Chicago Your Way

For late night li­ba­tions, girls' glam desti­na­tions, or his­toric land­marks our recs around the city

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Party Peo­ple

There’s no short­age of af­ter-dark ac­tiv­i­ties around Chicago, it all de­pends on your per­sonal style. The swanky and well­con­nected spend their nights at Billy Dec’s iconic night­club (1) The Un­der­ground (56 W. Illinois St.), a fa­vorite of celebs like Justin Bieber, Kate Up­ton and the var­i­ous NBA pros that drib­ble through town. Younger crowds seek­ing more booze for their buck rage at (2) Slip­pery Slope (2357 N. Mil­wau­kee Ave.) in Lo­gan Square. Prices will make you think they left some­thing off the bill, but it’s no mis­take, beers re­ally start at $2. Jazz lovers need to take in a set at (3) Buddy Guy’s Le­gends (700 S. Wabash Ave.). Founded by the famed blues singer, Le­gends fea­tures a packed ros­ter of top-notch tal­ent—Guy him­self has even been known to stop by for a quick set.

Beauty Buffs

Who run the world? That’s right: girls. But even Won­der Woman needs a break, so de­com­press at the (1) Chuan Spa in­side the Lang­ham Chicago (330 N. Wabash Ave.). From mas­sages to tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine treat­ments, this zen oa­sis is de­signed to melt away stress. Now that your qi is re­stored, make an ap­point­ment at (2) Beau­tify at AMS (830 N. Ash­land) to put your best face for­ward. The state-of-the-art beauty spa spe­cial­izes in re­ju­ve­na­tion and anti-aging treat­ments like mi­croneedling, which is said to re­duce lines and wrin­kles, stretch marks or even scar­ring. Fin­ish up your makeover with a new wardrobe from (3) Azeeza (900 N. Michi­gan). Founded by Chicago de­signer Azeeza Khan, the chic brand is known for in­tri­cate em­bel­lish­ments and sleek sil­hou­ettes, which have made it a fa­vorite of lo­cal fash­ion­istas.

Avid His­to­ri­ans

Travel back to the Pro­hi­bi­tion Era on the pop­u­lar (1) Un­touch­able Tours (600 N. Clark St.). A campy driver and guide take you to the hang­outs of the city’s most no­to­ri­ous gang­sters and boot­leg­gers like Al Capone, while rat­tling off lit­tle-known facts about Chicago’s roots (even lo­cals will learn a thing or two). The (2) Chicago His­tory Mu­seum (1601 N. Clark St.) re­cently un­veiled their new ex­hibit “Spies, Traitors and Sabo­teurs.” Meant to res­onate with the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal cli­mate, the show­case in­vites guests to con­sider the bal­ance be­tween se­cu­rity and free­dom. Not all his­tory is old. Check out the mem­o­ra­bilia from the Cubs’ new World Series win at the (3) Chicago Sports Mu­seum (835 N. Michi­gan Ave.). David Ross’ catcher’s gear from Game 7, Ad­di­son Rus­sell’s grand slam ball and more are all pre­served for pos­ter­ity.

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