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Wicker Park

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
+1 312-742-7553
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
Northwest Side
+1 312-742-7553
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

You can tell that this is a bit of an edgy neighborhood, but you can also tell that they are getting more main stream. Lots of restaurants and fun shopping. Definitely worth checking out if you have the time.

Thank WildFan
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is the capitol of Chicago edgy people. Its a lot fo restaurants and my fav bookstore my opic. you can really shop a round or just try their café spots, the have a tons of bars and vegan places to stop by and eat.

Thank Desert G
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Must be interesting to walk around during the weekend. We did´t find anything interesting beside shops and restaurants. Maybe we didn´t knew exactly where to go.

Thank creatinidad
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Wicker Park used to be dangerous and awful. Then it became hipster and cool. Now its rapidly gentrifying. But make no mistake: this neighborhood is FANTASTIC. It is LOADED with delicious restaurants and bars, and there are many fashion boutiques as well. The park itself...More

9  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Great to spend an afternoon grabbing a coffee, browsing used book stores and second-hand clothes shops. Got a beautiful vintage dress for 9 dollars!

2  Thank Anita K
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Liked this area, sort of like the East Village in NY. It has some fun independent shops. Don't need to spend a "day" there but worth seeing if you like the funky side of towns.

2  Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This is a cute and fun little neighborhood. Similar to Los Angeles' Melrose but with a Midwestern charm.

1  Thank TheValleytoTheWorld
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stayed in a hostel here with friends. If I ever go back to Chicago, I will stay in this neighborhood again. Night clubs, bars, restaurants, little shops, train station that makes you easily access the whole city... A lot of action 24/7, but we...More

3  Thank Lacu2014
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Really enjoyed an afternoon in the 4 main streets of Wicker Park, a lot of food options, cafés where to work for a while, second hand shops, galleries, designer stores. You must go to the GIANT bookstore, it´s impressive! I missed the night life scene!

5  Thank Emy M
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Accompanied my daughter to Chicago for a conference, and on her off day she wanted to explore this area. We went on a food and walking tour, and enjoyed learning about the history of the neighborhood. Some lovely restoration work! There was a huge arts/crafts...More

2  Thank AC39090
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6 December 2015|
Response from LMK101 | Reviewed this property |
I would assume most bars there can do it. I would give Tocco a try. They have a large bar and tables to enjoy some great authentic italian food. Most bars should have food coloring, vodka,etc. The kicker is the buttermilk... More