Experience Rosemont Like a Local Tourist

MB Financial Park Rosemont

With its access to O'Hare, the Blue Line, I-90 and I-294, the Village of Rosemont is incredibly easy to visit, but it wasn't always on the map. That, however, has definitely changed. What was once "an oft-flooded swampy area with pothole-ridden, unpaved roads, no streetlights and taverns that became hangouts for the mob" is now an entertainment, shopping, and business destination. With just 2.5 square miles and 4,200 residents, the Chicago suburb attracts about 100,000 visitors a day.

The reasons for this popularity extend beyond just ease of access and convenience to one of the busiest airports in the world. Rosemont has turned itself into a place for both locals and tourists to enjoy, with its theaters, attractions, shopping, and plethora of dining options. This is no sleepy little village, although there are plenty of comfortable places to rest your head. To make it even easier to get around there's a free Rosemont Entertainment Circulator that will transport you to and from the Blue Line, MB Financial Park, The Fashion Outlets of Chicago, and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Here are some of the many attractions and places to go in Rosemont. Choose your favorites and then Rosemont itinerary!

 

Things To Do In Rosemont, Illinois

 

Adobe Gila's - Rosemont

Adobe Gila's Photo Credit Adobe Gila's

The full name for this late-night spot is Adobe Gila's Margarita Fajita Cantina. Just like the lizard they're named for, they don't mess around. Come in for the fajitas and then stay all night long - until 4 in the morning. That's easy to do when their drinks are served in fish bowls!

Adobe Gila's
5455 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Freshest Mexican Grill in Rosemont where the party never stops w/64 oz. Margaritas and the world’s largest Happy Hour!

Allstate Arena


No Rosemont roundup would be complete without this entertainment venue. Home to the Chicago Wolves and the DePaul Blue Demons it also attracts giant concerts and family shows. It's so big that in 2015 it was ranked 3rd in the US for ticket sales! Expect to see shows like Stars on Ice and stars like Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood.

6920 N Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

The Ashburn

The Ashburn

The Ashburn gets its name from Chicago's first airport, the Ashburn Flying Field, and pays homage to aviation. Located inside the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, the restaurant offers a variety of cuisines with an emphasis on contemporary American. You can get everything from grilled octopus to tacos to a burger on a bacon mac 'n' cheese waffle bun. Their whimsical side really comes out in the dessert menu, which includes a popsicle bar and donut holes.

The Ashburn
5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Inspired by Chicago's first airport, Ashburn Flying Field, The Ashburn is an innovative restaurant that celebrates the heritage and tradition of aviation.

Big Ten Experience

Big Ten Experience

Sports fans won't want to miss this free museum dedicated to the Big Ten. They've got interactive games, a notch and groove basketball court, a football and basketball touch screen, and timelines, speeches, trophies, and more. Speaking of trophies, you can strike your "Heisman" pose for the Heisman Trophy photo op. 

Big Ten
5440 Park Place, Rosemont, IL
How much: Free
Interactive digital museum located at the conference's headquarters in Rosemont, Ill.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

There's a reason this mall was named the Best Factory Outlet Centre in the world. Not only does it have a world-class selection of retailers, several of whom can only be found here, but they also offer world-class services. Text concierge, baggage check to O'Hare, coat check, and reservations are just a few of the services they provide. If you're looking for an upscale shopping experience without paying upmarket prices, is the place to go.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
Everyday savings of up to 75% from over 130 outlet retailers at Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

Five Roses Pub

Five Roses Irish Pub

This Irish pub is a warm bastion of hospitality with a twist. Their menu includes all the bar standards (nachos, wings, potato skins, etc.) and the pub specialties (fish and chips, bangers and mash, corned beef, shepherd's pie, etc.) and throws in a healthy selection of burgers and entrees. As any self-respecting pub should they've got a number of draught beers, too. Come on Friday evening for live acoustic music, and then stay into the night as the pub becomes a club.

Five Roses Pub in Rosemont, IL
5509 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Enjoy amazing traditional Irish fare, a pint of cold beer, and the type of atmosphere that will keep you coming back for years to come.

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao

This Brazilian steakhouse has more meats on spits than you can shake a stick at. While it is a carnivore's paradise, you don't have to be a meat eater to enjoy Fogo de Chao. Their Market Table has oodles of options, including imported cheeses, fresh vegetables, salads galore, charcuterie, and candied bacon. Their jumbo shrimp cocktail is served with a delightfully spicy cocktail sauce, and they've got a sea bass entree topped with mango and malagueta pepper sauce. With such a selection of cuisine they've also got an extensive wine list so you can find something to match your favorites.

Fogo de Chão
5460 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Authentic Brazilian Steakhouse known for the Gaucho way of preparing meat.

Gene & Georgetti


After 70 years in downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood, Gene & Georgetti finally opened a second location. In addition to the menu that's served them well since 1941, the Rosemont location also offers live music on Saturday nights. Another difference is size. While the original is intimate, Rosemont has a larger capacity with two stories and floor to ceiling windows.

Gene & Georgetti's
9421 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
We welcome you to over 70 years of tradition and an award winning commitment to dining excellence;

Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse


The legendary Chicago steakhouse has an outpost in Rosemont, so you can get your prime beef (and Gibsons has its own certification) and your big-as-your-head desserts without having to deal with Gold Coast parking. Seafood fans have an extensive array from which to choose as well, including lobster from Australia, King crab legs from Alaska, and salmon from Norway. 

5464 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Hofbräuhaus Chicago

Hofbrauhaus Chicago

For an experience that's straight out of Munich grab a stein and some schnitzel at Hofbräuhaus. One of the few official locations of the German legend, they import their pretzels and their musicians from the homeland. 

Hofbrauhaus Chicago
5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Welcome to Hofbräuhaus Chicago, the first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home.

iFLY

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

If you like the idea of skydiving but don't like the idea of jumping out of a plane, put iFLY on your radar. This indoor attraction creates the conditions of free falling in a safe environment. Their wind tunnel generates a cushion of air so you can float like a bird with no tether and no parachute. Unlike skydiving kids as young as three years old can participate, and because you don't have to worry about those pesky planes it's much less expensive.

iFLY
5520 Park Place, Rosemont, IL
iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane.

Kings Bowl Rosemont

Buffalo Wontons

When is a bowling alley not just a bowling alley? When it's a Kings. Founded in Boston, Kings Bowl offers bowling, billiards, and an impressive menu worthy of a visit whether you strap on those fancy shoes or not. Everything is made in-house, including the pictured buffalo wontons with their additive ranch dressing (no seasoning packets or dried chives here). Whether it's date night, girls night, guys night, or family night, Kings offers a fun night for all.

Kings Bowl Rosemont
5505 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Kings Bowl is an expansive bowling, billiards, dining and cocktail venue located at 5505 Park Place in Rosemont’s MB Financial Park entertainment district.

MB Financial Park

MB Financial Park in Rosemont, Illinois

Welcome to Rosemont's Entertainment District. What was originally planned to be a casino has turned into a family-friendly collection of attractions and restaurants. In addition to the existing entertainment MB Financial Park also hosts seasonal events. In the winter the center park becomes Frozemont, with an ice skating rink and tubing. In the summer there are outdoor concerts and the park's restaurants offer tasty treats from tents set up around the perimeter. MB Financial Park is a year-round destination for theater, dining, and fun!

5501 Park Place, Rosemont, 60018
MB Financial Park at Rosemont features live music, outdoor festivals, casual dining, lively bars, bowling, and outdoor patios.

Muvico Rosemont 18

Bogart's at Muvico Rosemont

Watching a movie becomes an experience at this premiere theater offering eighteen screens and large, luxurious seating. The theater screens first-run movies and, whether you're watching a film or not, you can have dinner or drinks or both at the second floor restaurant. At Bogart's you can make it a date night, or bring the kids on Tuesday when they eat for free.

9701 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

Park Tavern - Rosemont

Craft Beer Taps

Craft beer fans can find over forty selections on tap at this gastropub. Expect to find local breweries like Revolution and Two Brothers, as well as Lagunitas, Rogue, and Sweetwater. In addition to burgers and sandwiches they've got their own smoker, so brisket, baby back ribs, and smoked beer can chicken take center stage. Go big with the Smoked Meat Combo and choose three of their smoked dishes with a choice of two sides. They're open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and during the warmer months you can look out at the park from your perch in the Skybar.

5433 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
Park Tavern offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving craft beer and authentic food in a casual, industrial chic, urban lodge setting.

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