When we feel the weight of the world on our shoulders, we know it's time to get away and put some work-play balance back in our lives. And what better way than to put aside responsibilities than to make some memories with best buds in the Windy City? We've put together a guide to the best dining, drinking, shopping and adrenaline-inducing activities that are all for the boys.
Adrenaline junkies zoom around the track at this indoor go-kart racing center. Zero-emission go karts can whiz up to 45 miles per hour. Billiards and a bar round out the amenities for corporate team building events, birthday parties and more. Open M-Th noon-10 pm; F 11 am-midnight; Sa 10 am-midnight; Su 10 am-10 pm.
Slink past two unmarked doors to find a whole world of nightlife awaiting in this cavernous space that pays homage to the Prohibition era. Craft cocktails, beer and the largest collection of American Whiskey in North America complement supper club fare reimagined for today’s palette.
The Chicago Helicopter Experience flies along the lakefront, over Lake Michigan north to Wrigley Field and then south back down to the private downtown heliport. They’re climate-controlled with leather seats and bubble windows. You can purchase an 8x10 of you and your group in front of the helicopter.
There are times we want to wear our favorite button downs but want to look a little more casual. Leaving those typical lengths untucked though results in an outfit that reads more sloppy than laidback. Enter UNTUCKit, a line of men and women’s shirts that fall at that perfect hip length.
In 2009, Susan Sarandon opened SPiN New York, a pingpong social club, opening up a whole new entertainment concept. In 2016, SPiN Chicago debuted sporting 20 tables, a full bar and restaurant and several VIP lounges. M-W 4-11 pm, Th 4 pm-midnight, F 2 pm-2 am, Sa noon-2 am, Su noon-8 pm.