Free Wi-Fi locations in Chicago

Now that everyone is carrying computer laptops and IPhones around to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we get lots of questions about where are the local free wi-fi places in Chicago to plug into the internet (freely of course).  Well we have done some research and found the several places with good lists, including Wi-Fi Free SpotYelp (with recommendations),   Open Wi Fi Spots, that offer lists of free wi-fi in Chicago.

Help Us! If we’ve missed a great free wi-fi place, leave a comment below with your favorite place to help this 15,000 person Chicago community!  We are all in this together!

So get out your computer laptop, get your little notebook wireless mouse and head out to surf the internet for free. You should also know that Panera Bread offers free access and McDonald’s Corp. offers free wireless Internet access at most of its U.S. restaurants since January, 2010 as it tries to broaden its appeal.  “We’re not just about hamburgers,” said Dave Grooms, chief information officer for McDonald’s USA. The Oak Brook-based company, the world’s largest fast-food chain, offers free Internet access at roughly 11,000 of its 14,000 U.S. locations.

Best Free Wi-Fi

The best Free Wi-Fi Restaurants.

  1. Piece
  2. Bob Chinn’s Crab House
  3. Wilde Bar & Restaurant
  4. Manny’s Coffee Shop…
  5. Uncle Sammy’s
  6. Tweet
  7. Labriola Bakery Café…
  8. Uncommon Ground
  9. Goose Island Brewing Co.
  10. Stockholm’s

@spot Cafe – 901 N Larrabee – 312 202 0688
Alliance Bakery & Cafe – 1736 W Division St – (773) 278-0366
Apple Store – signal carries outside of store – 679 North Michigan Ave. – 312-981-4104
Argo Tea Cafe – 958 W Armitage Ave
Argo Tea – 819 N Rush St – (312) 951-5302
Argo Tea – 16 W Randolph St – (312) 553-1551
Art Gallery Cafe – 1907 N. Milwaukee Ave – 773-235-2351
Atlas Cafe International Kitchen – 3028 W. Armitage – 773-227-0022
Atomix – 1957 W Chicago Ave – 312-666-2649
Awake Cafe – 736 W Irving Park Rd
Blue Line Lounge & Grill – 1548 N Damen – 773 395 3700
Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe – 4749 N Albany Ave – 773 710 7346
Bluepoint Oyster Bar – 741 N. Randolph
Bluepoint Lounge – 123 North Halsted
Bobtail Soda Fountain – 2951 N. Broadway – 773.880.7372
Bon Bon – 2333 W North Ave – 773 278 5800
Bridgeport Coffee House – 3101 S. Morgan
Bronzeville Coffee House – 528 E 43rd St – 773.536.0494
Bucktown Beanery – 2158 N Damen – 773 278 4200
Buena Park Social Club – 4181 N Clarendon
Cafe A’riana – 1826 West Wilson Avenue – (773) 271-3940
Cafe Ballou – 939 N. Western Ave. – 773-342-2909
Cafe El Meson – 4631 S. Kedzie Ave – 773 696 9691
Cafe Latakia – 3204 N. Broadway
Cafe Mestizo – Tianguis Books – 1646 W. 18th St. – 312.421.5940
Cal’s Bar – 400 S. Wells Street
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe – 400 N. LaSalle Street – 312-329-9727
Caribou Coffee locations
Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House – 1052 W Monroe Ave – 312-433-0025
Cary’s Lounge – 2251 W Devon Ave – 773 743 5737
Catcher’s Inn – 901 W 35th St – 773 869 9411
Catedral Cafe – The Coffee Shop of Will Ferrell – 2500 S. Christiana Ave – 773-277-CAFE (2233)
Charmers Cafe – 7406 N. Greenview Ave
Chase Cafe – 7301 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago Public Library – 400 S State St and all 79 branches
Club Lucky – 1824 W Wabansia Ave – 773 227 2300
Clybar – 2417 N Clybourne Ave – 773-388-1877
Coffee on Milwaukee – free w/purchase – 1046 N. Milwaukee Ave. – (773) 276-3200
Comfort Suites Hotel Lobby 320 N Michigan Ave Chicago IL
Corona’s Cafe – on Irving Park near Sheridan Ave
Couture Cafe – 2568 N Clark – 773 857 2638
Daley Plaza – between Clark and Dearborn
Delicatezza – 186 N. Wells – 312-456-0901
Diana’s Nail & Spa – 175 N Franklin – 312-332-2662
Dog Day Afternoon – 7183 W. Armitage – 773-745-7557
Dollop Coffee – 4181 N Clarendon – 773-755-1955
Dominick’s – Grand & Fairbanks
Dunkin Donuts – 5615 S Harlem – 773-586-6460
El Famous Burrito – 901 W Madison St – 312 666 8788
Fado Irish Pub – 100 W Grand Ave – 312-836-0066
Fireside Lounge5739 N. Ravenswood — free WiFi until 4am
First Bytes Computer Center – 2nd Floor, Berger Park, CPD – building and campus grounds – 6205 N Sheridan Rd – 773-761-5792
Fixx Coffee Bar – with purchase – 3053 N. Sheffield Ave. – (773) 248-0841
Fizz Bar & Grill – 3220 Lincoln Ave – 773 348 6000
Flourish Studios – 3020 N Lincoln – 773 281 8140
Goose Island Brewpub – 1800 North Clybourn Ave. – (312)-915-0071
Grind House Coffee – 307 S. Halsted – 312-382-9464
Guide’s Sports Bar – 5544 S Archer Ave – 773 284 0634
Heart Boys Cafe – 3404 N Halsted – 773-244-9866
Homan Square Community Campus – 3517 W Arthington Ave
Illinois Institute of Technology
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea – 55 East Randolph Street
Ipsento – 2035 N. Western Avenue – 773.384.1870
Istria Cafe – 1520 E 57th St – 773-955-2556
Jack’s Java – 9649 S. Western Ave – 773-239-5282
Jupiter Outpost – 1139 W Fulton Market – 312 226 5768
Kahawa House Coffee – 838 W Montrose Ave – 773 275 3700
Kristoffer’s Cafe & Bakery – 1733 South Halsted – 312-829-4150
Laristo’s – 606 E 75th St – 773 651 2862
Lemmings – 1850 N Damen Ave – 773 862-1688
Little Branch Cafe – 1251 S Prairie Ave – 312 360 0202
LooseLeaf Lounge – 2915 N Broadway – 773 348 7881
Marrakech ExpressO – 4747 N Damen 773 271 4541
Marshall Mcgearty Tobacco Lounge – ask for password – 1553 N Milwaukee Ave
Mercury Cafe – 1505 W Chicago Ave – 312-455-9924
Metropolis Coffee Company – 1039 W. Granville Ave. – 773-764-0400
Millenium Park – north and south ends – Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Monroe Streets
Mother Hubbard’s Sports Bar – 5 W. Hubbard St. – 312-644-7711
Ndiga Coffee & Books – 3510 west 63rd Street – 773-925-2517
Nonna’s Italian Pizzeria – 1543 N Sedgwick – 312 337 3117
North Coast Cafe – 3613 N Broadway – 773 549 7606
Panera Bread  300 E. Ontario St, Chicago, Il, 60611.
Panera Bread – 616 West Diversey
Panera Bread – 2070 North Clybourn – (773) 325-9035
Pause Cafe – 1107 W Berwyn Ave – (773) 334-3686
Penny’s Noodles – 1006 West Roscow
Piece Brewpub – 1927 West North Avenue – (773) 772-4422
Pompei Rest. – 2955 N Sheffield – 773 325 1900
Pressure Billiards & Cafe – 6318 N Clark St – 773-743-7665
Quenchers Saloon – 2401 N. Western Avenue – 773/276-9730
Quiznos – 8303 S Stony Island – 773-221-2098
Red Eye’s Coffee Cafe – 4164 N Lincoln Ave – 773 327 9478
Reggies Music Joint – 2105 S State St – 312-949-0120
Redeye Coffee – 4164 N Lincoln Ave – 773 327 9396
Rick’s Munchies Cafe – 3511 South King Drive – 773-536-3500
Ritz Coffee House – 933 N Ashland – 773-235-3100
Royal Cafe – 1507 Foster Ave. – (773) 907-0727
Savor the Flavor – 2545 N. Sheffield Ave. – (773) 883-5287
Siam Rice Thai Cuisine – 117 N Wells St – 312-606-9999
Sidekicks – 4424 W Montrose Ave – 773-545-6212
Silvie’s Triple D Pub – 1902 W Irving Park – 773-871-6239
Sip Coffeehouse – 1223 West Grand Avenue
South Asian Friendship Center – 6353 N Talman Ave – 773 764 6846
Soul Cafe Coffeeshop – 1301 West Hollywood – 773-517-6501
Staples – 111 North Wabash Ave – 312-641-1213 and 4610 North Clark Chicago – 773-769-0536 and 2484 North Elston Ave – 773-486-8084 and 4951 West North Ave. – 773-278-0518 and 7554 So. Stony Island Ave – 773-324-2347 and 4700 S pulaski Rd – 773 525 6958
Star Lounge – 2521 W Chicago – 773 384 7827
State Street Bread Co. – 30 E Hubbard – 312-595-0766
Stella’s Expresso Co. Cafe – 1269 W Devon
Subway sandwich shop – with $5 purchase – 1642-44 E. 55th St. – 773-667-SUBS
Subway sandwich shop – 1449 E. 57th St. – 773-241-SUBS
Subway sandwich shop – 2412 N. Lincoln Ave. – 773-529-0600
Subway Sandwich Shop – 3346 W Foster Ave. – 773-588-9660
Subway Sandwich Shop – 1513 West Fullerton Avenue – 773-281-6699
Subway – 4556 n Magnolia Ave – 773-989-0005
Sweet Cakes Bakery – 935 N Damen Ave – 773 772 5771
Teal Cafe – 9101 Beverly – 773-238-9501
The Coffee Studio – 5628 N Clark St – 773-271-7881
The Grind – free w/purchase, get password at register – 4613 N. Lincoln Avenue
The Heartland Cafe – 7000 North Glenwood – 773-465-8005
The Map Room – 1949 N Hoyne – 773.252.7636
The Charleston Tavern – 2076 N. Hoyne – 773 489-4757
Third World Cafe – requires purchase – 1301 E. 53rd St – (773) 288-3882
Touchvelocity Internet Cafe – 557 S Dearborn – 312-347-1639
Trivoli Cafe – 1147 W Granville – 773 338 4840
United Center – 1901 W Madison St – 312/455-4500
Victoria’s – 3224 W. Foster
Westgate Coffeehouse – 924 West Madison St.
WhirlyBall – 1880 W Fullerton Ave – 773 486 7777
White Hen Pantry – Store #7913-3 – 2757 N. Pine Grove
Wishbone Rest. – 3300 N Lincoln Ave – 773 549 2663
Zen Noodles – 1852 W. North Ave
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311 South Wacker – in the Wintergarden, Skylobby, Retail Concourses and Park
Hotel 71 – business center area – 71 East Wacker Drive – 312.346.7100
Amalfi Hotel Chicago – Twenty West Kinzie Street – 312-395-9000
Conrad Hotel – 521 Rush St – 312 645 1500
Best Western North – 125 W Ohio St – 312 467 0800
Talbott Hotel – for guests only – 20 E. Delaware Place
Four Seasons Hotel – 7th floor bar area – 120 East Delaware Place – (312) 280-8800
Hotel Allegro – 171 W Randolph
Hotel Blake – 500 S. Dearborn St
Hotel Indigo, Vernon Hills – 450 N Milwaukee Ave – 847 918 1400
The W Hotel City Center – lobby only – 172 W. Adams St.
The W Hotel Lakeshore – lobby only – 662 N. Lake Shore Drive
The Silversmith Hotel – 10 S Wabash Ave – 312 372 7696
Hilton Garden Inn – 10 E Grand Ave – 312 595 0000
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace – 3434 Broadway – 773 244 3434

11 Comments

  1. Great List!
    Fireside Lounge at 5739 N. Ravenswood has FREE WiFi until 4am. Have some great calamari and a cold micro brew while surfing their Website. http://WWW.FIRESIDECHICAGO.COM
    (ed note — We added it to list above. Thanks for letting us know!)

  2. Letizia’s Natural Bakery, 2144 W Division http://www.superyummy.com/

  3. 42 Degrees North Latitude @ 4500 N. Lincoln Ave.

  4. Bird’s Nest Bar
    Phone: 773-472-1502
    2500 N. Southport Ave.

  5. 4265 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago, USA 60618 * 773-281-7112

    Between the Goose and BirdsNest you’ve got two of the best places for wings with WiFi. Thanks for compiling the list.

  6. The Atlantic Bar and Grill
    5062 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625
    773.506.7090

  7. the El-Mont Tap & Liquors at 4397 N. Elston (SE Corner of Montrose & Elston) has free WiFi as well.

  8. Thanks for a great website, great content! For locations within Chicago and beyond – jiwire.com has a comprehensive list of FREE (plus pay) Wi-Fi locations. I learned about this site through work, and is great while traveling. Under Wi-Fi users, the W-Fi finder lets you search by zip code.

  9. Kitsch’n On Roscoe (2005 W Roscoe) and Kitsch’n River North (600 W Chicago) both have free wi-fi.

  10. Try Filter at 1373 N Milwaukee Ave-

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/filter-chicago

    Also, note that Ventrella’s on N Damen has closed for business.:(

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