Your secret downtown bathroom spots revealed
Sparked by the Chicago Tribune's story on the dearth of public bathrooms last month, we recently shared some of our secret downtown bathroom spots.
- And when we asked for yours, you delivered a gusher of great locations just in time for downtown holiday visits and shopping.
🏥 Northwestern Memorial Hospital has tons of bathrooms that anyone can use! Since it’s a hospital, they require and hand out masks at every entrance...And they keep the bathrooms super clean! — Mike R
🧳 Any hotel on S. Michigan Ave. has easy access, first floor bathrooms that are usually very clean. Also the Swiss and Hyatt hotels on East Wacker are accessible - private - and clean. — Andrea D
🛒 The Mariano's grocery store at Monroe and Halsted [has]... spacious and clean restrooms. I often assuage my guilt by purchasing a fresh made-to-order smoothie, thereby assuring that I would need to find another within 2-3 hours! — Steve N
☕️ Second floor of the Virgin Hotels, upstairs from the Two Zero Three coffee shop at 203 N Wabash, is my go-to workplace and bathroom when I’m downtown. The coffee is good too. — Jeff W
📚 The Harold Washington Library Center is huge and has lots of bathrooms and very long hours. — Ashley R
🚂 The bathroom challenge is real - there are a few in the pedway at Millennium Station that are pretty amazing! — Carter O
🏢 Cultural Center, 4th floor. — Garry J
Reader Mr. Bill L. sent over a helpful list of great public bathroom locations, including:
💊 Walgreens at the Wrigley Building, 2nd floor
🏬 Shops at 900 N. Michigan, 2nd floor
🎷 Lobby of 680 Lake Shore Drive. 1st floor
🏢 Merchandise Mart 1st floor and off food court at 2nd floor
🪴 Palmer House, 1st floor
🏩 JW Marriott Hotel 151 W. Adams 1st floor
🏨 W Hotel 172 W. Adams, in back, several steps down, and kind of hard to find but fun!
🚈 Union Station
🚞 Ogilvie Station
⚓️ Navy Pier after 6:30 am
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