The West Loop is one of the most happening neighborhoods in Chicago. It's home to some of the city's best restaurants (including the best burger in town), amazing shops and a bar scene that's hard to beat. It's also incredibly easy to get to—the Blue, Pink and Green lines all run through it, and one of several buses can get you there in a jiff. There's no doubt the West Loop is far and away the best Loop.
The best restaurants in the West Loop
Once strictly an industrial area, the West Loop has been transformed into Chicago's hottest dining hood.
The best bars in the West Loop
From molecular gastronomy cocktail bars to several awesome beer bars, you won't go thirsty at these West Loop watering holes.
The best attractions and things to do in the West Loop
Explore the many terrific art galleries and find plenty of things to keep you busy in the West Loop
The best shops in the West Loop
Fine men's suits, chic women's dresses, home decor, running products and more— be prepared to drop some dough while you're downtown.
Cheap eats in the West Loop
The West Loop boasts some of the best Chicago restaurants, but eating there doesn't have to cost a fortune.
West Loop residents tell us their favorite neighborhood spots
Anyone who lives in the West Loop knows that the neighborhood absolutely rules.
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Pitchfork Music Festival
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North Coast Music Festival
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