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Things To Do In Chicago & Local Tips from the Staff at Hotel Allegro

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. Did you know about Chicago's pride in our neighborhoods? Want the best deep dish pizza in the city? Perhaps you're looking for a live improv comedy show. How do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Allegro helps you make the most of your Chicago stay by sharing our staff's favorite things to do in Chicago.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Chicago, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Wellness
Erica Strombeck

Erica Strombeck

Front Office Manager

  • Head to Millennium Park for ice skating and beautiful skyline views.

  • Look no further than the beautiful Garfield Park Observatory for the perfect place to clear your head. Admission (and ‘piece of mind’): FREE!

Drink
Dan Andruss

Dan Andruss

Bartender

  • The Green Mill is an old Al Capone speakeasy and Chicago's best Jazz bar.  The drinks are simple, but the jazz is great!

  • Hopleaf is known far and wide as the greatest beer bar in Chicago.  Located in the Andersonville neighborhood.

Play
Katie Drozdek

Katie Drozdek

Assistant Front Office Manager

  • See world-class, independent filims that aren't your usual Michael Bay flick at the Gene Siskel Film Center

  • The Intl Museum of Surgical Science has amazing exhibits and leaves you feeling VERY relieved we've discovered morphine. 

Retail therapy
Samantha Anderson

Samantha Anderson

Guest Service Agent

  • Tribeca Boutique is in the West Loop is a modern and eclectic shop that sells an assortment of locally made jewelry and clothing.

  • Block 37 has something for every shopper - from Anthropologie, Steve Madden or Sephora.

Eat
Tina Majethia

Tina Majethia

Restaurant Manager

  • Honey Butter has the best fried chicken I have ever had.  A great blend of spices and don't forget to spread the honey butter on top. 

  • Mexican streetfood at XOCO Chicago from Rick Bayless himself.  Amazing tortas and soups, churros and housemade hot choclolate.

One of a kind
Paige Leffert

Paige Leffert

Catering Coordinator

  • Try Guthrie's in Lakeview for an impressive selection of board games, relaxed atmosphere and great beers.

  • Head to Emporium in Wicker Park for retro arcade games and great beer selections.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Allegro Chicago's concierge at (312) 236-0123.

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