Chicago Neghborhood Guide: West Town
West Town, just west of Dan Ryan Expressway is a popular, trending area with hot restaurants to boot. Collecting James Beard award after award, you can’t go wrong making dinner reservations around here! Check the favorite places out and click here to make your downtown Chicago hotel reservation for 15% off the rate plus 50% off parking.
West Town Bars & Restaurants
- Girl & the Goat- The famous Stephanie Izard’s restaurant, the Girl & the Goat, is a huge hit in the Windy City. As the first woman to win Top Chef, Izard is a culinary inspiration to women cooks everywhere. And the foods pretty awesome too!
- Blackbird- Opened in December 1997, the restaurant opened with a respect for local ingredients with the innovations of the modern culinary world to create a cuisine that has been described as “quietly revolutionary.”
- Moto- Moto does food a bit differently. With more science and creativity packed into each course that you deal with in a day, founder Homaro Cantu’s multi-sensory experience is one you’ll want to write home about!
West Town Shopping
- Boutique Victoria- Make a statement on your wedding day with a couture gown from the West Town boutique.
- Hoosier Mama Pie Company- OK, so it’s food shopping, but this vintage bakery is too cute to pass up! And who doesn’t love pie? Try a simple fruit pie or go all out with a variation of cream, chocolate or peanut butter.
- Chicago Blooms- Flowers are the easiest gift to make anyone’s day. Grab a bouquet at Chicago Blooms and bring them to your mom, friend or a complete stranger!
West Town Attractions
- United Center- DA BULLSSS! The iconic home of one of the greatest basketball teams ever, the United Center is one of West Town’s most iconic establishments. Head there for big concerts in the off season.
- Union Park- Home to the coolest new music fest Chicago has to offer, Pitchfork, occurring July 13-15, Union Park is well known to residents and a great spot to visit that’s just popular enough.
- Redmoon Theater- This spot’s motto is to create artistic events that disrupt everyday life and provide opportunities for public engagement, community building, and recognition of the possibility for change. Ceck out Redmoon’s calendar to see what they mean!