Move over Grocery Store Joe, because there’s a hell of a lot more reasons to visit Windy City than for our favourite bachelor-turned-TV-personality Chicago native. A city that's more than just Big Bean’s home and a population of charming accents, Chicago has a lot to offer as North America’s fifth largest metropolis. They’ve got silent parties, comedy bars, Italian pizza that actually tastes like Italian pizza, and the epic chance to do all of those things for a discounted price.
That's all because of Groupon, obviously. Cheers to you, Groupon. A website that finds all of the best deals happening in any city, we set out to find all of the best deals happening in Chicago. With savings that include tours to China and discounted hair removal sessions, here’s our complete and compiled list of the best Chicago Groupons that you and your friends should take advantage of this November.
Get Lost In Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze
Original Price: $51.96 for four admissions
Savings: $32 (38% off)
Why You Should Go: I’m not very good with direction so mazes are totally not my idea of a good time, but a funhouse maze with strobe lights and cool colours? Yeah, I dig it.
Check Out The Silent Party On November 9
Original Price: $27.20
Savings: $16 (41% off)
Why You Should Go: I’ll be honest with you, I’m always a little disappointed whenever I enter a club in Toronto and hear the repetitive Drake playlist playing in the home of the 6ix God. A solution? A party where I can play whatever song I want (would anyone else choose to party to the Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again soundtrack or is that just me?)
Attend A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour On November 23
Original Price: $49.02
Savings: $30 (39% off)
Why You Should Go: Santa Clause, who?! This show is the ultimate deciding factor as to whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year. And I’m sure you’ve all been very good. Right? Right?!
Get Into Some Latin Street Music And Dancing
Original Price: $142 for 8 classes
Savings: $39 (65% off)
Why You Should Go: It may not be to the current A Star Is Born soundtrack - excuse me while I wipe a tear - that I’ve been listening to since October, but dancing to Latin street music is definitely just as fun (and definitely less emotional).
Solve A Murder Mystery With The Murder Mystery Company
Original Price: $120
Savings: $59.98 (50% off)
Why You Should Go: Admit it, we all watch Riverdale even though we know it’s bad for us. Our generation is a total sucker for murder mysteries, so why not delve into the real thing at a murder mystery dinner?!
Snag A One-Hour Swedish Massage At Ravenswood Health And Wellness Center
Original Price: $85 for one-hour massage
Savings: $49 (42% off)
Why You Should Go: I already trust the Swedes for producing the greatest pop group of our time (you already know who I’m talking about), so it’s pretty easy to believe that their massages are just as fun and magical.
5 45-minute Salt Cave Sessions At Galos Cave Spa
Original Price: $70
Savings: $35 (50% off)
Why You Should Go: How cool does this place look?! With stalactites of salt dangling from the ceiling and the friggin’ floor crunching as you walk, this awesome salt cave is only $35 for a 45-minute session.
One 60-Minute Reflexology With Head, Neck And Shoulder Massage At Top Feet Spa
Original Price: $58
Savings: $25 (57% off)
Why You Should Go: Listen, feet work just as hard as the rest of our body and deserve a day off, too. Especially if that day off is only $25.
Six iLipo Laser Sessions With Body Baby! The Body Sculpting
Original Price: $660
Savings: $189 (71% off)
Why You Should Go: Hey, you know what they say about summer bodies being made in the winter . . .
Three 15-Minute Electrolysis Sessions With Precision Hair Removal And Skin Care
Original Price: $105
Savings: $52 (50% off)
Why You Should Go: Because razors are expensive, and totally have the potential to leave scars when you’re shaving your legs (but whatever, it happened to me while I was watching an episode of Game of Thrones. Can you blame me?!)
One Dinner For Two At The Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Original Price: $95
Savings: $49 (48% off)
Why You Should Go: A classic dinner fixed with a sassy and divalicious female impersonation show, the Kit Kat Lounge is both fun and tasty.
Two Tickets To A Comedy Bar Show From Sunday - Friday Plus One Appetizer
Original Price: $55.18
Savings: $30 (46% off)
Why You Should Go: If there is one thing I love more than food, it’s laughing. Laughing and eating; eating and laughing. Is there anything else more important in life?
Half-Price Sushi At Kitchenette Restaurant
Original Price: $35
Savings: $18.50 (47% off)
Why You Should Go: I don’t care what you say, there is nothing better in this world than sushi. I have an emotional attachment to sushi.
One Large Special Pizza And Pitcher Of Domestic Beer At Marie's Pizza & Liqours
Original Price: $30.25
Savings: $16.50 (45% off)
Why You Should Go: I mean . . . why shouldn’t you go? It’s half-priced pizza.
A Saturday Dinner Cruise With Odyssey Lake Michigan
Original Price: $180.75
Savings: $119 (34% off)
Why You Should Go: One of the best things about Chicago is the skyline, and the best way to view the skyline? During a night cruise. Duh!
A Discounted Stay At Freehand Chicago
Original Price: $108 per night
Savings: $60 per night
Why You Should Go: Boutique hotels are usually a lot more cuter than those typical 5-star resorts, so why not score an epic romantic getaway only worth $60 a night?!
Relax At The Pheasant Run Resort: Chicagoland Golf Resort In St. Charles
Original Price: $119 per night
Savings: $82 per night
Why You Should Go: The only downfall about this one is that you may see Trump sneaking onto one of the properties to play his favourite pastime. Sorry, second favourite - his first is Tweeting!
Embark On A 12-Day Tour Of China (Flight And Hotel Included)
Original Price: $2,199
Savings: $699 (68% off)
Why You Should Go: I’ve been obsessed with visiting China since watching Jaden Smith’s version of The Karate Kid, and with a 12-day tour that’s 68% off it’s original price, that little kid dream just got a lot more real.
An 8 or 10-Day Ireland Vacation (Flight And Hotel Included)
Original Price: $748.50
Savings: $499 (33% off)
Why You Should Go: I just returned from Ireland, so I can confirm the expectations you probably have of it. Activities include drinking beer, visiting the Guinness Storehouse where you drink more beer, and checking out the Cliffs of Moher - where you can buy more beer in nearby pubs.
3 Or 5-Night All-Inclusive Stay In San Miguel De Cozumel, Mexico (Flight Included)
Original Price: $948
Savings: $379 (60% off)
Why You Should Go: An all-inclusive stay in Mexico?! Count me in. Always.
Get A Two Pass For Rock Climbing At Brooklyn Boulders
Original Price: $72
Savings: $25 (65% off)
Why You Should Go: I always prefer indoor rock climbing to outdoor. Why? Because I have no balance. Or coordination. Which means my first outdoor rock climbing experience would also probably be my last.
Get Two Whole Body Cryotherapy Sessions At Andersonville Cryotherapy And Athletic Recovery Center
Original Price: $130
Savings: $65 (50% off)
Why You Should Go: Sure, this place looks like a human version of Whac-A-Mole, but what’s wrong with that?
Original Price: $359
Savings: $139 (61% off)
Why You Should Go: A 50-minute low-impact and high intensity class, who would ever deny a group of epic fitness classes that’s worth more than 60% off?!
Get One Month Of Unlimited Beginner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu And Kickboxing Classes At Movimento Fitness
Original Price: $260
Savings: $45 (83% off)
Why You Should Go: Admit it, you’ve always wanted to learn Jiu Jitsu.
One Month Of Unlimited Classes At Sproing Fitness
Original Price: $169
Savings: $49 (71% off)
Why You Should Go: Sproing Fitness is a place where people can run indoors with low-impact and high intensity workout. The best part about that? You don’t have any potential of bugs flying into your mouth.