Top 5 Spots For Food, Drinks & Fun In River North

There's much to see and do in River North.

Whatever you're in the mood for, River North has it. Late night drinks? Check. Amazing food? Of course. Beautiful sights? You betcha! See what's offered below and experience it for yourself.

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We know present times aren’t easy to navigate. Do we enjoy dine out or do we order in? So long as you’re doing it safely, we say do it! With that in mind, use these neighborhood guides to find all of the unique ways you can celebrate and support local communities. Take it a step further and be a tourist in your hometown by venturing out to another neighborhood on our list.

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Hubbard Inn

110 W. Hubbard St.

Start the night with an intimate dinner for two or end the evening with late-night dining & drinks at the Hubbard Inn. Make the most of your night out with a visit to Blue Violet, the eclectic upstairs lounge with craft drinks, dancing and more. The lounge is a truly unique cocktail bar that’s perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties or a special girls' night. Make reservations for each here.

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316 W. Erie St.

Daytime or nighttime, Clutch consistently delivers its signature high energy atmosphere. When the sun’s up, you’ll find guests enjoying delicious brunch entrees and crafted drinks while catching today's sports on one of the many flat screen tv’s. When the sun goes down, expect to find a lively dinner scene transformed into a stunning nightclub complete with top DJs, a well-dressed crowd and a party-friendly atmosphere.

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Public House

400 N. State St.

Located at the corner of State & Kinzie, this 10,000 square foot restaurant and beer hall offers American fare with a smokehouse twist in addition to over 100 beers. Open seven days a week, Public House offers full lunch, happy hour, dinner, late-night and weekend brunch menus, in addition to a skilled team dedicated to catering & private events. On the weekends, Public House transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot where locals and tourists alike unite to enjoy a live DJ. Sign up for a reservation here.

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Bar Cargo

605 N. Wells St.

Bar Cargo, a concept from Anthony Stefani–son of famed restaurateur Phil Stefani–brings a taste of Rome to Chicago. Enjoy Roman-style pizza along with crafted cocktails and beers in a fun and inviting environment. Whether you visit for brunch or a late-night bite, Bar Cargo has it all. Make a reservation right here or order for delivery and pickup here.

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1000 E. Grand Ave.

Offshore, the nation's largest rooftop venue rests above Navy Pier’s Festival Hall and offers unmatched panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s iconic skyline. This stunning 36,000 square foot all-season/all-weather venue provides visitors an experience like no other, from the full-service luminous bar down to the world-class kitchen. Grab a reservation today!

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