What happens when a 50-year-old media company endeavors to bring together the best of the city under one roof? You get Time Out Market, a dining-and-culture experience curated and vetted by our editors.
It’s a concept our Time Out Portugal team created in 2014, then launched inside the city’s historic market, Mercado da Ribeira. With eight bars, a dozen shops, a high-end music venue and 24 restaurants—from the best burger spot and the top steak joint to the tastiest sushi sensation—Lisbon’s finest eateries are all represented. This unique mix of traditional and trendy is something you’ll find only at Time Out Market Lisbon.
Across the Atlantic, Time Out Market Chicago picks up the baton and introduces the Second City to its own version of this tried-and-true concept right in the heart of the historic Fulton Market District. Spread across 50,000 square feet, the curated dining destination packs 18 eateries, three bars, a demo kitchen, a rooftop terrace and a video-installation wall into one space that encompasses the best food, drinks and culture that Chicago has to offer.
As in its Lisbon predecessor, the Chicago outpost follows a simple rule when it comes to curation: If it’s good, it goes in the magazine; if it’s great, it goes in the market. A meal at Time Out Market Chicago means you’re truly digging your fork into the city’s most delicious dishes, cooked by some of the most decorated chefs in the Midwest. What you’ll find inside is a hand-selected array of everything you could want to eat, drink and see in Chicago, all under one roof.