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  • September 13, 2019

    The Coolest September Festivals in Chicago

    You can feel it in the air. Fall is moving in and these cool Chicago festivals are the hot topic this month! You don’t want to miss these opportunities to kick back, relax, and yes…‘chill,’ as we close out the summer.

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  • August 30, 2019

    The 4 Best Shows to See in Chicago Right Now

    Chicago is the city of live shows and theater, and we love nothing more than watching a good musical every once in a while. So, let’s get down to it and discover the 4 best shows our city has to offer this month! Keep on reading to find out which play or musical you can invite your date to watch to impress them!

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  • August 23, 2019

    How to Squeeze The Most Out of Your Summer in Chicago

    All winter long we ache to be outside in the beautiful summer weather. Then when that calendar finally hits June (or July 😅) you rush outside and we warm and soothe in ways only the summer sun can offer. But then you realize “oh crud! I still have to work and stuff!” so you rush back inside but continue looking longingly out your windows wondering “how can I maximize my enjoyment of these ever-dwindling summer days in Chicago?”

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  • June 21, 2019

    The 5 Best Swimming Spots in Chicago

    It’s summer, the days are long, hot, and perfect for a good swimming session. Whether you’d like to do some laps in one of Chicago’s public pools or just spend the day suntanning, we’ve got all the right spots for you.

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  • June 07, 2019

    The 6 Types of Players You Get When You Go WhirlyBallin with Friends

    Ever been to a WhirlyBall game with your group of friends then wondered who these people are? After all, you never really know your friends until you put them on a field and let them compete (we know this sounds a bit like the Hunger Games but bare with us, we promise, no one got hurt when we were writing this blog).

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  • May 31, 2019

    5 Best Things to Do in Chicago During the Summer

    Summer is coming soon, and we couldn’t be happier! It’s time for the sun and those refreshing ice cold beers we down to cool off. But most importantly, it’s time for summer activities, and boy does Chicago have a lot to offer!

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  • May 24, 2019

    5 Reasons to Play Tourist in Chicago for the Weekend

    Playing tourist in your own city is fun, mostly because it gives you the opportunity to see some of your hometown’s staples that are usually considered “too touristy.”

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  • May 17, 2019

    Discover the 3 Best Themed Restaurants in Chicago

    Chicago being Chicago, it’s a city full of beautiful sights to see and interesting things to do. And, every once in a while, Chicagoans like to enjoy a nice drink in a cool place- like WhirlyBall. But there are also some other awesome options- how about one of the city’s many themed bars?

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  • May 10, 2019

    The 4 Best Spots to Have a Picnic in Chicago

    Spring is here, and the days are getting longer and warmer. We couldn’t be happier because we’ve really missed the sunshine. But also, because, PICNICS!

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  • May 03, 2019

    Discover the 3 Best Asian Restaurants in Chicago

    There is no need to fly to the other side of the world to get good Asian food. Chicago boasts a number of excellent Asian restaurants, and we felt it was our duty to share our knowledge of them.

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  • April 26, 2019

    The 4 Best Spots to Dance the Night Away in Chicago

    Chicago is always alive, whether it’s 5pm or 5am. The days here are beautiful and the nights full of adventure, especially if, like us, you’re a fan of dancing your heart out until the break of dawn.

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  • April 19, 2019

    5 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Chicago

    Believe it or not, Chicago is a popular filming location and every once in a while you might stumble into a film set without even realizing it (it’s okay, it happens to the best of us). So, here are 5 iconic movies that were filmed in Chicago.

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  • April 15, 2019

    3 Reasons WhirlyBall Is the Perfect Activity For Workplace Bonding

    Team building games and exercises are some of the best ways to turn competitive work environments into more collaborative workplaces. They’re also a great way to relieve stress, enhance employee satisfaction, and, all in all, just make people happier.

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  • April 08, 2019

    5 Events You MUST Check Out This Spring In Chicago

    We don’t know if you’ve noticed yet, but spring is kind of our favorite season of the year. The weather is perfect, the city looks amazing, and springtime comes with a bunch of different and interesting events- which is what we’ll be talking about today.

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  • March 29, 2019

    Discover the 3 Best Indie Cafés in Chicago

    Independent coffee shops are turning up everywhere in the country, from sunny Los Angeles to rainy Seattle. The windy city is also getting its fair share of beautiful cozy cafés, and we here are for it! These local coffee shops offer delicious drinks, a soothing ambiance, and the satisfaction that comes with helping independent businesses thrive.

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  • March 22, 2019

    3 Things To Do This Spring In Chicago

    Spring, with its wonderful warmth, is coming. So, what are you going to do in our beautiful city when the days get longer?

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  • March 15, 2019

    Discover The Top 4 Rooftop Bars In Chicago

    Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean that you can’t check out our curated list of rooftop bars to spend your summer time.

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  • March 08, 2019

    The 4 Best Cheap Eats in Chicago

    If you’re eating out every single day, especially in Chicago, then you probably know that it’s hard on the pocket (especially if, like some of us, you’re a foodie who enjoys fancy stuff).

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  • March 01, 2019

    6 Reasons To Love Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza

    There is nothing more iconic to Chicago’s culinary scene than the famous deep dish pizza. Cheesy, full of flavor, and immensely satisfying, it’s the perfect cure for a hangover or heartache (or both, we’ve all been there before).

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  • February 22, 2019

    The 5 Best TV Shows Set In Chicago

    Today, TV shows have become a staple in our life. Everyone watches them, from your “Game of Thrones” fanatic next door neighbor (and we don’t blame him) to your grandma who lives for “The Golden Girls” reruns. Simply put, everyone enjoys a-bit-of fictional shenanigans. Today, we’ll check out some of the most famous shows set in the beautiful city of Chicago, starting with…

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  • February 08, 2019

    The 4 Best Things To Do In Chicago On Valentine's Day

    Whether you’re in a relationship or single (and ready to mingle), we’ve got 4 great events for you to choose from for a unique and unforgettable February the 14th. Check it out, folks!

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  • January 25, 2019

    5 Great Free Things To Do in Chicago This Winter

    Now that the holiday shopping season has ended, this is the perfect time to check out free things to do all around the city! Here are five well-known Chicago attractions with free admission days all month long:

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  • January 18, 2019

    The 5 Best Ways To Pretend It is Summer in January

    Chicago is many things. Beautiful, fun, active, filled with amazing dining experiences and the best live entertainment in the country. But one thing it is NOT is warm in January. That’s why we’ve assembled the 5 best ways to Pretend it’s summer in this challenging month known as January.

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  • January 04, 2019

    What type of office party co-worker are you?

    It’s that time of year for office holiday parties! What type of holiday party co-worker are you?

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  • December 21, 2018

    5 Best Things To Do On NYE

    Not exactly sure what to do on New Year’s Eve? Here are a few fun events going on in Chicago for NYE!

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  • December 14, 2018

    5 Best Sports Bars in Chicago

    With the Bulls & Bears seasons underway, your crew needs a weekly hangout to catch all the games! Here are five of the best sports bars in the area:

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  • December 07, 2018

    5 Must See Chicago Concerts This Fall

    The place to go for summertime festivals? Chicago. Concerts, outdoor festivals, and other events litter the months of May-September. But as you are probably aware music is happening in Chicago all year long! That’s right, there are great events and concerts happening in Chicago this Fall! Check out these 5 Must-See Chicago Concerts this November and December.

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  • November 23, 2018

    5 Activities For You And Your Friends On Your Next Night Out

    Would you love to do something actually fun and skip the same old dinner and drinks on your next night out?

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  • November 16, 2018

    5 Instagram Worthy Chicago Spots to Enjoy this Fall

    From the orange leaves on the trees to the smell of the coming winter in the air, what better time to pull out your cameras and take some dramatic, Instagram worthy photos?

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  • November 02, 2018

    5 Best Happy Hour Spots

    Where is the best place to spend your Happy Hour? We’ve got some great suggestions. Check out these 5 Best Spots to Spend Your Happy Hour.

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  • October 31, 2018

    What are the Characters from HIMYM Favorite Beers?

    “How I Met Your Mother” revolved around the infamous MacLaren’s Pub in the middle of New York City. All of the gang’s shenanigans took place in the bar, but no one ever talked about what they drank! No need to fear, we’ve investigated...

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  • October 30, 2018

    Lowkey Bars to Help You Survive Winter in Chicago

    Your friends are in town and you want to take them out for drinks and to catch up. However, so many bars in the Windy City have...

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  • January 07, 2018

    The 5 Types of Players on Your Team

    Most games are played in teams -- basketball, pictionary, the players on your fantasy football team. You can’t win without your team, but that doesn’t mean

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  • December 23, 2017

    The 5 Best Ways to Stay Warm in Chicago this Winter

    The temperatures just keep dropping, and everyone is looking for ways to keep warm during this biting Chicago winter. We have some fun (and tasty) ways to dethaw...

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  • December 15, 2017

    5 Ways To Have The Ultimate Holiday Party

    Most traditional holiday parties can be very plain events with awkward small talk and classical music playing in the background. But when you have your holiday party...

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  • May 19, 2017

    How to guarantee 2017 will be better than 2016

    2016 was filled with ups and downs, but the downs surely outweighed the ups. We’re not saying David Bowie was…

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  • May 19, 2017

    The Twelve Beers of Christmas

    Santa came early this year and he hung your stockings at WhirlyBall, luckily we left out some beer and apps…

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  • May 19, 2017

    5 Brews on tap that will warm your soul

    It’s the most wonderful… bitter time of the year. If you’re like us, you were just getting used to global…

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  • May 19, 2017

    5 Best Places In Chicago To Take A Lunch Break And Not Return

    Working hard or hardly working? During a long, stressful work day your lunch break is a coveted hour, one you…

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  • May 19, 2017

    7 Reasons to Spend Every Game Day at WhirlyBall Chicago

    Patiently, we have waited. Our fantasy teams have been drafted. The beers are near ice as they’ve cooled in preparation.…

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  • May 19, 2017

    Seven ways you pretend you know about sport

    So all your friends are huge sports fans and you couldn’t care less? No problem, we have a solution: fake…

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  • May 19, 2017

    5 best Event Venues in Chicago

    Chicago is one of those special cities where the majority of the population just love to party. Weddings, birthdays, bachelors,…

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