A Local's Guide To The Windy City
Chicago's skyline as seen from one of the city's greatest treasures, Wrigely Field.
By Chicago Native Coleen Nielsen
Chicago is known to most people as the place of Al Capone, the Cubs, Bears, Michael Jordan and the six-time World Champion Bulls – yes, it's a huge sports town – the original Mayor Daley, the home of President Barack Obama and windy weather.
But Chicago is also one of the most culturally diverse and fun cities in the country. It's where you can find find a line of a hundred people dressed in club clothes waiting for an hour to get into one of the trendiest new bars when it is 5 degrees below zero in January!
Here are things which are uniquely Chicago: Wrigley Field, Lake Shore Drive, 16-inch softball, Navy Pier, Italian beef sandwiches and deep dish pizza. Yet these are just a few of the items that make up Chicago's culture.
Chicago is also a PubClubber's dream come true. It has great sports bars, beer gardens, dance clubs, strip clubs and celebrity hangouts – sometimes all within the same block. Here are the four most fun areas:
• The Gold Coast/Rush-Division, where the hip and trendy go be seen.
• Lincoln Park/Wrigleyville, where the Generation X crowd goes to groove and where Cubs fans go to talk about how good the team is going to be next year.
• The Loop/West Loop, the business district, the best place for after-work drinks and home to Chicago's best Blues club.
• The Suburbs. The quintessential Chicago suburbia experience, where minivans and fun happily coexist with each other
So throw out those tourist books and stop endless searching on other websites with conficting reviews (especially Yelp!) and learn about the real Chicago on PubClub.com!