DAM Chicago 2020

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media

Places of Interest

It's not all work and no play...whilst you're in town why not try out some of our recommendations below 


Top 3 Restaurants

Monteverde - Best for… Exceptional pasta with an authentic Italian feel.

Pequod's Pizza - Best for... A cosy neighbourhood feel serving Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza.

Clever Rabbit - Best for... Vegetarian and vegan options using thoughtfully sourced ingredients and an ecclectic wine list.




Top 3 Music Venues

Buddy Guy's Legends - Founded by Buddy Guy in 1989, this is one of the few blues clubs left in Chicago. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, David Bowie and BB King have played here.

Metro - Metro has seen many legends grace its stage, from Bob Dylan to James Brown, Prince to Nirvana. The venue hosts a variety of emerging bands and musicians.

The Hideout - Seek out the obscure industrial side street it’s hidden on and you’ll join a welcoming crowd for eclectic music sets or weekly bingo, comedy, and dance nights.


Top 3 Museums 

The Field Museum - One of the world's great museums of natural history, with a dinosaur skeleton named Máximo guarding the lobby.

Museum of Contemporary Art - One of the largest collections of contemporary works in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits.

The DuSable Museum of African American History - One of the oldest African-American–focused museums in the country dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art.


Best of the Rest 

Skydeck Chicago - Stand outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at The Ledge, an all-glass balcony at Willis Tower.

Architecture Boat Cruise - Explore Chicago's most iconic architecture from the water.

Visit Millennium Park - Take a selfie with Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean"), and enjoy one of the most impressive collections of public art in the world.


And Some Fun Facts 

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is the second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Chicago’s downtown area is known as “The Loop,” which refers to the area encircled by the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) elevated (‘L’) train tracks. 

As 44th President of the United States, Chicago resident Barack Obama became the first African-American to serve in office.