Chicago Northwest with Friends
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Itasca is a lovely town located in the suburbs of Chicago with a quaint historical downtown to explore. The surrounding areas featuring activities for everyone; it's a great place to visit, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
1120 W Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA
With more than 40 flat-screen TVs and two large screens, Real Time Sports is one of the top spots to watch a game in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. During football season, the bar hosts all-you-can-eat pig roasts on certain weekends. You can also...
190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193, USA
The Trickster Art Gallery, located in Schaumburg, is the only Native American owned and operated arts center in the state of Illinois. The array of art is vast, ranging from handmade crafts to paintings, poetry readings, some book signings—even an...
1480 Industrial Dr C, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
The original location of this family-run brewery was supposed to be on Church Street, which is how the name evolved. However, as fate would have it, their address turned out to be on Industrial Drive, so they stuck with the first choice anyway....
5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
Used to be that doing serious outlet shopping required driving to Gurnee, Aurora, or Huntley. As of August 2013, Rosemont has its own outlet mall, and a classy one at that, with hundreds of high-end retailers from Aéropostale to Van Heusen. There’...
101 Catalpa Ave, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Originally built in 1873 for the whopping cost of $400, the Itasca Depot served this small town for 103 years. When the new station was completed in 1976, the Historical Society stepped in and saved the mighty 103 year-old depot from being...
1051 N Prospect Ave, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
If you happen to be in Wood Dale and having a hankering for a quick round of golf, Salt Creek Golf Club has what you are looking for. Their 3,985 yard, par 63 course is the perfect spot to unwind for a few hours on a sunny afternoon. Stop in to...
1731, 216 N Walnut St, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Cucina Casale is a cozy Italian spot located in downtown Itasca. It's a bit of a smaller establishment, but what it lacks in square footage it more than makes up for in taste. This independently owned and operated eatery has all the Italian...
1001 N Prospect Ave, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
There's a reason why it's called TopGolf. This enormous facility houses all things fun for golf fans of all ages. Grab some clubs and a bucket of microchipped balls and let the games begin. You and your friends will revel in the competition of who...
219 N Walnut St, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Daddy O's is a cute little retro '50s-style diner that is still family owned and operated. From the throwback light fixtures to the all red-and-white decor, this place is the real deal. There's even a little chalkboard at the entrance for local...
400 Park Boulevard, Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Steeped in epic football history, Shula's Steak House is a legendary experience unto itself. Pop into the lounge for craft cocktails, and some smalls bites, or visit the dining room for a full-blown gastronomical experience, the choice is yours....
101 E Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Tree-Guys Pizza Pub is a great place to stop in for a pie and a beer. With the usual array of pizza choices, there's no shortage of great eats right at your fingertips. Connected to the pizzeria is Hi-Fi Lounge (the pub) where you can belly up to...
500 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Featuring a wide selection of choice sushi, sashimi, tempura delights and even huge combo platters, the Hirano Japanese Restaurant will fulfill your every sushi desire. Their menu also boasts a nice selection of craft salads, udon (noodles) and...
971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
What started as a hobby by Fred Koehler and his wife back in 1975, has turned into something that we all now reap the benefits of. Lynfred Winery was founded in 1979 in Illinois, of all places. Urged by some to take his talents to California, Fred...
111 Gigi Gruber Ln, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Stocking over 600 bottles of wine from all over the globe, Wine With Me is one of the cooler hybrid drinking/shopping places I have come across. Upon entering, it looks like an enormous wine shop, complete with corkscrews, tasting kits and an...
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