Celebrating Mother’s Day in Chicago


Mother’s Day is just around the corner, have you made plans yet? From the best brunches in the city, to spending the day being pampered, we’ve got the best ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day in downtown Chicago.  



If you and your mother love to brunch, try somewhere new this year. At Bottlefork in River North, you will find the best seasonal ingredients. Enjoy cast iron-baked French toast, doughnut holes, and their famous crab Benedict with a blood orange hollandaise. They will even celebrate your mom by offering complimentary “Mom-osas”! 

Cafe Ba-ba-reeba Tapas for Mamas: 

If you and your mom love to share everything, head to Cafe Ba-ba-reeba for tapas small plates. They have delicious “Tapas for Mamas” that include deviled eggs with bacon, pancakes and waffles, and a variety of other special dishes. All moms will leave with a gift complimentary of the restaurant. Cafe Ba-ba-reeba is located in Downtown Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood

Howells and Hood:

For one of the largest outdoor spaces in the city, head to Howells and Hood on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Sip mimosas, bloodys or enjoy a draft from their expansive beer list. With over 300 seats on the outside patio alone, Howells and Hood is a fun stop for mothers to dine alfresco all over the city. If you love Chicago’s beautiful river, check out our listings in River North. 

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One of the best ways to thank your mother for all of her hard work is to spend the day relaxing at the spa. The most luxurious spas in Chicago have unique facial treatments and some of downtown Chicago’s most beautiful rooftop pools.

Cupcake Decorating at Magnolia Bakery: 

If your mother loves to bake, spend the day with her at the cupcake decorating class at Magnolia Bakery. You’ll learn to create beautiful flowers on top of the cupcakes and spend the day making a fun memory with her. If you love to cook and are looking for a downtown Chicago apartment, make sure you look at listings with some of the best apartment kitchens in Chicago.

With so many options in the city, we hope you find the perfect way to celebrate your mother. Whether you take her to brunch, a spa, or even a cooking class, she will love getting the chance to spend the day with you in downtown Chicago. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

For more ways to celebrate outside with your mother, click the link below for our pick of best outdoor spaces in downtown Chicago!



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