2nd Thread for the 2nd City Rooftop bars: Cindy's, London House, J Parker, I/O Godfrey, the Wit, Joy District, Steak: Swift & Sons, Gibson's, Chicago Cut, Gibson's Italia, Bavettes Asian: momotaro, sunda, roka akor Sushi: Kai Zan Chinese Fusion: Fat Rice and Duck Duck Goat Italian: Monteverde Burger: Au Cheval, Kuma's Gastro/Contemporary: Publican, Girl and the Goat, Sable, Purple Pig Cocktails: Aviary, Violet Hour, berkshire room, broken shaker, Live music: Kingston's Mines, Untitled, pizza deep dish: lou malnatis, pequods pizza thin: Piece, Coalfire, SoNo Woodfired Random bar downtown to drink at on a non-weekend night: Public House Clubs/bottle service: Underground, studio paris, prysm Day drinking saturday/sunday brunch that will be out of control: Fremont Day drinking Saturday bars that are a notch below Fremont: Parlor pizza, Federales, The Vig, Benchmark, happy camper Bars with activities: spin (ping pong), ace bounce (ping pong), point and feather (darts), kaiser tiger (curling), bad axe throwing (see bar name), Late night 80s-90s music bars: Hangge uppe, streeter's tavern Touristy activities: architectural boat tour, art museum, the bean, Shedd aquarium, cubs game, navy pier ferris wheel (if for some reason you feel like you have to go there, otherwise meh), second city show (main stage especially are hilarious and worth seeing if you have any sense of humor) Kids activities Lincoln Park Zoo - Free of charge. Accessible by bus or Uber. Maggie Daley Park - Probably the best kids park i have been too. Very big, with areas for ages that range from toddlers to teens. Its in the middle of downtown and close proximity to "the bean", art institute, and other downtown tourist attractions. In the winter there is a "Ribbon" that you can ice skate on. Its basically an ice skating path that winds through the park. Oz Park playground - Near north side playground that has statues of the Wizard of Oz Characters. Good playground and lots of open space. This is for the younger crowd 3-8 yrs old or so. Childrens Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Aquarium. - - Childrens Museum - Downtown at Navy Pier. Great museum with a variety of activities but I would limit this to kids under 10 or so. Much older than that and they might get bored. - Museum of Science and Industry - My favorite of the museums. This is best for a kids that are a little older, although ive had my young kids in tow several times with no problems. Museum is huge, you could spend a couple hours or all day. - Aquariam - great aquarium right next to Lake Michigan. Be careful as to what time you go, weekends are a huge tourist trap and the line to get tickets / enter can be unbearable. Little known fact is that there is a side entrance for families (at least there used to be). If you are looking at the front of the aquarium, it is on the right side of the building.