Cool Stuff to do in Chicago During Microsoft Ignite

As part of the Countdown to Microsoft Ignite show, Joey and I got a chance to do a whirlwind tour of Chicago.  We took along a camera crew and filmed at 25 different locations ranging from breweries, museums, restaurants, bars, public parks and coffee joints. This was an awesome experience organized by one of our colleagues (Denise) who handles (among other things) the community experience during Microsoft Ignite.

These videos have been sprinkled over 6 countdown shows.  I highly recommend you watch the whole series of countdown shows, but if you are JUST looking for things to do – I decided to compile a list with links AND direct video snips of each location.

Enjoy!

Restaurants / Places to Eat

01-GinosEast
Ginos East Deep Dish Pizza (Click For Video)
http://www.ginoseast.com/
Twitter: @ginoseast

02-Portillos
Portillos (Click For Video)
http://www.portillos.com/portillos
Twitter: @PortillosHotDog

04-BerghoffChicago
The Berghoff Restaurant (Click For Video)
http://www.theberghoff.com
Twitter: @BerghoffChicago

Breweries and Distilleries

03-CHDistillery
CH Distillery (Click For Video)
http://chdistillery.com
Twitter: @CHDistillery

06-GooseIsland
Goose Island Brewery (Click For Video)
http://www.gooseisland.com
Twitter: @GooseIsland

22-revolution
Revolution Brewery (Click for Video)
http://revbrew.com
Twitter: @revbrewchicago

24-Lagunitas
Lagunitas Brewery (Click for Video)
http://lagunitas.com
Twitter: @lagunitasbeer

Ultimate Coffee

05-LaColombe
La Colombe coffee (Click For Video)
http://www.lacolombe.com
Twitter: @lacolombecoffee

Bars

07-TavernOnRush
Tavern on Rush (Click For Video)
http://www.tavernonrush.com
Twitter: @TavernOnRush

08-RoofOnTheWit
Roof on the Wit Bar (Click for Video)
http://www.roofonthewit.com
Twitter: @ROOFontheWit

21-PaddyLongs
Paddy Longs (Click for Video)
http://www.paddylongs.com
Twitter: @PaddyLongs

18-BuddyGuyBlues
Buddy Guys Blues bar (Click for Video)
http://bg.buddyguy.com
Twitter: @BuddyGuys

23-RockitBarandGrill
Rockit Bar and Grill (Click for Video)
http://rockitbarandgrill.com
Twitter: @rockit

Things to do:

09MagMile
Magnificent Mile (Click for Video)
http://themagnificentmile.com
Twitter: @TheMagMile

11-ArtInstitute
Art Institute of Chicago (Click For Video)
http://www.artic.edu/
Twitter: @artinstitutechi

12-JohnHancock360Experience
John Hancock tower and 360 Chicago experience (Click For Video)
http://www.360chicago.com
Twitter: @360chiviews

13-RiverArchitectureTour
River Architecture Tour (Click for Video)
http://www.cruisechicago.com/architecture_tours
Twitter: @CFLCruises

14-MileniumPark
Millennium Park (Click for Video)
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html
Twitter: @millennium_park

15-UnitedCenter
The United center (Click for Video)
http://www.unitedcenter.com/
Twitter: @unitedcenter

16-ScienceMuseam
Science Museum  (Click for Video)
http://www.msichicago.org/
Twitter: @msichicago

17-SecondCity
Second City Comedy Club (Click for Video)
http://www.secondcity.com/
Twitter: @TheSecondCity

19-CubsWrigleyField
Wrigley field – The Cubs (Click for Video)
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com
Twitter: @Cubs

20-NavyPier
Navy Pier (Click for Video)
https://navypier.com
Twitter: @navypier

If you made it this far – you might want the list of the episodes these all came from:

I hope to see you at the event! If you see the GreenHat – stop and say Hi !

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