If you’re a music lover staying at a Habitat Corporate Suite’s location, there’s no shortage of Best Local places to relish in your passion. Whether down the block or a short cab or train ride away, music of every genre is at your fingertips.
One of the most noteworthy places to jam would be The House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn Street). In the heart of River North, this place offers both big name musicians and small name artists with cult-like followings.
For music fans on the classical side, there’s the award winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra (220 S. Michigan Avenue). Even if you’ve never heard of Mozart and you think Beethoven is that big funny dog from the movies, you’ll surely be impressed.
The Metro (3739 N. Clark Street) is a smaller venue that hosts a lot of lesser known, alternative/indie bands. Possibly the best part of this experience is that after the show, you can hop across the street for a Chicago dog at Wrigleyville Dogs.
For a little taste of Chicago history, head to The Vic Theatre (3145 N. Sheffield Avenue) in Central Lakeview. Built in 1912 as the Victorian Theatre, Italian marble still lines the lobby and staircases.
Heading West towards Wicker Park and Bucktown, Double Door Liquor (1572 N. Milwaukee Avenue) is a surprising spot. A little band called The Rolling Stones showed up for a surprise visit in 1998.
Chicago also hosts some amazing music festivals each summer, including Lollapalooza ( August 5-7). No matter which neighborhood you choose, or what you’re in the mood to hear, Chicago has an ever expanding musical set list.