There are plenty of billowing vape clouds to go around in the Windy City. With a little bit of research, you can find just the vibe and the hardware and vape pens offering you’re looking for. Here’s a list of some of the top vape shops in Chicago so you can find your vaping sanctuary.
3221 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
b/t School St & Belmont Ave
With a primary location in Lakeview on North Sheffield Avenue between School Street and Belmont Avenue, Vape312 is one of Chicago’s premier vape lounges. From juice to hardware, they’re a one stop shop for all your vaping needs. The shop strives to embody the spirit of Chicago and they have won the title of “Best Antismoke Shop” by the Chicago Reader. Quality comes first as evidenced in their broad selection of top e-liquid brands, extensive hardware selection, and free mod service.
The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and the store is clean and inviting. “The nice thing when you walk in there is that it isn’t filled to the gills with smoke, many other vape stores are almost overwhelming when you walk in with either too much smoke or way too many scents,” said one customer. Another said, “This place is amazing!! I walked in and was greeted immediately with a smile and a handshake.”
1747 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
b/t Wood St & Hermitage Ave
West Town, Wicker Park
Located in Wicker Park on North Avenue, Level Vape is the place for premium e-cigarettes, devices, and e-liquids. The shop also features local artist work on consignment. Their mission is to introduce the vaping community to a new level of sophistication, while helping to transform a modern day habit into a healthier way to enjoy the pleasures of smoking. Regardless of your familiarity with vaping, Level Vape strives to help you find the products that are best for your particular needs while also providing quality vape education.
In addition to providing a comfortable environment, the shop’s service is second to none. “As a first time vaper, the store owner was patient, knowledgeable and made me feel at home,” said one customer. Another customer mentioned, “What caught my eye at first when I was walking by was actually all the art inside; I’m a sucker for local artists and supporting local talent.”
1722 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
b/t St Paul Ave & Bloomingdale Ave
Humboldt Park, West TownLocated on Western Avenue, Vape started as a little hole-in-the-wall shop next to a car wash, but has since moved up to a larger location. While they started small, they have always maintained an excellent selection and offered great prices, exceptional customer service, and top quality products.
“The shop owners answered every question I had and their prices are really reasonable even when compared to the online stores,” remarked one customer. Another praised the staff for the personal attention they paid him as a first timer, saying, “This was my first experience at a vape shop and it could not have been better!”
1213 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
b/t Lincoln Ave & Racine Ave
Lincoln Park, DePaul
With a primary location in Lincoln Park and other locations in Skokie and Mount Prospect, VapeCity Chicago has been called Chicago’s foremost vapor lounge and retail establishment. They specialize in a wide array of gourmet liquid and offer simple to advanced hardware and accessories. Customer service has always been top priority. Their Lincoln Park location even offers delivery service.
One customer was so pleased with the service that he left this glowing review, “This is my first review on yelp I have ever done because this place deserves to be jam packed with business, and I had one of the single best customer service experiences in my life.” Another customer called it simply the “best vape shop in Chicagoland.”
2497 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
at Sacramento Ave
Located in Logan Square on Milwaukee Avenue, Cloud Vapor Lounge is known for its wide selection of juice flavors and their willingness to let you stay and try as many as you want. With new e-liquid selections weekly and expert vaping consultants, the shop is a local favorite. They often have events and also pride themselves on their VIP “juice locker” program that guarantees frequent customers that their favorites are always in stock.
Cloud Vapor Lounge is known for its very individualized customer service. One customer shared the following experience, “The owner sent me an email because I had left a bunch of points on their old rewards system that I didn’t use.” Another praised the shop owner for his knowledge saying, “He really rocks and he really understands how coils work and the difference between the material that is inside of the coil.”