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Wicker Park: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an enjoyable half-day exploring the Wicker Park neighborhood during our week in Chicago, and had a great time exploring the bookstores, shops, restaurants, and other points of interest in the neighborhood. We walked up and down Milwaukee and part of W. North Ave....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank dunadan
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

I took the Chicago for Chicagoans tour of Wicker Park with the energetic and well researched Patti Swanson. They readily gave this tourist, "Chicagoan" status and we saw a neighborhood mixed with stories of wealth and woes, renaissance and repurposing, architecture, sociological perspective, beauty and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank elliottr298
Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

The park in itself does not bring much however the area is vibrant with many restaurants and nice shops. You can feel the gentrification of the area with new refurbished houses. Unfortunately some promoteurs start building regular modern style condo that remove the charm of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank yveslouisp
Reviewed 24 June 2019

I lived nearby and went here quite often to just enjoy the atmosphere, use the basketball court, and especially to go to the good Farmers Markets. Peaceful places to sit and relax, plus people watch. Not a large park, but a good one for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank themogle
Reviewed 22 May 2019

Great vintage shopping. And a lot of different restaurants to chose from. The latin restaurant we wanted to try was not opened for lunch. So we went to Devil Dawgs. Had a Chicago dog and the best milkshake I have ever had!!!!! Worth the Uber...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ladydi0425
Reviewed 20 February 2019

Fun place to visit while in Chicago. Didn't get to spend enough time in this area. It has a lot of shopping and restaurants for pleasure. If I get back to Chicago I must spend more time in this area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

This was a great spot to meet friends when I visited Chicago. We went to Paradise Park for dinner. It’s decorated with Christmas lights and sparkly walls. There were many TVs with sports on them but I would say this is a far cry from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Wicker Park is a neighborhood of about 26,000 residents within the West Town community in Chicago. Situated just west of the Kennedy Expressway, it is known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife and food scene. In 2012, a Forbes magazine article described Wicker...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

This neighborhood has a different hipster type vibe and offers lots of boutiques, bars and restaurants to visit. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Delatorrellc
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Wicker Park is definitely one of those neighborhoods that is worth visiting off the beaten tourist tracks. It's got a lot of great shopping, architecture and restaurants so for any extended stay in Chicago, it's highly recommended to check it out. It's about 2-3 miles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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