Top Reasons to Live in Chicago

October 7, 2021

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There is no place like Chicago! The Windy City is the third-most populated city in the country, with plenty to do and see like The Bean, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and so much more; but today, we are ranking more than the tourist attractions. We’re talking about the very best things about living in Chicago — the experiences you can only truly take in if you live in the city!


I don’t have to remind any Chicagoan about this city’s seasonal range. From October through May, Chicago experiences a blend of grey skies, temperatures that range from uncomfortable to unlivable, and a dearth of activity from north to south. But those months in between are what we are all here for. Outdoor patios, street festivals in every neighborhood, huge music fests like Lollapalooza, North Coast, and Riot Fest, incredible parks, and gorgeous beaches all over the coast of Lake Michigan give you a wide range of activities to choose from everyday. We live it up while we can, it always feels like it fades so fast.

Local Eateries

Al’s Beef, Giordano’s, Portillo’s are all fine and delicious establishments, but there is nothing better than having a lock on the best spot in your neighborhood. Every area of the city has a specialty, like tacos in Pilsen or halal in Ukrainian Village, but knowing which location is the top tier is a pleasure all in itself. Bonus points if you know the daily locations of the best food truck or street cart in your neighborhood.

Music Venues

Chicago’s more than a city of cuisine, though. It is also home to one of the city’s most bustling music scenes — and it is all thanks to the unbelievable venues! From jazz to blues and punk to metal, Chicago’s venues house shows of all kinds on a weekly basis. Most venues have existed for over 100 years, formerly being homes to local theater and operas, and many like the Aragon Ballroom, Riviera and Lincoln Hall have even stayed true to architectural form with painted ceilings and all; and that is not to discount places like the Subterranean, Elbo Room, Sleeping Village or smaller lounges like The Green Mill and Kingston Mines. There is never a shortage of incredible places to see the perfect show in Chicago.

Howl at the Moon

The most incredible thing to do in Chicago, though, is head to Howl at the Moon! The nation’s number one venue for huge parties and events is right at home in Chicago, featuring plenty of space to party, outstanding drinks all night, and our dynamic dueling pianos rocking your favorite hit songs and best requests all night. Howl’s musicians always bring the energy and things get even more exciting when we bring more musicians to the stage on guitars, drums and more. Our spaces are even fully customizable with awesome amenities, buffet stations and additional seating, plus you can even take control over the show’s start time, setlist and stage settings with your private party reservation. Nobody makes a night out unforgettable like Howl at the Moon!

Looking to book a party? We can host bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate events, happy hour parties, holiday parties, private parties and so much more. Contact us today at chicago@howlatthemoon.com or at 312-327-0755.

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