Instagrammer and Popular Pays Founder Nathan Michael’s Favorite Chicago

Take a tour of Chicago with popular instagrammer Nathan Michael

He may not have a household name, but with nearly 80,000 Instagram followers, Nathan Michael has caught the attention of a lot of people. So when he posts shots of hip clothing shops, vintage cars and beautiful flowers floating in a pool, people take notice.

The co-founder of Popular Pays, a platform that connects brands with influential Instagrammers, Michael also creates content for companies like Wendy’s, American Express and BMW. Ready to see where he eats, shops and plays?

The Betty: I’ve always loved the vibe of The Betty, a slightly off-the-grid bar in Fulton Market. 839 W. Fulton

The Allis: The Allis takes a contemporary spin on teatime. Perfect for a weekend treat. 113-125 N. Green

Stan’s Donuts: Stan’s Donuts knows how to stack ’em high. I recommend going with the chocolates sprinkles donut. 1560 N. Damen

Longman & Eagle: Gas, gas and ass. Fuel up on drinks and eats at the OSB bar at Longman & Eagle. 2657 N. Kedzie

The Dawson: Stock up on some shellfish from The Dawson. You won’t regret it. 730 W. Grand

Momotaro: Great design, better food. 820 W. Lake

Parson’s Chicken & Fish: You can always make room for a slushy. Especially if it’s a Negroni Slushy from Parson’s. 2952 W. Armitage

Chicken Shop: There’s every other sandwich and then there’s the chicken sandwich from Chicken Shop. It will cut you to the core. 113 N. Green

Antique Taco: If I could eat Antique Taco every day, I would. Believe me. 1360 N. Milwaukee

The Shedd Aquarium: Get up close & personal with sea creatures at the Shedd Aquarium. 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Billy Reid: Billy Reid is the first clothing shop on Randolph Street in the Fulton Market. One of my favorites in general. Hopefully one of many to come to the area. 845 W. Randolph

Jayson Home: Jayson Home & Garden has a plethora of unique items for decorating your home. I personally visit here more than I should. 1885 N. Clybourn

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