Remote Worker's Neighborhood Guide: River North, Chicago

When it comes to the #workanywhere mindset, the world becomes your oyster, but if you're new to the neighborhood and don't even know where to begin to work hard and play harder, well, we've got you covered.

River North in Chicago is a bustling neighborhood of luxe shops and restaurants with  historical industrial buildings converted into artists' lofts and entrepreneurial offices. Find out spots for you to work, meet, and eat below.

Delicious & quick lunch - Brown Bag Seafood Co.

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to feel uninspired. Fresh fish tacos, vegetarian boxes, and swordfish sandwiches are just some of the delicious goodies you can grab here.


Sit-down meal - Beatrix

Sit al fresco or tuck in inside on plush, leather seats for fresh salads and homemade ricotta ravioli— we’re drooling too. Everything’s delicious and if it wasn’t a workday, we’d suggest brunch sometime.

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Energetic coworking space - Workspace 230

This pet-friendly spot is good for making friends of the human and canine variety. Plus, there are tons of white boards for brainstorming and a standing desk to mix up your activity for the day.


Coworking on a roof deck - Coalition Space

We had you at roof, didn’t we? Take a midday break and get your vitamin D or take a few phone calls while sunning.


Reeeally good happy hour - Union Sushi

Grab happy hour from 5-6:30 P.M. which includes dollar oysters, $5 moscow mules, $3 beef filet skewers, $5 rose, and more. It’s everyday, so don’t worry! You have all week to pace yourself.

Friday night Happy Hour at @eatatunion

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Midday snack break - Doughnut Vault

Classic vanilla glazed doughnuts with none of the gimmicks but all the flavor. They’re especially good when you’ve reached that 3 o’clock slump, but who are we kidding? They’re good all the time.

Thanks @everythingerica and @chicagofoodauthority for sharing this great shot! #doughnutlove

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Coffee shop meeting - 3 Greens Market

Whether you’re meeting over matcha, grabbing a ham and cheese croissant, or downing a cold brew and talking shop, this spot doesn’t disappoint. Sink into the cozy couches for a chat.