I'll be visiting Chicago with my business partner. We're starting a new venture and will be in town for a conference staying at the Hotel Allegro.
We have some clients who are looking for a casual evening after a long day at the conference. By casual, we mean change into jeans and sneakers after a long day being "on." These are people we've known from past employers, so we'll enjoy some relaxed time.
I don't know where the clients are staying, but the conference hotels are pretty much downtown. We're hoping for something fun or different, something that makes for a fun experience hanging out together -- could be music, or creative atmosphere, or interactive food (tapas, Korean BBQ), etc. Or anything else to make the evening different from a standard business dinner.
Any other inexpensive recs in the general area for our non-client nights would be appreciated too.