Rosemont’s Entertainment District Makes This Once-Quiet Chicago Suburb a Hot Destination

Access to Broadway plays, comedy clubs, fine dining and world-class shopping just minutes away from O’Hare International Airport and major expressways? It can be found in Rosemont.

The once-quiet city may be best know for the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center but it’s quickly making a name for itself as an entertainment hub with the newly developed MB Financial Park. The large outdoor venue is surrounded by several restaurants, a huge movie theater and bowling alley. During the summer months it is home to free outdoor concerts and other events while it becomes an ice skating rink during the winter. Nearby, fans of sports and music appreciate the talent at Allstate Arena and the Rosemont Theatre.

Fans of great food won’t be disappointed. The tiny city fills its dining scene with tony steakhouses like Gibson’s and large groups will particularly enjoy the very large and loud restaurants such as Hofbrauhaus and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.

Fashionistas will love the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago with high-end design shopping at spots like Burberry, Nieman Marcus, Nike and Prada and its equally-impressive amenities including airline baggage check-in and boarding pass issuance for those traveling through O’Hare International Airport.

Rosemont may have once been a quiet Chicago suburb that people passed on their way to ORD but it’s quickly making a name for itself as a destination.

Whether you're a country fan or not, it will be hard to not have fun at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. The massive (and by massive we mean warehouse sized massive) venue offers live musical performances and loads of space for guests...  Read More

In addition to its Chicago hotspot, Gibson's delights steak lovers with its Rosemont outpost located directly across the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center which makes it a popular dining choice for those attending trade shows. Featuring white...  Read More

From America's Got Talent tapings and musical concerts to Yo Gabba Gabba shows, the Rosemont Theatre offers lavish Broadway musicals, full-scale productions and world-class entertainers for all ages and interests. The beautiful venue is carpeted...  Read More

Like most comedy clubs, there is a drink or food minimum and this is the case with Zanie's. Unlike other comedy clubs, though, fans of this new(er) club don't seem to mind since the food and drinks are pretty good and a nifty system where you...  Read More

While kids are welcome during the day, Kings is more for adults. The retro with a twist bowling alley also sports flat screens (more than 50 screens, in fact) throughout the bar for watching games or for karaoke and three full-size pool tables...  Read More

Hofbrauhaus may be considered by many to be a tourist trap and that it doesn't do its sister restaurant in Munich, Germany, justice but fans of the large restaurant/bar love it for its entertainment value and their ability to find currywurst and...  Read More

Muvico is pretty deluxe when it comes to the digital viewing experience. Whether watching a movie in one of the 4,227 reclining stadium-style seats or the 300-plush seats in the VIP Theater upstairs, theater-goers realize they are paying as much...  Read More

A huge outdoor park complete with a full-line up of four seasons of activities, MB Financial Park at Rosemont features live music, outdoor festivals, casual dining, lively bars, bowling and outdoor patios. Warmer months bring a summer concert...  Read More

Allstate Arena's 18,500 seating capacity and 48 luxury suites makes it one of the largest indoor entertainment facilities in the Chicago area where one can enjoy family shows, sports and musical performaces. It's home to the Chicago Wolves...  Read More

Fashion Outlets of Chicago opened on August 1 as an international shopping mecca, with stores like Burberry, Nieman Marcus, Nike and Prada. An enormous indoor designer outlet mall, among its exhaustive guest services is its airline baggage...  Read More


Meet Megy Karydes

Megy Karydes has spent more than 20 years as a professional writer and most of her life in Chicago. While she’s traveled extensively internationally, visiting each of the 50 states is on her...  More About Megy

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