Plus, memories from our favorite music venues
Time Out No. #7 | Tue 1 September, 2020 
11 jaw-dropping skyline
views in Chicago
Of all the incredible Chicago attractions there are to explore, best of all might be the twinkling city skyline. And lucky for you, it doesn't cost a dime to take in its sprawling lineup of world-class architecture. Scope out the 11 best skyline views—from rooftop restaurants and a lakeside park to an El stop.
The weekend ahead
Zach Long
Deputy editor
Dig into nachos from Gordo’s Tiny Taco Bar or all-day breakfast from Eggy’s Diner at Lakeshore East Food & Beer Garden, a spacious outdoor patio near Lake Shore East Park.
Oktoberfest in Munich is canceled this year, but you can order a stein of crisp Afterburner Oktoberfest lager on the Metropolitan Brewing patio seven days a week.
Catch the debut of “Monet and Chicago” at the Art Institute on September 5, which shows off one of the largest collections of the French painter’s work outside of Paris.
The most romantic restaurants
in Chicago
Maybe it’s the candlelit tables or the lengthy wine list. Or perhaps it’s the cozy booth seating that squeezes you even closer to your dining companion. Whatever it is, the most romantic restaurants in Chicago crank up the heat and set the mood for an intimate evening out
Fit for a special occasion, this West Loop spot is lovey-dovey in a sophisticated way. The intimate dining room is accentuated with soft curtains and candlelight, and the menu speaks a love language of its own.
At Erick Williams’s stunning Hyde Park restaurant, the lights are turned down low, the playlist is always on point, the food is packed with soul and the menu boasts some excellent wines by the glass and bottle.
Is there anything more romantic than splitting a big bowl of pasta with your favorite human? We didn’t think so. At this cozy Logan Square eatery, you’ll want to grab a seat on the secluded back patio.
Piccolo Sogno
Situated on one of the city’s busiest intersections, Piccolo Sogno manages to transport guests to the Italian countryside with the help of a tall fence, plenty of greenery and oodles of romance.
Enjoy the final days of summer on a river cruise!
Board Chicago's First Lady to take in the city's most stunning architecture from the water.
Chicago musicians share their favorite memories at local venues
With a few exceptions, Chicago music venues have been closed for more than five months now, and it’s not looking like it will be safe to reopen anytime soon. You’re not the only one who’s bummed about that. We asked local musicians to share their most memorable experiences at Chicago concert halls, and they totally delivered. Read their heartfelt stories, reach out to your local legislators and support the National Independent Venue Association.
Time Out Market Chicago—and how to order
We’re making it easier than ever to get your hands on some amazing food and drink at Time Out Market. Download our app or browse online menus to place a contactless order—we’ll give you a buzz when your loaded nachos are ready to pick up. Toss in a pitcher of sangria for the table while you’re at it!
Showcasing the best shots of Chicago—straight from you!
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Before you go!
Believe it or not, two of Chicago’s coolest new dining experiences are hosted on Instagram. Follow @3LittlePigsChi and @ninebarchicago for char siu-style Chinese barbecue pork and katsu sandos, respectively. Just slide into their DMs and prepare to pick up your order.
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