Eat, Drink And Play In Chicago
Chicago’s a big city with lots to offer, if you want to find out what’s beyond the ‘Bean’, stick with director of digital strategy at Leo Burnett, Chris Bridgland’s inside scoop on the best hotdogs, cheap places to drink and watch sport, and where to escape to nature in the Midwest.
Franks ’n’ Dawgs – Although there are amazing restaurants popping up on every block, you can’t go wrong with the cheap and cheerful filling in a bun. Street food at its best.
Smart Bar – The best DJs from around the world play here, and resident Derrick Carter – the king of Chicago house – plays a not-to-be missed disco set called Derrick Does Disco.
Inside Chicago - Grand Tour and Pizza – Visit Millennium Park, Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium and more. Break it up with a stop at one of the best pizza places in town.
Starved Rock State Park – The midwest is surrounded by nature, and just a 90-minute drive west it’s all wildlife, waterfalls, caves, fishing, horseriding and lots more. A wonderful break from the chaos of the city.
Insider info – If you’re into all-day drinking, head to a Cubs baseball game. Tickets are cheap, the beer is flowing and the fun is neverending.