing.

by A. Touristreply 3210/20/2013
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