City Guide for Chicago, IL
01Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago institution boasts modern and contemporary works in a variety of media.
The only nonprofit organization in the country devoted to the work of self-taught artists.
Chicago's oldest Italian restaurant, with old-school, red-sauce-style dishes, plus a great wine list.
Lula was one of the first Chicago restaurants to focus on local, farm-to-fork ingredients.
Designed by Louis Sullivan, this landmark was the first home of the Chicago Civic Opera.
06Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Live jazz, poetry slams and more are performed at this 1930s-style nightclub in Uptown.
For more than two decades this Andersonville tavern has been the city's definitive beer purveyor.
08Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
Offers arts education to at-risk kids, as well as creative classes for grown-ups.
09Heritage General Store
The artisan-crafted bicycles made at this shop turn heads as they're ridden through city streets.
10Harold Washington Library Center
Chicago's central library is a mammoth tribute to the city's architectural legacy.