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12/19/2019 8:00 PM

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Get your Christmas cheer on right in your own backyard at @butchmcguires: famously known for its dazzling light displays plus cocktails that’ll knock your stockings off. (Image via @etst.)

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  • Originally starting out as swamp land, Lake Shore Drive has a very different appearance nowadays. We can all thank Potter Palmer, one of the pioneers of life in the Gold Coast. Palmer coerced the city to build LSD adjacent to his lakefront property to enhance its value.
  • Chicago foodies rejoice! Restaurant Week begins Friday, Jan. 23, so make sure to snag your reservations before spots book up. One resto to try: @bluedoorkitchenchicago, just steps from Astor House. (Image via @choosechicago.)
  • From getting that promotion in your inbox after work to crushing game night with friends, Astor House is always there for life’s daily wins. Book a tour to learn more about our amenities, here: 1340astor.com or call 312-337-0300.
  • Chicago’s Gold Coast is the historic district and the location of some of the nation’s sweetest beginnings. Case in point: one of America’s favorite desserts, the brownie. This scrumptious treat we all know and love was created for the World Columbian Exposition of 1893, right inside the Palmer House Hotel.
  • When Tequila Thursday comes calling, we know just the place. Meet @blueagavechicago, a tequila bar boasting Tex-Mex fare, American bar bites & inventive margaritas like this jalapeño + watermelon masterpiece. Bonus: it’s just a 10-minute walk from Astor House.
  • Don’t forget your fuel! Thanks to Astor House’s coffee library, you can easily grab a cup of joe to go before heading to work. Book a tour to learn more about our amenities, here: 1340astor.com or call 312-337-0300.
  • Did you know that one of the wealthiest areas in the country is, in fact, right in this neighborhood? Turns out, as of 2011, the Gold Coast ranks as the 7th richest urban area in the whole country. Eat your heart out, Upper East Side. (Image via @Reddit.)
  • It’s wine o’ clock somewhere. Treat friends to a vino flight alongside dinner at the new @chwinery ... just a 12-minute walk from Astor House. Drool over Alaskan king crab pasta and pistachio-crusted lamb after checking out the location-exclusive menu via chwinery.com.
  • A new decade calls for new digs. Make 2020 the year you move into your dream apartment home at Astor House. Book a tour to learn more about amenities, here: 1340astor.com or call 312-337-0300. #nye
  • Forget the North Pole, did you know that Rudolph the Reindeer roots are right here in Chicago?

Inspired in part by his daughter’s love for the deer at Lincoln Park Zoo, Robert L. May wrote Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a promotion for Montgomery Ward's in 1939.
  • Merry everything and happy always from all of us at Astor House. (Image via @vivyfernandes.)
  • Get in while you can! Visit the @lastchristmaspopup bar inside @woodiesflat. Indulge and imbibe with festive food, holiday-themed drinks, and more, all just a 5 minute drive from Astor House. (Image via @malortandmoet.)
  • Now housing the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The Madlener House got its name from Albert F. Madlener, a successful liquor wholesaler. His former home is designed in the “Prairie School” style, made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Get your Christmas cheer on right in your own backyard at @butchmcguires: famously known for its dazzling light displays plus cocktails that’ll knock your stockings off. (Image via @etst.)
  • Deck those halls and get the wine...it’s hosting time! Plan the ultimate holiday shindig just steps away inside Astor House’s very own penthouse party room. Book a tour to learn more about amenities, here: 1340astor.com or call 312-337-0300.