The Best Cider Bars in Chicago
While Chicago is known for its robust beer scene (the city is home to the most breweries in the country, after all), lately, there’s been some competition in the libations department. Cider bars are popping up all over the city, proving that you don’t need hops to make a delicious boozy beverage. And with a
Chicago’s Fall Festival Guide
Fall is arguably Chicago’s favorite season — and the city’s preoccupation with autumn goes far beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The Windy City goes all-out for fall festivals, from a spirited fête inside the Lincoln Park Zoo to a charming event that simply celebrates apples. Here are nine fall festivals not to be missed during your stay at Ambassador Chicago.
Say Hello to the New Riverwalk
It’s almost impossible to walk around downtown Chicago without stumbling upon the Chicago River. And while it’s a stunning sight from the many bridges crossing over it, don’t stop with the views from above. One of the best ways to explore the Chicago River is to stroll along the Riverwalk.
An Insider’s Guide to Lollapalooza
There’s no shortage of music festivals in Chicago, but there’s one that unquestionably reigns supreme: Lollapalooza. Since 2005, Grant Park has transformed for a long weekend in early August into the multi-day, headliner-packed concert of the year in the Windy City.
A Guide to Chicago’s Sizzling BBQ Scene
As a city that takes pride in its signature hot dogs (hold the ketchup), Italian beef, and sizeable steaks, Chicago is unquestionably a mecca for meat lovers. So it’s no surprise that the Windy City loves its barbecue, too, and offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate the glory of the grill — especially during the summer.
Dragon Boat Races and Dim Sum: A Taste of Chicago’s Chinatown
To get a taste of the Far East in the Windy City, all you need to do is head due south. Only a 20-minute drive from Ambassador Chicago, visitors will find one of the largest Chinatowns in the United States, filled with sights, sounds, smells, and endless places to satisfy sweet and savory cravings.
Lunch in Chicago’s Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are known for their colorful arrays of fresh fruits, veggies, and flowers, but there’s more to them than local produce and bunches of blooms: Chicago farmers markets are also culinary hotspots in their own right, featuring a wide variety of deliciously prepared dishes from gourmet grilled cheese to Filipino street food.
Beyond Beer: A Food Lover’s Tour of Chicago Breweries
With nearly 200 breweries spread across the city and its surrounding areas, Chicago is truly a beer mecca with something for everyone. But there’s more to the Windy City’s brewery scene than just beer: Plenty of them pay just as much attention to the bites they offer as they do to what’s on tap.
Beat the Freeze: Winning Ways to Warm Up in the Windy City
It’s no secret that Chicago can get cold — really cold. But if there’s one thing Chicagoans are known for, it’s toughing it out through less-than-ideal weather. After all, cold temperatures don’t have to get in the way of a good time, and there’s plenty to do around the city all year long.
Embrace the Outdoors During Winter in the Windy City
Chicago winters may not be for the faint of heart, but they certainly don’t put a freeze on the festivities. Sure, the temperatures take a tumble in the beginning of the year, but the city’s fun factor remains intact. Our advice? Embrace the cold, bundle up, and get ready to have a blast outdoors.
6 Ways to Get In on Chicago’s Holiday Action
It’s pretty easy to feel festive this time of year: Hang some lights on your tree, stream some classic carols, and nibble on a sugar cookie or two. But to really get into the holiday spirit, head to Ambassador Chicago where special events are happening all month long.
Cheers to Chicago: Celebrating 85 Years Since the End of Prohibition
It’s hard to imagine a time when kicking back with a cocktail meant being on the wrong side of the law, but when Ambassador Chicago opened in 1926, alcohol was illegal thanks to Prohibition. This 13-year ban on booze in the US did anything but sober up society – it actually ushered in one of
5 Chicago Magic Shows You Have to See to Believe
Magic shows tend to be thought of as the stuff of kids’ birthday parties, street performers, and Las Vegas shows. But that’s all changing in Chicago, where it turns out the Windy City has quite the magical history. Possibly the most famous illusionist ever, Harry Houdini perfected many of his stunts here and wowed crowds
5 Next Level Date Nights in Chicago
Thinking of going out with your special someone and settled on the idea of dinner and a movie? You might want to keep brainstorming. Food and a flick might be a safe bet, but there are so many more unique, romantic nights out in the city you could be planning. Our advice: Start out at
5 Fitness Finds in the Windy City
Keeping up with a workout routine while traveling can easily feel like a chore. Thankfully, Chicago offers so many cool fitness options, there’s no need to clock time on the treadmill while you’re in town. If you really want to break a sweat the old-fashioned way, you can always go on a run or ride
Set Your Sights on Some of Chicago’s Best Views
With a skyline as gorgeous as Chicago’s, it’s no wonder residents and visitors are constantly seeking out the best views. The good news is that there is no shortage of options, ranging from the obvious — hello, Willis Tower observation deck — to more surprising hidden gems (one of the event spaces at the Ambassador
Booth One to open at Ambassador Chicago this fall
The long awaited restaurant in Ambassador Chicago is opening Fall 2017.
Journal Group opens Ambassador Chicago
The Journal Group has officially opened Ambassador Chicago, the historic property in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.