西圈芝加哥在西圈做的指导。This neighborhood is home of many of the city’s best restaurants and it has a lively nightlife.
Getting to the West Loop
You can take the green or pink line to the Clinton, Morgan or Ashland el stop or you can take the Metra to Ogilvie Station.
The United Center is a hub of activity. Both the Bulls and the Blackhawks play here, plus it is a venue for major concerts. Blackhawks games are a true Chicago experience. As a concert venue I love the United Center because you don’t have to worry about the possibility of rain like you do at Soldier Field.
An antique and vintage market that takes place one weekend a month. In the summer it takes place outside on Randolph Street the last weekend of the month, in colder months the market moves inside. The market is considered one of the best flea markets in America.
City Winery is a winery, concert venue, and restaurant. There is always something happening here.
This is less of a museum and more of an immersive art experience/place to take cool instagram photos. General admission is a whopping $32 (about twice the price of The Art Institute of Chicago).
A theater devoted to offering plays for children such as非常饥饿的毛毛虫秀andBeastrix Potter假日茶会。他们还有一个夏令营和代理课程。
A live music venue, restaurant, and bar with a packed schedule featuring a wide variety of bands. General admission tickets to most shows are $20-$25.
Where to Eat in the West Loop
Avec is deeply loved in Chicago. It’s definitely one of the best restaurants in town. Expect 5 star food paired with a casual atmosphere. They serve lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Their chorizo stuffed dates with a slightly spice tomato sauce are a must order item and a menu staple. Other than that, the menu changes often but I have loved every bite that I have tasted at this restaurant.
这家餐厅有助于改变西环邻居。2010年由Top Chef Winner Stephani Izard开幕，这是芝加哥最好的食物之一。提前计划并在打开时进行预订或者在栏中找到一个地方。Izard以她对大胆的口味和意外的成分组合而闻名。一定要尝试山羊 - 有几种准备工作可以记住，山羊腿必须预先订购。
勒克斯特is my喜爱。我不轻易这么说。食物只是特殊的，我喜欢轻松的氛围，加上员工很棒。他们确实保留了预订，他们可以享用午餐和晚餐。预订系统您需要支付桌子，然后从账单中扣除支付的金额。有不同的座位区域 - 我总是喜欢靠近他们，以便我可以在行动中观看厨师。有些人不能错过菜单物品是老年切达干酪的弗莱面包，鸡肉制成三种方式，以及饼干和牛奶。这些都是菜单钉。
One of the most highly reviewed restaurants in Chicago, it is a sister restaurant to Roister and Alinea. Next has a unique concept, every four months the menu and restaurant concept changes. Upcoming menus include Tokyo and Mexico City. The menu is prix fixe and reservations are necessary and prepaid.
This is Charles’s favorite spot for drinks – although the food is good too! This Mediterranean restaurant explores the cuisines of Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. The rooftop seating area is one of the West Loop’s prettiest outdoor spaces.
The Publican just started serving weekday lunch in addition to dinner and weekend brunch! Meat and seafood are the stars of the show at this eatery. All of the meat and produce is sourced from local farms, while the seafood gets flown in from destinations as far away as New Zealand. Charles and I are big fans of the weekend brunch which has a very man friendly menu.
Greektown is just south of the West Loop so I wanted to be sure to mention it here. Greek Islands is considered to be the best spot in the neighborhood. The expansive menu has traditional favorites and family style options.
一个妹妹餐厅女孩和山羊,这喧嚣er serves up three meals a day. Breakfast items like biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and fat elvis waffles are available all day. You can find burgers, pierogis, reubens, and pork ribs on the dinner menu.
A casual Italian restaurant helmed by Fabio Viviani with a menu featuring a mix of pizzas, pastas, and Italian inspired bar foods. I am especially fond of the short rib lasagna and I also love their weekend brunch.
Bombo Bar Bar Siena的Bar Siena外面的一个散步窗口供应咖啡，茶，热巧克力，Bomboloni（填充意大利甜甜圈）和室内凝胶。
厨师萨拉格鲁德伯格的詹姆斯胡须屡获胜的意大利餐厅为手工制作的意大利面时。菜单有两个部分列表意大利面：Atipicia和Tipica。您可以通过虾获得简单的Spaghetti Al Pomodoro或Arrabbiata的摇滚版。肉类和海鲜的家庭风格部分也可用。
Rick Bayless’s restaurant focused on wood-fired cooking from Baja, Mexico has a menu that heavily features seafood.
The name can be confusing because this is more of a restaurant than a bar. Maude’s is a sister restaurant to Au Cheval and Bavette’s, and its dimly lit atmosphere reminds me of Bavette’s. The menu is French and includes lots of chilled fresh seafood and classic French dishes like steamed mussels, escargot, steak tartare, and duck confit cassoulet.
You can find doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, and fried chicken sandwiches at this Do Rite Donuts location. They offer both vegan and gluten-free doughnuts too. One of the most popular flavors it the candied maple bacon.（注意：Do Rite Donuts在左侧，我正在与朋友一起做甜甜圈味觉测试）。
The Smyth and The Loyalist are two distinct restaurants. The Smyth is a rustic restaurant serving New American cuisine with two Michelin stars. The Loyalist is a neighborhood bar with one of the best burgers in Chicago.
Inside this food hall you will findThattu一间餐厅供应来自喀拉拉邦地区的印度街头食品。在制作詹姆斯胡须奖的半决赛名单之后，小点变得越来越大。我有一个罂粟，一个用米饭面糊制成的轻毛茸茸的绉纱，而且根korma。你把罂粟撕成罂粟，用它来舀起korma，这是令人愉快的。
Thattu Politan行是13供应商之一。其他eateries include Smashed Radish (vegetable-forward cuisine from the owners of Fat Shallot), Asian street food, tacos, hummus, and Cajun cuisine. Plus there is a cocktail bar in the center of the space and a beer garden outside during warmer months.
This 50,000 square foot space is home to 18 restaurants and a rooftop bar. This new addition to the city has gained lots of buzz. Inside you will find mini versions of beloved restaurants including Lost Larson, Mott St, and The Purple Pig. There is also a demo kitchen where local chefs host special events.
毫无疑问,泽田师傅是最酷的coff之一ee houses in town. It’s filled with fashionable people typing away on laptops sipping military lattes and cold brews. At night the space is occupied by Green Street Smoked Meats.
You can buy custom locally made bikes, coffee, and snacks at this shop on Racine.
The most traditional coffee shop on this list, La Colombe offers a full range of coffee drinks plus pastries and light meals.
Need your coffee with a dose of CDB? This is the place. They also serve breakfast and lunch bites.
Where to Drink in the West Loop
A chic cocktail bar and music lounge in the basement of the Hoxton hotel. They don’t take reservations so cross your fingers that a table is available. The menu features 52 different cocktails.
A sister restaurant to Roister and Next, The Aviary has won many awards for their innovative cocktail program. They are known for serving up elaborate futuristic cocktails. You’ll need a reservation to get in.
Part game room and part bar/restaurant, Punch Bowl Social is the place for a fun night out. The 30,000 square foot space has an arcade, bowling, and karaoke. The food is classic American and they serve a variety of beers and craft cocktails.
The entrance looks like a florist, but it’s hiding a cocktail lounge with two levels. At 7:30 the bar hosts throwback entertainment – it could be a burlesque dancer, a musical performance, or something else. The menu has complex cocktails, mocktails, classic cocktails, and multiple old fashioneds. The food menu has bar snacks, small plates, and large plates that serve up to 6 guests.
A taproom with 40 taps serving Ballast Point brews in the Fulton Market District, the brewery was sold in March 2020 and the taproom has closed for a refresh.
The shopping options in the West Loop are limited. People tend to come here to eat not shop, but there are some lovely locally owned boutiques and some brands you are probably familiar with. I am focusing on shops that aren’t nationwide, but Free People, Lululemon, Warby Parker, and Anthropologie all have locations in the West Loop. Gucci has a popup store too.
A locally based female owned company that makes handcrafted small batch food grade skincare products. In addition to selling their own line of products, the shop hosts wellness events like meditation classes, yoga, and craft classes. On weekends they have a mask bar where guests can participate in DIY facials where they make their own face masks.
A shop owned by Kristin Cavallari that sells jewelry, home goods, and kids clothing. Yes, the same person who said “Chicago’s just not home” moved away and then opened a store here.
Maria Pinto is a local fashion designer known for her timeless yet modern style. She gained attention when Michelle Obama wore her designs during her time as first lady.
This boutique has a mix of home decor items, jewelry, apparel, and gifts.
A massive bookshop selling both new and used books. They also run a literacy program that has helped over 5,000 students.
Find upscale streetwear and designer sneakers for men and women here.
You could call this festival the cooler more indie version of Lollapalooza. This outdoor multi-stage music festival takes place at Union Park over three days in July. This year the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, and The National are headlining.
如果你喜欢烧烤和乡村音乐，这个派对适合你。为期三天的活动将在7月份进行，吸引了一些顶级大师和乡村音乐家。Note: this festival has changed locations a couple of times, but now it is near United Center.
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