Articles By: Pat Howard

Pat Howard
Patrick grew up in Jefferson and Norwood Park on Chicago's northwest side. He spent most of his childhood playing sports, but when he wasn't holding a bat or shooting free throws he found he needed a creative outlet for his thoughts. He found he had a love of storytelling and how it brings people together. This is when he started writing creatively and talking to people... a lot. He attended college at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota where he graduated with a degree in journalism and English. He soon returned to Chicago where he is currently working at a career as a journalist.
Drive-In Movie Theaters Around Chicago

Drive-In Movie Theaters Around Chicago

Drive-ins are the ideal option for movie-goers who also want to enjoy the outdoors. Check out these drive-ins near Chicago.

Lake Shore Drive

If ever asked to take a trip on LSD, Chicago is the safest place in the world where you can answer “yes.”

Zanies Comedy Club

Zanies Comedy Club

Zanies Comedy Club has been host to comedians such as Chelsea Handler and Jerry Seinfeld, and is the king of Chicago stand-up comedy.

Joe’s Bar On Weed Street (Bar/Concert Venue, Lincoln Park)

Joe’s on Weed offers a great place to watch sports and drink cheap beer.

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Edison Park

If you venture to Chicago’s far northwest side you’ll find the cozy neighborhood of Edison Park, home to various types of bars and restaurants all with something different to offer.

Bangers & Lace (Bar, Wicker Park)

I can think of no better name for this pub and restaurant, as it features some of the best sausages the city has to offer along with 30 draft beers any make-up of taste buds would find appealing.

5 Kickass… Outdoor Basketball Courts

5 Kickass… Outdoor Basketball Courts

California Park | 3843 N. California Ave. California Park is a great place to play ball because it features all the fundamentals […]

Chicago’s Irish Festivals

Who’s to say that you should only celebrate Irish culture in March? Chicago gives tourists and natives alike the opportunity to put on some green and listen to bagpipes in the summer as well.

The Start of a New Bulls Dynasty

In the past seven years, the Bulls have made the playoffs six times. The Bulls are building a championship caliber team around their core players and fans should be excited for the future of this team. The modern Bulls truly are a dynasty in the making.