Because you worked hard all week. Because it’s summer. Because when else will a man work on his tan? Herein: your easy-peasy plan to doing summer Fridays right. Cut out early and put it to the test, hombre.
Take a Seat
The city’s been hard at work on upgrading the Riverwalk, and as of right now, there are two new public stretches perfect for reclining back and enjoying some sun. Here’s a handy guide, but we suggest starting at City Winery’s new waterfront location, then perching up on the stadium seating found at the new Riverwalk Theatre section.
Grab Some Sky
Best way to get off the grid? Fly over it. Vertiport — a new heli service launching just south of Downtown — will get ya up there. Their proximity from the city makes ‘em especially convenient, and they’ll ferry you across the lakefront in executive style.
Hit Happy Hour
Yes, Happy Hour in Illinois has been banned since ‘89. And yes, Happy Hour is back. Read up on it. Makes for good bar talk. Our favorite new special: Momotaro’s basement izakaya is serving up two courses, a shot of Shochu and a beer for $20. For more options, check out Eater’s map of new power hour specials.