This past weekend, some friends and I traveled up to Chicago for our first annual Monday Night Football trip. We decided that each year, we’ll put all of the MNF games into a hat and choose the city for which we’d be attending. This year, we drew Chicago and because we’d all been there before it turned out to be such a nice, leisurely trip. Lots and lots of excellent food, drinks, and football :)
We stayed at The Acme Hotel in River North district of Chicago. We were two blocks from Michigan Ave, one block from The L, and across the street from Bloomingdales :) The hotel was extra quirky and perfectly located. We loved it.
The Berkshire Room, located in the lobby of the Acme, was such a beauty. I loved the entire space from floor to ceiling. Not to mention, the drinks were delicious! Such a cool bar.
When researching this trip…all I kept reading was that “you must go to Three Dots and a Dash!” However, nobody really elaborated on whyyyy this bar was so fun. It’s located in an alley behind Clark Street, down a skull-laden hatch, behind a curtain and into a modern day….TIKI BAR!!!! Such a fun and unexpected surprise! As a group, we downed a delicious, fiery, zombie-punch-skull-fishbowl-situation…and it was a really, really, really good time. I highly recommend.
Before the game on Monday night, we headed out to Logan Square for breakfast/lunch at Longman & Eagle. I loved the interior of this place…and my Croque Madame was silly good. Their branding [they have an online store!] and overall styling of the space was really unique. Not to mention…it’s also an inn in addition to a restaurant! Reserve on of their 6 rooms here.