West Loop, Chicago.
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Much like South Loop, West Loop has seen a metamorphosis from an industrial district in to a large patch of loft conversions and galleries, with new chic restaurants springing up next to old Chicago standbys and sunny brunch spots sharing blocks with sticky diners.

Regardless of tastes, West Loop has food written all over it and dribbling down its shirt, and the atmosphere here is one that combines the remaining industrial flavor of the neighborhood with its ongoing gentrification and artistic style.

Many high-end restaurants along Randolph Street, for example, are just a door or two down from heavy trucks unloading meat and produce from the Lake Michigan docks, much of which may end up on a patron’s plate a few hours later. Meanwhile, nearby Washington Boulevard and Carpenter Street hosts several popular breakfast spots, French bistros and down home American-style grills.

Several popular nightclubs are here too. And, like the rest of this area, the chance that a dive bar or quaint pub is within walking distance is highly probable.

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Top Upcoming Events in the West Loop

April 2014

Apr 18 Fri
Guttermouth

Concert / Punk

9:00pm
Bottom Lounge Guttermouth, The Architects
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Apr 24 Thu
Lane 8

DJ Event / Downtempo / Electronic

10:00pm
The Mid Lane 8
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Apr 25 Fri
Duke Dumont

DJ Event / EDM

10:00pm
The Mid Duke Dumont, Marc Kinchen (MK)
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Apr 27 Sun
Hair Wars: The Supreme Salon Tour 2014

Awards Show Event / Expo

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