Everything You Need to Know to Rock Lollapalooza's 25th Anniversary

Published On 07/21/2016 Published On 07/21/2016
Shea Flynn
General info
General info
Getting There
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Getting There
In There
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In There
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Eat Out
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Eat Out

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Publican Quality Meats is something of a triple threat: equal parts butcher shop, café, and speciality grocery store, it features an awe-inspiring selection of sausages and cured charcuterie meats, served...more

With more than 40 locations across the greater Chicago area, Lou Malnati's is synonymous with deep-dish pizza, not least because of its signature buttery and pie-like crust, exclusive sausage blend, and mo...more

Located in the Loop, Naf Naf brings to you fresh and delicious pitas, shawarma, falafel and other tasty Middle Eastern grub.

This bakery-focused spinoff of Goddess and Groce in the Loop is called (fittingly) Goddess and the Baker, and it's built for breakfast on the go (sourdough toast with ricotta, smashed avocado, lemon, and c...more

This "fast-casual" Indian resto is more than just a clever play on words. It also serves a number of delicious and modern Indian dishes. But you gotta admit, the name is pretty sweet.

Located in Block 37, a West Loop shopping center and food court, this Farmer's Fridge outpost has all the greens you know and love from the Chicago area chain. These "Veggie Vendors" sell gourmet salads th...more

This counter-focused Loop lunchery's streamlined menu focuses on Chi classics like steamed Vienna Beef double dogs with all the fixin's, and housemade giardiniera-topped Italian beef on Gonnella bread, plu...more

Manny's Deli
$$ South Loop

For over 70 years, and coming up on four generations, Manny's has been family owned and operated by the Raskin's. The Jewish-style deli is a local favorite, an area name, and even a lunch spot for tourist...more

The original Billy Goat Tavern opened in 1934 across from what’s now the United Center before moving to its current flagship location on Michigan Ave in 1964. Since then, the tavern has expanded with multi...more

University Village’s Al’s Italian Beef is a strong believer in letting you choose how juicy you want it to be, it being their famous original Italian Beef sandwich, of course. The beef, which is thinly sl...more

$ Loop

If you’re craving a taste of Cuba, look no further than Cafecito. This coffee and sandwich shop brings a bit of authentic Latin flair to The Loop, providing fresh, affordable eats like their award-winning...more

From the team behind The Protein Bar, Thrive360 Eatery is a fast-casual spot that's all about healthy food. The all-day menu includes nutrient-packed salads, grain bowls, wraps, and soups, as well as a mak...more

3 Greens Market
$$ River North

Everything you could ever need or want is probably inside the 3 Greens Market. It is part causal eatery, part coffee shop, and part grab-and-go market. Whether you are looking for a place to sit during you...more

Your favorite rolling breakfast sandwich truck has a permanent storefront on Wacker. Choose from handcrafted egg sammies like The Scoundrel (farm egg, smoked turkey, white cheddar, wilted spinach, honey mu...more

This all-day eatery in Streeterville is the definition of a one-stop shop. It includes a coffee shop/bakery with Intelligentsia and Metropolis coffee and pastries made in-house, and a full-service cafe ser...more

The Spoke & Bird
$ South Loop

Spoke & Bird is the perfect day time hang out, whether you’re here to sip matcha lattes while pretending to work on your MacBook or to day drink local beers. Plus, there's a huge back patio.

South Loop

Equipped with irons specially imported from France, Waffles is doling out both sweet and savory riffs on the breakfast fave, from red velvet with cream cheese icing and cherry compote, to cheddar jobs topp...more

Saucy Porka blends Puerto Rican, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian cuisines. One of the children of this holiest of unions is called the baco -- a combination of a taco and a traditional steam...more

Do you like models, bottle service, and DJs? If so, theWit's rooftop lounge is for you. More than just a glitzy bar, the 27th-floor hotspot features a retractable roof (it's open year-round, after all), a...more

Located in an old brick townhouse in Lincoln Park, Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder is a cash-only Italian eatery famous for its pizza pot pies. Available in half-pound or one-pound portions, each pie is made...more

Go thin and get the sausage. That's our advice for ordering at this 60+ year old pizzeria. Stick with us and you'll get a pizza with a crust thin as a cracker that offers the perfect edible plating for a...more

This Chicago mini chain comes from a line of pizza royalty -- as the story goes, Rudy Malnati Sr. is one of the people credited for inventing deep dish at Pizzeria Uno, and his son Rudy launched Pizano's w...more

Following a 2015 renovation, this historical building transformed into a boutique hotel with several food and drink options, including a patio-equipped Shake Shack, Drawing Room in the expansive second flo...more

City Winery
$ West Loop

You'd better believe City Winery's got you covered when it comes to vino. This 30,000sqft West Loop barstaurant and music venue serves more than 20 wines produced in-house and an additional 400-plus variet...more

Tiki-philes can take their festivities to the next level via a waterslide-equipped Polynesian party barge out of Monroe Harbor. Seafaring groups of up to 36 people (and even their pooches) can cruise Lake...more