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Once an industrial area consisting mostly of warehouses, the Chicago West Loop area is now a bustling artsy neighborhood. The warehouses have been turned into lofts and condominiums, while eclectic stores, restaurants, and art galleries have replaced old factories and other industrial businesses.

Use our informative West Loop Chicago map to discover the best places to shop, eat, and drink!

Restaurants

Chicago Chocolate Company

Chicago Chocolate Company

There are a number of great West Loop restaurants in the area. The problem is how to save enough room to try them all!

In keeping with its Greek immigrant roots, Chicago West Loop has an excellent selection of authentic Hellenic cuisine. Costa's (340 South Halsted) is reminiscent of a Greek villa, complete with white-washed walls and terracottatiling. The menu offers a delicious selection of Mediterranean cuisine, including gyros, moussaka, and grilled lamb. Greek Islands (200 South Halsted) is another popular Greek restaurant. Keen to be as authentic as possible, the restaurant imports all its ingredients directly from Greece.

There are also plenty of other excellent West Loop restaurants, and a great selection of authentic cuisines from around the world. For Japanese food, head over to Sushi Wabi (842 West Randolph Street) for some of the freshest sushi in Chicago. The restaurant is housed in an old factory, and some of the original industrial fixtures are still on display. La Sardine (111 North Carpenter Street) is a popular French restaurant in West Loop, IL. The restaurant has weekly specials, including half-price bottles of wine on Monday, and $1 oysters every Friday. And if you're craving Italian food, try Macello (1235 West Lake Street)for some of the best pizza in the Windy City.

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Bars & Clubs

Bluepoint Oysters Chicago

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There is no shortage of bars and clubs in the Chicago West Loop. Bottom Lounge (1375 West Lake Street) is a great place to take in a live show. The Chicago bar always has a great lineup of popular local music, as well as touring bands. There is also an on-site restaurant which features a great menu of American comfort food.

Bon V's (1100 West Randolph Street) expansive lounge is another popular Chicago nightspot. The lounge covers two floors and is often packed with locals who want to experience some great clubbing music. The upstairs atrium level has a small bar and and a seating area, but downstairs with the main bar and dance floor is where the real action happens, making this club one of the busiest in Chicago.

Shopping

West Loop Chicago

West Loop Chicago

There are a variety of clothing stores in West Loop Chicago. For a unique collection of locally produced clothing, head over toThreadless (1260 West Madison Street) where you can customize your own t-shirt designs. Tribeca Boutique (1035 West Madison Street) is another Chicago West Loop store that sells fashionable and affordable clothing for women.

One of the most popular West Loop attractions is the Chicago French Market - the city's only indoor marketplace. The market offers a great selection of locally produced gourmet items, including handcrafted cheeses, fresh baked breads, and locally grown flowers.

For a gorgeous selection of home goods and furniture, Primitive (130 North Jefferson Street)is the place to shop. This high-end West Loop Chicago store has a wonderful selection of furniture, art, and home accessories that will have your house looking like something out of a Pottery Barn catalogue in no time!

Galleries

Known for its artistic influences, Chicago West Loop has a plethora of wonderful art galleries. Thomas McCormick Gallery (835 West Washington Boulevard) has a great selection of modern and contemporary art, and offers continually changing exhibitions. The gallery also specializes in Abstract Expressionism which was popular between 1940 - 1960. The Fassbender Stevens Gallery (764 North Milwaukee Avenue) exhibits works from around the world, but focuses specifically on American and European artists. The modern art collection includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photography.

Attractions

Harpo Studios Chicago

Harpo Studios Chicago

The Chicago West Loop is also home to a number of popular museums. The Museum of Holography (1134 West Washington Boulevard) houses the largest collection of holograms in the world. The Hellenic Museumand Cultural Center (801 West Adams Street) is also nearby, and boasts excellent exhibits on Greek history, culture , and the Greek influence in the West Loop neighborhood. And if you're in the area, make sure to stop byOprah's Harpo Studios(110 North Carpenter Street) which is just down the road.

If you're after a closer look at the West Loop Chicago neighborhood, take a Neighborhood Tourwhich gives guests two different tour options of West Loop immigrant communities. There is a walk through Chinatown, or an in-depth look at the history and culture of Greektown.