Chicago locals...I need help!

satansbed94satansbed94 MontrealPosts: 274
edited June 2013 in The Porch
Obviously going to the show and then to the Sox game. In which district should I try to book?

Franklin Park Area
Lincoln Park
Millennium Park, Loop & Grant Park Area
O'Hare Airport (ORD)North
O'Hare Airport (ORD) South

Thank you.
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  • bustoutbustout Posts: 119
    anywhere near Mich avenue ... don't bother with the rest

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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    depends on funds.....

    river north, mag mile, lincoln park are all good choices..followed by the loop area. theater district woudn't be bad, muesum area is ok, if not dead at night.

    if funds are lower, ohare N is where i would try next.
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    How long is the Red Line under construction? Saturday plans are to change hotels and get to the Sox game. Am i able to get to Sox park via train? (Assuming red line was the train in the first place)
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  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    Any of the top 3 would work, Ohare and Midway are 30 plus minutes away.
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  • mattcozmattcoz ChicagoPosts: 1,272
    How long is the Red Line under construction? Saturday plans are to change hotels and get to the Sox game. Am i able to get to Sox park via train? (Assuming red line was the train in the first place)
    It's under construction until October, but it's really not that bad. You still take the red line down, it just moves onto the green line tracks. You get off at the 35th/Bronzeville green line stop and walk a couple blocks to the stadium.
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    mattcoz wrote:
    How long is the Red Line under construction? Saturday plans are to change hotels and get to the Sox game. Am i able to get to Sox park via train? (Assuming red line was the train in the first place)
    It's under construction until October, but it's really not that bad. You still take the red line down, it just moves onto the green line tracks. You get off at the 35th/Bronzeville green line stop and walk a couple blocks to the stadium.

    i think you have to transfer from teh red line to the greenn line at rosevelt at least that's what frank thomas did last week for a CSN this is how you get to the game now spot.
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  • ewokpeltsewokpelts Posts: 682
    How long is the Red Line under construction? Saturday plans are to change hotels and get to the Sox game. Am i able to get to Sox park via train? (Assuming red line was the train in the first place)

    YES.

    Train will stop 2 blocks further east at state street off the green line.

    http://www.transitchicago.com/redsouth/
  • ewokpeltsewokpelts Posts: 682
    edited June 2013
    http:www.whitesox.com/SATC

    Discount Sox ticket offer.....use code SATC for the discounted tix....
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  • jonsey30jonsey30 Rochester Hills, MIPosts: 900
    Ask the locals an important question:

    Staying at Hotel Felix (not super happy about it, but decent deal)
    1: Giordano's or Gino's East? (or a third option that I've never had)
    2: Al's Italian Beef or Portillo's?
    3: Why doesn't Goose Island bottle their Green Line Pale Ale? It's only available on tap around Chicagoland and is a beautiful thing.
    4: Best watering holes downtown? (love the Local 22 on Hubbard)
    5: Best high-end places for atmosphere and drinks? (Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Rooftop Terrace at Trump's)
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food - Try the Voo Doo Chicken enchiladas!
    7: Willis Tower Skydeck or Hancock Observatory for views? May do both
    8: Where am I going to get tickets? Have the whole trip planned, will be pretty shitty to have to listen from the street.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,234
    jonsey30 wrote:
    Ask the locals an important question:

    Staying at Hotel Felix (not super happy about it, but decent deal)
    1: Giordano's or Gino's East? (or a third option that I've never had)
    2: Al's Italian Beef or Portillo's?
    3: Why doesn't Goose Island bottle their Green Line Pale Ale? It's only available on tap around Chicagoland and is a beautiful thing.
    4: Best watering holes downtown? (love the Local 22 on Hubbard)
    5: Best high-end places for atmosphere and drinks? (Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Rooftop Terrace at Trump's)
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food - Try the Voo Doo Chicken enchiladas!
    7: Willis Tower Skydeck or Hancock Observatory for views? May do both
    8: Where am I going to get tickets? Have the whole trip planned, will be pretty shitty to have to listen from the street.


    I can answer a few...

    1. Lou Malnati's
    2. Portillo's
    3. Not sure about that one. I have always wondered that myself. Green Line on tap is very good.
    6. Heaven on Seven is awesome.
    7. Grab a drink at the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the Hancock.
    8. day of the show on the street will prob be your best bet. Prices are still ridiculous on stubhub, ebay, etc...
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  • elvistheking44elvistheking44 Posts: 3,461
    jonsey30 wrote:
    Ask the locals an important question:

    Staying at Hotel Felix (not super happy about it, but decent deal)
    1: Giordano's or Gino's East? (or a third option that I've never had)
    2: Al's Italian Beef or Portillo's?
    3: Why doesn't Goose Island bottle their Green Line Pale Ale? It's only available on tap around Chicagoland and is a beautiful thing.
    4: Best watering holes downtown? (love the Local 22 on Hubbard)
    5: Best high-end places for atmosphere and drinks? (Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Rooftop Terrace at Trump's)
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food - Try the Voo Doo Chicken enchiladas!
    7: Willis Tower Skydeck or Hancock Observatory for views? May do both
    8: Where am I going to get tickets? Have the whole trip planned, will be pretty shitty to have to listen from the street.
    1. Peaquods
  • GmoneyGmoney Posts: 1,618
    1: I second the Peaquods vote- Gino's east if its between those 2
    2: Al's beef for sure
    3: Green line is the bomb...
    4: DT sucks for bars in my opinion. Id say take a cab to wicker park, ukrainian village west loop, or up north for some good bars.
    5: Mj's is cool, currently loving Del Friscos, anything around the viagra triangle is good. Gibsons, Tavern on rush...
    6: no comment ;-)
    7: Hancock you can have a drink, nice view not as high as willis. Willis is very cool.
    8: can't help ya there...
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  • 1. Gino's East, but Lou Malnati's if that's your third option
    2. Al's Italian Beef
    3. Less packaging waste because its "green"
    4. Depends on what your looking for. Go to Hubbard st if your looking for crowds and a "scene" and like to wait in line. Otherwise go to Wicker Park or Lincoln Park.
    5. Trump
    6. It's ok
    7. Hancock
    8. ?
  • fraidknotfraidknot Posts: 38
    jonsey30 wrote:
    Ask the locals an important question:

    Staying at Hotel Felix (not super happy about it, but decent deal)
    1: Giordano's or Gino's East? (or a third option that I've never had)
    2: Al's Italian Beef or Portillo's?
    3: Why doesn't Goose Island bottle their Green Line Pale Ale? It's only available on tap around Chicagoland and is a beautiful thing.
    4: Best watering holes downtown? (love the Local 22 on Hubbard)
    5: Best high-end places for atmosphere and drinks? (Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Rooftop Terrace at Trump's)
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food - Try the Voo Doo Chicken enchiladas!
    7: Willis Tower Skydeck or Hancock Observatory for views? May do both
    8: Where am I going to get tickets? Have the whole trip planned, will be pretty shitty to have to listen from the street.

    1. Ginos... or if you can.. get up to AOP (Art of Pizza) at Ashland and Nelson in Lakeview... this is the best stuffed pizza there ever was.
    2. Portillos
    3. nfi
    4. Delilah's or Lilly's on Lincoln...
    5. nfi :)
    6. its amazing, it really really is.
    7. either or, but Sears tower would have my vote
    8. Sox tickets? easy... if you pay more than 10 bucks you've been robbed. PJ Tix.. .impossible.
  • chinobaezachinobaeza SantiagoPosts: 2,486
    jonsey30 wrote:
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food
    mmmm...GUMBO :clap: :clap:
  • jonsey30jonsey30 Rochester Hills, MIPosts: 900
    chinobaeza wrote:
    jonsey30 wrote:
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food
    mmmm...GUMBO :clap: :clap:

    Oh yeah, the gumbo is good. The pecan pie is amazing with the creme fris
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  • jonsey30jonsey30 Rochester Hills, MIPosts: 900
    How about a good outdoor rooftop bar that isn't super pricey?

    Or where is a good place to watch fireworks on Saturday?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,597
    81 wrote:
    mattcoz wrote:
    How long is the Red Line under construction? Saturday plans are to change hotels and get to the Sox game. Am i able to get to Sox park via train? (Assuming red line was the train in the first place)
    It's under construction until October, but it's really not that bad. You still take the red line down, it just moves onto the green line tracks. You get off at the 35th/Bronzeville green line stop and walk a couple blocks to the stadium.

    i think you have to transfer from teh red line to the greenn line at rosevelt at least that's what frank thomas did last week for a CSN this is how you get to the game now spot.
    Is it still direct on the red line to Wrigley? Thx.
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    PJ_Soul wrote:
    Is it still direct on the red line to Wrigley? Thx.

    as long as your are north of rosevelt you are fine and unless you changed hotels...you are fine.
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  • bustoutbustout Posts: 119
    Hotel Felix is in a great location ... great choice actually
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,597
    81 wrote:
    PJ_Soul wrote:
    Is it still direct on the red line to Wrigley? Thx.

    as long as your are north of rosevelt you are fine and unless you changed hotels...you are fine.
    :) Sweet
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,234
    jonsey30 wrote:
    How about a good outdoor rooftop bar that isn't super pricey?

    Or where is a good place to watch fireworks on Saturday?


    Rock Bottom brewery has a nice rooftop bar. Definitely not as pricey as some of the other rooftop places downtown.

    Fireworks at Navy Pier every Saturday night.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,234
    81 wrote:
    mattcoz wrote:
    How long is the Red Line under construction? Saturday plans are to change hotels and get to the Sox game. Am i able to get to Sox park via train? (Assuming red line was the train in the first place)
    It's under construction until October, but it's really not that bad. You still take the red line down, it just moves onto the green line tracks. You get off at the 35th/Bronzeville green line stop and walk a couple blocks to the stadium.

    i think you have to transfer from teh red line to the greenn line at rosevelt at least that's what frank thomas did last week for a CSN this is how you get to the game now spot.


    You don't have to actually transfer. The red line train just switches to the green line tracks once you get to the Roosevelt stop.
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  • ewokpeltsewokpelts Posts: 682
    jonsey30 wrote:
    Ask the locals an important question:

    Staying at Hotel Felix (not super happy about it, but decent deal)
    1: Giordano's or Gino's East? (or a third option that I've never had)
    2: Al's Italian Beef or Portillo's?
    3: Why doesn't Goose Island bottle their Green Line Pale Ale? It's only available on tap around Chicagoland and is a beautiful thing.
    4: Best watering holes downtown? (love the Local 22 on Hubbard)
    5: Best high-end places for atmosphere and drinks? (Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Rooftop Terrace at Trump's)
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food - Try the Voo Doo Chicken enchiladas!
    7: Willis Tower Skydeck or Hancock Observatory for views? May do both
    8: Where am I going to get tickets? Have the whole trip planned, will be pretty shitty to have to listen from the street.
    willis tower?
  • DEReam13DEReam13 Posts: 74
    1) Lou Malnati's
    2) Portillo's
    3) Don't know. Search out 3 Floyd's instead
    4) Delilah's
    5) If you are Wino try Boarding House. For fancy mixed drinks The Aviary or The Whistler
    6) I love their cheddar jalapeno corn muffins
    7) Hancock is a better view by the lake. Willis has the glass floor thing. I prefer Hancock because it is right in middle of all things touristy while Willis is abit off the beaten path.
    8) Good question that more than one person is asking. Wish I had a answer for ya.
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  • hoyatonehoyatone Posts: 142
    1) Giordano's (pizza is relatively light on sauce but heavy on toppings) or Pequod's (great crust and toppings)
    2) Portillo's
    3) Three Floyd's (gumball head, zombie dust and artic panzer wolf)
    4) Delilah's is good and AliveOne has a great jukebox - if you are in town on Sunday night, Stanley's has great live band karaoke
    5) Too many to list - you can't go wrong with the Eater 38 List http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/04/09/updated-the-38-essential-chicago-restaurants-april-13.php
    6) Never been
    7) Get a drink at the Signature Room at the Hancock
    8) Sorry man - can't help you out there.
  • jonsey30 wrote:
    Ask the locals an important question:

    Staying at Hotel Felix (not super happy about it, but decent deal)
    1: Giordano's or Gino's East? (or a third option that I've never had)
    2: Al's Italian Beef or Portillo's?
    3: Why doesn't Goose Island bottle their Green Line Pale Ale? It's only available on tap around Chicagoland and is a beautiful thing.
    4: Best watering holes downtown? (love the Local 22 on Hubbard)
    5: Best high-end places for atmosphere and drinks? (Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Rooftop Terrace at Trump's)
    6: Who else knows how great Heaven on Seven is? New Orleans style food - Try the Voo Doo Chicken enchiladas!
    7: Willis Tower Skydeck or Hancock Observatory for views? May do both
    8: Where am I going to get tickets? Have the whole trip planned, will be pretty shitty to have to listen from the street.

    Hah. The lady and I will be at Hotel Felix. Are you not jazzed about staying in an eco-friendly boutique hotel? I actually stayed there once back when I was in grad school in Illinois (remembered this after I booked it for PJ). It was fine. Rooms are a bit small, but I don't plan on spending any significant amount of time in the room.
  • jonsey30jonsey30 Rochester Hills, MIPosts: 900
    Hah. The lady and I will be at Hotel Felix. Are you not jazzed about staying in an eco-friendly boutique hotel? I actually stayed there once back when I was in grad school in Illinois (remembered this after I booked it for PJ). It was fine. Rooms are a bit small, but I don't plan on spending any significant amount of time in the room.

    Just the small rooms, I'm sure it's fine. By the way, which room? I am going to come rob you for your tickets!!!
    jonsey30 wrote:
    How about a good outdoor rooftop bar that isn't super pricey?

    Or where is a good place to watch fireworks on Saturday?


    Rock Bottom brewery has a nice rooftop bar. Definitely not as pricey as some of the other rooftop places downtown.

    Fireworks at Navy Pier every Saturday night.
    I hated the beer at Rock Bottom, and might have gotten food poisoning there. Directly after spending a night at House of Blues, some irish pub in the area, and Rock Bottom, I went back to the Hotel and threw up for the next 15 hours (not because I drank too much), and was sick for a few days. Since Rock Bottom was the last place I was and the beer tasted bad, I'm blaming them
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  • chinobaezachinobaeza SantiagoPosts: 2,486
    ewokpelts wrote:
    willis tower?
    willis tower = sears tower...changed its name a couple of year ago
  • ewokpeltsewokpelts Posts: 682
    chinobaeza wrote:
    ewokpelts wrote:
    willis tower?
    willis tower = sears tower...changed its name a couple of year ago
    I.......KNOW....THAT.....
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