It’s only a matter of time before the 2018 leaf peeping guides take over your timeline. Here’s where you can go to fill your feed with Instagram envy.
West Loop Restaurants
The West Loop is hailed the world over for its incredible dining scene, concentrated along Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row in the West Loop.
Instagrammable highlights that have popped up over just the past year include Aba, featuring Mediterranean dishes served in an interior and patio area that your camera will adore; Bellemore(pictured above), which built an entire restaurant concept after creating the photo-worthy oyster pie; and Gideon Sweet, where small plate concepts and a trendy setting will leave quite an impression on your followers.
Cool Cocktail Bars
Hide from any blustery fall weather with a cocktail in your hand. While there are too many standout bars to list, but we can recommend a few for the ‘gram.
Direct whiskey-drinkers to The Milk Room, a former speakeasy that’s located in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Pick up some tiki drinks from Three Dots and a Dash or Lost Lake, and consider theGreen Mill or the California Clipper for historic interiors that beg to be photographed.
Don’t forget you can also go straight to the source by touring some of the city’s leading distillers such as CH Distillery or KOVAL. And if you’re more at home in a taproom, head straight to any of Chicago’s burgeoning craft breweries.