Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Chicago

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Chicago

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Chicago is full of hidden gems.

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    Great atmosphere and drinks are fab! -- Cecil Maxey, Jr via Foursquare
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    Stanley’s is open Mondays through Fridays (10:30 AM to 8 PM) and is closed on weekends. Daily lunches feature a hot plate "special" made the old-fashioned way. Stop by and say hello. -- Walt K via Foursquare
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    corner bar events are awesome. if you see a poster in a window, read it, show up. good stuff, always. -- Derrick Smash via Foursquare
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    One of the best coffee spots around University of Chicago. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Vegan options! The vegan spinach pie will cause addiction. Also vegan cookies, sandwiches, and all smoothies can be made vegan; just ask! -- Shara B via Foursquare
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    Play this game: Take a shot everytime some comes to a complete stop at the intersection. Finish your beer when a cop runs the stop sign. -- Michael butala via Foursquare
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    The staff here is super nice, and try know how to pull a great espresso. I'm in love with their dresser drawer shelves on the wall! -- Jessie Martinez via Foursquare
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    Check out the art this month in the front room - there are pieces from notable artists living in Rogers Park, including Adam Fung, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, Louise LeBourgeois, and Steve Carrelli. -- Josh Frank via Foursquare
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    All the sammiches are made to order and grilled on panini grill. Fresh Pastries include Vegan, gluten free, low fat, regular, and organic! -- Glo Kang via Foursquare
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    A small coffee/sandwich shop where the employees usually call you by name, Morgan Street Cafe makes your sandwiches to order. Get a combo deal, chips and a can of soda for an extra $1.50. -- Cheapism via Foursquare
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    Best soups around. Their minestrone soup needs a fork! Want to make the staff happy? Pay using Golden dollars!!! -- John Bobek via Foursquare
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    More than 12 beers on draft and an additional 50-plus craft brews in bottles and cans await patrons here, along with an impressive selection of old school Nintendo games. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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