Whistles neighbourhood: Chicago
The Berkshire Room
Treat yourself to a bespoke cocktail at The Berkshire Room. Located inside the ACME Hotel in River North, it specializes in “Dealers Choice” cocktails. Choose a sprit, a profile and glassware for a custom off-menu item created by the bartenders, and enjoy in the refined surroundings.
15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
One of the hottest new restaurants in the city, Community Tavern is a modern take on the classic American steakhouse. Located in Portage Park, it’s an inviting and atmospheric space perfect for a cosy date night or a meal with friends. Opt for one of its famous steaks (some of the best in the city) or its signature house charcuterie plate. Definitely one for the meat-lovers.
4038 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Get your morning pastry and coffee fix at Floriole. Situated in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood, this cute bakery cafe offers rustic French pastries and breads, as well as sandwiches and salads, with ingredients sourced from sustainable farms in the region.
1220 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago is famed for its impressive skyline, so the city’s Architecture Biennial is a must-see. A multi-platform event, which runs until the 3rd of January 2016, it focuses on groundbreaking projects and spatial experiments. Taking place in and around the city, (including Millennium Park, home to Anish Kapoor’s world famous sculpture, The Bean) architecture and design fans can choose from an extensive public program that encompasses exhibitions, lectures, films, open studios and live performances.
Chicago Athletic Hotel
Situated in a revamped 122-year-old Venetian Gothic building, Chicago Athletic Hotel is one of the most anticipated openings of the year. Formerly home to an elite private men’s club, the boutique hotel now boasts 241 rooms and three restaurants, including offerings from Chicago’s Land & Sea Dept and New York’s cult burger chain Shake Shack. Make sure you don’t miss their roof top terrace and bar, which provides stunning views of Millennium Park.
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Museum of Contemporary Art
Get your art fix at the MCA. Located between Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, the museum focuses on the provocative side of contemporary art and culture, with a permanent collection spanning from the 1920s to the present. It’s worth a trip for the building (designed by German architect Josef Paul Kleihues) alone.
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
The recently opened market hall concept from chef Richard Sandoval, Latinicity, brings a taste of Latin American, Spain and Portugal to the heart of the Chicago. Taking over the 3rd floor of shopping complex Block 37 in the Loop area of downtown, it boasts 12 kitchens, a tapas restaurant, café bar, market and lounge, creating a truly multi-sensory experience.
108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
A coffee shop with a twist, Heritage Bicycles has been serving locally roasted coffee and making custom bikes since 2011. All their bikes are hand-welded, painted and assembled to buyer specifications in Chicago. Enjoy a coffee, chat with the super friendly staff or order a bespoke designed new set of wheels at this community-focused spot.
2959 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Maude’s Liquor Bar
Maude’s Liquor Bar brings the French bistro experience to the West Loop neighbourhood. With its antique mirrors, exposed brick walls and low lighting, it’s the perfect date night spot, offering a classically French menu (think oysters, escargot and steak tartare) as well as signature house cocktails.
840 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
This Art Deco-themed boutique hotel is located in the heart of the theatre district in Downtown Chicago. Boasting one of the coolest hotel bars in the city, as well as glamorous, retro-inspired décor and sleek, elegant rooms, it’s a must for vintage aficionados and design-lovers alike.
71 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Randolph Street Market
Shop antique homewares, furniture, clothing and more at this indoor-outdoor flea market, which takes place on the last weekend of each month. Other highlights include a vinyl swap meet and food market.
1340 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
Your local store
Set on the Magnificent Mile in the city's thriving shopping district, our last collection is available at Bloomingdale's 5th Floor, 900 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60011.
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