Casual Happens at Riva Cafe

Posted on May 24th, 2013

It’s summer and flip-flops, shorts and swimwear will soon be on full display along Chicago’s beloved Lakeshore Trail. Seems like a good time to pose a question: did you know Riva Crab House at Navy Pier does casual? Yes, we do.

Sometimes you want to kick back, be casual. We understand that and it’s why we encourage a hang-out-all-day mentality at Riva Cafe. Mix that in with a relaxed dress code and laid-back staffers, and what you get is an island of fun and relaxation right in the middle of one of the busiest visitor destinations in the country, Navy Pier.

Take a look at some of the casual fare at Riva Cafe:

In an ode to casual-ness, here are a few of our favorite decidedly non-formal activities:

LandShark Beer Garden

Providing good times daily at Navy Pier and doing so in a casual way (the best way!), this perennial favorite has near-daily entertainment options like the ALL STAR Spectacular and fast-talking MC’s that keep things livened up. It’s also got it’s own signature beer, LandShark Lager, of course! And a take-out window (table service also available) serving pizza brats and burgers. Follow them on twitter at @bestbeergarden.

Bobby’s Bike Hike

This fun but classy Chicago bike touring company has been a favorite since its inception in 2002. They’ll work to accommodate almost any request, from group rides to custom tours–and handle their business professionally without taking away from the fun of exploring Chicago on two wheels. Ask about their “Urban Adventures” for some one-of-a-kind ways to see Chicago. Find Bobby’s Bike Hike on Facebook.

Shoreline Cruises

A great partner of ours here at Navy Pier, Shoreline Sightseeing is behind a number of the best water transportation and entertainment options in Chicago. Architecture cruises (day and night), skyline tours, fireworks cruises and water taxis are all part of what they offer. You can nail down your on-the-water plans with Shoreline’s new iPhone and iPad app, which lets you buy tickets, store photos and more.

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