The Best Entertainment in the Chicago Area

You probably already know that Chicago sports fans are some of the most passionate in the country. During your visit, you can join the faithful at iconic venues like Wrigley Field and Soldier Field—and don’t forget the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, where you can cheer on the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.

The city and the Chicago suburbs are also superb places to catch an up-and-coming theater company, sample a local brew or cocktail and indulge in a bite or a plate of something delicious.

Sporting Events

Wrigley Field (Home of the Chicago Cubs) 
1060 W. Addison Street
Catch a game or take a tour of this iconic, historic stadium. (Wrigley has hosted the Cubs for 98 years.) If you’re feeling hungry, a Chicago Dog or a slice at Giordano’s will hit the spot. Learn more

Soldier Field (Home of the Chicago Bears) 
1410 Museum Campus Drive
Home of the Chicago Bears and their devoted fans, who tailgate outside the stadium on even the most frigid of winter days. Outdoor events and concerts are also held here in the summer. Learn more

U.S. Cellular Field (Home of the Chicago White Sox) 
333 W. 35th Street
Not a Cubs fan? You may be a White Sox fan. Which means you’ll enjoy a visit to this field where the Sox have played since 1991. Learn more

United Center (Home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks)
Home of the Chicago Bulls and the 2013 Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. Learn more

Allstate Arena (Home of the Chicago Sky) 
6920 N. Mannheim Road
Located at the gateway to the city, the Allstate Arena hosts touring bands and pop stars as well as the local WNBA team. A new Jack Daniels Lounge, located directly across from the arena stage in the upper level, is now open and serving food and drinks to patrons. Learn more

Arts & Culture

Steppenwolf Theatre Company 
1650 N. Halstead Avenue
This infulential company has gone to produce and perform numerous critically acclaimed plays since its founding in the 1970s by local actor Gary Sinise and his peers. Learn more

Second City 
1616 N. Wells Street
This improv theater group was the breeding ground for many of today’s comedy stars. Learn more

Rosemont Theatre 
5400 N. River Road
Catch a Broadway music or a rock ‘n’ roll headliner at this theatre located conveniently close to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Learn more

Muvico Theatre/Bogart’s Bar and Grill 
9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Upgrade your movie experience at this home of 18 plush big-screen theatres. Enjoy a cocktail or dinner before or after the screening at Bogart’s, located on the second floor. More info

Zanies Comedy Club 
5427 Park Place
Catch a standup star in the making at this outpost of the Zanies comedy clubs. Learn more

Food & Drink

Foodie Fun
There’s no denying that Chicago’s food scene is sizzling – and we’re talking about more than just dogs and deep-dish pizza here. Great neighborhoods for culinary adventure include: the West Loop, Logan Square, Fulton Market, Randolph Street and West Town.

Three Dots and a Dash 
435 N. Clark
This tiki lounge is a known for its classic and modern cocktails. More info

The Signature Room 
875 N. Michigan Avenue
The Signature Room at the 95th® is located atop the John Hancock Center. More info

Billy Goat Tavern 
430 N. Michigan Avenue
Near Tribune Towers and Wrigley Building
This (the original) Billy Goat Tavern was located across from Chicago Stadium (United Center) before moving to its current subterranean spot in 1964. More info

Lou Malnati’s Pizza 
Various locations
A Chicago classic, famous for its famous deep dish pizza. More info

Hofbräuhaus Chicago 
550 Park Place
A German micro-brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden that pays tribute to the 400-year-old original with large steins, Bavarian dishes, live entertainment and, in the summer, outdoor drinking revelry. More info

Park Tavern 
5433 Park Place
The gastropub goes modern at this casual eatery serving craft beer and classic pub fare with a fresh twist. More info

Nick’s Fishmarket 
10233 W. Higgins Road
Famous for serving the freshest seafood in Chicago, along with dry-aged steaks and other classics, for over 30 years. More info

King’s Bowling 
5505 Park Place
Slip on your bowling shoes and hit the lanes for a game or two. This retro-styled space in the MB Financial Park at Rosemont also serves American classics, along with salads and wraps and cocktails. In addition to the 20 ten-pin lanes, King’s has five full-sized Billiard tables. More info