A meatpacking district turned foodie haven
The West Loop is an ever-changing urban center that is quickly becoming a popular place to live and work. Once an industrial meatpacking district, West Loop transformed into a highly desirable Chicago hub for excellent restaurants, boutique hotels, and corporate headquarters. Home to big-name tech employers, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn have brought thousands of modern, upgraded housing options to the area in the last decade.
This trendy community lures young professionals, families, restaurateurs, and tech industry players with its vibrant nightlife, public parks, galleries, eateries, and urban amenities. In addition to a fabulous catalog of features, West Loop boasts newly developed condos and lofts with expansive layouts in stunning, antiquated buildings.
As the name suggests, West Loop is directly west of downtown Chicago meaning that residents can easily access urban amenities or stay within neighborhood bounds for a peaceful break from city noise. Like many other Chicago areas, West Loop is highly walkable, giving locals the chance to get their daily errands done by foot or bicycle. Additionally, West Loop is home to Union Station, making it easy to get around town for fun, work, and even travel across the country via Amtrak.
West Loop inhabitants lead interesting and community-oriented lifestyles between the theaters, restaurants, museums, and cafes. Brick buildings that were former warehouses are now home to boutique hotels, captivating galleries, and trendy hangouts where locals gather daily. Every need and desire is within reach and those they cannot obtain at home, they can enjoy just a stone’s throw away.
Foodies and restaurateurs love West Loop for its seemingly endless selection of restaurants. Yolk is a beloved brunch spot among locals and travelers alike. This spot serves everything from comforting classics like pancakes to inventive pot roast benedicts, appeasing even the most discerning palate. For a phenomenal cup of coffee and a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry, head to Cupitol — stick around to share some plates and sip cocktails and wine after 11 am.
Hip and casual with brunch and dinner menus that are sure to please, Roister Restaurant rotates its menu based on the season. Savor everything from prime beef tartare with black truffles to crisped chickpea fritters here. If you’re a fan of beer, pork, and oysters, you must stop by The Publican to try their elevated farmhouse fares.
Posh and inviting, chef Andres Padilla prepares exceptional Mexican dishes cooked over hardwood fire at Leña Brava. Date night will surely be a night to remember when you reserve a table at Chicago's premier steakhouse, Swift & Sons. For an equally posh yet lighter date night dinner option, head to the world-famous Nobu for otherworldly sushi.
Time Out Market offers an unrivaled dining and cultural experience, and you can always head to Randolph Street to find just the right restaurant to satisfy whatever craving you have at the moment.
West Loop is blocks away from theaters where locals watch highly-revered Broadway plays, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, ballet, touring musical acts, and much more. After a long workday, you can relax with a craft cocktail at The Aviary or sip a martini with your raw oysters during happy hour at The Press Room.
Skinner Park is a perfect park to watch your kids romp around the playground, stroll through the community garden, or play baseball, basketball, football, or soccer with your family. Skinner also offers after-school programs throughout the school year and a popular six-week day camp during summer! Union Park is another favorite, boasting plenty of sports courts, an athletic field, a pool, and more. In addition, numerous youth programs are held here along with special events throughout the year, including Night Out in the Parks concerts, the Pitchfork Music Festival, and movie screenings.
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