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River North

River North
The Near North Chicago neighborhood has 25,000 new residents occupying 10,000 new housing units built since 2000. Along with them have come offices, hotels, eateries, clubs, art galleries and shops. The central location makes whatever isn't there an easy walk or cab ride away. Read more about River North, Chicago
The Near North Chicago neighborhood has 25,000 new residents occupying 10,000 new housing units built since 2000. Along with them have come offices, hotels, eateries, clubs, art galleries and shops. The central location makes whatever isn't there an easy walk or cab ride away. Read more about River North, Chicago « Show less

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  • River North patios

    River North patios
    The Motel Bar 600 W. Chicago Ave. 312-822-2900 This retro bar on the very northwest corner of River North was shaking up classic cocktails before the trend blew up citywide. It's not actually attached to a motel, but lawn chair-style seating on the...
  • Underground cocktail bars

    Underground cocktail bars
    Watershed 601 N. State St. 312-266-4932 Walk toward the back of Pops for Champagne and head downstairs to this beer- and spirits-centric parlor where the drinks all hail from within or near the Great Lakes region. Signature cocktails and craft beers are...
  • River North sports bars

    River North sports bars
    Municipal Bar & Dining Co. 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125 This sports bar newcomer is totally Chicago-centric, so it's no surprise that the city's teams take center stage on the 35 TVs. Fuel up with gameday specials and shareable bar snacks such as sliders,...
  • Notable bars and restaurants in River North and Streeterville

    Notable bars and restaurants in River North and Streeterville
    Gilt Bar 230 W. Kinzie St. 312-464-9544 Restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff's restaurants have inspired many admirers, and this bustling shared-plates spot serving simple pastas, roasted veggies and bone marrow on toast was his first. Downtown 440 N. State...
  • Classic Chicago crawl

    Classic Chicago crawl
    Whether you have guests in town expecting the full tourist treatment or just want to act like a visitor in your own city for a day, this walk will take you by some of the city's most celebrated legends of eating and drinking. Start your jaunt with a...
  • '70s-inspired Jimmy bar to open in The James Chicago hotel

    '70s-inspired Jimmy bar to open in The James Chicago hotel
    Before you start imagining lava lamps and terrible shag carpeting, allow partner Johnny Swet to clarify where the '70s inspiration for forthcoming Jimmy in The James Chicago hotel came from. "We’re not talking hippies. We’re talking '70s...
  • River North hit-and-run injures nightclub security guard

    River North hit-and-run injures nightclub security guard
    A nightclub security guard was struck by a car in the River North neighborhood as he directed traffic early this morning, authorities said. A dark-colored car struck the 22-year-old guard about 3:40 a.m., in the intersection of West Erie and North...
  • Mini-review: Tanta

    Mini-review: Tanta
    Mini-review: Tanta 118 W. Grand Ave. 312-222-9700 Rating: 3.5 (out of 4) Heating up You might not have heard of Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, but he has 33 restaurants around the world, including Astrid y Gaston in Lima, which ranked one spot higher (#...
  • John Barleycorn River North set to open

    John Barleycorn River North set to open
    November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15. Article originally published July 10, 2012.  Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due...
  • Make Music Chicago festival back for a third year

    Make Music Chicago festival back for a third year
    More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer. Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
  • Explaining celebrity restaurants in Chicago

    Explaining celebrity restaurants in Chicago
    There was a martial arts-themed restaurant named after Steven Seagal in River North in the early 1990s. Yes, that Steven Seagal. Yes, seriously. There’s a lot people don’t know about the city’s history with celebrity restaurants,...