Nightlife Tour Part 2, Chicago

Legendary Cocktail Lounges play an important part in Chicago's nightlife. Here you can feel the city pulsing with the beat of extraordinary performances of live jazz, blues, rock, folk and country. At Chicago's cocktail lounges you can meet the trendiest people and relax over the magnificent cocktails. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous cocktail lounges that Chicago has to offer.
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Nightlife Tour Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour Part 2
Guide Location: USA » Chicago (See other walking tours in Chicago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: doris
Cobra Lounge

1) Cobra Lounge

Cobra is a Rock'n'Roll lounge decorated with red and black color scheme. They offer dozens of good craft beers, an extensive collection of whiskey and great night food with interesting nightly specials. You can always enjoy good old Rock'n'Roll, punk and metal...   view more
Bottom Lounge

2) Bottom Lounge

Spread over two floors, Bottom Lounge provides you with an impeccable dining experience, along with drinking and entertainment. They serve mainly Mexican food and the bar features more than 100 rum selections. The place hosts a lot of superb live...   view more
The Aviary

3) The Aviary

Located at the corner of West Fulton and North Morgan Streets, the Aviary is the place to find some of the most unique and creative cocktails anywhere in the world. A true experience in drinking, the Aviary’s innovative beverages include specially-crafted containers and interactive drinks like In the Rocks where a small slingshot needs to be used to get to the beverage inside a ball of ice. A menu of non-alcoholic drinks is available as well. Reservations are recommended at this popular bar...   view more
The Mid

4) The Mid

Located halfway between downtown and the city’s residential areas in Chicago’s meatpacking district, the Mid serves as both a live music venue and a high-end nightclub. Holding a capacity of 800 guests, entertainment at the Mid may include anything from an indie band to a promising local or well-known international DJ. The club has three full bars, booths and table seating, lots of room for dancing, and an exclusive VIP room with its own full service bar and DJ booth. There is also a balcony...   view more
Funky Buddha Lounge

5) Funky Buddha Lounge

Often referred to as Chicago's premier dance club, Funky Buddha Lounge is definitely more than that. The Oriental-themed lounge, with beautiful antique chandeliers and cozy sofas, creates a wonderful intimate atmosphere. The best DJ's in Chicago come to Funky Buddha Lounge to play the...   view more

6) Soundbar

An upscale club and one of the largest in Chicago, Soundbar features engagements from the world’s hottest DJs for a night of pounding techno beats, high-end laser light displays, and state-of-the-art sound. A mirrored stairway leads down to the lower level features a second DJ mixing Top 40 and hip hop music. Offering 20,000 square feet of space on two levels, Soundbar includes two dance floors, the main one in the Round Room Lounge covering 4000 square feet of space, eight bars, and exclusive...   view more

Walking Tours in Chicago, Illinois

Create Your Own Walk in Chicago

Create Your Own Walk in Chicago

Creating your own self-guided walk in Chicago is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Chicago without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Chicago, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Shopping Tour

Shopping Tour

Chicago offers a wide variety of shopping experience, from upscale boutiques, unique shops to discount outlet malls, and everything in between. Don't miss a great entertaining experience. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous shopping destinations in Chicago.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Best Jazz & Blues Clubs Tour

Best Jazz & Blues Clubs Tour

Chicago is considered to be one of the most important destinations where Jazz & Blues developed. In the 1920s this city became a center of hot jazz. At the same time blues started to invade Chicago. So if you are a fan of Jazz and/or Blues or you simply like listening to great music, take this walking tour and don't miss the chance to visit some of the best Jazz & Blues clubs in Chicago.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Discovering Chinatown

Discovering Chinatown

Located in the Armour Square, the Chinatown in Chicago was first established in 1912. It is considered the best example of American Chinatown. Here, you will find a wide range of unique boutiques, specialty shops, amazing religious buildings, Chinese medicine stores and Chinese restaurants. Take this walking tour to discover Chicago's Chinatown.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Architectural Walking Tour in The Loop District

Architectural Walking Tour in The Loop District

Chicago features an outstanding architectural legacy. This city has long been connected with some of architecture's most important names: Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and Holabird & Root. The Loop District offers an extensive number of Chicago's famous architectural "must-see" buildings such as Old Post Office, Sears Tower, Old St. Patrick's Church, or Rookery Building. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous constructions of the Loop District, Chicago.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
The Magnificent Mile Area Walk

The Magnificent Mile Area Walk

The Magnificent Mile is located between the Chicago River and the Lake Shore Drive. It is considered one of the great avenues of the world, being Chicago's version of the Champs-Elysees. Take this walk to explore the Magnificent Mile boulevard and the surrounding area, that features a wide selection of amazing shops, world-known museums, restaurants and spectacular architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km

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