The Hoxton Hotel opened today in the West Loop in Chicago. This international hotel has recently made their presence in the U.S. They have hotels in Paris, London, Amsterdam, New York, Portland and now Chicago. We were blown away with how gorgeous this hotel is. They have 2 restaurants (one on the lobby level and one on the rooftop) a very sexy basement bar, a mezzanine level with meeting rooms, a coffee shop, and a rooftop pool and lounge. You really don’t need to leave! The lobby instantly felt welcoming if you wanted to just sit and have coffee and work on your lap top or have a glass of wine and socialize. We will definitely be back very soon....
Chicago is known for its swanky restaurants and bars. We recently discovered the Darling which just opened a few weeks ago. Located at 905 W. Randolph in the west loop, this lounge has an interior like no other. Hang out, listen to music and sip craft cocktails in their “library.” The Darling is open from 4pm to 2am daily.
Lettuce Entertain You has just opened their new restaurant, Aba, in the west loop. After Ema in River North has been a success we weren't surprised they created something so similar to it. Ema means mother in Hebrew and Aba means father. You will see Israeli inspiration throughout the menu as well as Mediterranean flavors. Aba's third floor space has a stunning rooftop with a lot of greenery and gorgeous decor. Aba is located at 302 N. Green St. and is open from 4pm-12am daily.
A new hidden gem in the West Loop. Blind Barber is a shave and haircut shop that opens to a 70's themed bar behind it. It's a hybrid barber/cocktail lounge that first debuted in New York in 2010 and opened in LA 2012. Customers can grab a haircut and a shave while holding a cocktail! While the New York location features pizza, Chicago offers a variety of grilled cheese options including flavors like smoked gouda, pepperjack, habanero and jalapeño. You'll find a cool retro vibe at the bar, a diverse crowd and great music. Blind Barber is located at 948 W. Fulton Market and open till midnight Sunday and Monday and 2am the rest of the week. https://blindbarber.com