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The facility is fairly large compared to the many smaller, intimate blues bars. This can make it easier to get a seat (especially at the end of a set), although there’s no guarantee. I’m not sure how this fits into your plan to be well-rested for the marathon, but the music plays on into the wee hours. The cover charge is also fairly reasonable.
I have been running since the first grade. Running is still my BFF! The 2018 Chicago Marathon was my 100th marathon and my 24th time running Chicago. (And during my first one, I thought, “Never again.” After I finished, I changed my tune to, “What else can I do?”) Since then, I’ve competed in marathons all over the world and I’m a huge proponent of racecations. I believe the best way to see another city is on your feet. I most recently published my first book, “Me, You & 26.2: Coach Denise’s Guide to Get You To Your First Marathon.” The book echoes what I tell my coaching clients, whether I’ve been helping them get to their first mile or their first 100 miler. (As an Amazon Associate, Racertrips LLC earns from qualifying purchases.) I’m fueled by pizza and doughnuts, which you’ll see on our Best Restaurants in Chicago page.