What's Nande All About?

We experiment with content and technology to help people creatively explore Chicago, cross neighborhood lines, and visit places they might not otherwise think to visit. Over time it's evovled into a $5/membership club that gives people access to all the things we've created.

What do I get as a member?

We're constantly tinkering with new ideas and here's what we've cooked up for you.

City Guides

Each week we publish and send Nande members a Chicago city guide that lays out a carefully planned itinerary that gets you exploring all corners of the city. You won’t find listicles or generic click-bait. We go out each week with our cameras and curate an experience that we think you’ll love.

Text Concierge

After you become a member, we provide you with a number that you can text with questions about exploring Chicago. Want us to plan a date? Family or friends in town? Text us.

We're active from 9am to 9pm everyday. While we can’t promise immediate turnaround on all requests, we’ll do our best to respond as quickly as we can. For now, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours to respond back to you. In most cases we’ll get back to you a lot sooner.


Every so often, we'll work with the venues we feature and negotiate special experiences and deals. Find things like free shots of malort, a private after-show event with a magician, and discounts that more than cover the cost of an annual membership.

The redemption process is easy too. This isn't Groupon, there’s nothing to purchase in advance, and we don't take any sort of cut from businesses. Just find the deal in our app and click to redeem.

Why are your city guides behind a paywall?

We think digital publications and other travel apps depend far too much on having a huge number of people look at ads. As a result, they often resort to publishing click-bait, producing low-effort content, and shoving pop-up ads in your face. At the end of the day, we don’t think you need to read another article about the top 50 hamburgers in Chicago, and we certainly don’t want to devolve into doing anything like that to keep the lights on.

Instead, we want to ensure that our core focus is on producing high quality original content, and providing an excellent service that makes it easy to make the most of your free time.

What do members say about Nande?

"Really love the idea of having a full itinerary that plans the whole night --cool dinners, bars, and activities by each other."

Nathan C.

"I’ve lived in Chicago for 5 years and there’s so many things I didn’t realize I was missing out on until I came across Nande."

Robert C.

"This subscription felt like a no-brainer when I factored in that I could be saving more money than the cost of the subscription."

Sarah H.