My kinda town: a local’s approved guide to the many delights of Chicago

Discover the best of the Midwest with this Chicagoan-approved guide to film, food, art and design

Architectural highlights of Chicago include the neo-Gothic Tribune Towers, the 1920s Wrigley Building, and the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) which was the tallest building in the world for 23 years

I’m perched by the window of a cocktail bar in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. Suspended from the ceiling at either end are two giant disco balls that throw a motley of colours onto the high-spirited group of twenty-somethings that have just befriended me.

They tell me that the cocktail bar (Estereo FM) is one of the latest hip openings in Fulton Market – a district in the city’s West Loop neighbourhood. It makes sense, too: ...