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motor row chicago

THE NEW McCORMICK PLACE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.

RESTAURANTS, BARS, CLUBS, THEATERS, HOTELS & MORE!

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LIPS DRAG SHOW PALACE

About Motor Row

The Motor Row District is a historic district in Chicago's South Loop. Motor Row includes historic buildings on Michigan Avenue just South of Cermak, directly west of McCormick Place convention center, and  The district was built between 1905 and 1936 by a number of notable architects.  At Chicago Motor Row's peak, as many as 116 different makes of automobiles were sold and repaired on the street.

 

Recently the City of Chicago designated the strip for redevelopment as a new entertainment and dining district in McCormick Place area.  The former Motort Row showrooms of FordBuickFiat,  Cadillac, HudsonLocomobileMarmon, are being redeveloped into theater, restaurant, bar, nightclubs, hotel and retail storefronts.

New major hotels in the the Motor Row area include The Chicago Marriott Marquis, The McCormick Hiltons (3 hotels), Hyatt Regency McCormick Center and several new boutique hotels in the planning.

New Motor Row restaurants include Lips Drag Queen Show Place Restaurant and Bar , Vu Skyward Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Il Culaccino Chicago, Fatpour Tapworks and 14 Parrish.

Theater and Entertainment on Motor Row are represented by Lips Drag Queen Show Palace and The Windy City Playhouse.  Windy City has TWO separate theaters 

The area is also home to new event venues specializing in parties of all types for groups up to 1000.   These event spaces include Revel, Row24 and The Zephyr.

Stop by and check out CHICAGO'S NEW MOTOR ROW!

Now Open on Motor Row

Restaurants

 
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DINNER, DRINKS & DRAG SHOWS

THE ULTIMATE IN DRAG DINING!

'THE DISNEY LAND OF DRAG"

"OPULENT" "AMAZING" "GREAT FOOD"

"FABULOUS DRAG QUEEN WAITRESSES"

Reservations
312-815-2662

2229 S Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616
 

www.lipschicago.com

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ITALIAN FOOD AT IT'S FINEST!

CHICAGO FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1989

"SUPERIOR SERVICE" "AMAZING FOOD"

"AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FAMILY RECIPES"

"FOOD DELICIOUS & GREAT SERVICE"

Reservations
312-794-5300

2134 S Indiana Ave

Chicago 60616
 

www.ilculaccino.com

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A SWANKY RESTAURANT & BAR WITH FABULOUS ROOFTOP VIEWS OF CHICAGO

"AMAZING COCKTAILS" "SMALL PLATES"

"OUTDOOR ROOFTOP SEATING"

"I LOVE EVERYTHING ON THE MENU"

Reservations
312-528-0191

133 East Cermak Rd

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.vurooftop.com

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Reservations
312-878-9291

2206 S Indiana Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.fatpourmccormick.com

THE BEST SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT

IN MCCORMICK PLACE

"GIANT TV SCREENS"  "PIZZA & BURGERS"

"WONDERFUL FOOD"  "BIG FRIENDLY BAR"

"LOVE THE FOOD" "GREAT OUTDOOR CAFE"

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Reservations
312-291-8379

2333 S MICHIGAN AVE

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.motorrowbrewing.com

UPSCALE CASUAL DINING.  CARIBBEAN FUSION.  A BIT OF PARADISE

"THE OWNER AND CHEF IS AMAZING"  " YOU CANT GET BETTER CARIBBEAN FOOD IN THE CARIBBEAN"  "FABULOUS FOOD"

 

Bars

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Reservations
312-624-8149

2337 S Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.motorrowbrewing.com

A WORKING CRAFT BREWERY WITH TASTINGS,BAR & SPECIAL EVENTS

"BLUES AND BREWS"  "COMEDY SHOWS"

"AMAZING CRAFT BEERS"   "I LOVED IT"  "MRB IS MUST SEE ON MOTOR ROW

 

Theaters

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on the upper stage

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TICKETS
773-891-8985

2229 S Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.windycityplayhouse.com

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

'HEART WRENCHING, HILARIOUS, MAYBE ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PLAYS YOUR WILL EVER SEE... FULL STOP"

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on the main stage

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TICKETS
773-891-8985

2229 S Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.windycityplayhouse.com

SOUTHERN GOTHIC

'With just 30 audience members per performance, this immersive production welcomes you to wander about the "set" at your own leisure. You'll act as a fly on the wall, overseeing all the juicy drama unfold up close. With SOUTHERN GOTHIC, we welcome you to choose your own adventure.

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Reservations
312-815-2662

2229 S Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616
 

www.lipschicago.com

DINNER, DRINKS & DRAG SHOWS

THE ULTIMATE IN DRAG DINING!

"FABULOUS DRAG SHOWS FOR ALMOST 25 YEARS"  "VEGAS STYLE STAGE SHOWS"  "THESE LADIES ARE AMAZING"

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Reservations
312-225-0273

2117 S WALBASH

Chicago 60616
 

www.tommygunsgarage.com

TOMMY GUN'S GARAGE IS AN AUDIENCE INTERACTIVE SPEAKEASY THAT OFFERS A MUSICAL COMEDY REVIEW WITH DA GANGSTERS, DA FLAPPERS AND YOU!!!! 

 

Hotels

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Reservations
312-791-1121

123 East Cermak @ Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.hiltonsatmccormickplace.com

THREE FABULOUS HOTELS UNDER ONE ROOF

HILTON GARDEN INN

HAMPTON INN

HOME 2 SUITES

 

Just steps away from Motor Row, Lips and Windy City Playhouse 

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Reservations
312-824-0500

2121 S Prairie Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/chimq-marriott-marquis-chicago/

FIVE STAR HOTEL ONE BLOCK FROM MOTOR ROW. CENTRALLY LOCATED.  LUXURY HOTEL WITH INDOOR WALKWAYS TO WINTRUST ARENA AND McCORMICK CONVENTION CENTER

 

Event Spaces

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Information
773-486-9010

2410 South Michigan

Chicago 60616

 

 

www.revelspace.com/our-spots/motor-row

50,000 square feet.  Events up to 2,600 guests.

 

Revel Motor Row, a city landmark rich in Chicago history, has been restored as an event production space to help fuel the resurgence of an iconic neighborhood into a thriving entertainment district. Built in 1936 and previously home to the Illinois Automobile Club and the Chicago Defender building, Revel Motor Row provides an impressive backdrop for any vision. The adjacent building and original home to the city's first Cadillac dealership adds flexible space to the campus.

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Information
372-374-3165

2411 South Michigan

Chicago 60616

www.rowtwentyfour.com

HISTORICALLY SOPHISTICATED, CLASSICALLY NEW.

 

As you walk through the open first floor showroom space and under the stunning 7ft by 3-1/2ft  Swarovski crystal chandelier, you can imagen how it must have felt at a roaring 20s party. 

With cocktail capacities up to 280 and sit-down capacities up to 215, a private bridal suite, brand-new custom bathrooms, and new HVAC, at ROW 24, you can create your own unforgettable event, set against the backdrop of the Second City.

 

Wintrust Arena

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Information
312-791-6911

200 East Cermak

Chicago 60616

 

 

https://wintrustarena.com/

Concerts, Basketball & Events

for up to 10,378

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Parking

 
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VIP MOTOR ROW PARKING

2230 S Michigan Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

$15 TO $30 for up to 8 hours

PARKING ON MICHIGAN AVE - CENTER OF THE BLOCK SOUTH OF CERMAK

50 PARKING SPACES

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MOTOR ROW INDIANA PARKING

2230 S Indiana Ave

Chicago 60616

$15 to $30 - Prices Vary

130 OUTDOOR PARKING SPACES

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McCORMICK CENTER 

LOT A

2301 S Prairie Ave

Chicago 60616

 

 

$23 for up to 16 hours

2,100 PARKING SPACES

For Parking Info call 866-330-3275

www.mccormickplace.clickandpark.com