Max Crowley, Chicago Community Manager and Chief Slanger

From the desk of Max Crowley, Chicago Community Manager and Chief Slanger

Wow, a year, amazing how time flies. It might be a long time before I’m able to fully reflect on the work that Allen and I, and the rest of the team have done in Chicago. It’s been the most exciting thing I’ve ever been involved with, to watch the growth in this city. The amazing support from Chicago is what has driven us to work as hard as possible to deliver a high quality product all the time. However, there’s a lot of work to do! Excited for another year where we can improve the technology, improve the experience, and continue to provide you reliable transportation whenever you need it. Plus, we’ll have a bunch more awesome promotions to keep you enthused about the brand!

One of the most exciting parts of our work this year, was partnering with awesome people, places and events around Chicago. Here were some of our favorite spots in River North over the last year.

Use promo code CHIANNY12 to get 50% off your BLACK car ride to/from the River North area on Monday from 6pm-Midnight!

Sable Kitchen & Bar:

If you want a seriously well made cocktail and a place to dine one on soul-satisfying social plates with friends this Monday night… look no further. Chef Heather Terhune’s hors d’oeuvres, fresh fish, meats, sustainable farm and garden selections and hand-crafted brick-oven flatbreads make the perfect complement to their amazing dri

Deal: Show your Uber app with a purchase of $20 of more and get a complimentary chef’s course!

Rockit Bar and Grill:

Besides it’s numerous accolades, including the Rockit Burger being named the best in the nation by Good Morning America, Rockit is just an all around awesome place to sit down to an awesome meal led by Executive Chef Amanda Downing, or to catch a college game (Rockit is home to the Michigan Wolverines) or NFL game this fall.

Deal: Bonus! Rockit is hosting the kick-off to Social Media Week and the Uber team will be there Monday night to support the awesome social media presence in Chicago as well as as our very own Max Crowley! Max will be a panelist on the topic of social media and its effects on transit. Stop by and check it out (it’s free!)

Fado Irish Pub:

Fado mixes the best parts of new and old Irish pubs and is a great spot if you want to check out soccer or rugby amongst other fellow fans.  The décor alone is an awesome reason to stop in and escape Chicago as you step into Ireland for a crisp beer and traditional cuisine mixed with American favorites.  Grab small plates for $3, $4, $5 this Monday from 4-7pm!

Sunda:

There’s a good chance that you’ll spot a celebrity at Sunda while you dine on your delicious sushi, sashimi or anything else from the robust New Asian menu. The Chicago Tribune rated the restaurant #1 in top celebrity hangouts in 2011.

Le Colonial:

Just outside of the actual River North boundaries is Le Colonial.  Voted a Chicago Concierge Favorite in 2011, this up-scale French-Vietnamese restaurant is a totally unique experience capturing the spirit of French colonial Southeast Asia in the 1920s.  Check it out at 937 North Rush Street in a charming two-story vintage rowhouse. (Don’t worry, the 50% discount for rides will still apply with the promo code!)

The Underground:

Looking for somewhere to get your dance on instead? The Underground is one of the premiere nightclubs in the River North area where “every guest is a VIP” – which pairs nicely with a VIP ride in an Uber! Upscale American cuisine with a late night bites, amazing cocktails, and a robust wine list makes this a great option for any night out!

Japonais:

Dine on contemporary Japanese cuisine and sushi right along the river at Japonais this Monday. Led by Executive Chef Jun Ichikawa, specialities include Kobe Prime Rib, Kani Nigri, and Maple Leafed Smoked Duck. Can you say “mouth watering?”