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Wicker Park

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Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
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Address: 1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
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+1 312-742-7553
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of...

Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of the bi-annual "Around the Coyote" art festival.  The area has experienced massive economic growth over the past few years and is now home to many boutiques, thrift stores, bars and restaurants and known for its “hipster” vibe.

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Wicker Park is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago. Located west of the Kennedy Expressway, west of Pulaski Park, northwest of the Loop, north of East Village and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wicker Park is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago. Located west of the Kennedy Expressway, west of Pulaski Park, northwest of the Loop, north of East Village and Ukrainian Village, east of Humboldt Park and south of Bucktown, Wicker Park has about 30,000 residents and is known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife and restaurant scene.... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent some time wandering around in and out of interesting shops. Many vintage, gently used and recycled products. Great local pubs/restaurants interspersed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely neighbourhood - amazing street art, lots of character and great food. Lots of cute gift and clothing stores too, and easily accessible via the L. One of my favourite areas of the city!

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Looking for the young and hip? Then this is the place. Cute thrift stores, places to eat and funky bookstores.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We love coming to Wicker Park. Lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques and shops, but most importantly: its vibrant and busy with people. Lots of artsy folks hang in this area. Go to Mott Street to find a wide range of restaurants. The L-station (Subway) is Damen (blue Line)

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ourson had moved to Wicker Park this summer to live, so off we went! . Three story walk up direct on Milwalkee. Wasn't sure what to expect from a hipster neighborhood, but was pleseantly surprised. This is not Michigan Ave, but fun all the same. We even walked the 3.3 miles back to our downtown hotel on Grand to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting area of town, good food, relaxing walk - good vibe to the park. Must stop at Stan's donuts

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's busy, artsy, funky, and where the Hipster's hang. You'll find plenty of boutiques, coffee shops, artist and musician types, plaid shirts and facial hair. Some of my fave restaurants are in this part of town. If you want excellent high end food in a casual relaxed hipster restaurant , go to Mott Street.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one of the neighborhoods that I would live in if I were to move to Chicago. I like the eclectic feel, the bars, restaurants and shops. If I understand correctly from the locals, this is an area that's currently up and coming so it's probably changing regularly but right now it's very enjoyable to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

It's a little crowded and the traffic is rough, but this neighborhood is worth checking out for all the shopping and nightlife. It has come a long way since I first moved to the city.

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