Between the Gold Coast and River North lies Streeterville, a bit of Chicago that has its share of luxury, art, and history. Don’t let the skyscrapers fool you- there are some lovely green spaces, residential gems, and beautiful Lake Michigan to get you feeling right at home.

From the ritzy Magnificent Mile to the historical monolith of the Chicago Watertower, Streeterville is a mix of new and old. Towering modern condo buildings and mixed use complexes comprise most of this neighborhood, but there are a smattering of historic smaller multi-family buildings in the residential areas.

Streeterville got its name after a notorious lake captain, George Streeter, washed ashore after a stormy night. He claimed the land as his own and started a red-light district. Since, Streeterville has classed up quite a bit with luxury living, but the story sure is fun!

Check out some of these Streeterville staples!


  • Maple & Ash
    American fine dining with al fresco seating, curated menu and beautiful decor.
  • Volare
    This long standing Italian restaurant features all the classics and a very long wine list.
  • Wildberry
    This diner is famous for large portions of pancakes and other brunch dishes.
  • Le Colonial
    This Michelin rated spot offers a taste of contemporary Vietnamese dining.
  • Flaco’s Tacos
    This Tex-Mex restaurant has the best burritos downtown. Also margaritas!



  • New Music School
    This conservatory is the only private music school in Chicago.
  • Winter’s Jazz
    Nestled along the river, this new lounge serves cocktails and smooth tunes.
  • House of Blues
    The original, this venue hosts three stages of different genres.
  • Blue Chicago
    One of the best spots to catch some urban Blues- for visitors and locals!
  • Andy’s Jazz
    Staging some of the best talents in the industry, this lounge is a perfect night spot.

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