Leave Vegas to the guys and spend your bachelorette weekend enjoying everything Chicago has to offer.
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If you're not sold on the idea of a standard bachelorette party in Vegas, then you're in the right place. Chicago, one of America's favorite cities, has become a go-to destination for pre-wedding celebrations. With a lively restaurant scene, great bars, and tons to see and do, it's no surprise that bachelorette crews are flocking to the Second City in droves. To help you make the most of your stay, we asked our friends at the Venue Report to share the coolest spots to add to your itinerary.
From luxury accommodations (have you ever stayed in a penthouse loft?) and the most Instagram-worthy bars to the best vintage shopping and your go-to brunch spot, consider this your definitive guide to partying in Chicago. Here, ten must-visit bachelorette spots all across the Windy City
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Cindy's Rooftop at The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
You've seen this wildly popular bar on Instagram for good reason: With unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, Cindy's Rooftop at The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, a trendy glass-enclosed bar, will have your girl group thirsty for more.
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Once a gas station in the 1940s, this bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk is now known for serving up endless good times. You'll find Big Star located in the heart Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.
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The Guesthouse Hotel
Ditch traditional hotel rooms for a home away from home at Chicago's The Guesthouse Hotel. Live the life of luxury with your girls in stylish suites created to look like penthouse lofts, making it a go-to destination for an extended stay in the Windy City.
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This retail store-meets-event space is saving aged architectural pieces from the wrecking ball and beautifying them for a new life. Head to Salvage One, a converted warehouse with an enclosed garden courtyard, for a vintage shopping experience you and girls won't soon forget.
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The Allis, a bar and restaurant located in the Soho House lobby, is the perfect spot for an afternoon post-up with your best friends in tow. The floor-to-ceiling windows and 1907 bones make this spot a dramatic yet cozy find for your party weekend.
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For the ladies looking to multitask, this restaurant located inside of a Restoration Hardware is your spot. Surrounded by all things beautiful (because, Restoration Hardware), have the most glam brunch or dining experience at 3 Arts.
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No girlfriend getaway is complete without an oyster moment. As Chicago's go-to spot for oysters, this local fave features an extensive menu loaded up with seafood and meat options. Get here early! The Publican is sure to be packed.
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Summer House Santa Monica
Light, bright and flowing with bubbly, Summer House Santa Monica was made for brunch. Lighten up with any of their (very) healthy options to offset the copious amounts of Champagne you and the gals will be consuming.
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There are burger joints and there are burger joint. Au Cheval definitely falls in the latter category. Always packed and for good reason, get ready to feast on the finest burgers Chicago has to offer.