SEP 2012

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54 EW AAO PREVIEW September 2012 November 10-13, 2012 Chicago nightlife This classy lounge, which is famous for its martinis, is located on the first floor of the Drake Hotel. Coq d'Or opened one day after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 and remains a popular spot for locals and visitors. Live music is performed most evenings. Laschet's Inn 2119 W. Irving Park Road 773-478-7915 www.laschetsinn.com If you're a fan of German beer then this is the bar for you. Laschet's Inn serves up authentic German comfort food like goulash, beef stroganoff, and bratwurst in a casual, dimly lit, unpretentious atmosphere. The quaint little pub offers some obscure German brews, so make sure to ask the bartender for a sample before you commit. The Publican 837 W. Fulton Market 312-733-9555 www.thepublicanrestaurant.com Bars The Aviary 955 W. Fulton Market (entrance on Morgan Street) 312-226-0868 www.theaviary.com Bartenders are trained as chefs at this ambitious new cocktail lounge. If you're feeling adventurous, don't Tours continued from page 52 neighborhoods, and the other show- cases the Bucktown and Wicker Park areas. Sightseeing tours Shoreline Sightseeing 600 E. Grand Ave. 312-222-9328 www.shorelinesightseeing.com One of the best ways to view Chicago and its famous architecture is through a cruise or water taxi. Shoreline Sightseeing offers dozens of different cruise and water taxi options along Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Tours 615 W. 41st St. 773-648-5000 www.coachusa.com/chicagotrolley If you'd rather see the Chicago sites by land, the Chicago Trolley & Dou- ble Decker Tour is a good option. This low-key, hop on, hop off tour goes to all the major attractions in Chicago's downtown. Unique tours Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour 610 N. Clark St. 888-446-7891 www.chicagohauntings.com With the Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour, you'll explore the city's violent history and all the ghost stories that go along with it. This tour is known for being more historical than scary, and the tour guides are celebrated for being incredibly knowledgeable about Chicago and its checkered past. Weird Chicago Tours 600 N. Clark St. 888-446-7859 www.weirdchicago.com Billed as the "strangest tour in Chicago," this excursion takes you through the sensational side of the Windy City, focusing on ghosts, gangsters, and even the red light dis- trict. Topics covered include Chicago serial killers, famous hauntings, gangsters, and even the civil war. miss this gem where innovative and creative drinks are made quickly and consistently in a state-of-the-art drink kitchen. Coq d'Or 140 E. Walton St. 312-932-4623 www.thedrakehotel.com/dine/coq-dor The Publican is an upscale restau- rant bar that resembles a renovated barn. Walnut-colored wood and accents are predominate, and patrons will definitely notice the large portraits of farm animals donning the walls. The Publican is a good choice for those looking for a classier location with an extensive wine and imported beer list. Blues and jazz clubs Andy's Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard St. 312-642-6805 www.andysjazzclub.com Known as one of Chicago's most- respected jazz clubs, Andy's is as trendy as it was when it first opened in 1951. Music starts nightly at 5 p.m., and the club typically closes after the final set of music is com- pleted. Local performers and musi- cians touring the world shine in the intimate setting of this famous club. Blues R&B 2519 N. Halsted St. 773-528-1012 www.chicagobluesbar.com Blues R&B is an intimate venue that features mostly local talent. It's set up so that no matter where you sit, stand, or lean, you're close to all the action. The whiskey is strong, the venue is gritty, and the performers are outstanding. Blues R&B fills up quickly on the weekends, however, so come early if you want a seat. Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St. 773-878-5552 www.greenmilljazz.com The Green Mill is a dark, sultry jazz bar with gangster roots. Back in the 1920s, the Green Mill was partially owned by one of Al Capone's hench- men. The club has been a Chicago staple for years and remains one to this day. There will be a cover charge, however, and there's a strict no talking policy while the band is playing. Rosa's Lounge 3420 W. Armitage Ave. 773-342-0452 www.rosaslounge.com Rosa's Lounge is an off-the-beaten path hideaway where the locals go to watch blues bands. Billed as an authentic Chicago blues lounge, its positive reputation is built on its charismatic performers, laid-back atmosphere, and friendly clientele.

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