Chicago is known for many things, but for a lot of us it's best known as a great place to dine and drink. Some of the world's finest restaurants and bars call The Windy City home, from N9NE Steakhouse and Italian Village to Cityscape Bar and Whiskey Blue. On this page we'll tell you a few of our favorites that you may want to include on your list of places for your Party Bus Chicago trip to the zip codes of 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 6659, 60660, 60661, 60663, 60664, 60666, 60668, 60669, 60670, 60673, 60674, 60675, 60677, 60678, 60679, 60680, 60681, 60682, 60684, 60685, 60686, 60687, 60688, 60689, 60690, 60691, 60693, 60694, 60695, 60696, 60697, 60699, 60701, 60706, 60707, 60803, 60804, 60805, and 60827.
THE ORIGINAL GINO'S
People the world over crave authentic Chicago pizza, and when they come to town they make sure to stop at The Original Gino's. Most will tell you that this is the best pizzeria in all of Chicago. That deep dish deliciousness, their famous cornmeal crust, and an unforgettable atmosphere add up to make an experience that rivals any other. Expect a long wait (as much as 45 minutes) for your pizza because everything is done 100 percent fresh here. It's worth the wait!
Address: 162 East Superior Street
N9NE has been a prime dinner spot in Chicago since the year 2000. Hailed nationwide as one of the very best steakhouses in existence, N9NE is the only name you need to know if you want incredible steaks and seafood. Great for an ultra romantic evening with that special date, or very impressive for business meetings. The prices are quite high here, but the patrons will tell you that you get what you pay for. Reservations are strongly recommended, as this steakhouse fills up quickly! We recommend the kobe beef or filet mignon, and you really haven't lived until you have tried their truffled potato ravioli.
Address: 440 West Randolph Street
If you're craving fine French food in the Chicago area, you can't beat Brasserie JO. It's truly authentic, from the freshest baguettes to most delicious steak frites. The service here is truly high class. If you're looking to quench your thirst with an ice cold beer, you will love the house "Hop La" beer. Frequent diners will tell you that parking is difficult in this area--not having to worry about that is yet another perk of renting one of our party buses! We love the casual bistro atmosphere.
Address: 59 West Hubbard Street
Italian Village is practically an institution in the Chicago area. It's one of our favorite places to get authentic Italian fare, from fresh eggplant parmigiano to incredibly tasty sausage and peppers. This location has been going strong since 1927! And with good reason. The restaurant itself is designed to replicate a cozy town in Italy, with its cozy nooks and beautiful surroundings. It's about more than just food at Italian Village, but the dining experience is nothing short of superb.
Address: 71 West Monroe Street
THE BERGHOFF RESTAURANT
One of the oldest restaurants in Chicago, The Berghoff was originally opened in 1898 by Herman Joseph Berghoff. But you're not here for a history lesson! You're here to find out what delicious delicacies they're serving up right now. They've got all your favorite German treats plus all those delicious ice cold German beers that you love. Appetizers, salads, soups, and delicious lunches and dinners. We're big fans of the Alsatian Onion & Apple Soup and the Roasted Sweet Potato Panini.
Address: 17 West Adams Street
This incredible bar with a cityscape view gets consistently high ratings from its visitors. We recommend getting a cozy corner nook for the best view. The bar takes up a 77 sq ft space and there is VIP seating too. We love the large plates of tuna tartare and charcuterie that you can share with everyone in your party. Very trendy! The food is incredible, but the view, glass walls, wave walls, and wave lighting are the special touches that will keep you coming back for more.
Address: 350 West Mart Plaza Center Drive (15th Floor)
Encore has a very exclusive and private atmosphere. If you're looking for the perfect space for bachelorette parties or other special celebrations, you'll love this bar. The upper-level private booths have velvet curtains for the utmost privacy. You will find this location between the Cadillac Palace Theatre and Hotel Allegro. Of course it's a popular after-theatre haunt. We recommend the beef tenderloin sandwiches, and the 9-grain and onion ciabatta. Delicious!
Address: 171 West Randolph Street
The weekends at Whiskey Blue are packed with standing room only crowds, but on the weekdays you can stop in for some intimate conversation and great drinks. You'll find this bar attached to the W Hotel. We love the subdued vibe, with R&B flavor filling the air, and cozy leather seating by candlelight. Our favorite drinks here are hands-down the martinis. If you love a good cosmopolitan, we'd vouch for Whiskey Blue having the best ones in town. It's tough to get up to the bar on busy nights, but there are plenty of sexy waitresses who come around to get your order.
Address: 172 West Adams Street
Always packed with hot bodies, WET is one of the hottest places in Chicago to meet new people or hang out with your friends. They've got bottle service here, but it's best to arrange it in advance. The name's not random--the theme here is very ocean-inspired, done in sexy shades of blue with lots of underwater video for atmosphere. We love the shimmery bar on the second level. Lots of comfortable silver sofas line the walls. Don't forget to try some of their signature drinks like the Wet Tea Shirt or the Perfect Storm. Great 80s music blasts from the sound system thanks to the DJs, and on the weekend you'll enjoy live bands.
Address: 209 West Lake Street
Crimson Lounge is a wonderful place to relax with friends and enjoy some perfectly mixed drinks. The bartenders are always extremely friendly and they know their mixology! Great music is always filling the space, often from live entertainers who know how to work the room into a frenzy. Rich and elegant decor, comfortable seating, and more than enough room to accommodate the tourists and locals alike who can't get enough of this excellent lounge.
Address: 333 North Dearborn Street