The West Loop was in some serious need of love, and it got it, and now it is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago. So why should you drop everything and check this place out? Here are 11 places you need to visit – and they are all in the West Loop!
1. French Market
This beautiful, European-style market has dozens of vendors, selling everything from wine to baguettes to macarons. 131 N Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661.
Sure, it's a pretty small restaurant. But is anyone in Chicago serving up bigger flavors? We don't think so. 615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661.
3. Parks & Recreation
This is what a park should be like. Really cool visual interest, a great play area and an awesome hill. Oh, and a sunken dog park! 115 S Sangamon St, Chicago, IL 60607.
4. Cool Threads
Stock makes some of the coolest finds in men's fashion. 2136 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612.
5. Sweet Games
Looking for obscure, smart, fun games to play with your friends and family? Cat and Mouse Game Store is your place. 1112 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
6. Fashionable Women's Clothing
Women have been hitting up Tribeca for the last two decades, a store with cutting-edge fashion from both coasts. 1035 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607.
City Winery is great because it is a fully operational urban winery as well as a Mediterranean-style vineyard. 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607.
8. Rock Climbing
Who said you can't go rock climbing in Chicago? At Brooklyn Boulders, you will be challenged (and have fun). 100 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607.
9. Modern Art
What is Aspect/Ratio? It is a contemporary video art gallery. We feel safe in saying that you've probably never seen anything like it. 119 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607.
Au Cheval makes the best burger in Chicago, and possibly the best burger in the United States. You owe it to yourself to eat here. 800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607.
11. Chicken & Hangouts
Walk up here and you can get a whole bird. What?!! But also they serve some pretty amazing cocktails. 125, 113 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607.