Chicago has long been considered a culinary mecca with an amazing variety of downtown restaurants in the loop from nearly every country and culture.
The sheer variety of Chicago’s culinary landscape keeps things exciting and there are highly-acclaimed eateries to be found just minutes from your door at Lakeshore East.
From local pizzerias, European-style coffee shops and breakfast cafes to award-winning steakhouses and fine-dining, residents of Lakeshore East can walk to many of the best Chicago restaurants in the loop. Since Chicago is known as a city where the locals take pride in eating well and with a reputation like that, there’s never a lack of delicious choices available, no matter what you’re craving.
Downtown Chicago restaurants cater to all types of palletes, offering options like German inspired biergartens, bona fide Irish pubs, classic bars dedicated to the art of the cocktail, and hip lounges where the beautiful people congregate to see and be seen.
And that’s just the beginning of your options on the Chicago bar scene, where there is something to suit every personality and occasion.
Fashionistas will love the trendy lounges close to Lakeshore East in the, River North and the Gold Coast, many of which are popular with visiting and local celebrities alike. Next door, the Loop is home to a number of popular bars as well, from cozy corner dives perfect for grabbing a post-work drink to gastropubs known for their gourmet versions of classic pub dishes.
Sports aficionados will definitely be able to find restaurants in the loop with bars that support their favorite professional and college teams, whether you are a fan of Chicago’s own Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, or the lovable Cubs. Big Ten and Big Twelve devotees will also find a home away from home on the bar scene, as well as fans of various teams and sports from all over the world – Chicago sports bars are in a league of their own.