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Water Tower Place

Shopping Mall
Streeterville, Chicago
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Explore Chicago and Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
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  • Dan. M.
    "Check out the Lego Store, really fun place to shop."(6 Tips)
    Ross G.
    "Have a great meal at FoodLife to take a break from shopping."(5 Tips)
    Radha P.
    "Love the food court - Food Life!"(3 Tips)
    Amanda P.
    "stop at wow bao, best things ever!"(3 Tips)
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  • vanessa b.
    vanessa buenrostroMarch 23, 2016
    The water tower place is a great place to shop with many floors and stores to check out! They have a big food court and the lego store is fun to check out too so go see for yourself!
  • Raveese G.
    Raveese Gladney3 weeks ago
    I've been going to Water Tower ever since I was young. I'm still mesmerized by the glass elevator. The Foodlife is a food court that accommodates all taste buds. The Water Tower is great fun for all.
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeJuly 23, 2015
    One stop shopping. Great to be able to get what you need in one place. Great for the winter months and families where people want to do multiple things. Elevator is slow. Escalators take awhile too
  • Kaylee D.
    Kaylee DarleneAugust 6, 2015
    Not a large variety of stores, but there is pretty much everything you need. Macy's, Starbucks, Lush, Victoria Secret, Sephora and a ton of food. Try the Chicago style pizza at Foodlife on the first
  • D
    DApril 3, 2015
    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:)
    Upvoted Feb 28
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraMay 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    For a mall, this place has one of the best food courts, which is located on the mezzanine. The variety is great and worth the visit on their own merit.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Water Tower Place is the new location of American Girl Place offers afternoon tea (reservations required) in addition to its large variety of popular historically inspired dolls. -- Green Guide Edit
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneSeptember 27, 2011
    859 feet tall, 74 stories. Floor after floor of shopping - and don't stop until you get to 7 ... lots of places to eat and snack up there. More stories on Water Tower Place: http://trib.in/oVOobe
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CoxFebruary 5, 2017
    I loved the layout with all of the escalators and it has a great variety of stores! The food court is amazing make sure you check it out!
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PitmanNovember 19, 2015
    Water Tower is a great location for lunch because of its selection.I would argue that the shops in this specific location are sub par compared to the mass amount of competition among Michigan Avenue.
  • Juan U
    Juan UJuly 8, 2013
    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.
  • Racked C.
    Racked ChicagoMay 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fountains by the escalators in the front are a tourist attraction - if you want faster access to the shops take the elevators on the back side of the mall. Oh yeah, and follow us on Twitter @RackedChi
  • Carolina G.
    Carolina GuerreroSeptember 27, 2016
    Nice mall. My favorite stores Adidas & Lego. Well located if you're sightseeing, just next door is the Hancock Center
  • Auryon B.
    Auryon BlueJanuary 20, 2013
    Definitely worth eating at Foodease instead of Foodlife. You can build your own plate & take things to go. Better selection in my opinion!
  • Kelli S.
    Kelli SullivanNovember 17, 2013
    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!
  • Sruts S.
    Sruts SamMay 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love shopping here! It does get very crowded over the weekends with tourists mainly, but if you know why you're there, you should be fine!!
  • M A.
    M ALDossary ♏May 23, 2015
    Nice Shopping Center. There are few good cafe shops and Dining options.
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a great meal at FoodLife to take a break from shopping. The concept is expansive, so everyone should get what they want.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 21, 2012
    The Wow Bao in this mall serves frozen yogurt. Delicious frozen yogurt. Get some and check in there too because they love social media at the Bao.
  • Me-Ality
    Me-AlityMarch 5, 2013
    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.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannAugust 18, 2015
    Very cool mall with many stories and awesome stores. The glass elevators are awesome but very slow.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoSeptember 20, 2010
    Check out the new self-service Broadway in Chicago kiosk in the lobby on the first floor for tickets to shows like Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Wicked, and much more (shows subject to change).
  • Arturo R.
    Arturo RinaldiJune 6, 2013
    The food court open for breakfast at 7:30 am everyday so it is a good option and the food its good
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    Come for the warmth and the view. Lots of places to shop and eat.
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockNovember 8, 2013
    Wonderful facility with great combination of stores and restaurants. A great place to visit.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    A typical selection of stores, but I love the food court. It's busy and great for people watching.
  • Jose R.
    Jose RodriguezOctober 15, 2011
    If you're ever downtown and just love to shop a walk down the Magnificent mile will be good for you. it leads you to The Water Tower Place Mall where you will find a lot of stores ::D happy Shopping
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraMarch 12, 2016
    Big mall next to water tower that has some really high end shopping available
  • Julia C.
    Julia CohonNovember 18, 2014
    Shopping is really good! Also the downstairs food court has a lot of options!
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon B.February 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Show an out-of-state ID at the Concierge Desk in the front and get a great coupon booklet! #conciergetip
  • Rosalee
    RosaleeMarch 16, 2013
    A buzzing city space equipped with great shopping, food, and atmosphere!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HiseJanuary 20, 2013
    If you spend $150 or more in the mall, the front desk will give you a free gift.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 29, 2012
    Check out the Lego sculptures of well-known Chicago landmarks (outside of the Lego store).
  • Iva R.
    Iva RiggsJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have the cutest (and coolest) concierges here at the front desk - check them out! Tell them I sent you. ;-)
  • Nailene G.
    Nailene GonzalezMarch 25, 2016
    Get here early! Must try M Burger down in the Mezzanine!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Go up to the eighth floor and check out the view down.
  • Michael P. H.
    Michael P. HillFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CFebruary 8, 2017
    Fairly small mall with expensive parking. Flagship stores for LEGO and American girl.
  • Maurilio M.
    Maurilio MendozaJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    2014 Time to photoshop my life Touch up the edges, adjust the tones,blur out the background, focus on me, and crop people out...
  • Sean K.
    Sean KirifudaMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    These orange chairs in the food court are mad comfortable! make sure you're sitting on these while you're eating the pizza!
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely mall, lots of stores in lots of price ranges
  • Daniella P.
    Daniella PetingAugust 11, 2011
    Visiting from out of town? Request a FREE Premier Perks coupon book from the concierge in the Michigan Avenue lobby. It's so worth it!
  • Mollz B
    Mollz BAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So much fun but beware of tourists, more specifically teenagers and tourists.
  • Su X.
    Su XuOctober 19, 2011
    food court @ 2nd floor rocks! I wanna try everything! salad is terrific!
  • Andrew
    AndrewApril 3, 2017
    Love Water Tower Place. Easily my favorite mall.
  • alonso H.
    alonso HernandezMarch 30, 2015
    You should go to Godiva and try the chocolate strawberries...
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerJune 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great food court here, one of the better mall food courts I've been to.
  • Al Shaima A.
    Al Shaima Al MadaniAugust 20, 2016
    Although it has 8 floor but limited variety of stores 😕
  • João Pedro P.
    João Pedro PinheiroJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best mall inside the city. Great brands.
  • Judy
    JudyFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ride the glass elevator all the way up, then all the way back down. You're welcome.
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