So, for absolutely no reason at all, thisistheglamorous and I threw together a map of some things to do and places to go to hangout, eat, shop, get coffee or whatever, if anyone coming into town for CHSH this weekend is looking for ideas (and run on sentences).
I know most people plan on just hanging out and staying warm, but it’s here in case anyone new from out of town wants to look around Chicago.
Some things are close to CHSH HQ, some are further out in the neighborhoods. And, full disclosure, a lot of this is obviously based on stuff we personally like to do (brewery tours! record stores! food stuff!) but there’s plenty of other stuff as well, including the usual suspects like the museums and Willis Tower.
Like, Logan Hardware is not just a record store, they also have a room full of free-to-play vintage arcade games for customers.
Or if you’re super brave there’s Winter Walking Tour–they supply heated coats, you make sure you’ve got the long underwear (I’m looking at you Cary Jo).
Cermitas Puebla has a new location and is a great place to get some decently priced kick-ass Mexican sandwiches. Watershed Bar looks just like your grandma’s 1960s basement and is a super relaxed place to grab a drink. Or if you’re looking for a good old fashioned neighborhood dive bar not too far from the hotel, there’s the Shamrock Club.
So, check the map out or don’t, but either way, have a good weekend and stay warm everyone. OK?
One of my favorite things about the #chsh weekend–and this has happened every year–is waking up Sunday morning thinking “I had ALL the fun!” and then looking through the pics people posted last night and seeing that there was WAY MORE FUN HAPPENING that I didn’t even know about.
Though, in my defense, much of it was in the ladies’ room.
Chicago has been pretty good to this lovely lady and me. Before the Main Event last night, we visited Black Dog Gelato. I had strawberry basil gelato, and it was life-changingly good- but still only the second best thing about yesterday.
I can’t imagine my life without Sarah now. And frankly, I sure as hell don’t want to.