If you're under the impression that "Restaurant Row" is the West Loop's claim to fame, then you are not alone. The area's restaurants are so densely packed that they're even spilling into the alleyways. It's not just the number of restaurants that's impressive: Chicagoans flock to this neighborhood for the breadth of culinary options, from fine dining experiences to famed burgers and diners. But unparalleled eateries are not the only attraction in this buzzing neighborhood. From here you can walk to your office in the Loop or take advantage of the endless public transportation options to carry you elsewhere in the city.
The Fulton River District (which boasts its own bevy of restaurants), one very potent chocolate factory, the French Market, and the Hellenic Museum in Greektown also call this area home. The West Loop's popularity also stems partly from its distinctly industrial feel, with plenty of warehouse space still waiting to be transformed into a pricey condo building or Chicago's hottest new restaurant.