Loop Nightlife in Chicago

You've explored the Art Institute, wandered through Millennium Park, and watched fantastic play in the Theater district, and now you are ready to take a load off and sip on a drink. The Loop is not known as the neighborhood for bars and restaurants, but there are certainly several hot spots to quench your thirst. For something super casual head to Monk's Pub for a down-to-earth feel. Or, grab a cocktail at the Liquid Lounge, a popular place after a play in the Theater District. The Loop is also home to some great jazz clubs, like the super cool and hip Close Up 2, or the popular dive jazz club, Buddy Guy's Legends. If you like good food with your jazz music, you will enjoy great seafood at Blue Water Grill. You can also find something sleek in the Loop, you just have to go up several floors. At the top of the WIT hotel is the ever-popular indoor-outdoor bar, ROOF, and BIG Bar at the top of the Hyatt offers fantastic views of the city. If this is your style, you will also enjoy the sleek leather chairs and candlelit room of Whiskey Blue, attached to the W Hotel, or the modern, dark atmosphere of Potter's in the Palmer House.


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201 N State

Rooftop on the WIT...
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401 N Wabash Ave
at Trump International

Trump's swank hotel bar...
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BIG Bar and Brasserie

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151 E Wacker Doctor

Big bites with a view...
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Blue Water Grill

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520 North Dearborn Street
Grand Avenue

Eat, drink and jazz...
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Whiskey Blue

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172 W Adams St

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17 E Monroe
between State and Wabash

Homage to the historic Empire Room...
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Encore Lunch Club and Liquid Lounge

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171 W Randolph Street
(between W Randolph Drive and W Lake Street)

After The Show...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

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754 South Wabash
Northwest corner of 8th Street and Wabash

Feeling kinda blue...
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Close Up 2

416 South Clark Street

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