River North

Vibrant, ultra-stylish district for art & design lovers

Discover the River North

A vibrant and inviting community, hosting the largest concentration of art galleries outside of Manhattan. Incorporated in 1837, this area was originally used for manufacturing and shipping. Since the 1970’s it’s been converted into what it is today. Beautiful artwork, amazing nightlife and restaurants with every type of cuisine.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


  • Goddess and The Grocer
  • Erie Café
  • Bernie’s Lunch & Supper
  • Club Lago
  • GT Prime
  • Prosecco
  • The Franklin Room
  • Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar


  • Spybar
  • Soundbar
  • Lite Chicago Night Club
  • Underground


  • Luminaire
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Banana Republic
  • Anthropologie
  • Water Tower Place
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Nordstrom
  • The LBD, Etc

Things to do

Keep yourself entertained in River North, with over 100 art galleries. Visit the Chicago Riverwalk or go shopping on the Magnificent Mile. River North is also home to several historic and modern architectural gems, including the Merchandise Mart and the Marina City Towers. Attend a show at the Goodman Theatre or the Broadway Playhouse. Experience several festivals and events throughout the year, including the River North Art Walk and the Taste of River North.

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