Everyone around the neighborhood knows that submarine port is the place to go when you come back from the club or when it's just too late and nothing is open. I always go here with my buddies after drinking and getting the munchies at 3a.m. You can go to submarine port and get a sub. They're not really great, but if you ever go here I would recommend the roast beef one. It's their best. Don't expect to eat inside at a table since this place is smaller than your garage. Just grab something and go.
This is a nice church. I used to go here with my family before on Sunday morning, however, I switched to St Rita when they transferred father Tony. After he left, about 50% of the mass was about how we should donate money to the church. It started getting annoying so I went to another church.
If you go to this place you will find an older crowd with respect to most of the bars around. At studio you will find more of an 80's music style but they mix it with current stuff. On Saturdays they have $2.50 white russians all night. When I go here with my friends we get drunk for about $15. They have a huge parking lot, so parking won't be a problem. One thins is that as soon as they close everyone gets kicked out in no time, so make sure you leave on time to avoid confronting the bouncers.
Redie's beauty salon is great. You will not find another barber like Luis, he's the best. I go here all the time and come out with a designer's haircut for only $12. NOTE: If you go here make sure that you get your haircut from Luis, the other ladies are terrible, so make sure that you call first and ask if he's around.
This is a place for punks, rockers and bondage lovers. I came here to see In Flames with a couple of friends. The place is kind of dark, but it's awesome. They have cages where girl get in and perform their bondage acts. The crowd here is really cool and so is the staff. The drinks are not expensive.
I don't think there's another place like this around Chicago. I go here a lot of the time with friends to catch some of the local bands perform. They Rolling Stones performed a surprise act here once. They bartenders here are great, they make sure you feel comfortable and taken care of. I must say that it gets packed on the weekends, if you don't want to get turned around in case that you arrive a bit late, just buy your tickets through ticket master. Most of the time you could buy the there.
If you're one of us that loves to hang around Lake St even with its noisy train tracks above the street Chromium is a must for you. This place is great on Saturdays. So you could do Transit on Fridays which is only like three blocks away from Chromium and then go here on Saturdays. It's a nice club focused mostly towards Hispanics but you will find other races here too. The bartenders know their stuff and make really good drinks.
Transit is great. I go here on Fridays and it gets packed with hot girls. Most of the people that go here are Hispanic. You will see a few Asians from time to time. The drinks are not overpriced like at other major nightclubs. They have three rooms where you can go and dance to a different rythm after you get tired of something. There is a lot of variety at this place. You cannot wear polos here, you make sure you have a nice dress shirt. I wish I would have known that before. I got turned around once. Also there's also this guys selling hot dogs outside the club in case that you get hungry, just go outside for a bit and get some hot dogs, or just wait until you get out, but don't wait too long because once everyone comes out the hot dogs run out quick.
I went to this place after someone stole a wheel off my car. After I got the rim I went here to get a used tire. Most of their stuff is junk but it's relatively cheap. So if you are low on money and need something right away go here and get yourself a cheap used tire. They will change it at no charge.
I went to this place one time when my regular barber shop was closed and I really needed a haircut. The place looks nice and wow, they have some hot girls working here, but they messed up my hair really bad. It was that bad that when I got home I grabbed some scizzors and started fixing my own hair. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.