On Leong Building
Built in 1928, the grand structure is a fantasy of Chinese architecture that makes good use of glazed terra-cotta details. Note how the...
Ping Tom Memorial Park
Ping Tom Memorial Park offers dramatic city-railroad-bridge views. In summer, Chicago Water Taxi runs a groovy boat down the Chicago...
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven
From 1957 to 1967, the humble building at 2120 S Michigan Ave was Chess Records, the seminal electric blues label. It's now called...
Reggies Rock Club
Bring on the punk and the all-ages shows. Graffitied Reggies books mostly touring hardcore bands at the Rock Club. Next door, Reggies...
Joy Yee's Noodle Shop
Folks line up for bubble teas packed with fresh fruit at this brightly colored, hip cafe in Chinatown Sq. Do yourself a favor, though,...
2131 S Archer Ave · interesting places nearby
Though better sit-down dinner experiences in Chinatown are abundant, the draw here is the excellent dim sum. Small plates of char siu bao (barbecued pork buns), shrimp-filled rice noodles, egg custards and other popular vitals roll around the dining room in a seemingly endless parade of carts.
The language barrier can be an issue, so keep in mind that if it looks like chicken feet, it probably is.