The Local Tourist is your Chicago local guide, helping you find things to do, restaurants and nightlife, events, and places to stay.
WHAT TO DO IN CHICAGO
It’s almost easier to tell you what you can’t do in Chicago than what you can. Check our guide to what to do in Chicago and start planning how you’re going to see it all.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN CHICAGO
If you’re hungry or thirsty, you won’t be for long in Chicago! This is an incredible foodie town, with gourmet groceries, an epic beer and spirits scene, world class restaurants, and the best bartenders around.
Whether you’re looking for live music, art fairs, festivals, family-friendly events, theater, tours, farmers markets, or any other fun event you can think of, you’ll never be bored when you’ve got so many options!
Upcoming Featured Events
Enter the world of a Roaring ‘20s Chicago speakeasy featuring gangsters, flappers, food, hooch and plenty of fun at Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theater. Following a delicious sit-down dinner, you’ll be treated to a musical comedy revue featuring the songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more, all with gorgeous flappers performing the Charleston. Be ready to get in on the act at Tommy Gun’s Garage Dinner Theater — Chicago’s longest-running audience interactive dinner show —…Find out more »
Experience the magic and wonder of Blue Man Group Chicago in a newly revamped production that the Chicago Tribune raved about with a four-star rating. Enjoy the fun, comedy, and excitement of these alien men entertaining you and your family.Find out more »
Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with After Hours, a late-night improv show. It’s interactive. It’s hyperactive. It’s the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that’ll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago’s UP Comedy Club.Find out more »
The artisanal movement is all about authenticity and hand craftsmanship, and producing products you have to touch, see, smell and/or taste to appreciate — which is kind of tough to do on a smartphone. But this Sunday gathering located in the heart of Fulton Market at Morgan Manufacturing allows you to get up close and personal with both products and makers as you shop for one-of-a-kind designs, home goods, fashion, art and food from a carefully curated grouping of more…Find out more »
Doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, young or “seasoned,” progressive or conservative (ok that last one might matter a teensy bit) — you’re bound to find She the People laugh-out-loud funny. The sketches are short and fast-moving. You’ll barely recover from one zinger before the next one flies your way. Snacks and drinks served by the attentive wait staff make the night a win-win. From the Event Organizer We’ll bet you 72 cents on the dollar (or much, much…Find out more »