Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The aura of Old Chicago floats through the streets of Gold Coast. From impressive architecture and Second City history to the hustle of Michigan Avenue and serenity of the lakefront, this neighborhood has it all! Just north of Chicago’s famously active River North neighborhood, this pocket of the city is serenely quiet and removed from the bustle of its surroundings.

What used to be known as the Astor Street district, home to the Chicago elite of the late 19th century, the Gold Coast has since become an eclectic mix of mansions, row houses, and high rises- neatly settled against streets of boutiques, parks, and restaurants.

Having survived the Chicago Fire, residents have steadfastly called the Gold Coast their home, where they have “lived and worked… raised families, and took care to create a special place and to preserve its beauty and character for future generations.” It is truly an aware and active community of history lovers.

Gold Coast offers more than just history- check it out!


  • Blue Door Kitchen
    Serving American food on mismatched plates with a unique atmosphere.
  • 3 Arts Club Cafe
    Located in the flagship Restoration Hardware, this cafe is gorgeous and tasty!
  • Maple & Ash
    This posh steakhouse has proved to be a Gold Coast staple.
  • Sprinkles Chicago
    This bakery offers a delicious “cupcake ATM” for those late night cravings!
  • Glunz Tavern
    One of Chicago’s oldest bars, it also serves as a liquor store.


  • Restoration Hardware
    This flagship store is full of funky housewares and impulse buys!
  • Leonidas Cafe
    This chocolatier is great for gifts, or maybe a treat for yourself.
  • Chicago Health Foods
    Organic and holistic supplements galore can be found at the healthy deli!
  • Moncler
    High end outerwear for that camping trip or the next polar vortex!
  • TeaGschwendner
    This teashop exports some of the best tea Germany has to offer!


  • Zebra Lounge
    This speakeasy-esque bar features great cocktails and live jazz every night!
  • Red Head Piano Bar
    This Chicago staple is known for its cigar lounge and wine selection.
  • Primary NightClub
    Table service and EDM are found at this fun nightclub!
  • Graham Foundation
    A venue is known to host experimental music, from electronic to acoustic.
  • The Terrace
    The park just off the MCA, hosts jazz concerts every Tuesday in the Summer.

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