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Windy City Spots You Must Visit

Chicago: the HQ of Brickfish and host to some of the best food, entertainment and sights in the country! The Windy City may have a reputation for its gusts and wicked winters, but it also knows how to keep its people happy year-round. Whether you’re into unique public art or eclectic cocktails or just relaxing in nature, Chi-town doesn’t disappoint.

We’re giving a shout out to some of our favorite spots in the city, proving our city is one that truly won’t let you down.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum that showcases the study of astronomy and astrophysics, and of its many epic exhibits is the Atwood Sphere, a mechanical planetarium over 100 years old. You can go inside to see the night sky as it was viewed in 1913. Talk about a #throwback!

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Suggested By: Victoria Lee, Copywriter & Community Manager

The Second City

Tina Fey. Steve Carell. Stephen Colbert. These famous names and more got their start at The Second City improv theatre! It’s the first ever on-going improvisational theatre troupe in the U.S. and Canada. You can go to watch shows or get in on the acting action yourself by popping in improv classes or taking full-on courses.

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Suggested By: Kevin Alphonso, Market Analyst

Bang Bang Pie

For foodies and especially pie enthusiasts, Bang Bang Pie in Logan Square is an adorable rustic bakery with a rotating menu of homemade sweet and savory pies and biscuits. #TreatYourself

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Suggested By: Blake Davies, Account Manager

The Sixth Bar

Hop on over to this Lincoln Square bar for some of the most whimsical drinks out there. The Silly Rabbit, for one, features four ice cubes flavored with each of the flavors from Trix cereal (the cocktail itself is a take on a South Side). You can also test your drink palette with the Saturnus, which is served in a copper pineapple with crushed ice, and garnished with a Swedish flag and Swedish Fish candy.

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Suggested By: Bobby Shields, Account Executive

Millennium Park

The holidays sure do look good on you, Chicago. (? @jerrytlai) #jinglearoundtheloop #christmas #holidays #chicago

A photo posted by Millennium Park (@millennium_park) on Dec 14, 2015 at 7:05pm PST

Always a favorite of native Chicagoans and tourists alike, Millennium Park hosts unique art and sculptures, seasonal activities, and Insta-worthy environments. Four major artistic highlights are the Cloud Gate (known commonly as the Bean), the Crown Fountain, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Lurie Garden. In the summer, you’ll find crowds watching free movies in the park, and in winter, shimmering ice skating rinks.

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Suggested By: Sharareh Drury, Copywriter and Community Manager

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Show at the Neo-Futurarium

30 plays in 60 minutes. Can it be done? The Neo-Futurists attempt this incredible feat with their signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. It had its first performance on December 2, 1988 and now is the longest-running show in Chicago. Too make it even more interesting, the plays are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.

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Suggested By: Meaghan McDonagh, Account Manager

Summer House Santa Monica

The California-inspired décor is a welcome break from the grey days of Chicago winters, and it gets even better in the summer when they open the retractable wall.

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Suggested By: Kate Sample, Senior Copywriter

The Signature Lounge

Who knew that one of the best views in all of Chicago could come from… a women’s bathroom? When you go to the Signature Lounge at the Hancock Tower, you’ve already got one incredible view being on the 96th floor. Enjoy a few cocktails and indulge in the city sights! And for ladies, when you visit the restroom you’ll find ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking one of the best angles and views of Chicago.

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Suggested By: Kat Bremhorst, Copywriter & Community Manager

United Center

BLACKHAWKS WIN! Put a ? emoji in the comments if you watched the game.

A photo posted by United Center (@unitedcenter) on Jan 10, 2016 at 6:35pm PST

Entertainment and sports fans alike can enjoy a great show at the United Center, from enjoying a classic Bulls or Blackhawks game to seeing visiting singers and stars perform!

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Suggested By: Dean Peterson, VP of Operations

Strings Ramen

The ramen game is strong in Chicago with plenty of spots across the city to indulge in noodle love. Strings Ramen is one must-do in the city due to its location in Chinatown, its delicious assortment of ramen broths and toppings (Oden Ramen, just saying).

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Suggested By: Merissa Acosta, Digital Designer