Beginning first as an industrial area then transitioning to more of a warehouse district, River North turned into a neighborhood for struggling artists in the 1970s. As warehouses started to shut down, the studio spaces were quickly claimed by a variety of different artists, which has gradually been transformed into a trendy, cultural hub of eclectic art galleries, antique stores and boutique shops. 

In addition to superb artworks of every kind, River North also has the highest concentration of restaurants in the city. Despite the neighborhood’s small size, it attracts a large number of visitors and locals alike each day. Bordering the Magnificent Mile and across the street from the Loop, River North is conveniently located for anyone interested in browsing a wide range of art, antiques and other wonderful treasures as well as top-notch eateries.

Experience Chicago

Dine, Experience & Explore Like a Local. Click Here for up to-date information on what's open in Chicago

Experience Chicago like a Chicagoan

"She is always a novelty; For she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.”

*Establishment is less than ten minutes (driving time) away. **Establishment is five or less minutes (driving time) away.