Chicago Series: West Loop

The West Loop has become one of my favorite neighborhoods, due to the mix of warehouses, train tracks, restaurants and just at the edge of Downton surrounded by high-rises without the noise but still a buzzing neighborhood.

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The former warehouses, wholesale markers, factories have exploded into hip restaurants, loft apartments, art galleries and boutique retailers

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Welcome Sign to Fulton Market District

Fulton Market

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Fulton Market Street has the feel of old warehouses, meatpackers and wholesalers, but you will find a row of donut shops, and incredible restaurants if you want to enjoy a sort of back-street experience.

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Green and Fulton Market crossing

Fulton Market Kitchen

311 N Sangamon St, Chicago, IL 60607

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La Sirena Clandestina

954 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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The Aviary

955 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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Gus’s Outside Seating

Mars Gallery

1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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Glazed and Infused

813 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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Maple Bacon Long John

Jupiter Outpost

1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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Randolph Street

Randolph Street’s rush hour is on Friday and Saturday evenings, as people prepare to wait to get into the long strip of fabulous restaurants.

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Girl and the Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Booze Box

823 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Little Goat Diner

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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J. P. Graziano Grocery & Sub Shop

901 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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La Colombe West Loop

955 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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de cero

816 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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City Winery

1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Randolph Street Market

Check out Randolph Street Market Festival, tickets are only $10 and you can browse a variety of vendors.

1340 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

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Union Park

One of the many Chicago Public parks and home to the Pitchfork Music Festival.

1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Green Street

Green Street is home to a few hidden treasures, speakeasy, private clubs, pizzerias and loft apartments, that will make you wish you were an artist.

SOHO HOUSE CHICAGO

113 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

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You won’t be able to enjoy of the Soho house unless you’re a member, know one of the members or are a guest at the hotel. I know, I am disappointed at this too. If you have the cash or get through the interview process

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Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

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RM Champagne Salon

116 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Morgan Street

Bar Takito

201 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

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G-Cue Billards

157 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Lake Street

A street along the train tracks is the charm of Lake Street.

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8Fifty8

858 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Bottom Lounge

1375 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Street Art on Lake Street

TESA Cigar Company

1039 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60622

I hope you enjoy this guide and it convinces you to check out the West Loop.

-Mayra

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