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.
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
Manly Man’s Guide to Chicago
With its designer boutiques, chic restaurants, and upscale cocktail bars, Chicago has a lot to offer those looking for a sophisticated, high-end vacation. But don’t let all that elegance fool you – there’s also a ton to do when you’re feeling a little more on the macho side (it is the city of broad shoulders
The Best Stops Along Chicago’s Lakefront
There’s nowhere Chicagoans would rather be in the summer than by the lake – the ideal place to lay out, play volleyball with friends, or grab a cool drink. The best part? Getting around is easy thanks to the Lakefront Path, an 18-mile trail that traces the edge of Lake Michigan. Easily accessible from the
Chi-Town is a Bike Town
Sitting atop two wheels is one of the best ways to see Chicago!
Stranger Things convention happening this summer
Stranger Con will tide you over until the third season of Stranger Things arrives in 2019.
30 Days in Chicago delivers the best in new music
The event’s Chicago debut follows the LA blueprint.
Booth One to open at Ambassador Chicago this fall
The long awaited restaurant in Ambassador Chicago is opening Fall 2017.
Experience parts of Chicago you normally can’t see
Each October, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts an amazing city-wide event called Open House Chicago, where doors to more than 200 unique architectural spots around town open to the public.
An Eataly extravaganza returns to Chicago on September 29th
Six hours of the best Italian food and drink hits Eataly in Chicago for what’s being dubbed SeptemberFest 2.0.
A Bite of Classic Chicago
Five tried-and-true eateries that are just as popular today as they were when they first opened their doors.
Chicago based artist, Lefty Out There, is front and center
Twenty-five year old Chicago based artist Lefty Out There (aka Franco Campanella) has been steadily making a name for himself over the past decade.
Creators of ClickHole are doing monthly live comedy
A variety show from the wacky minds behind your favorite viral content.
Chicago Cubs World Series win brings a baby boom
Never underestimate the underdog.
Breaking down Lollapalooza 2017
Lollapalooza runs August 3-6 in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Journal Group opens Ambassador Chicago
The Journal Group has officially opened Ambassador Chicago, the historic property in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.
Heinz are now making Chicago Dog Sauce
For the city that won’t put ketchup on its hotdogs.
AdWeek spotlights Chicago and its coveted beer scene
Chicago’s beer scene has stepped its game to reach the high standards of this culinary city.
Furious Spoon’s all-you-can-eat ramen challenge is back
Chicago’s best ramen goes big.
The Sipping Point: Four Chicago Cocktails You Have to Try
There’s something about Chicago that makes you feel… well, a little thirsty.
Colectivo Coffee arrives in Chicago just in time for summer
Milwaukee coffee roaster and bakery, Colectivo Coffee, have unveiled their first Chicago spot.
Chicago’s iconic speakeasy The Violet Hour turns 10
Head mixologist Toby Maloney looks back on the birthplace of Chicago’s craft cocktail movement.
Jawbreaker will reunite to headline Riot Fest 2017
Punk icons Jawbreaker are reuniting to headline the festival alongside Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age.
Lollapalooza 2017 lineup is here
Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, the Killers and Muse will headline the Chicago mega fest.
Five street fests to hit in Chicago this summer
Within walking distance or a quick “L” or Uber ride from PUBLIC Chicago.
Chicago’s five best food halls
On the menu: tacos, poke bowls, Neapolitan-style pizzas, charcuterie, Chi Town’s most famous burger, and more.
Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools
You cannot mess with the light.
Your essential Chicago podcasts
Chicago is a center of culture, comedy, history, and some of the best made podcasts.
Chicago’s ArcLight dedicates new film series to architectural icons of the city
Architecture Afternoons explores how filmmakers use Chicago and its design to tell extraordinary stories.
These are the ‘Best Restaurants in America’ according to Eater
From strip malls to Michelin stars, get to know the 38 places that defined dining in 2016.
Live in Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic Heller House in Chicago
It’s one of the most important surviving examples of his emerging Prairie style and it’s up for sale.
A Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up in Chicago
Channel your inner Zack Morris
Dodgers lose, Chicago eats free
And the great hot dog feud of 2016 comes to a close.
Celebrating some of Chicago’s best and oldest buildings
Lectures and panels and experts! Oh my!
The origins of third wave coffee in Chicago
Intelligentsia set the scene for decades of fine roasting and delicious brews.
Lupe Fiasco’s solo art show to open at Chicago’s Ed Pashke Art Center
His brilliantly colored geometric abstractions will be on display in Chicago this September.
Celebrate 25 years of Lollapalooza
Jane’s Addiction, Radiohead, Future, LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer lead a killer anniversary lineup.
50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is turning 50 and celebrating with a visionary new exhibition.