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The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
4.5
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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    0.22 mi

    Architecture River Cruise

    0.22 mi from The Purple Pig
    4.5
    39 reviews

    Definitely would recommend this to both visitors to and residents of Chicago. It really lets you see the beautiful architecture of Chicago from another angle and gives you some history. Be sure you go with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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    0.19 mi

    Fannie May Fine Chocolates

    0.19 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    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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    The Magnificent Mile

    0.1 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    87 reviews

    New York has 5th Avenue. LA has Rodeo Drive. Chicago has the Mag Mile. Those with money to spend will have plenty of choices, with shops like Burberry, Armani and Tiffany's lining the street. Start at the Old Water Tower building then work your way south towards the river. Once you've shopped your heart out, you can take a well ...

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    0.23 mi

    Chicago River

    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    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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    0.12 mi

    Chicago Riverwalk

    0.12 mi from The Purple Pig
    4.5
    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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    0.16 mi

    Michigan Avenue Bridge

    0.16 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    32 reviews

    If there is one thing I know, it's a good bridge. This one keeps people and vehicles from plummeting into the water AND affords a nice view. Five stars.

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    0.12 mi

    Wrigley Building

    0.12 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    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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    0.25 mi

    Howl At The Moon

    0.25 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    9 reviews

    Live music- 2 pianos and a full band. A ton of fun for a night out.

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    Eataly

    0.13 mi from The Purple Pig
    4.5
    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
    4.5
    6 reviews

    Unbeatable 75-minute info-filled architecture river tour with a super knowledgeable guide for $25. Cruise up and down the river while looking at some the buildings that make Chicago the Architecture Capital of the United States. Learn about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Daniel Burnham, The Chicago School of Architecture, Art Deco Style, Post-Modern Style, reversal of the direction of ...

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    Nordstrom

    0.05 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    7 reviews

    Great shopping, very friendly and helpful staff, and awesome return policy. The cafe on the 4th floor is super good also.

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    0.19 mi

    Andy's Jazz Club

    0.19 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    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

    Niketown

    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    5 reviews

    The "other" House the Jordan Built is home to everything Nike. From head to toe every inch can be covered by NIKE products.

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    0.15 mi

    Shoreline Water Taxi

    0.15 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    3 reviews

    Cheap, easy, and fun! Who doesn't love a ride in a boat on the Chicago RIver?

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    0.14 mi

    Wendella Boats and Chicago Water Taxi

    0.14 mi from The Purple Pig
    4.5
    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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    0.18 mi

    Chicago's First Lady

    0.18 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    2 reviews

    This should be the first, and will be the best thing you do in Chicago. Amazingly knowledgable guides from Chicago's architecture foundation give you a history of the Chicago skyline, and you'll enjoy their stories sipping on some excellent bloody marys.

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    0.22 mi

    Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

    0.22 mi from The Purple Pig
    3.5
    3 reviews

    I'm staunchly indifferent about this place. Yet it always ends up being a small part of the Hubbard Street hop.

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    0.23 mi

    Public House

    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    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
    5
    1 review
  • 20
    0.24 mi

    Navy Pier Fireworks

    0.24 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    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 --> http://www.navypier.com/things2do/fireworks.html

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