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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

    333 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-3700
    0.22 mi from The Purple Pig
    4.5
    35 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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  • 2
    0.13 mi

    Eataly

    43 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois
    0.13 mi from The Purple Pig
    4.5
    7 reviews

    I wish I could afford to hang out at Eataly all the time, but I have neither the metabolism nor the income to spend as much time here as I'd like. Part Italian grocery, part Italian eatery, this place is choc-full of delicious pasta, cheese, wine, and gelato. They make the pasta just like in Italy, where al dente means ...

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  • 3
    0.23 mi

    Niketown

    669 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    5 reviews

    As much a Nike museum as a retail destination. If you love Nike or basketball, an interesting place to stop.

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  • 4
    0.13 mi

    Jazz Record Mart

    27 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL
    0.13 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    1 review

    Since 1959, Jazz Record Mart has been supplying audiophiles with hard-to-find vinyl records. Though the shop bills itself as the “World’s Largest Jazz and Blues Record Store,” there’s also a good selection of world music to unearth here. Jazz and Blues are a huge part of Chicago’s identity, and strolling the aisles is somewhat of a crash course in the ...

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  • 5
    0.1 mi

    The Magnificent Mile

    North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
    0.1 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    86 reviews

    Fans of historic architecture won't want to miss a walk down the Magnificent Mile, a prominent section of Michigan Avenue. In addition to the rows of upscale shops at ground level, don't forget to look up at some of the most famous buildings in the city - the Trump Tower, the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Tribune Tower ...

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  • 6
    0.12 mi

    Chicago Riverwalk

    South bank of the Chicago River at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    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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    0.23 mi

    Chicago River

    0.23 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    45 reviews

    I really love when they dye the river green for St. Patrick's day!

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  • 8
    0.16 mi

    Michigan Avenue Bridge

    North Michigan Avenue and East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    0.16 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    32 reviews

    I love all the bridges in Chicago because they merge beauty, photo opps and function all in one. If you see people trying to take a picture and you're not in a hurry- offer to take it. It's what a local would do.

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    0.25 mi

    Howl At The Moon

    26 West Hubbard St., Chicago, IL
    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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  • 10
    0.12 mi

    Wendella Sightseeing Boats

    400 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
    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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    0.05 mi

    Nordstrom

    520 N Michigan Ave # 328, Chicago, IL
    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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  • 12
    0.19 mi

    Andy's Jazz Club

    11 E Hubbard St # 1, Chicago, IL 60611-3543, United States
    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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  • 13
    0.18 mi

    Chicago's First Lady

    112 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, United States
    0.18 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    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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    0.15 mi

    Shoreline Water Taxi

    401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
    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

    400 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
    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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    0.12 mi

    Wrigley Building

    401 North Michigan Avenue #3200, Chicago, IL, United States
    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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  • 17
    0.22 mi

    El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria

    15 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL
    0.22 mi from The Purple Pig
    5
    1 review

    While more conservative Chicagoans are heading to Sunday evening church services, the true party animals of the city are just gearing up for one more night of weekend debauchery at El Hefe's 4210 (4 to 10pm) party. Margaritas the size of your head, a full naughty shots bar (Alligator Sperm, anyone?) and personal table taps turn this taqueria into a ...

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  • 18
    0.22 mi

    Mother Hubbard's Sports Pub

    5 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, United States
    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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  • 19
    0.21 mi

    American Junkie

    15 West Illinois Street, Chicago, Illinois
    0.21 mi from The Purple Pig
    4
    1 review

    Came here for an event after work and the crowd was already building. Downstairs has an upscale sports bar feel but I prefer the spaciousness of the upstairs. Get here early though. It's one of the "are you on the list?" places. Sliders were really good.

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    0.23 mi

    Public House

    Chicago, IL
    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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