I'll be in Chicago for the first time next week from Tuesday- Sunday. (I hail from Toronto). I'm staying at the Conrad so suggestions within walking distance / easy transit ride are ideal.
I'm on business so I will be alone for most of that time and being a social butterfly and conversation lover I was hoping for some recommendations on where to eat with a special emphasis on friendly atmospheres or those places with a nice bar setup / communal tables that are conducive to breaking the rules of childhood and openly chatting with strangers.
If you have any pub/ Bar /Lounge recommendations for weekend nights those are always appreciated as well.