The West Loop is quickly becoming one of the go-to neighborhoods for millenials and young professionals in the Chicago area. They’re flocking to the trendy neighborhood for its proximity to downtown Chicago and their work. It seems everywhere is just a train or Uber ride away and with youthful vibes, it’s sure to keep growing.
The neighborhood is also surrounded by some of the finest cuisines in the city and the best rooftop bars overlooking the beautiful Chicago skyline. The nightlife is also a huge pro of the West Loop, and there’s nothing more young professionals love than being blocks away from the local watering hole. Everything in this area is continuing to expand, and there’s no reason why the popularity won’t continue to grow.
The West Loop extends to the north until Grand Avenue and the east is cut off by the Chicago River. The western border is Ashland Avenue, and the southernmost boundary is the highway, I-290.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the best burger in Chicago. Au Cheval is consistently ranked the best burger in the city and one of the top-3 in the entire country! You have to go.
Some of the best BBQ in the neighborhood, if not the city. Get ready to try some central-Texas inspired barbeque at this warehouse-style restaurant. It’s well worth the wait.
Make sure you make a reservation for this modern Chicago restaurant. It’s become one of the trendiest places in the city with their eclectic dishes.
Try this classic southern style Memphis fried chicken right away. The plaid tablecloths give it a country vibe in the heart of one of the biggest cities in the world.
If you’re looking for a trendy pizza joint in Chicago, Parlor Pizza is your place. Their youthful bar atmosphere attracts millennials, and the outdoor patio is perfect for summer in the city.