From vibrant murals to moody bars, this city has no shortage of Instagram-worthy eye candy. These nine spots would look just fine in your feed. So get out and start exploring—this is definitely more than just a distraction.
THE FLAMINGO RUM CLUB
Make like a flamingo and wear your boldest pinks for the perfect portrait in front of this River North mural.
601 N. Wells St.; 312-929-0060 or theflamingorumclub.com
Whether you choose the Bauhaus-inspired interior or the balcony’s skyline views, you’ve got the makings of a whole lotta likes.
311 N. Morgan St.; 312-764-1919 or acehotel.com/chicago
PARSON’S CHICKEN AND FISH
We’re hypnotized every time we gaze at these pretty pinwheel umbrellas. Or was it the Negroni slushie machine that did that?
2952 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-384-3333 or parsonschickenandfish.com
3 ARTS CLUB CAFE
What do you get when Restoration Hardware converts a century-old women’s club and historic landmark into its Chicago flagship? Perfect IG material.
1300 N. Dearborn St.; 312-475-9116 or 3artsclubcafe.com
PILSEN 16TH STREET MURALS
Good luck not doing an entire photo shoot amid Pilsen’s extensive public art work.
922 W. 16th St.
Red. Glowing. Lanterns. This West Loop boîte is sure to trigger a whole lot of double taps.
905 W. Randolph St.; 312-877-5967 or funfunchinese.com
The cocktail lounge has two brightly colored murals just outside its doors. The question is, will you choose electric blue or pink (or both)?
1664 N. Ada St.; 773-697-7069 or adastreetchicago.com
CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL
From the second floor drawing room to Cindy’s rooftop, it’s like this hotel was made for Instagram.
12 S. Michigan Ave.; 844-312-2221 or chicagoathletichotel.com
WABASH ARTS CORRIDOR
Your bubble-blowing skills better be on point for a selfie at this South Loop spot.
635 S. Wabash Ave.; wabashartscorridor.org