The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
21 reviews

In a city full of tapas and small plates restaurants, this one stands out, and is even favored by a number of celebrity chefs themselves. Adventurous eaters should try the pig ears, bone marrow, and foie gras with membrillo.

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    0.1 mi

    The Magnificent Mile

    0.1 mi from The Purple Pig
    88 reviews

    A mile of stores along Michigan ave, through the heart of downtown Chicago. Macy's, Niketown, Sony, Lacoste, etc.

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    0.23 mi

    Chicago River

    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    47 reviews

    A beautiful river that cute through the heart of the city. Easy to view from the many boat tours that run at all times of day. A must-see on St. Patrick's Day, when the river is dyed green as a tribute to the celebrations!

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    Architecture River Cruise

    0.22 mi from The Purple Pig
    40 reviews

    Highly recommend! Beautiful river boat ride through the city. See buildings that you can't see any other way. Have a Bloody Mary, sit back and listen to the very well informed your guide.

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    Michigan Avenue Bridge

    0.16 mi from The Purple Pig
    32 reviews


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    Howl At The Moon

    0.25 mi from The Purple Pig
    9 reviews

    Whats better than a great venue... A packed great venue! People just made this place a lot nicer than it was or rather it added the finishing touches to what is a great bar. The place was great. And even better, the pianists are great.. they play songs, play requests, and better yet sometimes the patrons sing the songs they ...

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    0.13 mi from The Purple Pig
    7 reviews

    Not as fantastic as the Eataly in NYC but still worth a visit.

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    Wendella Sightseeing Boats

    0.12 mi from The Purple Pig
    6 reviews

    Weather permitting, do the combination lake and river tour; sunset is even better.

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    0.05 mi from The Purple Pig
    7 reviews

    Excellent customer service at the Michigan Avenue (or Grand Avenue, depending on what entrance you go into) location.

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    Chicago Riverwalk

    0.12 mi from The Purple Pig
    5 reviews

    The walking area along the Chicago River was well thought out. There are two levels of the Riverwalk filled with benches, small park areas and restaurants. Take a snapshot here from almost any angle and have it look distinctively Chicago.

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    Andy's Jazz Club

    0.19 mi from The Purple Pig
    4 reviews

    Exactly what a jazz club should be....cozy, good drinks....great place talk and listen to great music. My husband and I walked passed a packed club (could hear the bass like two blocks away) and we both looked at each other and said "I'm so glad we didn't go there". ;)

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    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    5 reviews

    Overall nice store, lots of stuff with all the varieties of Nike shoes. They even have treadmills so you can take the shoes for a spin. It is really busy so the sales representatives get busy and distracted but they are friendly.

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    Shoreline Water Taxi

    0.15 mi from The Purple Pig
    3 reviews

    If you need to get from South Wacker to somewhere farther up river, the water taxi is a quick and cheap way to do it.

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    Wendella Boats and Chicago Water Taxi

    0.14 mi from The Purple Pig
    3 reviews

    Wendalla runs several sorts of boat tours on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. I like the architecture tours that take you up the river to highlight the buildings on the river banks. Take a sunset tour so you end up on the lake at twilight to see the cityscape lit up.

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    Wrigley Building

    0.12 mi from The Purple Pig
    3 reviews

    Absolutely gorgeous. A must visit on any architectural tour. An easy stop on a walk down Michigan Avenue. No need to enter.

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    Chicago's First Lady

    0.18 mi from The Purple Pig
    2 reviews

    The 90 minute river tour is led by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent and is incredibly informative (but can be a little bit dry--be sure to head down to the bar to liven things up), while the lake and river tour, which is led by a staff tour guide, is usually more laid back. Come late or early in the ...

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    Fannie May Fine Chocolates

    0.19 mi from The Purple Pig
    1 review

    The chocolates here are so good!!! As one of the chocolate vendors part of the Chicago Chocolate Tour, Fannie May gave us the chocolate pixie (turtle) and two FM Artisan fine chocolates to sample: the dark chocolate and apple pie. So delicious, especially the apple pie. Coated with a red sugar coating, once you bite into it, it really tastes ...

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    Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

    0.22 mi from The Purple Pig
    3 reviews

    On our trek to find this jazz bar and finding out we had to pay $10 for half a set, we decided to walk around and find some bar to relax with ice cold beer. Lo and behold, Mother Hubbard's a block down. Since it was getting cold and we were tired from walking around all day, we walked into ...

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    0.23 mi

    Public House

    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    2 reviews

    Lots of televisions and men. If you're a sports fan, you'll probably like it here.

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    Michigan Ave

    0.05 mi from The Purple Pig
    1 review
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    0.24 mi

    Navy Pier Fireworks

    0.24 mi from The Purple Pig
    1 review

    Almost every Saturday and Wednesday in June. This free event is spectacular in how they time the music to the explosions. You can also watch the show along the lake path all the way to Adler Planetarium, but you'll miss the music. Schedule -->

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