23 Hidden Gems You Must Visit In Chicago
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The Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park
"They perform improv musical shows at 10:30 p.m. every Friday. I've never laughed and cried so hard in my life."
Submitted by Natalie Jachym, Facebook
2210 W. Taylor Street, University Village
"You can stop in and have a delicious lunch at a reasonable price! If you go on a weekday, you can expect to dine next to Chicago's finest boys in blue or lawyers from the court building a few blocks away. A few scenes from the Chicago Fire TV show were also filmed here!"
Submitted by Debbie Kopsky, Facebook
6. Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park
One of Chicago's largest and oldest used bookstores, Myopic Books buys and sells over 80,000 editions of books. And they have a strict no–cell phone policy.
Submitted by Sarah Hon, Facebook
9233 S. Western Avenue, Beverly
The shop has been around since 1926 and serves a signature layered cone that includes chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio, and orange sherbet flavors.
Submitted by Quinlin Kelly, Facebook
9. Rub BBQ
6954 N. Western Avenue, West Rogers Park
This homestyle BBQ restaurant serves HOME-SMOKED kettle chips and coleslaw with almost every meal, and has some really genius, unique items on its menu — including custard-filled cornbread, pictured above. Wipe up your drool.
Submitted by Megan Medina, Facebook
407-461 S. Columbus Drive, The Loop
The park has slowly been opening, and currently the ice skating ribbon and playground are open to the public. The ice skating ribbon has been noted for its breathtaking views of the skyline.
Submitted by Sarah Fisher, Facebook
5153 N. Ashland Avenue, Andersonville
"The theater troupe, The Neo-Futurists, are the longest-running troupe in Illinois, and this show is comprised of 30 plays in 60 minutes. The cast throws an after-party pizza show if they sell out, and you roll a die for what you pay."
Submitted by ryannc2, BuzzFeed
3411 N Broadway Street, Lakeview
"If you are in Chicago and haven't had a cinnamon bun here, all I have to say is...for shame!"
Submitted by Lauren Pfeifer, Facebook
Central Business District
This underground walking system is used by tens of thousands of pedestrians each day and connects to CTA trains and buildings over roughtly 40 blocks in the Central Business District.
Submitted by William Zambole, Facebook
2121 N Clark Street, Lincoln Park
"Rumor has it, the house above the now-restaurant served as a lookout post for Al Capone's henchmen. The atmosphere is gorgeous and homey and warm and gorgeous. For dessert, DO NOT SKIP THE TORTONI. A local Chicago Italian ice cream shop makes this special just for for CPOGC."
Submitted by Kari Shrode, Facebook