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Best Places to Watch NFL Games in Wicker Park

Now that the NFL season is upon us, you may be wondering where in Wicker Park y

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Best Places to Watch NFL Games in Wicker Park

Now that the NFL season is upon us, you may be wondering where in Wicker Park you can go to watch the game. Here are our recommendations for best places in the neighborhood to watch football games on TV. ANTHEM Of all the bars in Chicago where you can watch a football game, Anthem is definitely   


Top 10 Artists to See at Riot Fest

Have you even looked at the line up for this year’s show?  It’s an abyss.  We know what you’re thinking.  You’re saying outloud from the desk at your soul-crushing office job, “I’m flummoxed enough just trying to coordinate travel and lodging in Chicago.  How am I suppose to navigate such a hodgepodge entanglement of entertainment?”  Well   


Three Ways the Traveler Has Evolved in the Last Decade

While there’s no such thing as a “typical” Holiday Jones guest, when you spend as much time as we do conversing with people from areas of the world ranging from California to Turkey, it’s not difficult to pick up on the fact that many are trading in the standard vacation in favor of extended, meaningful   


Top 10 List of 2016 Pitchfork Festival Performers

It’s that time of year. Pitchfork released this year’s festival line-up. Now it’s on us to sift through the galumphing manifest of performers and decide who we see live on stage and who we see on YouTube at home four weeks later. 10) Thundercat We like all of Stepehen Bruner’s psychedelic, R&B, jazzy funk-punk, doom   


What’s On Tap At Holiday Jones?

A couple months ago Holiday Jones got its liquor license and started serving beer. It was the best news we had heard in a long time. Let’s take a look at what’s on tap at the Holiday Jones hostel this month. With each draft option we offer an empanada pairing from our 5411 Empanadas restaurant located   


Happy New Year From Holiday Jones

We wanted to wish all of our guests past, present and future a happy New Year! Enjoy yourself and be safe out there.   Keep on travelling   Sincerely, Holiday Jones


New Year’s Eve Parties in Chicago

New Year’s Eve in a big city like Chicago offers an unlimited number of activities and events. Concerts, huge parties, small parties, VIP parties, dinner parties, tea parties, whatever party you’re looking for it can be found somewhere in Chicago (most likely at a fancy hotel). You can always hang around in the hostel and   


December Concerts

We know it’s cold, but that doesn’t stop some of the best music acts from performing in Chicago. There are plenty of awesome Holiday Concerts this December, especially the many New Year’s Eve concerts throughout the city. Check out the hottest concerts in Chicago for December 2015.


What To Do In Chicago This Thanksgiving

There’s more than just a parade going on in Chicago for Thanksgiving. The entire week leading up to Thanksgiving has plenty of events and activities for all ages. If you find yourself in Chicago for Turkey day, check out the activities and events below. Shopping We’re not just talking about Black Friday. Stores all over   



The results are in, Urban Holiday Lofts & Holiday Jones have the highest ratings on Trip Advisor for guests that traveled as a couple and stayed at a Chicago Hostel. 55% of couples that stayed at Urban Holiday Lofts gave it a perfect score of 5 stars with Holiday Jones at a close second at