07/16/2011 01:37 pm ET | Updated Sep 15, 2011

Obama's Chicago: Catch The President At One Of His Favorite Area Hangouts

As President Obama prepares for his 50th birthday bash in Chicago, some are hoping to catch a glimpse of him without coughing up serious cash.

Because it's been so long since Obama has called Chicago home, we decided to round up some of the president's old haunts. Who knows, maybe he'll swing by the East Bank Club for some basketball on his birthday weekend. We doubt his membership has expired.

Obama's Chicago Hangouts