Chicago - Near West Side & Pilsen (PDF Chapter)

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Just west of the Loop is, well, the West Loop. This booming area is akin to New York City’s Meatpacking District, with chic restaurants, clubs and galleries poking out between meat-processing plants.

  • fork into a decadent meal by a celebrity chef at one of the mega-hot restaurants in the West Loop
  • maps
  • wander around forklifts and warehouses to find art hubs such as the pop-art haven of Mars Gallery
  • transport
  • explore the tavernas, bakeries and shops along Halsted St in Greektown and indulge in flaming cheese, honeyed sweets, carafes of wine and a magical candle or three
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities and Pilsen Murals.

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