A transformation — or rather, an explosion — has taken place among the former factories, wholesale markets and warehouses on the edges of downtown. One of Chicago's fastest growing neighborhoods, the West Loop is a study of contrasts. Still somewhat industrial and gritty, the slew of new and popular restaurant openings has centered around Randolph Street and nearby Fulton Market, aptly named "Restaurant Row”. You can go from sushi bar to sports bar, bakery to brewery, wine tasting to taquería, butcher shop to champagne salon, late-night diner to futuristic cocktail lounge — all within this stretch. Specialty foods galore also abound at the nearby Chicago French Market, the city's only year-round, indoor marketplace. Interspersed among the West Loop luxe lofts and the chic retail boutiques are galleries, design stores and antique sources that give the area its creative buzz.
Learn more about Chicago's West Loop neighborhood with this interactive map featuring local businesses and items of interest. Contact our Concierge team for more information and recommendations at [email protected]