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Things to do in Near West Side, Chicago

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Building
“At top of one of world's tallest buildings, the former Sears Tower, now Willis Tower has a skydeck with an awesome view of Chicago and as far away as Indiana and Michigan. Be prepared for a wait and lines but time your visit for a clear day and avoid peak hours, week-ends.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Building
“The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper. Take cool pics from the Skydeck! ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“If there's ever a discussion about the best burger in Chicago, Au Cheval is in that discussion (I put it in the top three for sure). It even has smaller satellite locations around town called Small Cheval, where you'll get more of a traditional diner atmosphere as opposed to the main restaurants upscale diner feel.”
  • 170 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hot spot with small innovative plates. Reservations needed months in advance. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Bar
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“Super Popular spot! This place boasts imaginative pairings of high-end pub grub & specialty beers offered in a funky, historic building.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
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“No frills neighborhood BAR. Great beer/cocktails/Food. It gets wild late night on weekends so if that's not your scene then I recommend going earlier in the evening ”
  • 84 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Great neighborhood BBQ place and good drink selection. Dine in or carry out ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Stadium
“United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. The arena is named after its city-based corporate sponsor, United Airlines.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is Pilsen’s original coffee shop. Decent food, good homemade soups as well. Treat yourself to a Choco Espresso. A newer shop is located in the Damen Pink Line stop at 2010 S Damen”
  • 57 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This landmark venue, designed as an opera house in 1892, hosts concerts by well-known musical acts.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Diner
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“Under 1 mile away: "Oh, Stephanie Izard, how we love thee. And while, yes, to get the full Top Chef treatment you might want to give her more famous – and more expensive – Girl & the Goat a try, casual-offshoot Little Goat Diner is a definite go-to, in our eyes. Featuring a combo of classic diner fare and funky, chef-y options, Little Goat is the perfect mix of adventure and the familiar." --UrbanMatter”
  • 60 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“West Loop-In trendy restaurant district, great barbeque in an unpretentious atmosphere. It's a bit hard to find as it is nestled behind two other eateries. But worth the search!”
  • 58 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Make a reservation and venture to the Fulton Market neighborhood if you like beer, pork, and oysters, as that's what they serve at the Publican.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Gaze upon the city sights from the pinnacle of Chicago, the Skydeck. Located on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower -- the third-tallest building in the world -- the Skydeck offers spectacular sweeping views and is full of interactive exhibits. To complete your exciting Chicago experience, head to the Ledge, a glass balcony showcasing unbeatable views of Chicago’s top attractions like Wrigley Field and the Navy Pier. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the SkyDeck”
  • 44 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“If you eat at one restaurant in Chicago - it's this one. This is the restaurant that convinced us to move from California to Chicago. Protip - Get the dates!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“If your into cool designers cocktails this is the place for you. You have to make a reservation but it’s well worth the experience. It’s a blend great taste with amazing craftsmanship. Drinks average 20$”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“If there's ever a discussion about the best burger in Chicago, Au Cheval is in that discussion (I put it in the top three for sure). It even has smaller satellite locations around town called Small Cheval, where you'll get more of a traditional diner atmosphere as opposed to the main restaurants upscale diner feel.”
  • 170 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Hot spot with small innovative plates. Reservations needed months in advance. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Bar
“Super Popular spot! This place boasts imaginative pairings of high-end pub grub & specialty beers offered in a funky, historic building.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“No frills neighborhood BAR. Great beer/cocktails/Food. It gets wild late night on weekends so if that's not your scene then I recommend going earlier in the evening ”
  • 84 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Great neighborhood BBQ place and good drink selection. Dine in or carry out ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Diner
“Under 1 mile away: "Oh, Stephanie Izard, how we love thee. And while, yes, to get the full Top Chef treatment you might want to give her more famous – and more expensive – Girl & the Goat a try, casual-offshoot Little Goat Diner is a definite go-to, in our eyes. Featuring a combo of classic diner fare and funky, chef-y options, Little Goat is the perfect mix of adventure and the familiar." --UrbanMatter”
  • 60 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“West Loop-In trendy restaurant district, great barbeque in an unpretentious atmosphere. It's a bit hard to find as it is nestled behind two other eateries. But worth the search!”
  • 58 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Make a reservation and venture to the Fulton Market neighborhood if you like beer, pork, and oysters, as that's what they serve at the Publican.”
  • 53 locals recommend

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