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Old 05-05-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Chicago May 11th - 15th

I'll be in Chicago for training and wanted to see if anyone could give me info on the area. My training and hotel are in the Loop. I'm not at all familar with the area but would like to get out at night.

Any thought on using mass transit in the area.

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Old 05-05-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Depending on where you're staying it's real easy getting around downtown. The CTA train is good for getting around. You can hit Goose Island Brewery and Rock Bottom Brewery if you're looking for brewpubs. Deprecated Browser Error It's all based on colors and cross streets for locating the stations.

Chicago Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery - casual dining and brewpub

Goose Island

I'm a burby, but from what I can remember both have good beer and food. Lots of bars and restaurants all over the place.

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Thanks for the info.

I figued I'd make my way over to Goose Island for a night.
I already have the CTA routes printed so I have a better idea of how to get around.
Google Maps is awesome for that too by the way.
I just wish I had a data phone to help me out but no luck there.

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Old 05-05-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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I'll be in Chicago for training and wanted to see if anyone could give me info on the area. My training and hotel are in the Loop. I'm not at all familar with the area but would like to get out at night.

Any thought on using mass transit in the area.

RTA | The Regional Transportation Authority: Public transportation in Northeastern Illinois

There's a nice trip planner and such on there.

If you can make it to the Map Room on a weekend, they have free ribs and stuff in the afternoon.

26 taps!
Free ribs and chickens!

edit: damn! you're not gonna be there on the weekend, that sucks.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:33 PM   #5
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Along with map room try hop leaf Hopleaf Bar

not too much going on in the loop after dark

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I'm willing to travel around to find some good places to hang out for the evening so I don't mind if I have to leave the loop.

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definitely hit up goose island clybourn -- short red line trip from the loop.

and piece brewpub/pizza place has good beers and good pizza... just a few stops on the blue line from the loop.

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We could make a meet out of this yet

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I'm down for a weeknight meet up...

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+1 for The Map Room. One of our (my wife and I) favorite places for beer. Not far from the Loop and near GreekTown is Jak's Tap. Not the same as The Map Room, but good food and a pretty darn good beer selection.

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