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Cloud Connect Guide to Chicago

The Cloud Connect team has compiled a list of things to-do while you are in Chicago. We’ve listed some of our favorite must-see and must-eat places near McCormick Place just for our Cloud Connect attendees.


Where to Eat

Near the McCormick Place


Contemporary American

Located inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick



Located inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick



Located inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick


Local Favorites

Lou Malnati's

Deep Dish Pizza
Staff tip: Best pie out there!

805 S. State Street


Deep Dish Pizza

864 N. State Street

Giordano's Famous Stuffed Pizza

Deep Dish Pizza

5311 S. Blackstone Ave.

Rosebud on Rush


Rush 55 E. Suprior St.

RPM Italiano


52 W Illinois

Gene and Georgetti

Steak House

500 N. Franklin Street

Tavern On Rush

Steak House

1031 N Rush street

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion


720 N State St

Hot Doug's

Staff tip: Foie Gras on hot dog?! Yes please! Don’t go during lunch time though, or you’ll be stuck in a looooong line.

3324 North California
773 -279-9550


Things to See

The Museum of Science and Industry

Staff tip: AMAZING - for so many reasons, but the German submarine downstairs is pretty cool.

The Navy Pier

Staff tip: Don't miss the stained glass exhibit at the Navy Pier—beautiful!

Lincoln Park Zoo

Staff tip: It's free!

Hancock Building

Staff tip: You can go up for a drink and view if you're not in the mood for a full-on tour.

State Street and Michigan Ave Shopping

Shedd Aquarium

Staff tip: It's Amazing.


What to Do

Second City Comedy Club

Staff tip: A stand up joint – get it? You’ll get a good laugh at this improve comedy club.

Pippin’s Tavern

Staff tip: Classic Chicago, with an old school vibe

Go to a Piano Bar

Howl at the Moon and Red Headed Piano

Howells and Hood

Staff tip: Located at the bottom of the Tribune Building, you can’t go wrong here with the good food, drink and views

Social 25

Staff tip: Some pretty good bands pass through here – good place to listen to some great music.

Buddy Guy’s Legend

Staff tip: Blues Club