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The Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago Go To…

Chicago has an iconic skyline that many consider to be the country’s best. When tourists come to visit the city, they always look for the hottest spots to eat and drink at.

Well, who needs to research for the best rooftops bars in Chicago when we’ve got a list AND an exclusive video for you!

Have you been to any of these rooftop bars listed below? Check them out:

  • 3639 Wrigley Rooftop
  • Bottom Lounge
  • Citizen Bar
  • Drumbar
  • Epic Sky
  • Fountainhead
  • Homestead
  • Joe’s Bar
  • Little Goat
  • Murphy’s Bleachers
  • Rock Bottom
  • ROOF on theWit
  • Shanghai Terrace
  • Sidetrack
  • Studio Paris
  • Terzo Piano
  • The Dec
  • The J. Parker
  • The Southern
  • The Terrace At Trump
  • The Twisted Spoke
  • Vertigo Sky Lounge
  • Vines on Clark
  • Zed451

See! Now you can have an awesome summer. Get up and get out! Have some fun with your friends and family. Let us know if you have any Chicago favorites in the comments below. We would love to check them out.


Event Videos, Events

UniverSoul Circus in Washington Park, Chicago Video

Washington Park – Chicago, IL
September 28th – October 30th

According to the Hyde Park News:
During its stay in Chicago, UniverSoul Circus, an interactive show that combines circus arts with musical theater, plans on imparting an important message to local youth: Your Life Matters.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the UniverSoul Circus big top, located in Washington Park at East 51st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, will host community organizations and children from all over Chicago for a Your Life Matters pre-show event. Numerous youth organizations will perform during the pre-show segment.

UniverSoul Circus founder and CEO Cedric Walker said that the message to Chicago youth that their lives have value is a meaningful and necessary form of encouragement. Wednesday’s event will celebrate those community organizations helping to further this message.

UniverSoul Circus was born from the community,” Walker said. “There are so many organizations working to encourage and uplift our children, and we want to celebrate these types of programs. They are helping our children to see that reaching their goals is possible.”

The event will kick off under the big top at 4 p.m. The UniverSoul Circus plays Washington Park through Sunday, Oct. 30. To purchase tickets to the circus, visit Ticketmaster or the UniverSoul Circus box office.


Neighborhood Guide

Real Estate Prices by L Stop

Home prices across the Chicago area vary GREATLY. It seems obvious that real estate pricing varies partially by its proximity to the trains, but just how much less are you going to pay to live next to the Sheridan Red Line stop versus the Addision, Wrigley Field Red Line stop? Estately conducted a study over the course of six months tracking home sales for houses, condos, and townhouses within a half-mile radius of each transit stop on the CTA’s ‘L’ Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Purple, Pink and Yellow Lines. The prices are broken down by square foot.

Here are the results of prices by L stop from Estately:

“At an average of $366 per square foot, the Grand Stop on the Red Line is the Chicago Area’s most expensive transit stop to buy a home near. The Halsted Stop on the Green Line was the least expensive at $12 per square foot on average.

Overall, the line with the highest median home price per square foot was the Orange Line—$331, followed by the Purple Line—$326, Brown Line—$305, Pink Line—$270, Red Line—$198, Yellow Line—$164, and Green Line—$99.”

Here’s a portion of the map:

Prices by L Stop

Top ten most expensive Chicago stops

Stop name Lines Median sale price Price per square foot Homes for sale nearby
Grand $428,000 $366 Near North Side
Merchandise Mart $410,000 $360 Near North Side
Clark/Lake $400,000 $357 The Loop
State/Lake $401,531 $356 The Loop
Chicago $427,500 $355 Near North Side
Randolph/Wabash $392,500 $354 The Loop
Washington $375,000 $353 The Loop
Lake $390,000 $352 The Loop
Washington/Wells $375,500 $351 The Loop
Clinton $388,750 $348 Near West Side

Top ten least expensive Chicago stops

Stop name Lines Median sale price Price per square foot Homes for sale nearby
Halsted $14,750 $12 Englewood
Ashland/63rd $20,250 $16 West Englewood
63rd $27,000 $22 Englewood
Cicero $35,000 $25 Austin
69th $46,797 $27 Greater Grand Crossing
Pulaski $37,000 $34 West Garfield Park
Cicero $42,550 $35 Austin
Laramie $49,500 $35 Austin
King Drive $40,084 $38 West Woodlawn
Garfield $57,500 $39 Fuller Park

For more information and the full map of prices by L stop, click here