Why Kaplan English students love the Chicago nightlife
With enough glitz and glamour to have a scandalous musical named after it, Chicago nightlife will never fail to dazzle. It’s not all about atmospheric smoky jazz cafes though; nightlife in the home of the blues has a friendly, all-American side hidden behind the shine.
Take restaurants, for example. Chicago balances chic fine dining, like Alinea’s 24 course tasting menu, with Piece’s hearty combination of pizza, original brewed beers and karaoke. You can add to this homely US sweet treats at Bake and every flavor of international cuisine imaginable.
Moving onto the local bar scene, you could go for awe-inspiring rooftop views of Chicago’s glittering skyline and fashionable cocktails at Roof. You could also choose to relax with your classmates from one of Kaplan International Colleges’ two Chicago English language schools at Small Bar. Sit back here after a great night out for the unbeatable Saturday morning mix of English premier league soccer matches, eggs and Guinness, or one of the other 120 beers on offer at this cosy Chicago café bar.
As far as nightclubs go, there’s nothing classier than partying in a themed English country manor house, or more showbiz than dancing to world-famous dance DJ’s at Vision. If you don’t feel like dressing up, head to Martyr’s or Liar’s club instead, for a more laid back Chicago clubbing experience.
This theme of variety continues through the rest of Chicago’s nightlife. Kaplan’s Chicago English students enjoy the bright lights and drama of the Steppenwolf theatre just as much as they love to laugh at the US humor of the chilled out Second City comedy club. The scruffy American alternative rock bands on stage at the Metro are just as entertaining as the thrilling performers at the House of Blues.
This truly diverse scene means there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Chicago after dark; come along to find out where you fit in to its unique mix.
If you’ve already been, why not leave a comment to let us know what your favourite part of Chicago nightlife was.
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