Inspiring · Energetic · Culinary · Walkable · Luxury
It’s safe to say that the West Loop has probably changed more than any other Chicago neighborhood in the last ten years. Historic meat and fish warehouses have made way for Google’s Chicago campus, the McDonald’s global headquarters, Time Out Market, and an amazing array of Michelin-star restaurants and bars on Randolph Street. For any New Yorkers out there, West Loop has become the Soho of Chicago. Fittingly, it boasts our city’s only Soho House!
Because of West Loop’s growth in the last decade, real estate development has been heavily concentrated in the neighborhood. West Loop Chicago apartment buildings blend seamlessly with brick and timber lofts, all of which overlook the highway and the beautiful Chicago skyline. Amenities, both in residential buildings and in offices, emphasize accessibility and convenience. With over 560 acres of medical facilities located in West Loop, it has also become a popular spot for healthcare professionals who live in medical district housing.
West Loop has become one of the pricier neighborhoods in Chicago but still can be a great value for anyone moving to Chicago from New York, San Francisco, Boston, or Washington, D.C. There’s always something to do here, whether it’s bowling at Punch Bowl Social, grabbing the ‘best burger in Chicago’ at the original Au Cheval, or toasting an incredible cocktail at The Aviary.
West Loop Chicago has become the destination for fast-growing businesses and inspiring restaurants and nightlife. The neighborhood’s development has centered on walkability, convenience, and fun. It only takes 5 minutes to get from work or home to some of the most inspiring hotels (The Hoxton, Soho House), restaurants, bars, and shops. It’s easy to spend an entire day in The West Loop for work, play, or relaxation. If you want to be even closer to the center of the city, West Loop Gate and Fulton River District are worth exploring.
West Loop’s center of gravity is at the intersection of Green and Randolph Streets. Within a 2 block radius, you can check out Chicago’s Soho House, grab Texas-quality BBQ at Green Street Smoked Meats, or wait 3 hours for one of the twelve seats at High Five Ramen. Don’t forget to check out Lone Wolf and grab a Three Floyd’s beer on tap before heading over to the Front Room for a speakeasy-style cocktail.
Check out our picks for the best bars in West Loop.
West Loop benefits tremendously from its access to 90/94, Union and Ogilvie Train Station, as well as the CTA Green and Pink Lines. If you don’t need to commute outside Chicago, a car is definitely not required. It’s extremely easy to grocery shop (or deliver) as there’s a large Whole Foods and Mariano’s within a block of one another on Halsted Street. A short walk gets you from quiet, residential streets to exciting dining and nightlife. AptAmigo loves calling the West Loop home!