Pop juggernaut Lady Gaga has been spending plenty of time in the Windy City lately. (Her boyfriend, Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, has been filming the NBC series here since last year.) You can catch her this month at the United Center, where she will stage her Born This Way Ball. Or simply hang out at any of these spots.
The pop star likes burgers and beer at Kuma’s Corner (2900 W. Belmont Ave.)—and even she waits for a seat.
Gaga goes veggie at the Chicago Diner (3411 N. Halsted St.).
She and her BF have cozied up in the luxe suites at the Radisson Blu Aqua (221 N. Columbus Dr.).
She’s shopped at Whole Foods (30 W. Huron St.) and indulged at Forever Yogurt (42 E. Chicago Ave.). Other mealtime choices include Lou Malnati’s (439 N. Wells St.) and Karyn’s Cooked (738 N. Wells St.).
The whiskey emporium that is Delilah’s (2771 N. Lincoln Ave.) is one of her favorite after-party places (see “The 100 Best Bars in Chicago”).
Kinney recently told Chicago he wants a date night at legendary jazz joint Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway), another best bar in the city.
She has thrifted at Recycle Men’s & Women’s Designer Resale (1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.), nabbed classic Dior at Store B Vintage (1472 N. Milwaukee Ave.), and stocked up on beauty products at Mojo Spa (1468 N. Milwaukee Ave.).
GO Lady Gaga plays February 13 and 14 at the United Center; $49.50 to $175. For info, ticketmaster.com.
PHotograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images