5 Things to do in Chicago this Winter

There’s something for everyone this winter in Chicago. From fireplace pubs, to live jazz music, ice skating and more… this cold Chicago season will not disappoint. Sometimes when it’s so cold all I feel like doing is sitting at home and curling up on the couch, but lets be honest– spending the entire winter inside will drive anyone crazy! I’ve come up with an exclusive top-5 list of fun things to do, or places to check out this winter season. Whatever your taste, below you should find something that suits you.


5) Medici
This is the place to get your must-have cup of HOT CHOCOLATE in the cold Chicago winter. They are located at: 1327 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637.

4) Green Mill Jazz Club
Cold nights call for a cool jazz at the legendary Green Mill in Uptown this winter!  They are located at: 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

3) Elephant & Castle Pub
This British pub has the friendliest staff & 3 locations to choose from in Chicago. Any place that serves alcoholic beverages, AND has a fireplace gets my stamp of approval… especially this time of the year. Go to their website to find the best location for you.

2) McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
You can always find an indoor ice-skating rink year round, but this outdoor rink offers the best view in the city while skating with friends!  Join the fun at, 55 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.

1) Vertigo Sky/Rooftop Lounge
I checked this place out last weekend and it was awesome! The rooftop portion of the lounge has a bar that is made out of ice– yet there’s a toasty fireplace 5 feet away! In the mood for fire or ice?! Vertigo Sky’s winter ice bar is the place to be.  Find this hideaway at 660 N.State Street in Chicago :).

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