Dr. Filth wrote:So I have a really important question unlike all of this hold stuff.
I'm going to go up for an interview. Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay and, more importantly, what bars I should go to? I've only been to Chicago for concerts, so I've never even come close to exploring.
The heart of Chicago is in the neighborhoods -- not really the one around NU law, although most hotels are in the area. Rough breakdown of the areas:
Wicker Park: Kind of a mixed yuppie/hipster area, if you're into that, head to the area around north and Milwaukee -- you'll find an interesting bar to check out.
Lincoln park: More preppy bars -- less rough around the edges than Wicker Park, still a good nightlife.
Wrigleyville: Fratty bars, can be fun, but usually are relatively straightforward.
I'm a native who hasn't lived there in years, but returns frequently.