The Acme Hotel offers a package to help you recover like a rockstar.
Recover Like a Rockstar at Acme Hotel
The hip downtown Acme Hotel is in perfect proximity to the festival, and its Recover Like a Rockstar package is just the remedy you’ll need after a day of live music. Book one of the hotel’s suites and receive added bonuses like complimentary 312 beer, Powerade, and certificates to MBurger. The package also includes special rates at IVme Hydration Clinic, a nearby fluid, oxygen, and vitamin provider. Reservations start at $239 per night. 15 E. Ohio St., 312-894-0800
Blowtique offers a selection of updo styles perfect for Lollapalooza at its brand new Braid Bar.
Blowtique Braid Bar
Known for its exceptional blowouts, Blowtique launched a Braid Bar this week, where guests can get knotty updos like a fishtail, braided headband, or twisted bun. Any of the various braided styles ($10-$35) are a perfect look for the fuss-free festival look that’s so essential for Lollapalooza. Appointments are recommended. 1 E. Huron St., 312-280-2400
Goorin Bros. and BucketFeet are two of the local labels represented at LollaShop.
LollaShop Through Monday, August 5
Incorporating local labels and official Lollapalooza-branded gear, this pop-up shop is located just outside the annual music festival. The LollaShop Lounge features a Fender Stage with live performances; Margo Kellison of Flat Out Yoga offers pre-show Vinyasa sessions on Saturday and Sunday (8 a.m.); and Heritage Bicycles auctions off a special-edition, artist-signed bike. 332 S. Michigan Ave.
LVX, available at the Rad + Refined pop-up this week, comes in perfect summer shades.
Rad + Refined Pop-Up Through Friday, August 2 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Chicago native Jacqueline Rezak brings her LA-based shop, Rad + Refined, to town for a pop-up that will offer festival-ready gear. The appointment-only shop inside the dana hotel features a mix of beachy-casual gear and edgy-upscale garments from labels like House of Harlow, Mara Hoffman, and Lara Miller. It will also boast special appearances throughout the week by other fashion femmes like Brandi Cyrus and Michelle Madonna. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. 660 N. State St.
Vertigo Sky Lounge hosts the Lollapalooza kickoff party on Thursday.
Lollapalooza Kick Off Thursday, August 1, 9 p.m.
Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza joins DJ Lance Herbstrong and local DJ Zebo for an official festival kickoff at Vertigo Sky Lounge atop the dana hotel. The sky-high party is the perfect way to kick off a weekend full of live music, or get a small taste if you don’t have tickets to the shows. Tickets are $10 per guest. 2 W. Erie St., 312-202-6060