Six months after Shake Shack’s Chicago debut in River North, a second downtown location is now officially open for business. Located inside the new Chicago Athletic Association Hotel at 12 S. Michigan Avenue, the new Shake Shack will be situated on the hotel’s ground level, and will actually be one of the first things you see upon entering the hotel lobby. And if you’re worried about a fast food chain ruining the character and appeal of the historic 1893 Venetian-Gothic building in which both the hotel and Shake Shack call home, the design and decor inside the restaurant blends in seamlessly.
The restaurant’s booths have an old-fashioned art deco look and feel, while the ceilings, moldings, and marble floors are all a testament to the building’s original character. In addition, the light fixtures and the general original structure and bones of the space make for one for the coolest Shake Shack locations anywhere.
If you’ve yet to been to the Shake Shack in River North, or anywhere else for that matter, expect great burgers, even better shakes, beer on tap, and fries that are as good as any other quick service restaurant in town.
The new Shake Shack on Michigan Avenue will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday.