Located just northwest of downtown Chicago, Wicker Park is commonly known for their local hipster culture and nightlife. With younger twenty-somethings continually moving to the area, the food and nightlife is increasingly more popular every year. It used to be a place for artists looking for a cheap housing close to the city, but a lot has changed since then. Because of this, art galleries are around every corner and a more cultured crowd flood the streets.
Also known as the new Lincoln Park, Wicker Park is still continuing to grow every year. With new restaurants opening each month, like the up-and-coming Gracie O’Malley’s sports bar and etta, the trendy brunch and dinner spot. No matter where you find yourself in Wicker Park, enticing nightlife, restaurants, and events will keep you in the area.
Wicker Park is a square neighborhood bordered to the north by W. Bloomingdale Avenue. The eastern boundary is N. Ashland Avenue and the south is bordered by W. Division Street. Lastly, the western border is N. Western Avenue.
Rated as the #1 overall restaurant in Wicker Park, etta is a great spot for breakfast and brunch any day of the week. The modern restaurant also serves incredible dinner with wood-fired pizza and pasta.
This new sports bar just opened in September and has already become the go-to spot for Chicago Bears fans. The TVs are huge and drink specials are just a few reasons why people flock to Gracies.
This trendy spot is famous for their Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. They’re also vegetarian friendly, which makes them popular among millennials. Live music also enhances the atmosphere.
This throwback restaurant is lined with brick walls and a bar that circles around the entire restaurant. Their fresh seafood and steak are their specialities but they also serve a fantastic brunch.
What’s better than a burger and a beer? Umami gives you just that with their wide selection of beef and veggie patties. Stop in for a brew or a burger, but we suggest you get both.