Water Tower Place

835 N Michigan Ave (E Pearson St), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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With more than 100 stores, Water Tower Place is a unique, high-energy, urban shopping center that offers shoppers the best entertainment, the most delectable dining and the most exclusive stores in Chicago. In short, Water Tower Place is where downtown Chicago comes to life!


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    Dan. M.
    "Check out the Lego Store, really fun place to shop."(5 Tips)
    Ross G.
    "Have a great meal at FoodLife to take a break from shopping."(3 Tips)
    Radha P.
    "Love the food court - Food Life!"(3 Tips)
    Jonathan F.
    "A typical selection of stores, but I love the food court."(13 Tips)
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  • lego store
  • foodlife
  • food courts
  • food life
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  • breakfast food
  • scenic views
  • malls
  • people watching
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  • french fries
  • Felix W.

    In my opinion it's over rated.

    Felix White · June 3
  • David S.

    Great piece of Chicago history.

    David Stevens · May 24
  • M A.

    Nice Shopping Center. There are few good cafe shops and Dining options.

    M ALDossary · May 23
  • Apeksha S.

    Cellphone charging stations are right outside the elevators on floors 4, 5 and 6.

    Apeksha Shenoy · May 20
  • D

    The kind man working at the food court, cooking stir fry, was extremely generous and offered my meal on the house after I had to go back twice and ask the front desk for a different card that worked:)

    D · April 3
  • alonso H.

    You should go to Godiva and try the chocolate strawberries...

    alonso Hernandez · March 30
  • Sam W.

    Parking available underneath the building. A great collection of stores and food options, including Macy's, LEGO'S, American Girl & Garrett's Popcorn. Express elevator only stops on floors G, 2 & 7.

    Sam Wakim · March 8
  • Kelly W.

    Come for the warmth and the view. Lots of places to shop and eat.

    Kelly Wong · February 17
  • João Pedro P.

    The best mall inside the city. Great brands.

  • Tyler M.

    Really helpful staff, helped me fix my bag quickly.

    Tyler McPheeters · November 30, 2014
  • Julia C.

    Shopping is really good! Also the downstairs food court has a lot of options!

    Julia Cohon · November 18, 2014
  • Dana P.

    Lovely mall, lots of stores in lots of price ranges

    Dana Parker · November 17, 2014
  • Ovgu C.

    Great place to shop and to have a meal😊

    Ovgu C. O. · November 3, 2014
  • Patricia N.

    AM meeting...

    Patricia Nicandro · October 13, 2014
  • Harriet B.

    Worth the ride on the elevators alone

    Harriet B · September 12, 2014
  • Jonathan F.

    A typical selection of stores, but I love the food court. It's busy and great for people watching.

    Jonathan Ferrera · September 8, 2014
  • Sam O.

    Lego store is awesome!

    Sam Oliveira · August 18, 2014
  • Kristin H.

    @ water tower

    Kristin Hadley · August 9, 2014
  • Mollz B

    So much fun but beware of tourists, more specifically teenagers and tourists.

    Mollz B · August 7, 2014
  • @jayelarex

    Go up to the eighth floor and check out the view down.

    @jayelarex · August 7, 2014
  • Rebecca B.

    Loved the Dr Seuss Art Gallery!

    Rebecca Bouck · June 11, 2014
  • SHahadAlmubarak ..

    The cheese french fries is yummy :D

    SHahadAlmubarak . · February 19, 2014
  • Michael P. H.

    If you're not using a stroller or have someone with mobility issues, consider using the escalators instead of the elevators. This mall's elevators are extremely slow and overused.

    Michael P. Hill · February 17, 2014
  • Shannon B.

    Show an out-of-state ID at the Concierge Desk in the front and get a great coupon booklet! #conciergetip

    Shannon B. · February 3, 2014
  • Calvin W.

    Awesome place to dine an spend money

    Calvin Wardlow · January 10, 2014
  • Maurilio M.

    2014 Time to photoshop my life Touch up the edges, adjust the tones,blur out the background, focus on me, and crop people out...

    Maurilio Mendoza · January 1, 2014
  • John R.

    Tip the street musicians out front!

    John Ruckstaetter · December 29, 2013
  • Sai

    Sugar rush.

    Sai · December 18, 2013
  • Jacobo G.

    Por aquí debe haber un The North Face muy grande, y que baratón...

    Jacobo Gonzalez · December 12, 2013
  • Giovanni S.

    Food Court :)

    Giovanni Sanchez · November 24, 2013
  • Kelli S.

    This is a great place to escape from school. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it is a great atmosphere. TIP: check for sales!

    Kelli Sullivan · November 17, 2013
  • Ted C.

    Wonderful facility with great combination of stores and restaurants. A great place to visit.

    Ted Coppock · November 8, 2013
  • Randy O.

    Slowest and worst elevators ever.

    Randy Ojeda · October 19, 2013
  • Ross G.

    Have a great meal at FoodLife to take a break from shopping. The concept is expansive, so everyone should get what they want.

    Ross Guthrie · September 17, 2013
  • Howard

    Great sales this weekend. Spend $250 throughout mall get a free umbrella

    Howard · August 29, 2013
  • Jennie


    Jennie · August 28, 2013
  • Mallory

    The gents at Campus Colors are very friendly.

    Mallory · July 14, 2013
  • Aaliyah M.

    Make sure you have at least 40 dollars at chicago's water tower

    Aaliyah Mars · July 8, 2013
  • Juan U

    Forgot I had taken a pic if the escalator of the water tower. 1st.pic is looking up from first floor, 2nd. pic is looking down from the top, and 3rd. pic is a side shot of escalator from first floor.

    Juan U · July 8, 2013
  • Chris M.

    Teavana, Macy's and the Lego store make this place the best mall downtown.

    Chris Merrell · July 3, 2013
  • Arturo R.

    The food court open for breakfast at 7:30 am everyday so it is a good option and the food its good

    Arturo Rinaldi · June 6, 2013
  • Jesse S.

    Push really hard in the revolving doors!

    Jesse Salazar · June 2, 2013
  • Patti H.

    The 'Newbie Special' is completely worthless unless you have an out of state ID. Lame Foursquare- failed on this one.

    Patti Honacki · March 16, 2013
  • Rosalee

    A buzzing city space equipped with great shopping, food, and atmosphere!

    Rosalee · March 16, 2013
  • Jc T.

    Have an objective, you can get irritated

    Jc Thrash · March 15, 2013
  • La Guía Raspberry

    Uno de los centros comerciales más famosos del lugar. En la entrada pídele al concerge un Premier Passport para que obtengas descuentos en algunos establecimientos y restaurantes.

    La Guía Raspberry · March 10, 2013
  • Me-Ality

    Get a free body scan to avoid changing room headaches and find your fit in 100s of brands at the Me-Ality booth on the sixth floor across from Aeropostale.

    Me-Ality · March 5, 2013
  • Judy

    Ride the glass elevator all the way up, then all the way back down. You're welcome.

    Judy · February 22, 2013
  • Genesis J.

    The people at the concierge are so rude

    Genesis Jordan · February 13, 2013
  • Auryon B.

    Definitely worth eating at Foodease instead of Foodlife. You can build your own plate & take things to go. Better selection in my opinion!

    Auryon Blue · January 20, 2013

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