West Loop

West Loop

The West Loop is one of Chicago’s redevelopment success stories. Once a line of abandoned warehouses and a smattering of meat markets, this area transformed into one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the city.

New builds, repurposed industrial buildings, and a few remaining row houses and worker’s cottages line the residential streets, with mid-rise mixed use buildings towing above. Randolph Street is the famed restaurant row, making Chicago a premiere destination for foodies! A lot of shopping has popped up in recent years, and the area has always had a steady presence of activity and music.

Once a hub of rail and water commerce, the Fulton Market District found itself the central marketplace of the city. Anything from food and textiles to dry goods and furniture could be found at sprawling wholesale warehouses. That bustle is still there, with the plethora of dining and entertainment options. It is close to downtown, transit, and much more- making it the perfect location for home.

Check out some of these fun spots in the West Loop to get you acquainted:


  • Au Cheval
    Touting one of the best burgers in the city, this is the first and original location.
  • Girl & the Goat
    Heather Terhune’s debut restaurant is still highly sought after!
  • Alhambra
    This Persian restaurant is more than food, it’s an experience with the decor alone.
  • Carnival
    Havana nights seem so real at this long-standing colorful Cuban spot.
  • Kaiser Tiger
    Bar food, lawn games on the rooftop and an impressive beer list make this a go-to.


  • The French Market
    Mirroring an outdoor market,you’ll find produce, specialty foods and more!
  • The Fig Tree
    Stationary, gifts for all, and even yourself can be found at this funky shop!
  • Morlen Sinoway Atelier
    Premier home goods are found at this upscale boutique showroom.
  • Uncommon James
    This unique jewelry store has modern designs in minimalist displays.
  • Notre
    Streetwear was never more fun at this global purveyor of sneakers, threads and more!


  • Cobra Lounge
    Brewery, sub-culture community center, and stage for local and national bands.
  • Bottom Lounge
    Known for hosting pre and post-Pitchfork parties, this spot is always jamming.
  • House of Vans
    From concerts to night markets with a bar, this hall always has something!
  • City Winery
    There is more than wine on tap at this upscale music venue.
  • Epiphany Center for the Arts
    This newer venue features a myriad of different music acts!

Things to Do


  • WNDR Museum
    A museum features immersive Modern Art in a very high-tech setting.
  • Carrie Secrist Gallery
    Sculpture, photography and paintings celebrate the beauty of life.
  • Kavi Gupta Gallery
    This gallery showcases upcoming artists- making a name in the scene.
    An open venue hosting galleries, markets, and music for local artists.
  • Urban Remains
    Clothing, art, furniture and more are at this gallery/antique shop.

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