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6 Top Places to Read ACM This Summer

Lurie Garden & Jay Pritzker Pavilion

by Jamie Perry

Summer isn't over yet! Check out these top places to read Another Chicago Magazine before the fall season hits Chicago!

1. Chicago Cultural Center 

For a rainy day, bring your copy of ACM to the Chicago Cultural Center, where you can enjoy the architecture of what was once Chicago's first public library. To supplement your reading, check out Stefan Sagmeister’s exhibit, The Happy Show—adelightful culmination of adecade long happiness project that utilizes typography and the artist’s writing.

2. Southport Grocery and Café

Perfect for the individual craving a good read and good eats, this Roscoe Village staple is a restaurant, café, and grocery store that sells locally made treats good enough to take home. But with an outdoor patio, a great latte, and your copy of ACM, why would you want to leave?

3. Montrose Beach

Chicago has a large selection of beaches and lakefront destinations to enjoy when it’s sunny and scorching, but for a relaxed reading environment, check out Montrose Beach. Whether you want to camp out near the water or underneath the shade of a tree, this spot is quiet, and offers free wifi, so you can tweet about your copy of ACM!

4.& 5. Lurie Garden & Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Be a tourist for a day and visit this garden on the south end of Millennium Park, which was built to be a sanctuary for the “City of Big Shoulders.” Bring your copy of ACM, and enjoy the peacefulness of this spot among the flowers. If you visit on a weekday evening this summer, stay late for a free concert or film next to the garden at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, as shows are scheduled nearly every night.

6. J. Parker Rooftop

After a long day, head over to this rooftop bar in Lincoln Park and bring along your copy of ACM. With breathtaking views, delicious drinks, and a not-too-scene environment, the J. Parker offers the avid reader some respite from the usual bar scene. Or, grab a friend and discuss your favorite ACM pieces over drinks with names like The Lazenby and Wise Fool.

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