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UrbanMatter takes city living to the next level.

Whether you’re eager to check out the restaurant that just opened up on the corner of your block, or there’s an iconic bar you’ve been dying to visit, UrbanMatter is making it easier to discover the entertainment, dining, and nightlife that matters most to you—right here, right now.

Your Weekend Matters.

We want to change the way you explore your neighborhood. From exclusive events to the hottest nightclubs, you can plan your whole weekend out on the UrbanMatter app. No more spending what could have been a wild Saturday night at home because you think there’s nothing to do. We’re going to let you in on a secret about your city: there is always something to do. And that means there’s no more excuse for FOMO.

Your Interests Matter.

Between user-driven reviews and a map-based interface, our app gives you an innovative way to discover what matters to you. Itching to find a nightclub that’s lit right now? Or are you looking for a dive bar with cheap drinks, a chill vibe, and great service? You can narrow down the results in your neighborhood to find exactly what you’re seeking.

Simply open up UrbanMatter, enter the type of place you'd like to visit (i.e. 'Italian Restaurants,' 'Dive Bars,' 'Coffee Shops'), select the Matters pins that are most important to you, and watch our map populate with all the criteria-matched locations in your area. It's that easy!
Our unique Matters pins allow users to filter by:
- Price
- Service Quality
- Food Quality
- Drink Quality
- Live Music
- Vibe
- Cover Charge
- Specials
- Celebrity Sightings
- Attractive People
- And more!

Your Opinions Matter.

Thanks to our authentic, user-driven reviews, UrbanMatter curates the real opinions of locals to guide you toward the best hotspots around town. Once you've found a location you like – or really dislike – you can let others know by:
- Dropping your own Matters pins
- Sharing written reviews
- Giving a star rating
- And even attaching photos!
These reviews will then factor into the location's overall score.
Plus, once you've let us know what's up, UrbanMatter will recommend similar locations so you can keep on exploring.

Your Success Matters.

You can now earn points every time you visit new locations in your city. The more reviews and Matters pins you leave – and the more upvotes those reviews receive – the higher you’ll climb in our levels system!

Compete against other users to unlock special features like:
- The ability to upvote and downvote reviews
- Access to UrbanMatter special events
- The ability to redeem merch with your points
- A look at some of the best deals and steals around town
- Freebies and giveaways
- Enrollment in the exclusive UrbanMatter Masters’ Club
You can then compare your progress to that of your friends and neighbors in our leaderboard.

Your Business Matters.

For restaurant, bar, and other business owners, getting the most in-depth feedback on your locations has never been so accessible. The UrbanMatter mobile app is the perfect solution to combating outdated, stale, and biased online reviews.

What UrbanMatter brings to the table:
- A unique concept that will revolutionize how you discover your city
- A rating system that weighs what really matters to you, not arbitrary numbers
- A colorful, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface
- A user-centric app with real-time updates from Chicago locals just like you
- A three-dimensional edge to the traditional written online review

UrbanMatter. Because Urban Matters.

UrbanMatter, Inc. is a digital media platform that launched in Chicago in early 2015 with the goal
of being your best companion to the city. Thanks to our tens of thousands of devoted followers and our ever-growing online voice, it has become one of the fastest growing media companies around.

For more information visit us at http://urbanmatter.com/app/.

What’s New

Version 4.0.12

City living just got a whole lot easier.

New features on UrbanMatter include:

- The ability to earn points for leaving reviews, Matters pins, receiving upvotes, and sharing to Facebook
- A levels system that rewards you for every restaurant, bar, or event that you visit
- Unlocked access to current events, new merch, local rewards, and more

 as you level up
- A leaderboard that tracks your progress against that of your friends and neighbors

This update also includes improvements to our general speed and performance, as well as provides solutions to any bugs that might need fixing.

Has UrbanMatter helped you find something that matters in your city? Rate us—we'd love to hear your feedback!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
sugapika ,

A great way to stay in the loop!

This app is super useful! I’ve lived in Chicago all my life and have always felt like I was missing out on doing things. With UrbanMatter, I’m able to know what’s going on and it’s convenient. I also like it because you can rate and write reviews. It’s similar to yelp (which I love), so that’s great. Runs very well and has been a good tour guide for me and my friends. Highly recommend trying it out!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! We crowd-source local reviews from people like you to let others know what restaurants, bars, and venues are worth checking out. Keep using the UrbanMatter app as your ideal city guide!

kj mccann ,

I was surprised how often I use this App!

I’m not one to write reviews, however, this App is awesome. If you're looking for somewhere local - wether you live in the area or not, this is the app to use. From food to entertainment, they have it all here....with reviews and photos. This app makes my weekends way more exciting.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, KJ! We're so glad UrbanMatter has helped you find new restaurants, bars, and entertainment near you. Keep using us as your local city guide!

mikmerr2 ,


I have been waiting for an app like this as I’m new to Chicago and constantly googling “places near me with no line” or “bars with no cover”. Urban Matter saves me time and shows me a lot of new places I didn’t know about!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We hope our real-time, crowdsourced reviews of local restaurants, bars, and more can continue to help you discover what really matters in your city.


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96.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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