The 500 Hidden Secrets of Chicago

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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Chicago is an essential city guide that reveals 500 off-the-beaten-track places and interesting details for anyone who’s keen to explore Chicago’s best-kept secrets, e.g. 5 cafés for sitting a spell, 5 iconic merchants (including Buddy!), 5 ways to enjoy the Chicago river, 5 unlikely art destinations, 5 historic music spots…and much more.

From the pitch-perfect Tom Collins cocktail at a modest neighborhood bar to a bank building archive devoted to the history of house music, discover the typical Chicago hangouts where locals love to go. Discover the 5 best spots for a Chicago hot dog, 5 unique secondhand spots, 5 places to catch independent films or where to find 5 hotels that feel like an escape. These places and hundreds more were hand-picked to help you make the most out of your visit to the Windy City.

This is a perfect guide for tourists who want to avoid the well-known spots and for residents who want to get to know their city even better. 500 addresses and facts in total, presented in original lists of 5. Maps & index included.
Dimensions:  5  x 7"
Materials: Paperback, 267 pages

Lauren Viera
(Logan Square)

Lauren Viera has called Chicago home for more than 20 years. As a writer for many local publications such as Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Tribune, she digs deep into the city’s culture.