Chicago Food and Drink Festivals

Chicago Food and Drink - Hotels Near Lakeview Chicago

Chicago is a perfect destination for foodies! Last month we highlighted the upcoming Baconfest event and May is looking to be an exciting month for food lovers as well. Check out these three upcoming events that are well worth a trip to Chi-town!


Sweets and Snacks Expo

The Sweets and Snacks Expo is an annual event put on by the National Confectioners Association,  a snack food industry favorite, This year’s expo takes place May 22-24 at McCormick Place’s West Building and will feature over 850 exhibitors and almost 18,000 attendees including grocers, wholesalers, convenience store proprietors and more. You can register for this event online.

Where to Stay: The Majestic Hotel has the charm of an upscale English manor and its comfortable and warm atmosphere make it the perfect place to unwind after a long day of expo-going. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499


Chicago Beer Classic

Iconic Soldier Field will once again host The Chicago Beer Classic. This year’s tasting event takes place on May 5th will showcase 64 brewers ranging from national favorite Sam Adams Brewery to lesser known local craft beer gems such as Illuminated Brew Works and Hopothesis Beer Company. Tickets for The Chicago Beer Classic range from $55 for general admission, which features 48 2-ounce samples and a signature tasting cup, to $96 for a VIP ticket that includes additional perks like early entry to the event and exclusive VIP seating. You can purchase tickets online.

Where to Stay: Beer connoisseurs will appreciate the sleek, retro style of City Suites Hotel, a boutique property characterized best by the Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.


Lincoln Park Wine Fest  

If beer isn’t your drink of choice, the Lincoln Park Wine Fest, also this May in Chicago is a great alternative. May 18-20 this annual event will return to the Lincoln Park neighborhood (specifically Jonquil Park) for its fourth year and will feature live music, food and wine pairings, and of course plenty of wine samples. Over 90 wines will be available for sampling during the event and tickets include 12 tastings. Ticket prices range between $20-$85 and can be purchased at Lincolns Park Wine Fest 2018’s Eventbrite page.

Where to stay: Located less than a mile from the event, The Willows Hotel is the perfect spot for Wine Fest goers looking for hotels near Lakeview Chicago. This hotel has the charm of a French Century home and features 19th century-style furnishings and a welcoming staff! 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904


From snack foods to fine wine, May has something for everyone and our hotels near Lakeview Chicago offer the perfect place to stay while exploring all the events the Windy city has to offer.