World-renowned BLUE CHICAGO has been presenting the best in authentic Chicago Blues in a warm and friendly atmosphere since 1985. Located in the heart of the River North entertainment district near popular hotels and restaurants, Chicagoans and Blues fans from all over the world pack the house nightly.
Chicago Blues is an electric style of Blues music that was primarily developed from the migration of African Americans from the South to the Midwest. Throughout the years BLUE CHICAGO has showcased such Blues legends as Koko Taylor, Bonnie Lee, Karen Carroll, the late Willie Kent, Johnny B Moore, Magic Slim, Eddie Clearwater, Eddie Shaw, the late Buddy Scott, and the late Eddie Lusk, just to name a few.
Buddy Guy’s Legends
Buddy Guy’s Legends include his own reputation, plus the amazing array of local and national blues performers drawn to this music hotspot.
Rosa’s Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago three decades ago.
The Whistler is a bar, gallery, record label, and venue that hosts live music and DJs seven nights a week. We are committed to serving world-class cocktails with zero pretense at the best prices in town. Our award-winning cocktail program features an always-changing menu of classics, contemporary favorites, and Whistler originals. Our stage hosts an eclectic mix of jazz, punk, rock, country, and soul, along with Movieoke, film screenings, and many other artistic endeavors. No cover charge. 21+ with proper ID. Capacity 74.
The Violet Hour
The Violet Hour is a James Beard Outstanding Bar Program nominee, serving handcrafted artisanal cocktails in the heart of Wicker Park.
At this haute Chicago hangout, everything is casual – except for the care and craftsmanship poured into every cocktail. A sophisticated yet cozy, 34-seat neighborhood boite, Bernard’s Bar features a simple menu of both classic and modern cocktails; artisanal wines and spirits; craft beers, and seasonal beverages, all paired with a signature light fare menu. Reminiscent of a plush, private club in shades of rich brown with suede covered walls, velvet banquettes and charcoal drawings by local artist, Francine Turk, the experience is refined and attentive yet comfortable and relaxed.
The perfect place to meet business associates for a uniquely crafted cocktail or for an intimate after-dinner drink with your partner, Bernard’s is a jewel, tucked away on the second floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Chef JoAnn Witherell brings artistry and sophistication to her culinary work at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club. Her experience includes serving as Vice President of Culinary for Allen Brothers Meats, cooking at Printer’s Row under Michael Foley, Cynthia’s on Halsted, and the Women’s Athletic Club.
Witherell also serves as a sought-after food stylist. Her expertise in the arena of dining shines through in Kit Kat’s diverse menu of seasonal, contemporary cuisine.
Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city.
Featuring a single, seasonally driven tasting menu of between 18 and 22 courses, the experience of dining at Alinea is not only delicious, but also fun, emotional, and provocative.
Alinea has been universally praised for its innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has three times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is the only restaurant in Chicago, and one of only 12 in the U.S., to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating. It has also won the James Beard Award for Best Service in the United States.
Polo Cafe & Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
Old-fashioned “special” restaurant in a historical Chicago neighborhood…full of atmosphere and charm, traditional (steak, Caesar salad) at reasonable prices. .It is a great restaurant where you can get great food at a great value.
The Doughnut Vault serves up piping-hot, fat and delicious doughnuts on Tuesdays-Fridays starting at 8:30 am and Saturdays at 9:30 am until they run out.
Girl & The Goat
Girl & the Goat sits in the West Loop smack dab in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor, but the location is still gritty enough to appeal to the chef’s integrity. The Goat has a variety of seating choices, including a comfortable lounge, bar seats, standard table seating, and four seats close enough to the kitchen line that you might be asked to help.
he Chicago Diner has been the “Windy City’s” premier vegetarian eatery since 1983. Enjoy favorite dishes from their menu now tailored so you can create them in your home kitchen.
From the Macrobionic Meal, No Meata Fajita, or Tofu Scrabble Jubilee to the Thunder Salad and Radical Rueben Sandwich, the Chicago Diner offers your favorite meals with a new twist.
Smoque (smōk) BBQ is a neighborhood kind of place that cooks up BBQ good enough to make it a true destination. It was created by five regular guys who happen to be passionate about food in general and BBQ in particular.