A guide of what to do in the West Loop Chicago. This neighborhood is home of many of the city’s best restaurants and it has a lively nightlife.
When I moved to Chicago in 2008, I worked in the West Loop. Back then the neighborhood was considered to be somewhat dangerous and some of the only businesses in the area were meat packing factories. That has changed dramatically. Today the West Loop is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Chicago. It’s home to some of the most acclaimed restaurants and it has a booming nightlife. When we go out, we often head to the West Loop.
What to Do in the West Loop
一个致力于为儿童提供的剧院的Very Hungry Caterpillar Show和的Beastrix.Potter Holiday Tea Party. They also have a summer camp and acting classes.
Live Music Venue，Restaurant和Bar酒吧，提供各种各样的频段。大多数表演的一般录取门票是20美元的25美元。
西方的循环是芝加哥的餐饮目的地。的re are dozens of restaurants and bars to explore. Listed below are my top picks for restaurants in the West Loop. Many of these restaurants are located within the Fulton Market District which is a restaurant dense section of the West Loop.
An elegant fine dining restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. The menu focuses on seasonality and modern American cuisine like Berkshire pork tenderloin with endive, potato, cider, and smoke.
This modern diner is home to one of the most famed burgers in America. Yes, it really is that good. The thing is, getting in isn’t easy. They don’t take reservations, and sometimes the wait for a table can be up to 5 hours long. The best strategy is to go for lunch and to get in line 15 minutes before they open. Or, go late night. In addition to the burger, I also recommend trying the fries with mornay sauce and a fried egg and the chilaquiles (I think chilaquiles are only available late night and at brunch).
This restaurant helped to transform the West Loop neighborhood. Opened by Top Chef winner Stephani Izard in 2010, this is one of the best places to eat in Chicago. Plan ahead and make a reservation or get there right when they open to try and get a spot at the bar. Izard is known for her love of bold flavors and unexpected combinations of ingredients. Be sure to try the goat – there are several preparations available keep in mind that goat legs must be pre-ordered.
Roister is myfavorite. I don’t say that lightly. The food is just exceptional, I love the relaxed atmosphere, plus the staff is wonderful. They do take reservations and they are open for lunch as well as dinner. The booking system has you pay to reserve a table and then the amount you paid is deducted from the bill. There are different seating areas – I always like to hearth so that I can watch the chefs in action. Some can’t miss menu items are the aged cheddar rillettes with fry bread, the chicken which comes prepared three ways, and the cookies & milk. These are all menu staples.
Located on the ground level of Soho House, this is one of the spaces of the members-only club that is open to the public. They serve an all day menu, plus afternoon tea and dinner. I love to settle in here and do work since the atmosphere is so calm and quiet. Some of my favorite menu items are thechopped salad和the macaroni and cheese.
这是Charles的饮料最喜欢的地方 - 虽然食物也很好！此地中海餐厅探索以色列，黎巴嫩，土耳其和希腊的菜肴。屋顶休息区是西循环最漂亮的户外空间之一。
A sister to The Publican, PQM is a retail store, butcher, bakery, and cafe. You can get soups and sandwiches and stay for breakfast or lunch. Or you can buy meats, breads, and speciality food products to cook your meal at home. Let me be clear, the food here is anything but basic. These sandwiches have creative combination of gourmet ingredients (they are also available for delivery via caviar).
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.
By Fabio Viviani的休闲意大利餐厅Helmed酒店设有一款带有披萨，意大利面和意大利风味酒吧食品的菜单。我特别喜欢短肋骨烤宽面条，我也喜欢他们的周末早午餐。
A walk-up window on the outside of Bar Siena, Bombo Bar serves coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bomboloni (stuffed Italian doughnuts), and housemade gelato.
我最喜欢的一个披萨点在芝加哥,Bonci年代erves Roman-style pizza by the slice. When I say slice, imagine this: the pizza is made in large rectangular trays and is laid out for display on the counter. You simply tell the staff how much you want and they pop it in the oven to heat it up for you. The pizza is simple and fresh. My favorites are the lemon ricotta and the prosciutto cotto. (This pizza travels well and is available via caviar).
A restaurant that has healthier, yet still delicious, meal options. They serve breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. I love the cauliflower grits, the chicken meatballs, the prime burger, and pastas. Save room for the caramel pie, it’s exceptional. If you are in a rush, check out Beatrix Market (next door to the restaurant) for grab and go options.
Chef Sarah Grueneberg’s James Beard Award winning Italian restaurant is known for their handmade pastas. The menu has two sections listing pastas: atipicia and tipica. You can get simple spaghetti al pomodoro or a wok-fried version of arrabbiata with shrimp. Family style portions of meat and seafood are available too.
Another Stephanie Izard restaurant,Duck Duck Goat, is a Chinese restaurant offering both dim sum and a menu of classic noodle, rice, and meat dishes. It’s one of the rare places in Chicago that serves scallion pancakes. I highly recommend the short rib ragu slap noodles.
An honest to goodness delicious Italian restaurant inspired by the red sauce joints of the 1950s. Make sure you save room of the chocolate cake that is made with dark chocolate mousse and hazelnut praline!
A Latin American taco place with patio seating. They serve gourmet tacos like cheese croquette, grilled portobello, and coconut shrimp. Plus they have larger shared plates like paella, octopus, and carnitas.
A cupcake bakery based in Chicago that is known for selling cupcakes that are filled with creme brûlée, peanut butter, nutella, and more in the middle. In addition to a wide variety of cupcakes, they also sell cakes, cookies, bars, pies, and cheesecake.
An Italian bakery that sells bread and pastries plus pizza, sandwiches, salads, soups, and breakfast items. The bakery shares its space with a small Starbucks Reserve location.
A casual spot with long communal tables, lots of twinkle lights, and Texas-style BBQ. The menu focuses on smoked meats that are available in sandwiches or by the half pound, and a variety of side dishes.
您可以找到甜甜圈，早餐三明治，并在此炸鸡三明治进行仪式甜甜圈位置。他们也提供素食和无麸质甜甜圈。最受欢迎的味道之一是蜜饯的枫树培根。(Note: the Do Rite Donuts are on the left, I was doing a doughnut taste test with friends).
Food Halls in the West Loop
Inside this food hall you will find那个, a restaurant serving Indian street food from the Kerala region. The small spot is getting big buzz after making the list of semifinalists for a James Beard Award. I had the appam, a light fluffy crepe made with a rice batter, and the roots korma. You tear the appam into pieces and use it to scoop up the korma, it’s delightful.
Thatu是Politan Row的13家供应商之一。其他餐馆包括粉碎的萝卜（来自脂肪葱的所有者的蔬菜 - 前进美食），亚洲街头食品，炸玉米饼，鹰嘴豆和加州美食。此外，在空间中心设有鸡尾酒酒吧，在温暖的月份外面有一个啤酒花园。
的re is a French market located within the Ogilvie train station. Inside and open year-round, you can find a collection of 30+ different vendors selling produce and grocery items plus a wide variety of restaurants here. Although it is called the French Market, food from all over the globe can be found here.
Coffee Shops in the West Loop
Located below The Aviary, this is a speakeasy serving classic cocktails and small plates. Make a reservation in advance.
入口看起来像是一名花店，但它藏有两个水平的鸡尾酒休息室。7:30，酒吧举办了Throwback Entertainment - 它可能是一个滑稽的舞者，音乐表演或其他东西。菜单有复杂的鸡尾酒，模仿，经典鸡尾酒和多种旧式旧版。食品菜单有酒吧小吃，小板和宽敞的盘子，可提供最多6位客人入住。
An open air bar known for serving shots in ice glasses so that after you down the drink you can throw the ice glass at a target. It’s a popular happy hour spot. They do serve tacos and a variety of stackable sharable appetizers.
Where to Shop in the West Loop
A clothing shop specializing in elevated essentials for men and women. They also offer made to measure custom pieces. Their goal is to make high quality clothing that will stand the test of time.
A shop focused on American-made men’s clothing with a hipster vibe. They have a great selection of denim and outerwear.
Maria Pinto是一位当地时装设计师，为她的永恒而现代风格而闻名。当Michelle Obama在她的时间在第一夫人时，她掌握了关注。
A slick store selling designer clothing, footwear, and accessories for men and women.
Old St. Pat’s announced that they will no longer host the World’s Largest Block Party and they are hosting a St. Patrick’s themed event instead. The block party with a pop-up pub will coincide with the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and will feature live music.
你可以打电话给这个节日，冷却器更多独立版的Lollapalooza。这个户外多级音乐节在7月三天内在联合公园进行。今年是YEAH YEAH YEAHS，跑珠宝，国家是头饰。
If you love barbecue and country music, this party is for you. The three-day event takes place in July and attracts some of the top pit masters and country musicians.注意：这个节日已经改变了几次地点，但现在它在United Centre附近。
Taste of Randolph Street
Most Chicago neighborhoods have their own street festival. Taste of Randolph Street brings local restaurants and live music together for a weekend long street festival.
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