Transportation comes in various shapes and sizes all over the world. We’re working hard to make sure that wherever you are, you can connect to a safe and reliable ride through Uber. Wondering what sort of globe-trotting we’ve been doing lately? For the wanderlust in us all, we’ve brought you #UberEverywhere. So far, we’ve taken you from the West Coast to the East Coast and we’re about to land right in the heart of the USA – the Midwest.
THE WINDY CITY
Though our nickname is also “The Second City”, Chicago was the 4th city to launch on a crisp Autumn day in September 2011. In 2 years, we’ve crossed a lot of milestones and had a lot of fun along the way. We were the first city to launch uberTAXI ushering in the first low-cost Uber option. We’ve rolled around the streets of Chicago for Lollapalooza in On-Demand DJ Party Buses, and (little known fact) we introduced the now-iconic Neon Uber Tank Tops.
UBERING AROUND CHICAGO
With the tap of an app, we requested an uberTAXI to take a cruise down Lakeshore Drive and some of our other favorite places.
CHICAGO TOP 5
From Wicker Park to Wrigley to West Loop – it’s nearly impossible to narrow down our top 5 places in Chicago. These are 5 spots we love out of an exhaustive list of all the places Chicago has to offer.
1. The Whistler
Speakeasies seem like a thing of the past, but Chicago has its fair share. One of our favorites, The Whistler, isn’t an experience to miss. Unmarked doors, secret passwords and underground lounges filled with dreamy music couple with candlelit ambience and unreal cocktails.
Home of DA BEARS. We love watching our hometown team in the oldest NFL stadium in the nation.
The Chicago restaurant scene is always on point (even recently being named by the Munchies Awards as the Best Food City in the USA), and Alinea by Chef Grant Achatz is one of the city’s gems. In 2010, Alinea was named the best restaurant in the United States and #7 in the world. Um, yes please!
4. “The Bean” and Millenium Park
There’s nothing like stopping by “The Bean” for a photo opp, catching a free concert at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, ice skating along Michigan Avenue, or just hanging out on a lazy Sunday (though we don’t get many of those 😉 ). It’s pretty safe to say, we frequent the park quite a bit.
Sometimes our jobs can be stressful, but there’s always a ton of laughter. When we aren’t making each other laugh in the office, we love to check out some improv at The Second City. (We’re always looking for Tina Fey in the crowd – we love you, girl!)
GET SOCIAL WITH US!
Wherever you are in the world – Uber on!
Max, Nicole, Tricia, Zack, David, Ryan, Jo and the rest of the Uber Chicago Team
On Friday, January 24, enter promo code HOCKEYFAN into your app and request BLACKHAWKS at 1pm for your chance to be picked up in an Uber driven by Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling.