Things that are a must do when in Chicago

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  • LiteTheMatchLiteTheMatch Posts: 1,141
    edited August 9
    Take a water taxi ride or two - it'll cost no more than $10 per person for roundtrip - you can visit Chinatown and other areas.  More info here - https://www.chicagowatertaxi.com/

    It'll take you on a scenic cruise around the Chicago River for about $5.      

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  • KevinmanKevinman Chicago, IL USAPosts: 1,188
    Take a water taxi ride or two - it'll cost no more than $10 per person for roundtrip - you can visit Chinatown and other areas.  More info here - https://www.chicagowatertaxi.com/

    It'll take you on a scenic cruise around the Chicago River for about $5.      

    Great idea, totally forgot about this.
    while my mother in law was visiting from Chile this is how we showed her downtown from the river.  I figured she would not understand the formal river cruise anyway (doesn’t speak English).
    she loved it, a great cheap way to see the city.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,143
    I totally just realized that I fly out next Sunday!!! Wow.
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  • evedder23evedder23 Posts: 35
    Get a chocolate milkshake at the weiner circle
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  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,434
    edited August 10
    Take a water taxi ride or two - it'll cost no more than $10 per person for roundtrip - you can visit Chinatown and other areas.  More info here - https://www.chicagowatertaxi.com/

    It'll take you on a scenic cruise around the Chicago River for about $5.      

    The wife and I did this a few years back.  While on the river taxi another passenger mentioned that they were a guide for the river architecture tour. Few of us gave the person a few bucks and they did the tour for us. It is a cheap way to see the city. Chinatown isnt much though. Not much happening there.
  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 381
    Ive done most the tourist stuff in Chicago. 2 things I haven't done that I will be doing this time is a White Sox game and hitting up the beaches. I'll probably wake up early around 5:30am and ride my bike to one of the beaches. I'm hoping maybe there will not be anybody there that early and I can enjoy a little swim and watch the sunrise in peace.
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,112
    leep75 said:
    leep75 said:
    BK221359 said:
    Brewery Recommendations Please...


    Half Acre
    Revolution
    Pipeworks

    *If you're traveling from Ohio and want a stop along the way, I would recommend Iechyd Da in Elkhart, IN.

    *Traveling through SW Michigan via I94, try Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer, MI. As sure as you will enjoy a PJ show at Wrigley, you will enjoy Greenbush. (Pro Tip: yummy brisket)

    *If you're a craft brew but and are going through NW Indiana (at the IN/IL border) you should make 3 Floyd's a stopping point for sure. 

    *If you're opting to stay in NW Indiana over downtown, you can find a bunch of breweries within very close proximity to one another. Little late now, but maybe we should have had a NW Indiana brewery tour bus on Sunday. Damm!


    If you're traveling from Ohio and want a GREAT stop along the way, you stop off of exit 83 (Mishawaka/Granger) and go to Barehands Brew in Granger.  Best IPAs in Indiana bar none!  Better the Iechyda and better than 3 Fucks.
    Big LOL!!! Suffice it to say, we will likely never agree on breweries. Bare Hands cracked my "not going back to" list.

    Best IPA's Indiana? So, do you own this brewery? Date the owner of this brewery? Have a financial interest in this brewery? 
    Not going back??? what was the problem?  I'm not the owner, do not work there, do not date Chris (the owner) and do not have any financial interest in the business.  Just a loyal fan and mug clubber of their beer and all the bar tenders and "regulars".  So maybe I'm biased, but it is what it is.  It is easier to get to off the toll road than Iechyda though.....and I still stand behind better than 3Fs....I'm not a fan of those guys, bad experience at a brew fest with them.
    It wasn't a bad experience from a service or environment standpoint at all. It's just that some breweries have a certain something in the taste/style of (most of) their beer. Locally, Bare Hands (Granger, IN), ByWay (Highland, IN), Tapistry (Bridgeman, MI) and Hunters (Chesterton, IN) to name a few. That's really all. Strictly about the taste of the beer to me.

    *Editor's note: often times at brew fests, they dont have actual employees from the actual breweries there giving the pours. Sometimes, yes, but not all the time. Hell, I was asked to do it once by somebody asking through my girlfriend. We had other plans or I would have done it. 

    That said, yes, 3 Floyd's has somehow managed to contort their body in a way such as to actually insert their own head into their own ass. And many times, their employees are not shy to mimic the same action. BUUUUTT, man their food is delicious and their beer is TOP notch. 
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,116
    leep75 said:
    leep75 said:
    BK221359 said:
    Brewery Recommendations Please...


    Half Acre
    Revolution
    Pipeworks

    *If you're traveling from Ohio and want a stop along the way, I would recommend Iechyd Da in Elkhart, IN.

    *Traveling through SW Michigan via I94, try Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer, MI. As sure as you will enjoy a PJ show at Wrigley, you will enjoy Greenbush. (Pro Tip: yummy brisket)

    *If you're a craft brew but and are going through NW Indiana (at the IN/IL border) you should make 3 Floyd's a stopping point for sure. 

    *If you're opting to stay in NW Indiana over downtown, you can find a bunch of breweries within very close proximity to one another. Little late now, but maybe we should have had a NW Indiana brewery tour bus on Sunday. Damm!


    If you're traveling from Ohio and want a GREAT stop along the way, you stop off of exit 83 (Mishawaka/Granger) and go to Barehands Brew in Granger.  Best IPAs in Indiana bar none!  Better the Iechyda and better than 3 Fucks.
    Big LOL!!! Suffice it to say, we will likely never agree on breweries. Bare Hands cracked my "not going back to" list.

    Best IPA's Indiana? So, do you own this brewery? Date the owner of this brewery? Have a financial interest in this brewery? 
    Not going back??? what was the problem?  I'm not the owner, do not work there, do not date Chris (the owner) and do not have any financial interest in the business.  Just a loyal fan and mug clubber of their beer and all the bar tenders and "regulars".  So maybe I'm biased, but it is what it is.  It is easier to get to off the toll road than Iechyda though.....and I still stand behind better than 3Fs....I'm not a fan of those guys, bad experience at a brew fest with them.
    It wasn't a bad experience from a service or environment standpoint at all. It's just that some breweries have a certain something in the taste/style of (most of) their beer. Locally, Bare Hands (Granger, IN), ByWay (Highland, IN), Tapistry (Bridgeman, MI) and Hunters (Chesterton, IN) to name a few. That's really all. Strictly about the taste of the beer to me.

    *Editor's note: often times at brew fests, they dont have actual employees from the actual breweries there giving the pours. Sometimes, yes, but not all the time. Hell, I was asked to do it once by somebody asking through my girlfriend. We had other plans or I would have done it. 

    That said, yes, 3 Floyd's has somehow managed to contort their body in a way such as to actually insert their own head into their own ass. And many times, their employees are not shy to mimic the same action. BUUUUTT, man their food is delicious and their beer is TOP notch. 
    Use to love it. Not as much anymore. And you are right the freakin attitude of that place is outta control most of the time. Probably skipping it this go round....I still say they did something to alpha king and zombie dust a few years ago and it’s not the same. 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,112
    edited August 10
    ^^^I noticed a big change with Zombie Dust about a year ago, unfortunately. About the time it was made MUCH MUCH more readily available. I do think it is still fire on tap at the brewery or even bottled from the brewery if bottled that day or the day prior. 

    Back in February, I bought a case and didn't look at the date. It was always out the door and great within a day or two. Well, several bottles into the case, I kept thinking "there's just something funky with this beer." Looked 1and it had been bottled like a month prior.

    EDIT: Still a must if you're an out of town beer nerd with some time to spare.
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,635
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,324
    ^ You should have no issue finding a liquor, grocery or convenient store in a relatively close distance. You’ll be good. 
  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,635
    bbiggs said:
    ^ You should have no issue finding a liquor, grocery or convenient store in a relatively close distance. You’ll be good. 
    I assumed i would.  Thanks for the response!!!
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,702
    edited August 10
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,116
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I'd search for a Binny's.  
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,635
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day.
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I'd search for a Binny's.  
    Thanks to you both!  I'm staying at the Tremont on E Chestnut just west of Michigan Ave.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,702
    KC138045 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day.
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I'd search for a Binny's.  
    Thanks to you both!  I'm staying at the Tremont on E Chestnut just west of Michigan Ave.
    You will be kind of close to the other Bockwinkel's then. There is one on East Ohio Street as well. Though there could be something even closer to your hotel. When I needed such a place I just asked the concierge at my hotel. They always know where places like that nearby are.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,143
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
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    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.


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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,116
    Theres a binny's about 1 mile away.  Not sure if that's too far or not...depends how much beer!
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,702
    edited August 10
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
    I have the same reaction and feel a little bit of shame about it, hahaha.
    East Ontario is on the opposite side of the canal from Wacker, lol, but yeah, they pretty close - only maybe 6 blocks or something. Maybe you can walk over and giggle at the street sign. ;) You too will be really near the Ohio St. Bockwinkel's btw. (Bockwinkel's owes me a cheque!)
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,324
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
    Sticking with a 12 year old mind frame, whats even funnier is there is upper wacker and lower wacker lol 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,143
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
    Sticking with a 12 year old mind frame, whats even funnier is there is upper wacker and lower wacker lol 
    I might pee my pants.  Please tell me you are joking.  Is there a wacker street bar?
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,324
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
    Sticking with a 12 year old mind frame, whats even funnier is there is upper wacker and lower wacker lol 
    I might pee my pants.  Please tell me you are joking.  Is there a wacker street bar?
    Dead serious man. Upper is street level. Lower is below street level. :lol:
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,143
    Ok now I am extra confused....below street level?  Would that be like where the billy goat tavern is?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,702
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
    Sticking with a 12 year old mind frame, whats even funnier is there is upper wacker and lower wacker lol 
    I might pee my pants.  Please tell me you are joking.  Is there a wacker street bar?
    There's a Hertz on Lower Wacker.
    Grow up McGruff. :lol:
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,829
    mcgruff10 said:
    Ok now I am extra confused....below street level?  Would that be like where the billy goat tavern is?
    Sometimes 
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    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day.
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I'd search for a Binny's.  
    Thanks to you both!  I'm staying at the Tremont on E Chestnut just west of Michigan Ave.
    You will be kind of close to the other Bockwinkel's then. There is one on East Ohio Street as well. Though there could be something even closer to your hotel. When I needed such a place I just asked the concierge at my hotel. They always know where places like that nearby are.
    Bonkwinkels is awesome .. Great deli 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,143
    PJ_Soul said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    KC138045 said:
    I would like to get some beer/drinks to keep in the hotel room so we can pre game there before hitting the bars near Wrigley.  Are there carryouts/convenient stores around downtown to buy beer any other drinks and snacks?

    Sorry if these seems like a stupid question.
    I know there is a good store like this across the street from the Hyatt Regency that's on East Wacker Drive (which is right by the Magnificent Mile), if you happen to be staying in that area. They met all my boozy and snacky needs. It even has a deli and everything where you can get fresh sandwiches and salads and all that, plus beer, wine, spirits, groceries, and snacks. Nice staff too. It's called Bockwinkel's, right behind the Hyatt, just off N. Columbus. Open until midnight every day. They actually have a couple other stores as well, nearby. Look up their website for locations.
    The 12 year old in me is laughing at the fact that there is a East Wacker Drive.  Really, wacker?!  come on.
    I am staying on east ontario so I would think I am close to Wacker drive.  oh man, that's just funny to type.  
    Sticking with a 12 year old mind frame, whats even funnier is there is upper wacker and lower wacker lol 
    I might pee my pants.  Please tell me you are joking.  Is there a wacker street bar?
    There's a Hertz on Lower Wacker.
    Grow up McGruff. :lol:
    You said wacker.  Huh huh (in my best beavis and butthead laugh)

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,324
    mcgruff10 said:
    Ok now I am extra confused....below street level?  Would that be like where the billy goat tavern is?
    You ever see the dark knight? That scene where they’re chasing each other down an underground street was filmed on lower wacker. It’s basically a subway but for cars instead of trains. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,050
    Wacker Drive is named after Charles Henry Wacker, turn-of-the-century Chicago city planner and director of the Chicago World's Fair.
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