Please help me find some place pleasant, close to a train station, to pass the time from 10:00pm-12:00am north of Chicago, IL.
My friends are attending a concert tonight (July 7, 2011) at 8:00pm at Ravinia Park, Highland Park, IL. I am flying down to spend time with my friends, but I will not be able to attend the concert. I am landing at Chicago Midway Airport this evening, about the same time the concert starts. My plan is to take the train from the airport and head in the direction of their venue. Then, after their concert is over, my friends will pick me up from wherever I am on their way to our hotel. However, I expect that after I arrive at my final station, I will have to wait 1 or more hours until they pick me up. I don't know when the concert will end, but 11:00pm doesn't seem unlikely. So, where's a good place to wait? I'd rather not just hang out at the train station.
If you know of any, could you please suggest a place where I could wait that meets the following criteria:
- Is roughly between Highland Park, IL and Skokie, IL (where we'll be staying after the concert).
- Is within reasonable walking distance of a train station that I could access from Midway Airport
- Will be open between 10:00pm and 12:00am this evening
I'm thinking coffee shops, restaurants, book stores, places like that would be ideal. Some place I could sit with my laptop and write e-mails while waiting. I'd prefer not to wait in a bar. I've called a few Starbucks and similar places that I found on Google but none were open past 10:00pm. Do you know of any good places?