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The only directory you need. Discover the best places to eat, see and do in the area. (You can thank us later).
Meet the Neighbours
Au Cheval800 W Randolph Street
Consistently voted the best burger in the city (some boldly claim the country), where a single is actually a double and a double is a triple.
Harvest Juicery1012 W Lake Street
Too many margaritas last night? Stop in to grab a fresh pressed juice or to schedule a cleanse at this West Loop juice bar. Feel good and do good for your body at this local spot.
Cowshed Spa113 N Green Street
Tucked inside of the Soho House, this British-styled spa is the perfect getaway for a rejuvenating escape or relaxing full-body message. The spa also boasts some of the best mani-pedis and haircuts.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago Avenue
Located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighbourhood it is one of the largest postwar contemporary muesums in the country. The MCA has hosted rotating exhibitions from Frida Kahlo to Jeff Koons. It is free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents.
Kavi Gupta219 N Elizabeth Street
Kavi Gupta’s Chicago gallery was the first in the network of contemporary galleries and is the largest commercial gallery in Chicago. Check out their bookstore, Editions, for a curated selection of publications and rare literary finds.
High Five Ramen
High Five Ramen112 N Green Street
This 16 seat Ramen “speakeasy” sits tucked below Green Street Smoked Meats restaurant. Look for the handprint on the door and head down the stairs to a delicious bowl of noodle heaven.
Little Goat820 W Randolph Street
Famed Chef Stephanie Izard’s second restaurant brings a quirky take on good ol’ fashioned diner food with modern twists on retro classic dishes. The menu allows you to be as classic or daring as you choose to be. Go for the Goat Burger Korean Style — your taste buds will thank you for it.
Swift and Sons
Swift and Sons1000 W Fulton Market Street
Located within the new Google headquarters, Swift & Sons reimagines the American steakhouse for the modern diner. The dining space mirrors 20th century design with a modern twist, and peeks of the building’s original architecture take you back in time to the epicenter of Chicago’s meatpacking district.
Sawada Coffee112 N Green Street
Named after latte art champion, Hiroshi Sawada, this coffee shop boasts a drink menu as impressive as its namesake’s background. Their signature drink, the military latte, is a shop-favorite — matcha green tea, vanilla syrup, espresso, and cocoa powder.
Booze Box823 W Randolph Street
Head down the alleyway and through the backdoor. This cozy “boxed” in eatery, located underneath parent restaurant Sushi Dokku, serves small dishes inspired by Japanese street food and cold sake on tap. A rotation of independent DJ’s spin vinyl at the bar, setting an edgy mood for the space.
The Allis113-125 N Green Street
Located in the lobby of Chicago’s Soho House this is the spot to see and be seen. Relax in their cozy armchairs and enjoy our favourite, the Eastern Standard, in a part of the member’s only club that is open to the public.
Brooklyn Boulders100 S Morgan Street
Combining a rock climbing space and offices may seem like opposing concepts, but the masterminds behind Brooklyn Boulders, Chicago’s first full-service rock climbing gym with a collaborative workspace, mastered it. Stop by for a climb or simply to hang out!
Chicago French Market
Chicago French Market131 N Clinton Street
With nearly 30 local speciality vendors, the French Market offers fresh home-cooking ingredients, grab-and-go options for all times of day, and gift ideas conveniently all in one location. Pick up a box of Vanille Patisserie’s macarons in a variety of modern flavours, you won’t regret it.
Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory300 N Central Park Avenue
One of the nation’s premier conservatories with six multi-faceted greenhouses and two grand exhibition halls, this city treasure is sure to tackle any Chicago weather blues, and brighten the mood.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Boat Tour
Chicago Architecture Foundation Boat Tour224 S Michigan Avenue
The views from the river and the educational aspects are incredible and make this tour worth the 90 minutes. And did we mention there is a bar on board?
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art220 East Chicago Avenue
Located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighbourhood it is one of the largest postwar contemporary museums in the country. The MCA has hosted rotating exhibitions from Frida Kahlo to Jeff Koons. It is free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents.
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago111 S Michigan Avenue
Home to American Gothic and a handful of Monets, the AIC is one of the most visited museums in the world. It is a must-see for tourists and locals alike!
Billy Reid845 W Randolph Street
Self-described as “Southern-bred luxury,” this apparel shop is your go-to spot for unique classics. The space’s reclaimed architecture and antiques reflect Billy Reid’s warm personality and aesthetic, so you’ll walk in for the designer clothing and stay for the homey feel.
Foxtrot1019 W Lake Street
A corner store for the Uber generation, this cozy local grocer offers a full-service coffee bar, grab-and-go lunches, and unique last-minute gift options. No time to stop in the store? They offer delivery from their app in under an hour to get you what you need, when you need it.
Morlen Sinoway Atelier
Morlen Sinoway Atelier1052 W Fulton Market Street
Does your living room need a dose of "je ne sais quoi?" Look no further. Featuring exclusively original pieces, Morlen Sinoway is the perfect place to score that special something.
Rider For Life
Rider For Life1115 W Lake Street
Walk into this wonderland of inspiration and find exactly what you never knew you’ve been searching for. From home décor, to apothecary, to apparel, this shop will unleash your inner creative and stylize all realms of your life.