InStyle ♥s Chicago

Chicago has produced some of the country's biggest cultural achievements, like its urban blues, skyscrapers, and, of course, Kanye West. From Humbolt Park's recent surge of vintage shops to Wicker Park's mind-blowing culinary scene and Grant Park's 25 Years of Lollapalooza extravaganza, the lakefront metropolis has never felt so dynamic. Get ready to enjoy the Windy City!

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These Tropical Tiki Bars Are the Perfect Summer Hangout

Who doesn't love a good tiki bar? Typically outfitted in kitschy decor (think: colorful string lighting, palm-print accents, and umbrellas in your drinks), these spots are always a good time. Any bar that can transport us to a tropical oasis is at the top of our list. So, while the weather is still nice, we did some research into the best tiki locales you can find outside of actual paradise. VIDEO: 3 Refreshing Tiki Drinks The list we came up with ranges from funky dive bars to upscale rooftop vibes, so there is something for everyone. Read below for our picks across the country. Tropical-print shirts encouraged. RELATED: 10 Tropical Fashion Pieces for Major Vacay Vibes

7 Can’t-Miss Chicago Coffee Shops

As the Melting Pot of the Midwest, Chicago’s affinity for varied influence and origins runs deep—right down to the caffeine that fuels every day’s hustle. A cup of Joe from one of these cafes is as close to a taste of true Windy City culture as you can get—a sip of sensibility and straight, delicious coffee. Scroll through below to check out our top seven spots for can’t-miss caffeination. 

7 Places to Visit on Your Next Trip to Chicago, According to Ikram Goldman

From Humboldt Park’s recent surge of vintage shops to Wicker Park’s mind-blowing culinary scene and Grant Park’s 25 Years of Lollapalooza extravaganza this month, the lakefront metropolis of Chicago has never felt so dynamic. See everything we're loving about the Windy City right now.

5 Classic Movies That Make Us Want to Hop on a Flight to the Windy City

From Humboldt Park’s recent surge of vintage shops to Wicker Park’s mind-blowing culinary scene and Grant Park’s 25 Years of Lollapalooza extravaganza this month, the lakefront metropolis of Chicago has never felt so dynamic. See everything we're loving about the Windy City right now.

No Lolla? No Problem: 9 Non-Lollapalooza Events You Can Enjoy Around Chicago This Weekend

This year, Lollapalooza kicked off a day early on July 28 to celebrate 25 years of music in Chicago’s Grant Park. That means celebs and tourists are all flocking to The Windy City for this last weekend in July. That also means tickets to the four-day festival sold out before you could finish saying “-palooza” (less than an hour after they were released back in March). If you‘ll be in town, but missed your chance to snag a pass, check out nine other amazing attractions Chicago has to offer this weekend.

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The 5 Best Stops to Make in Chicago’s Trendy Wicker Park Neighborhood

New York has Williamsburg. San Francisco has the Mission District. What about Chicago? The city has Wicker Park. In the 1990s, the neighborhood started drawing attention for its burgeoning music scene. Today, that arts-focused ethos still exists, as do the fixtures of any alternative-turned-super hip locale: tasty eats, cool bars, and well-dressed residents. (Case in point: A few years ago, Forbes named Wicker Park one of America’s top five “Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods” in the country, based on criteria like the number of coffee shops per capita.) But with cool caché comes a plethora of well-reviewed restaurants, cafes, and shops. To help you sort through the options, we've highlighted a few that literally must-sees.. Below, scroll through the five Wicker Park spots guaranteed to live up to the hype.

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From Humboldt Park’s recent surge of vintage shops to Wicker Park’s mind-blowing culinary scene and Grant Park’s 25 Years of Lollapalooza extravaganza this month, the lakefront metropolis of Chicago has never felt so dynamic. See everything we're loving about the Windy City right now.