Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. - Official Web Site
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Navy Pier draws visitors both far and near; walking along the Pier, taking in the view of the Lake and enjoying good conversation is one of the city’s great delights. As with any experience, your day at Navy Pier can be sweetened by indulging in a little dessert.
There are dozens of dessert kiosks located along the Pier, temptingly showcasing their wares as you walk by. And what a variety of treats there are!
In the midst of a hot Chicago summer, you can choose cool Italian ice or delicious ice cream. On those brisk autumn days, try a warm elephant ear sprinkled with powdered sugar, or a churro rolled in cinnamon. The choices seem as endless as the Pier itself: go ahead, indulge yourself!
PJ Clarke’s Streeterville, 302 E. Illinois - Official Web Site
This bar is slightly upscale and, because of its proximity to the Loop, usually caters to the after-work crowd. However, its clientele certainly knows how to let their hair down! With a boisterous, amiable staff and late hours, PJ Clarke’s promises a good time. It is no surprise that PJ Clarke’s has amassed quite a following in Chicago.
The décor hearkens back to Chicago’s 1920’s heyday, with high-top tables, walls adorned with signed photographs of celebrities and a speakeasy atmosphere throughout. Upstairs there is a large party room that can be rented for anything from informal gatherings and boisterous birthday parties to wedding receptions and formal dinners.
The bar features a full menu, including the famous Minnieburgers, which were first introduced in 1989. Quickly becoming one of the most popular items on the menu, they became the featured food item at a restaurant opened in their honor, called – you guessed it - Minnies. Come in to PJ Clarke’s and try one for yourself!