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A few places to sample

  • Three Dots and a Dash
  • Go down the alley, through the unmarked doorway, descend the staircase riddled with skulls, and discover the tropical paradise that is Three Dots and A Dash. This is the place that kick-started the resurgence of Tiki bars—and rightfully so—and the complexity of their cocktails is as magnificent as the retro, Polynesian-inspired atmosphere.

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    Judson Corrie, Concierge
    Waldorf Astoria Chicago

  • River Roast
  • Having a delicious brunch while listening to live blues is a great way to spend a Sunday. River Roast offers shrimp and grits and hangover soup in addition to more traditional food. You can also enjoy a roast bloody with crackling garnish while you listen to live blues music. Chef John Hogan often leaves the kitchen to join in with the band. Sit back, listen to the music, and watch the Chicago River roll by.

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    Jan V. Viscum, Concierge
    Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

  • Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf
  • Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf in River North offers amazing food, friendly service, and a Prohibition-era interior that combine together for a perfect night out. Make sure to ask for the house wine to keep the cost down.

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    Joseph Cranford, Concierge
    The Whitehall Hotel

  • Underground Wonder Bar
  • Underground Wonder Bar is a gem for music lovers. Offering live music nightly—ranging from jazz and rock to Motown, blues, funk, and reggae—it is the perfect spot to grab a late night cocktail, dance your cares away, or simply take in some of Chicago’s finest musicians. Pop in on Tuesdays for their All-Pro Jam Night.

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    Jillian Jocson, Concierge
    Thompson Chicago

  • Hampton Social
  • Experience the Hamptons right here in River North at Hampton Social. Boasting a nautically-themed décor and East Coast garden party vibe, this new hot spot is a great place for happy hour and some light bites. Must-try dishes include the mini crab cakes with charred corn relish and lemon aiolo.

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    Claire Wazienski, Concierge
    Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

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