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jonze
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Registered: Feb 2004
Location: where blue skies meet the sunrise
Chicago Visitors Guide

Chicago Visitors Guide ….it’s a work in progress

General Guides

www.cityofchicago.org
www.chicago.metromix.com

Transportation

Airports:

http://www.flychicago.com/

- O’Hare International Airport – located northwest of downtown Chicago – take the Blue Line to downtown Chicago
- Midway Airport – located southwest of downtown Chicago – take the Orange Line to downtown Chicago

Subway, Bus, and Train:

-CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) – provides subway and bus system in and around Chicago
http://www.transitchicago.com/

-PACE – provides bus service in suburban location
http://www.pacebus.com/

-Metra – provides train service between Chicago and suburban locations
http://www.metrarail.com

Taxis:

Taxicab Affiliation Name_______________Dispatch Number
American United Cab Association________773-248-7600
Blue Ribbon Association, Inc.___________773-878-5400
Checker Taxi Association, Inc.__________312-243-2537
Chicago Carriage Cab__________________312-326-2221
Choice Taxi Association________________773-338-9502
5 Star Taxi Association, Inc.____________773-774-7200
Flash Cab Company____________________773-992-0303
Globe Taxi Association, Inc._____________773-725-6500
Gold Coast Taxi Association_____________773-271-0163
Jitney Taxi Cab_______________________773-548-6391
King Drive Cab Affiliation________________773-488-8000
KOAM Taxi Association_________________773-973-3535
Royal 3 CCC Chicago Taxi Association_____312-791-1272
Service Taxi Association, Inc.___________773-262-2163
Universal Taxi________________________1-888-334-TAXI(8294)
Northwest Suburbs:__________________ 847-228-6608
Southwest Suburbs:__________________ 708-344-4050
DuPage County:___________________ 630-617-5400
Marak5 Taxi Company___________________630-728-6597

Hotels

I can’t remember ever staying in a hotel in Chicago, so if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations let me know.

Hotel Sax Chicago – 333 N. Dearborn – 312-245-0333
Hotel Sax Chicago

The James Hotel – 55 E. Ontario – 312-337-1000
The James Hotel

Westin Chicago River North – 320 N. Dearborn – 312-744-1900
Westin Chicago River North



Clubs

Upcoming events:
TA Event List
James Lauer's List
Events in Chicago
Amp Forum


Crobar – 1543 N. Kingsbury St. - 312-266-1900
http://www.crobar.com

Enclave – 220 W. Chicago - 312-654-0234
http://www.enclavechicago.com/

Funky Buddha Lounge – 728 W. Grand - 312-666-1695
http://www.funkybuddha.com/

Moda – 25 W. Hubbard - 312-670-2200
http://www.clubmodachicago.com/

Republic - 1520 N. Fremont St. - 312-787-1130
http://www.republicchicago.com/

Smart Bar – 3730 N. Clark St. - 773-549-0203
http://www.smartbarchicago.com/

Sonotheque – 1444 W. Chicago - 312-226-7600
http://www.sonotheque.net

Sound-bar – 226 W. Ontario St. - 312-787-4480
http://www.sound-bar.com

Spy-bar – 646 N. Franklin St. - 312-587-8779
http://www.spybarchicago.com

Transit – 1431 W. Lake - 312-491-8600
http://www.transitnightclubchicago.com/

Vision – 632 N. Dearborn St. - 312-266-3333
http://www.visionnightclub.com

Zentra – 923 W. Weed St. - 312-787-0400
http://www.zentranightclub.com/


Bars and Pubs

Cubby Bear – 1059 W. Addison – 773-327-1662
http://www.cubbybear.com/

Globe Pub - 1934 W. Irving Park Rd - 773-871-3757
www.theglobepub.com

Lion Head Pub – 2251 N. Lincoln – 773-348-5100



Places of Interest

Adler Planetarium – get your astronomy fix
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/

Art Institute of Chicago – look at paintings
http://www.artic.edu/aic/index.php

Buckingham Fountain – operates between April and October
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/...in.fountainhome

Comiskey Park / US Cellular – home to the White Sox, usually operates from April to November
http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/comis2.htm

Field Museum – dinosaurs and cultural exhibits
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/

Hancock Observatory – view the city from the 94th floor, learn the history of Chicago
http://www.hancock-observatory.com/

Lincoln Park Zoo – animals and living creatures
http://www.lpzoo.org/

Millennium Park – see Cloud Gate aka ‘the bean’ and Crown Fountain
http://www.millenniumpark.org/

Museum of Contemporary Art – devoted to art of ‘our time’
http://www.mcachicago.org/

Museum of Science and Industry – exhibits ranging from a walk-through heart to a real time view of Earth
http://www.msichicago.org/

Navy Pier – shopping, fireworks, the Children’s Museum, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass
http://www.navypier.com/home.html

Sears Tower – tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, visit the sky deck for the highest view of the city
http://www.thesearstower.com/

Shedd Aquarium – largest indoor aquarium in the world, catch the dolphin show and see the Beluga Whales
http://www.sheddaquarium.org/

Soldier Field – home to the Bears, built in honor of soldiers who died in wars
http://www.soldierfield.net/default.aspx

United Center – home of the Bulls and Blackhawks and other concerts and events
http://www.unitedcenter.com/

Wrigley Field – home of the Cubs, known as the world’s largest beer garden
http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm


Non-EDM Events

Taste of Chicago - June 26 - July 5 (Grant Park)
Taste of Chicago

Lollapalooza - August 7-9 (Grant Park)
Lollapalooza


Theatre Guides

http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/

http://www.chicago-theatre.com/


Dining Guide

Under construction…feel free to browse this thread for recommendations

http://www.tranceaddict.com/forums/...824&forumid=62&

Ann Sather – Breakfast Diner – multiple locations:
929 W. Belmont – 773-348.2378
3416 N. Southport – 773-404-4475
3411 N. Broadway – 773-305-0024
5207 N. Clark – 773-271-6677
Website – Reviews and Information

Aria – Fusion – Fairmont Hotel 200 N. Columbus – 312-444-9494
Website – Reviews and Information

Blue Fin – Sushi – 1952 W. North Ave. – 773-394-7373
Website N/A – Reviews and Information

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! – Spanish – 2024 N. Halsted – 773-935-5000
Website – Reviews and Information

Cafe Iberico – Spanish – 739 N. La Salle St. – 312-573-1510
Website – Reviews and Information

Chen’s Chinese and Sushi – Chinese – 3506 N. Clark – 773-549-9100
Website – Reviews and Information

Chicago Chop House – Steak – 60 W. Ontario – 312-787-7100
Website – Reviews and Information

Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder – Pizza – 2121 N. Clark – 773-248-2570
Website – Reviews and Information

Ed Debevic’s – Diner – 640 N Wells St – 312-664-1707 **caution: rude service is part of the draw**
Website – Reviews and Information

Everest – French – 440 S. LaSalle 40th Floor – 312-663-8920
Website – Reviews and Information

Francesca's Forno – Italian – 1576 N. Milwaukee – 773-770-0184
Website – Reviews and Information

Japonais – Fusion – 600 W. Chicago – 312-822-9600
Website – Reviews and Information

Joy Yee Noodle – Chinese – multiple locations:
Chinatown Square 2139-41 South China Place – 312-328-0001
1335 S. Halsted – 312-997-2128
Website – Reviews and Information

Lou Malnati’s – Pizza – 958 W. Wrightwood – 773-832-4030
Website – Reviews and Information

Marigold – Indian – 4832 N. Broadway – 773-293-4653
Website – Reviews and Information

Mysore Woodlands – Indian – 2548 W. Devon – 773-338-6160
Website N/A – Reviews and Information

Nine – American Contemporary – 440 W. Randolph – 312-575-9900
Website – Reviews and Information

Pho Xe Tang – Vietnamese – 4953 N. Broadway – 773-878-2253
Website N/A – Reviews and Information – Menu

Phoenix – Chinese (Dim Sum) – 2131 S. Archer – 312-328-0848
Website N/A – Reviews and Information

Pizzeria Uno – Pizza – 29 E. Ohio – 312-321-1000
Website – Reviews and Information

Portillo's - American - 100 E. Ontario - 312-587-8930
Website - Reviews and Information

Rockit Bar and Grill – American Contemporary – 22 W. Hubbard – 312-645-6000
Website – Reviews and Information

Shui Wah – Chinese (Dim Sum) – 2162 S. Archer Ave – 312-225-8811
Website N/A – Reviews and Information

Singha – Thai – 340 N. Clark – 312-467-0300
Website – Reviews and Information

South Coast – Sushi – 1700 S. Michigan - 312-662-1700
Website – Reviews and Information

Staropolska – Polish – multiple locations:
5249 W. Belmont Ave – 773-736-5386
3028 N. Milwaukee – 773-342-0779
Website N/A – Reviews and Information

Tango Sur – Steak – 3763 N. Southport Ave. – 773-477-5466
Website – Reviews and Information

Toro Sushi – Sushi – 2546 N. Clark – 773-348-4877
Website – Reviews and Information – Menu

The Village – Italian – 71 W. Monroe St. – 312-332-7005
Website – Reviews and Information

Vong’s Thai Kitchen – Thai – 6 W. Hubbard – 312-644-8664
Website – Reviews and Information

Yolk – Breakfast – 1120 S. Michigan – 312-789-9655
Website – Reviews and Information

Zapatista – Mexican – 1307 S. Wabash – 312-435-1307
Website – Reviews and Information

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great idea, Rick. this should be a sticky.


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Holy crap Rick, nice one


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hotels - hands down THE JAMES

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NICE work mate. For hotels I would like to suggest SAX.

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thanks for the input. i updated the first post. any other suggestions are welcome.

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updated the dining guide with a few selections from the other thread. i'll try to organize it a bit better after i get some more listed.

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haha wow, that many cab companies, geeze.. i guess you call the other company in case their cars have broken down...


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quote:
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haha wow, that many cab companies, geeze.. i guess you call the other company in case their cars have broken down...



i pulled the list from the city's website. i was kind of amazed to see that many too. i think they have a list of the major ones at the airport in case you need one too.

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Re: Chicago Visitors Guide

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Originally posted by jonze234

Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder – Pizza – 2121 N. Clark – 773-248-2570
Website – Reviews and Information



Upside down pizza with a big bowl of leafy greens for $15. You usually have to wait outside in line for 30min to get a seat but the friends i took usually loved it (ninja_k and sugarbean)

highly recommended!


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Re: Re: Chicago Visitors Guide

quote:
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Upside down pizza with a big bowl of leafy greens for $15. You usually have to wait outside in line for 30min to get a seat but the friends i took usually loved it (ninja_k and sugarbean)

highly recommended!

i've been dying to try it out ever since it was featured on some show on the Travel or Food channel.


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there's really no way to describe Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder other than to show someone. plus they have some pretty good beers there like Fat Tyre.

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