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 »
“Cheers To New Years 2020 With Friends That Bring You Cheer” Calling all lovers, friends, besties, sisters & brothers ... Take your tribe into the New Year at the 2020 NYE (New Year’s Eve) Bar Crawl taking place Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at many locations in Chicago presented by Social Scene. From dance parties, DJs, live bands & the must-have midnight champagne cheers… the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl is the perfect place to wrap up 2019 and celebrate the…Find out more »
“Cheers To New Years 2020 With Friends That Bring You Cheer” Calling all lovers, friends, besties, sisters & brothers ... Take your tribe into the New Year at the 2020 NYE (New Year’s Eve) Yacht Party taking place Tuesday, December 31, 2019 on the Anita Dee II presented by Social Scene. From dance parties, top floor DJ, live piano bar & the must-have midnight champagne cheers… the New Year’s Eve Yacht Party is the perfect place to wrap up 2019…Find out more »
AlphaBeer is an event designed to share the excitement, complexity, and downright deliciousness of craft beer. It's an unconventional tasting that explores beer from A to Z - literally. At this event you'll try a craft beer for every letter of the alphabet, and you'll be led by an expert who will guide you through the tasting. At AlphaBeer, you won't be waiting in line just to find out that beer you really wanted to try is already gone. Everybody…Find out more »