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Bursting with vibrant culture, legendary entertainment, iconic architecture, a renowned dining scene, and sprawling green spaces and water views, its no wonder why Chicago has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler readers as the Best Big City in the US for five years running. Nestled in the heart of Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood, you'll find The Emily Hotel. We're walking distance to the Morgan Lake L Station and some of the best restaurants and nightlife Chicago has to offer.

West Loop is a bustling area located in Chicago's Near West Side known for converted industrial buildings, a great restaurant scene and a growing hub for corporate headquarters. The West Loop's Fulton Market District, which once served as the city's meat-packing and warehouse district in the 19th and 20th centuries, is now home to some of the city's most celebrated dining, a vibrant nightlife scene, one-of-a-kind boutiques and notable public art. We've rounded up a few of our local favorites below as well some must-visit spots around the city to help you build your itinerary. Have questions or need assistance making reservations? Contact us at any time and our Guest Services team would love to assist.

Little Goat Chicago
Renowned Chicago restauranteur Stephanie Izard, brings her take on classic diner experience, a la Girl and the Goat.

Take in the sight's from their rooftop patio and enjoy Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter style of cooking with influences from the Mediterranean, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Their exceptional bar program is crafted by Liz Pearce and showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.

Rose Mary
Chef/Owner Joe Flamm’s debut restaurant inspired by his Italian heritage and the bold, bright flavors of Croatian cuisine. The boisterous space—named for Flamm’s grandmothers, Mary and Mary Rose, and the herb rosemary, which grows natively along the Italian and Croatian coastlines—offers a seasonal menu of rustic yet refined dishes.

This Michelin Star restaurant has been recognized by Forbes, Food & Wine Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. Open for brunch and dinner with a seasonal menu.

Art Institute of Chicago
Visit for a spectacular collection that spans centuries and the globe plus a curation of visiting exhibitions.

B Line - Hubbard Street Murals
Located just steps from The Emily Hotel (2 blocks north at Morgan and Hubbard) you'll find a mile-long corridor of impressive public art completed by a collective of artists from around the world.

Museum of Contemporary Art
One of the world's largest museums dedicated to contemporary art. Experience the work and ideas of living artists within the historical, social and cultural context of our time.

The Green Mill
This former speakeasy in Uptown dates back to 1907 and is the longest running jazz club in the country. Open nightly for a stellar lineup of live jazz and cocktails.

Epiphany Center for the Arts
A cultural hub for arts and entertainment in the West Loop. Check their website for new events, weekly performances and exhibitions.

The DuSable Museum of African American History
The nation's oldest independent African American museum celebrating art, culture and history.

Navy Pier
Whether you're after a casual weekend stroll or fun day with the family, Navy Pier offers a little something for everyone. Hop on one of Chicago's famous architectural cruises, take a ride on the ferris wheel, explore public art or grab a bite at one of the many eateries.

Chicago Riverwalk
The 1.25-mile long path includes four distinct districts: The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic and the Esplanade. Stroll past iconic architecture, grab a glass of wine at City Winery or a cold beer at Chicago Brewhouse, and enjoy the many public art installations. In the warmer months, get out on the water with a boat or kayak rental.


We're buzzin' about our honey collab!


A local honey collaboration between The Emily Hotel and Roof Crop tests flavor profiles and utilizes the hotel's roof top garden. Marigolds and ancho chilis come to together to create a sweet, smoky, and spicy honey.

Raspy Rivera at The Emily Hotel

Journal: Raspy Rivera


#CuratedAtTheEmily: Our inaugural Artist in Residence, Raspy Rivera, shares her journey to becoming the artist she is today, what inspires her, and the creative process behind her curated pieces helping to bring The Emily to life.