The Dock at Montrose Beach
The Dock is more than just a sandy getaway from your day in the sun at Montrose Beach; it is a hub for late night luaus, delicious bites and awesome concerts throughout the summer! Stop by for a cocktail, or two, and see why even if they don't have a boat, everyone wants to party and dine at The Dock
Castaways Bar and Grill
Castaways Bar and Grill is the best location on North Avenue Beach for great food and ice cold drinks. The first level features an ice cream café and beachside burgers with casual walk-up stands. The rooftop features tasty appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and refreshing desserts.
Nacho Mama's Beach Bar
Grab a bite for the beach at the concession window, or join us on our full service, lakeside patio for a Nacho Mama’s Margarita!
Oak Street Beach Food + Drink
Whether you are up for a quick snack, a beach-front meal or a couple chilled cocktails & some games at the beachside bar - your summer taste cravings will be satisfied. Grab your friends and take the sands of Oak Streat Beach to the lake-side oasis that brings together the best of sun, summer and relaxation "Chicago Style."
The newest beachfront restaurant and bar is ready to hit the sand for its fifth season. Caffè, named for its location in Olive Park is tucked away on a beautiful part of the Chicago lakefront-allowing guests to take a “vacation” in their own backyard.
Bridge House Tavern (Riverwalk)
The menu is an eclectic range of new American comfort food and was designed to follow in the long history of gastro-pubs in Chicago. We continuously evolve the menu to make it interesting for guests year round. The stunning skyline views, expansive outdoor patio, and unique food options combine to make this one of Chicago's finest culinary establishments.
City Winery (Riverwalk)
We have created a cuisine that borrows from Mediterranean history – Italian, French, Spanish and Middle-Eastern cultures have been pairing simple and wholesome food with wine for centuries. With this in mind, our culinary team has created large plates to pair with your wine. Our award-winning wine list has over 400 unique producers from around the world, in addition to the more than 20 in-house produced wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile.
Island Party Hut (Riverwalk)
Our island paradise on the new Chicago Riverwalk is filled with decor from Polynesia and the Caribbean, topped off with the sounds of island music. Sit back on our island veranda, sip a cold one or have a bite to eat. Specialty tropical drinks will flow, along with beer and cocktails.
Located on the Chicago River in the historic River East Arts Center, our Streeterville location offers a modern take on rustic dining with some of the best views in the city. Join us for a round of bocce, a glass of wine on the patio, or indulge in one of our signature pastas.
This popular Uptown neighborhood beach located in Lincoln Park offers patrons many amenities. South of the recreational beach, a natural area attracts many migratory birds during the fall and spring seasons. A serene dune area hosts a rare “panne” habitat — a flat, wet and open sandy area — for birds. Endangered plant life thrives at this location.
Taste of River North
Friday, July 22nd: 5PM-10PM
Saturday, July 23rd: 12PM-10PM
Sunday, July 24th: 11AM-8PM
Wicker Park Fest
Saturday, July 23rd: noon-10PM
Sunday, July 24th: noon-10PM
Tall Ships Chicago 2016
July 27th-July 31st
The five-day festival kicks off at Navy Pier with a spectacular Parade of Sail on Wednesday, July 27. The remaining days of the festival (Thursday-Sunday) allow visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the vessels. Guests have the opportunity to walk the grounds, board the ships and sail out to sea on one or more of the tall ship
Saturday, August 6th: noon-10PM
Sunday, August 7th: noon-9PM
Chicago Air and Water Show
Saturday, August 20th: 10AM-3PM
Sunday, August 21st: 10AM-3PM
The Chicago Air and Water Show presented by Shell Oil Products U.S. and the City of Chicago is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point