Your Guide to Chicago’s Secret Hotspots

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Chicago’s Hotspots…

We can't wait to welcome tens of thousands of our coworkers to our team of Chicago, Illinois to get Staffing World 2017 that October! As you're in town, we would like to be certain to feel right at home!

Our beautiful, bustling town is the origin of a number of the country's tastiest foods and many iconic attractions. Here in Chicago our civilization runs as heavy as our pizza.

We compiled a listing of a few of the finest concealed hotspots you won't need to miss during your time at the Windy City. We are breaking it down to you by restaurants, pubs, things to do, and also a number of our favorite areas!

You can not visit Chicago and NOT buy a Chicago-style sexy dog-and Gene & Jude's is possibly the ideal place to get one. It is situated just outside of town near O'Hare Airport. Individuals from around make the trip simply to receive their hands on a Gene & Jude's puppy and hand-cut hamburgers. Just be warned, whatever you do- DON'T request ketchup on your pet!!!

1017 W Irving Park Chicago, IL 60613

Al's Steak:

They have been serving up excellent Italian Steak because the 1930's. It is the ideal place to get your hands on a juicy experienced thin pieces of beef, hot and sweet peppers on an Italian-style roll. They have many places throughout the city including a less than two kilometers apart from the convention centre!

Johnnie's Steak: 7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Portillo's: Most Locations across Chicagoland

Perhaps Lou Malnati's is not such a mystery, but it is definitely the ideal place to receive your hands on Chicago's most renowned meals, DEEP DISH PIZZA! This pizza has it all - ooey-gooey cheese, fantastic sauce, and a crispy buttery crust! There are scores of places across the Chicagoland region... so an ideal pie is not too far off!

Giordano's: Most Locations across Chicagoland

Transport to Germany and flavor the finest Italian food Chicago has to offer you! It is always Oktoberfest in Brauhaus, using their extensive selection of beer steins and polka music!

If you enjoy hamburgers and audio that this is the place for you! Kuma's is famous for its creative hamburgers all named after heavy metal rings. In the Slayer into the Black Sabbath, you won't wish to place these down giant burgers. They also have a massive beer and whiskey choice plus some seriously yummy macaroni and cheese.

666 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657

This long-time Chicago cafeteria-style eatery gets got the #1 corned beef sandwich in town. It is right on the border of this loop, just ten minutes away in the expo! A wonderful spot to stop for a sandwich and a cup of soup!

Stop by for a fast morning treat! Glazed and Infused includes an assortment of fresh doughnuts each morning; they've everything from the classics into walnut bacon long johns and banana cream pie doughnuts.

Five places throughout the city.

Famous for their stuffed cupcakes and enjoyable setting, Molly's is the ideal place for an after supper sugar craving!

419 E Illinois St Suite 120, Chicago, IL 60611

A spy themed pub for an enjoyable night out for drinks and dinner! SafeHouse is filled with secret passages and hidden doorways. This pub is so secretive in actuality, you will want to recover a password to get in!

This'Beercade' will leave you feeling nostalgic for the times of pinball and traditional video games. Not only are all the classic games free to play, but they also have heaps of craft brews to relish.

213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 60610

Coco Club:

A excellent location if you're searching for something a bit more upscale, but equally entertaining. Coco Club attracts the background of a prohibition-era speakeasy into the current. Be ready for fresh cocktails and fantastic music. Reservations and dress code required.

3350 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60632

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge:

If history is your thing, you can not overlook this couch that is over 100 years of age. Green Mill was a favourite place of mythical Chicago Mobster, Al Capone. The classic air is complete with live jazz music.

4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

The Hideout:

Since the 1930's this gap in the wall was home to some extraordinary actors, making The Hideout Chicago's most iconic dip bar. It is notorious for showcasing anything and everything other from punk rock, indie, and even nation. Do not allow the building's exterior frighten you off, and stop on by for great drinks and speedy support.

1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Things to Do:

Oz Park:

This park provides a quiet green area with lively statues of your favorite Wizard of Oz Characters. It is a great place to have a stroll and take in Chicago's lovely fall weather.

2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614

Chicago Pizza Tour:

The tour offers you a sample of a few pizza joints from the EATEN route. You're going to find a flavor of a few different Chicago neighborhoods also!

Chicago Film Tour:

Watch a few from recognizable sights from almost 100 major screen films filmed in town. Sit back and watch films such as'The Dark Knight',''Ferris Buller's Day Off', and'My very best Friend's Wedding' come to life before your eyes.

Driehaus Museum:

Have a trip back to Chicago's Gilded Age. The museum is supposed to show the design of this 19th century mansion along with the historically true artifacts which fill it.

40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago History Museum:

Immerse yourself in Chicago, and find out more about the background which makes our city so fantastic. Lincoln's Chicago, Sensing Chicago, along with the Fifth Star Challenge are merely some of the displays that the museum has to offer you.

1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Places to Go:

Lincoln Square:

You won't wish to leave this up and coming area. Lincoln square boasts the history and charm of yesteryear with loads of comfy stores and stops that you enjoy.

While you're there check out: Gene's Sausage Shop, Timeless Toys, Old town College of Folk Music, Savory Spice Shop, Merz Apothecary, The Chopping Block, The Book Cellar, Amy's Candy Bar, Ampersand Wine Bar, and Rock & Roll Vintage.

Wicker Park:

This stylish area has something for everybody - diverse shops, famous restaurants and pubs, fantastic coffee bars, and big name retail stores.

While you're there check out: Reckless Records, Myopic Books, Wormhole Coffee, Quimby's Book Store, Antique Taco, and Piece Brewery & Pizzeria.


Andersonville is a quaint neighborhood full of Swedish heritage. It is a fantastic place to pick up something sweet and ramble around. Shopping at Andersonville contains everything from little quirky stores to boutiques carrying designer knock-offsjewelry, and other great gift items.

While you're there check out: The Swedish American Museum, First Slice Pie Café, Candyality, Hopeleaf Bar, M.Henry, Hamburger Mary's, Alley Cat Comics, and Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities.


Should you have to escape the hustle and bustle of Chicago create a brief trip right beyond town to Evanston. It is the home of Northwestern University, so there is a lot to do! The faculty city boundaries Lake Michigan, so that you may expect some fairly scenic views!

As you're there take a look at the Chicago Culture Tour: Space, Bat. Tavern, The Stained Glass, Evanston Ecology Center, Block Museum of Art, along with the Evanston History Center.

This is just a small sampling of what our amazing city has to offer you! Do not be scared to roam around, get lost and find your own preferred spots! We expect you drop just like in love with this town as we all are. We can not wait to get you !