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  • Nov 15, 2019

    4 Must-Visit Chicago Parks

    With Fall winding down, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible in the beautiful green spaces Chicago has to offer before winter arrives. Grab some WhirlyBall food to-go, and head to these must-visit Chicago parks!

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  • Nov 05, 2019

    5 Best Chicago Vegetarian restaurants

    You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love the vegetarian fare at these 5 Chicago restaurants! Whether you are looking for some good meat-free meal options or you are accommodating the dietary needs of someone in your squad, you’ll want to check these places out!

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  • Oct 25, 2019

    4 Chicago Taquerias to Put the Fiesta in Your Taco Tuesday

    If tacos are one of your fave meals, then make sure to head over to these highly-rated Chicago Taquerias.

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  • Oct 18, 2019

    4 Haunted Houses Not To Miss in Chicagoland

    Are you ready to be scared? Like, really scared? Check out these haunted houses serving up horror with a side of fright around Chicago this month!

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  • Oct 11, 2019

    5 Chicago Dessert Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Life is short, eat dessert first! Chicago has plenty of places to indulge in something decadent when you want to treat yo’self, and we’ve rounded up five of our favorites.

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  • Oct 03, 2019

    4 Must Do Fall Activities in Chicago

    Love it or hate it, here comes Pumpkin Spice Everything. It’s officially fall, which means it’s time for apples, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses!

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  • Sep 27, 2019

    Must Visit Breweries in Chicago

    September 28th is National Drink Beer Day! There’s no better way to celebrate than checking out one of Chicago’s awesome breweries!

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  • Sep 18, 2019

    The Best Foods to Eat in Chicago This Fall

    Fall is the perfect season- not too hot, not too cold- and all in all, it’s just nice. Fall is known for many things, from cute cozy sweaters (we love them), to apple picking, to pumpkin spice everything. But, one thing a lot of people forget about is the food. Here at WhirlyBall, we love nothing more than a good plate of food that will warm your heart during a chilly October evening.

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  • Sep 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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  • Aug 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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  • Aug 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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  • Jun 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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  • Jun 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 06, 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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  • Apr 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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  • Apr 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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  • Apr 12, 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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  • Apr 05, 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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  • Mar 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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  • Mar 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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  • Mar 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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  • Mar 01, 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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  • Mar 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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  • Feb 15, 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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  • Feb 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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  • Jan 18, 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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  • Jan 11, 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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  • Dec 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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  • Dec 14, 2018

    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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  • Nov 30, 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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  • Nov 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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  • Nov 19, 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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  • Nov 16, 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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  • Nov 05, 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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  • Mar 07, 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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  • Jan 24, 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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  • Jan 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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  • Dec 13, 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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  • Dec 13, 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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  • Nov 17, 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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  • Jan 10, 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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  • Dec 19, 2016

    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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  • Dec 01, 2016

    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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  • Sep 17, 2016

    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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  • Sep 09, 2016

    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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  • Jul 12, 2016

    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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