Lakeshore East Neighborhood Guide

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Lakeshore East living is walkable living right in the heart of the Loop. And the New East Side hosts some of Chicago’s best.  

Aqua’s undulating balconies grant exclusive views to lovely Lake Michigan, but we’re also nestled in a real neighborhood of down-to-earth drinking and dining experiences.

This is your guide to the best of Lakeshore East!


The cozy, subterranean Chicago Pedway leads straight from our front door to the diversions of Amuse. Located in the swanky lobby of the Swissôtel Chicago, Aqua residents are treated to the benefits of our Magellan Rewards Program: 20% off at the Amuse Restaurant!

The signature cocktails, seasonal small plates and DJ-style music delight the senses. And the $10 million in recent interior upgrades really shows. Amuse is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a snack!

Columbus Tap

They’re pouring good drinks and serving good eats, Chicago-style, at Columbus Tap. Tasty flights of local brew from Chicago and Midwestern-based breweries are being brought to tables of dear old friends this very moment. Bring your growler. 

Yelper, Rhonda L. raves about gastropub’s the brunch: “My salmon & avocado toast and champagne were perfect! The atmosphere and service were a nice bonus! I will certainly return to try something new—maybe lunch or dinner.”

Columbus Tap is located inside the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park luxury hotel. They’re open daily, from lunch to midnight. Magellan Incentive: 20% off. 


The new age diner at Eggy’s will delight your nostalgia while catering to your modern tastes. “It’s nestled in that coved Shangri-La of a neighborhood known as Lakeshore East,” says UrbanDaddy, “You’ll have a marvelous view of the morning sun glinting off the Aqua building”

UrbanDaddy recommends the coffee and eggs on a Sunday morning, or the hot chili beef dip on a Saturday afternoon. Magellan Incentive: 15% off (excluding alcohol).

The appeal of Lakeshore East begins beneath the streets on the Chicago Pedway and reaches above the clouds to the gorgeous blues of Lake Michigan. Come see the best of what Chicago has to offer in any direction!

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