When the final notes ring out at 10PM, it’s a mass exodus out of Grant Park. Everyone heads out in different directions, but if you ‘re looking to keep your night going, here are some of the best activities once Lollapalooza ends.
Dine In The West Loop
Restaurants In The West Loop
The West Loop is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Grant Park and features some of Chicago’s best restaurants. From great burgers at Au Cheval, gourmet diner fare at Girl & The Goat, a wide selection of craft beers at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, to Japanese, Indian, Italian, and many more, the West Loop features food that will please any appetite. An added bonus? Many restaurants stay open until midnight or later throughout the weekend.
Blues At Buddy Guy’s Legends
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Want to hear some great music that’s a change of pace from all the acts you’ve seen at Lolla, but is still uniquely Chicago? Head on over to Buddy Guy’s Legends (700 S. Wabash Ave) following the end of Lollapalooza where there are great blues acts set to play throughout the weekend. Catch Linsey Alexander on 7/31, Guy King w/Sonic Soul on 8/1, and Annie Mack on 8/2. The performances begin either at 9:00 or 9:30 PM and will go on late into the night. If you’re lucky, you may catch Buddy himself up there on stage.
Late Night Chinese in Chinatown
Hop on the Red Line and ride a few blocks South to Cermak/Chinatown and enter a world where you can eat Chinese food until the sun rises the next day. Chinatown not only offers up delicious food all night long, it is one of the best places to walk through on a warm summer night. It’s close enough to downtown Chicago, but provides a nice escape from the crowds of people that hang out in the Loop following the end of Lollapalooza each night.
Official Lollapalooza Aftershows
Full List Of Aftershows
Miss out on an artist due to a conflict? Want to hear more music from that band you had no idea existed before the day began and now you can’t get enough of? Good news for you, Lollapalooza books a bevy of aftershows around the city so you can keep the party going all night long. Most Chicago music venues will have a show booked and tickets currently remain for many official Lollapalooza aftershows.
Party At A Rooftop Bar
Rooftop Bars In The Loop
What’s the best way to view the Chicago skyline without swimming out to the middle of Lake Michigan (please don’t do that)? Head up to one of Chicago’s many rooftop bars and take in fantastic views of the city all while refreshing yourself after a day at Lollapalooza. There are different environments for all types of people whether you’re looking to lounge around and relax, or keep the party going and dance all night long. Be sure to get to these places early as there is usually a limited amount of space and in the summertime, they fill up fast.