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Old 11-10-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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...and you can't find this in Chicago?
I found a couple places and they shut down. Also, I the club thing, I am a little too old for it but like dancing so that is a dilemma.

That is why I am trying out Vertigo tonight.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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Newsflash! Lincoln Park and Lakeview are in Chicago
Newsflash! Nowhere did I say they aren't.

My point was that describing 5-10% of a city is not the same thing as describing a city. I wouldn't go to Humboldt Park and say that all of Chicago's bars are full of Puerto Ricans. I wouldn't go to Hyde Park and say all of Chicago's bars are full of young brainiacs. I wouldn't go to the Viagra Triangle and say Chicago's bars are all full of old men and gold-diggers. Etc.

Also, I've never in my life heard the term "Big Five" to describe any of Chicago's neighborhoods. Good luck getting people to come to a consensus on which 5 neighborhoods that would be. If my neighborhood didn't contain the kind of scene I liked, however, I would find a new neighborhood. There's no point in limiting yourself to a small part of the city and then complaining about the people and establishments in that small part, when there is such a wide variety of places in the Chicago area.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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I found a couple places and they shut down. Also, I the club thing, I am a little too old for it but like dancing so that is a dilemma.
It's a dilemma that would apply in any city, though. Sorry the places you liked were shut down. I hope the new place works for you.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Can't wait to the day I say that. But I will miss things about Chicago.
I do miss portillos I guess lol
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Newsflash! Nowhere did I say they aren't.

My point was that describing 5-10% of a city is not the same thing as describing a city. I wouldn't go to Humboldt Park and say that all of Chicago's bars are full of Puerto Ricans. I wouldn't go to Hyde Park and say all of Chicago's bars are full of young brainiacs. I wouldn't go to the Viagra Triangle and say Chicago's bars are all full of old men and gold-diggers. Etc.

Also, I've never in my life heard the term "Big Five" to describe any of Chicago's neighborhoods. Good luck getting people to come to a consensus on which 5 neighborhoods that would be. If my neighborhood didn't contain the kind of scene I liked, however, I would find a new neighborhood. There's no point in limiting yourself to a small part of the city and then complaining about the people and establishments in that small part, when there is such a wide variety of places in the Chicago area.
Yeah, but seriously, if you are single, between the ages of 20 and 35 or whatever, lets be honest, Lincoln Park , Lakeview, Wicker Park, etc. are going to be the neighborhoods where other single people 20-35 are most going to congregate. Yes, other neighborhoods have this demographic, but everyone knows that those are the neighborhoods where you have that demographic. So, for those in that demographic, of course Lincoln Park and Lakeview and other adjoining and associated areas, are going to be decide whether Chicago has the social scene that is right for them.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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Besides those 3 neighborhoods it's like younger people don't wanna live anywhere else. Maybe include River North.

I always thought the fascination with Lincoln Park was a little strange to be honest. The bar scene seemed too dominated by former frat guys trying to relive their college days, and too much Cubs gear everywhere (Cubs shirt with khakis is standard). I'd be willing to bet Steve Bartman would still be in danger if he went there and someone saw him...the sports fanaticism is just plain annoying. Then again, that sort of thing is rewarded in the midwest for men. Anything else is just gay (unless you're a hipster then you have your own sub-culture).
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Besides those 3 neighborhoods it's like younger people don't wanna live anywhere else. Maybe include River North.

I always thought the fascination with Lincoln Park was a little strange to be honest. The bar scene seemed too dominated by former frat guys trying to relive their college days, and too much Cubs gear everywhere (Cubs shirt with khakis is standard). I'd be willing to bet Steve Bartman would still be in danger if he went there and someone saw him...the sports fanaticism is just plain annoying. Then again, that sort of thing is rewarded in the midwest for men. Anything else is just gay (unless you're a hipster then you have your own sub-culture).
I would say, as others have said on this thread, that River North is probably the most fashionable/style conscious neighborhood in Chicago and has the "see and be seen" feel that is found in Manhattan/LA/Vegas/Miami.

I know I sure enjoying seeing the ladies around there.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Cities that don't have a long history of extensive public transportation and must drive to many hot spots, say LA, or wherever, people typically watch how much they drink more carefully. Obviously you still have that binge/get DUIS, etc.
In Miami, that's not the case at all. It's very car centric, yet people still drink quite a bit.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Newsflash! Nowhere did I say they aren't.

My point was that describing 5-10% of a city is not the same thing as describing a city. I wouldn't go to Humboldt Park and say that all of Chicago's bars are full of Puerto Ricans. I wouldn't go to Hyde Park and say all of Chicago's bars are full of young brainiacs. I wouldn't go to the Viagra Triangle and say Chicago's bars are all full of old men and gold-diggers. Etc.

Also, I've never in my life heard the term "Big Five" to describe any of Chicago's neighborhoods. Good luck getting people to come to a consensus on which 5 neighborhoods that would be. If my neighborhood didn't contain the kind of scene I liked, however, I would find a new neighborhood. There's no point in limiting yourself to a small part of the city and then complaining about the people and establishments in that small part, when there is such a wide variety of places in the Chicago area.

Great post.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Besides those 3 neighborhoods it's like younger people don't wanna live anywhere else. Maybe include River North.

I always thought the fascination with Lincoln Park was a little strange to be honest. The bar scene seemed too dominated by former frat guys trying to relive their college days, and too much Cubs gear everywhere (Cubs shirt with khakis is standard). I'd be willing to bet Steve Bartman would still be in danger if he went there and someone saw him...the sports fanaticism is just plain annoying. Then again, that sort of thing is rewarded in the midwest for men. Anything else is just gay (unless you're a hipster then you have your own sub-culture).
Sports fanaticism is everywhere in this country.

Why do people act as if its an isolated development in Chicago?

Good luck finding places in Boston that dont have guys in Red Sox hats with khakis, or Philly with Phillies hats, New York with Yankees/Mets hats, SF with Giants hats, LA, etc. etc. etc.

Down south, college football and NFL are more prevalent. Northern states, hockey. IMO, sports culture is one of the best things a city provides.

If you dont care for sports, then id consider America a very annoying place to live in general for you.
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