Imagine a getaway from work and the realities of the real world. A place where it is just you and your girls having fun and doing the things that you love to do like dancing, playing games, laughing and creating memories. Every female needs time to enjoy their friend’s company. What if we told you that a stay at the Emil Bach House or Lang House Chicago will allow you to have some focused time together? Here are some ideas to enhance your time with your favorite girls on Chicago’s north side.

Staying In

Meet Up Midweek

Girlfriend getaways don’t always have to be on the weekends; try a mid-week meetup! A mid-week stay in Lang House Chicago or Emil Bach House offers comfort and quiet for catch-up chats. Mid-week meetups also give you more flexibility in your choice of dates and eliminate the challenge of competing with weekend crowds at restaurants and venues. A bonus feature is that mid-week rates are usually lower!

Cozy up with Cocktails

Cozy up for a girls’ night in with cocktails to go. Nearby Rogers Park Social offers a wide range of crafted cocktail choices, online ordering, and scheduled pick-up so you can bring cocktails back to the house. Choose from specials of the day, old favorites, or seasonal options. You can also opt for beer or wine instead. If you’d rather venture out, Rogers Park Social has a fun atmosphere with an industrial barroom and retro lounge.

Build Your Own Girls Retreat

Many work retreat options available for business meetings and employee events can be re-spun into a unique, memorable girls’ retreat. You can host a catered wine and cheese tasting for the girls in the Emil Bach House or Lang House Chicago living rooms, by contacting Picnic Wine & Provisions – Wine, Food and Gifts for delivery of charcuteries boards, special wines and more. Instead of going out to a spa, schedule a masseuse or stylist for an in-house treatment or warm up in the Lang House Chicago sauna. Or simply enjoy the complimentary coffee and tea while you chat amidst the ambiance of Chicago history in front of the fireplace.

Heading Out

Enjoy a New Kind of Theater

Take a break from Broadway reproductions and have a girls’ night out at one of The Neo-Futurist Theater’s interactive performances. This experimental group draws from sports, poetry, and news to create one-of-a-kind shows. For another nearby theater option, book tickets for a Lifeline Theater production. Many of their performances are reimagined takes on books and other literary works.

Have Good Old-Fashioned Fun with Board Games

For a throwback-style girls’ night, head to nearby Athena Board Game Café. It offers more than 300 game choices, from the nostalgic games you grew up with to new games based on modern-day experiences. Order a sandwich and a milkshake to go with your games to make it feel old school. They also have plenty of games available for purchase.

Plan a Pizza Night

It is Chicago, after all! If you’re meeting up with girlfriends from outside the Chicago area, they’ll enjoy a visit to Giordano’s Rogers Park. One of Chicago’s most well-known pizza restaurants, Giordano’s, serves stuffed pizzas like “Mama Giordano” used to make. For a local favorite, order delivery from, they specialize in deep dish as well as traditional thin crust and have been voted Chicago’s Best pizza!

There’s nothing like time with the girls! Visit the reservations page to book midweek stays or check on other dates. You can also contact the Emil Bach House and Lang House Chicago team to customize your stay.