It should come as no surprise that Chicagoans love their city. This year's Love Local Awards brought in thousands of votes for your favorite restaurants, bars, attractions and more places that make the city what it is. After the tallying up the votes, we're ready to reveal the spots that Time Out Chicago readers heartily recommend. Congrats to winners—we can really feel the love!
Hey there Chicago,
Time Out editors have been seeking out the best of city life since 1968. We know that our cities are nothing without their restaurants, shops, cafés, bars, theatres, music venues, cinemas, art galleries—and all the other local, independently run places where people come together to eat, drink, laugh, think, create, cut loose and fall in love.
We recognize that the past year-and-a-half has been tough for everyone, local businesses included. That's why we've been running our Love Local campaign to support local food, drink, culture and entertainment in Chicago. We've highlighted a new miniature golf course in a local park, checked in with two beloved bars that are reopening and asked artists to share their favorite spots in neighborhoods across the city.
As Chicago continues to recover, Time Out's ongoing Love Local campaign will shine a spotlight on the people, places and organizations that make our city a special place. We hope you'll find some new spots to support.
Time Out Chicago