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Old 04-04-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Hello, I will be going to the Windy City for the U2 show at Soldier Field this coming July. Since I am not from the area, I was hoping you all could help with some information. I wanted to know what the best area in Chicago is for the bar/scene. I will probably be staying at a hotel in downtown. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.

Rod
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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What sort of bar are you looking for? There isn't a lot close to Soldier Field, but there are some decent places in the South Loop and River North. The Gage is my favorite place on Michigan Ave. for good food and good beer.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Just any information on where is fine. Im not looking for any specific location
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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Chicago is a huge city, with tons of different types of bars in all neighborhoods.

On the Near North Side (i.e. downtown) there is a neighborhood called River North. There are a lot of good bars in that area, but a little on the more expensive side. My favorites are Hub 51, Rockit Bar, and Citizen Bar.

If you are more into college type bars, go to Lincoln Park or Wrigleyville. The Cubby Bear is a tourist spot up in Wrigleyville. For more hip bars, go to Wicker Park/Bucktown (Near Northwest Side).
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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I've walked to/from this place before and/or after a couple of shows at Charter One Pavillion, which is right next to Soldier Field. Ignore the corny name

Villain's Bar and Grill - Chicago, IL

Decent food, good beer, and ok rock music since you'll be in the mood.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Reggie's

REGGIES New Rock Headquarters
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Btw-Take a cab there and back. I went there last week for the first time. It is NOT safe walking there or taking the CTA even in the daytime.
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