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If you go to Chicago

If you go . . .

Where to stay

W Chicago Lakeshore

644 North Lake Shore Drive

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Superbly located with a view of Lake Michigan. A cutting-edge hotel with a 33d-floor lounge called Whiskey Sky. $199-$295 a night. There’s also a W
Chicago City Center Hotel.

Where to eat

Bistrot Margot

1437 North Wells

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Traditional French dining in Chicago’s Old Town. Entrees $15.95-$28.95, from steak frites to grilled salmon filet.

Buddy Guy’s Legends

700 South Wabash


Great blues and Cajun soul food; nightly $10-$20 cover.

What to do

Blue Chicago on Clark

536 North Clark


Funky, roadhouse-style blues; nightly $8-$10 cover.

Kingston Mines

2448 North Halstead


Two stages, two bands, for six hours; nightly $12-$15 cover.


2519 North Halstead


Another beloved roadhouse; nightly $10-$15.

Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation

2120 South Michigan Ave.


The site of Chess Records, now a museum. Tours $10, Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat noon-2.

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