Moxy Chicago Downtown

This New Hotel Just Wants You to Play

Foosball, 24/7 Tacos and a Bit of Consensual Peeping in River North

By Pearl Plotkin ·
None 8 Photos Moxy Chicago Downtown

Welcome to Moxy Hotel, where tacos are served 24/7, voyeurism is occasionally encouraged and you're blessed with a gratis cocktail upon check-in.

Basically... good hotel. 

It's open now on LaSalle, and you're going to want to check it out immediately.

The giant, buzzing lobby/bar dubbed the Living Room is the social hub of the place. It's got shuffleboard, lounge chairs and a cozy corner library for you to have your way with while you're not grabbing a drink or feasting on thick-cut jalapeño bacon tacos from Zombie Taco, their food truck-inspired concept.

So that's all fun. But it's also got its own podcast booth which hosts local podcasters. And a covered patio for those lingering summertime nights. And rooms. This hotel's got rooms.

And those rooms have everything you need and nothing more. The subway-tiled shower is right next to the bed. There's no closet (just hangers and a rack next to the TV). Muted grey walls preside over old-school telephones. You get the idea.

But if you're feeling a bit more playful, opt for a room in the "Inner Circle." A select number of rooms face one another on the inside section of the hotel overlooking a conceptual Adam and Eve art installation. Guests then have the option to leave their curtains open and communicate with/look at one another from across the way. They even provide you with a light box to send messages to other hotel guests within your field of vision. 

We trust you can figure things out from there.

Pearl Plotkin

Pearl Plotkin is often mistaken for an 89-year-old bubbie. Her favorite things include writing, doodling, live music and finding faces in inanimate objects. Not necessarily in that order.


Moxy Chicago Downtown
530 N LaSalle Dr
Chicago, Il, 60654


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