by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
You're up late and done with bars for the night, what to do in Chicago? Our guide to Chicago's 24/7, open-around-the-clock restaurants and other businesses covers all the bases, whether you're a die-hard night owl looking for a bowling lane, have to pull an all-nighter or are simply in the mood for some pancakes. When you're the opposite of tired, hit the town in the wee hours and check out these Chicago spots that are open 24 hours.
Updated: July 15, 2011
A crowd of students cramming for finals and neighborhood regulars are the norm at this no-frills diner, situated right near Loyola University. Refuel from an evening full of studying (or dancing) with oversize plates of burritos, pizza bread, burgers and old-school deep-fried mozzarella sticks. Indulging late-night never felt so good.
When the urge to pump iron hits at an ungodly hour (hello, ?Jersey Shore?), it's good to know that this 24-hour West Lakeview gym has more than 300 cardiovascular and strength training machines, and all the free weights your gym-rat heart could desire.
For Gold Coast bar-goers, there's no bigger haven at 3am than Tempo Cafe. From breakfast served all day to greasy sandwiches, you'll counteract all the booze in no time when you stop for a late-night bite. Feeling a little tired? Order for pickup and take the feast home with you.