River North

River North is a densely populated district that gets its name for being north of the Chicago River.

Welcome to River North

Tall skyscrapers and an active lifestyle near the River
River North is a densely populated district that gets its name for being north of the Chicago River. River North is close to shopping and is quite accessible with quiet park squares, and locals are excited about the construction of a new casino. River North has an industrial past and was once the site of many factories. In current times, River North is a residential area, but it’s also home to some of the most noteworthy skyscrapers and buildings in all of Chicago. For instance, the twin corn cobs at Marina City and the towering 330 N. Wabash skyscraper are viewable throughout this area. Many people who inhabit the lofts, complexes, and properties in this area value these urban landmarks and appreciate the astounding views.

What to Love


  • Sleek nightclubs and bars for revelers to enjoy the nightlife scene
  • The visually distinct urban sector of town with notable Chicago landmarks
  • Many high-end restaurants and clubs offer VIP memberships
  • Art galleries that feature contemporary and historical collections
  • Newer luxury highrises and condominiums supporting increased residential demands
  • Home to many artists' lofts and workspaces

Local Lifestyle


For many years, residents of River North have enjoyed quiet days and lively events pages. River North has a high population density, but many people in Chicago head to this area to enjoy the nightlife. The lights on the skyscrapers, classy cocktail bars, incredible shopping spots, and the sounds of Chicago at night are memorable parts of this district.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


For many years, the Merchandise Mart has been one of the focal points in River North, as it’s a showroom that has inspired countless designers. As for new places, there are many indoor malls here, including The Shops at North Bridge.

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf is a high-end steakhouse that caters to the daily influx of visitors and shoppers. Mastro's Steakhouse is a comparably high-end establishment two stories in height. The River Roast features excellent seating with waterfront views and is an American take on British dishes while boasting two bars. There are many legendary clubs in this part of town, but the local favorite is Hub 51, a private, upscale club that has bottle service and elegant seating sections.

Things to Do


In the more art-oriented sections of town, there are many things to do pertaining to the art world. The entertainment sector in River North is equal parts nightclubs, art venues, and local social clubs.
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum focuses on architecture during the Gilded Age, which was a very active period in Chicago history. The East Bank Club is a health club that spans over two city blocks in length. The Wrigley Building has towered over the Chicago skyline for over 100 years and can be toured by the public. The Marina City Goldberg complex is famous for its 1960s style and modern architectural design. In River North, there are always many events and places to walk alongside the riverbank.

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