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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
Northwest Side
+1 312-742-7553
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Andy R
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Spent a whole day here recently and it was the highlight of our stay .. So many bars .. restaurants and vintage shops .. There’s something here for everybody.. It’s on the blue line so easy to access.. Well worth taking out time to visit...More

Thank LondonLockwood
Reviewed 4 September 2018

If I ever had to live outside of the downtown area this would be my first choice. Great neighborhood. Eclectic and people are super friendly.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Wicker Park is an eclectic neighborhood filled with unique eateries and shops. Even the Walgreens across from the Damen Blue Line station is unique, with a huge vault in the basement and an ornate stained glass ceiling. As you walk down Milwaukee ave, you pass...More

1  Thank 646lorit
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I really enjoyed roaming around Wicker Park when I visited Chicago. It has definitely got a hipster vibe; seems to have been a so-so area that has benefitted from gentrification. There are great thrift shops and interesting places to eat. Best part: it's only a...More

Thank Globetrotter331984
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to shop. Safe. Thrift stores too. Close to train station. Short ride to downtown Chicago.

1  Thank LJZWI
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We took an architecture tour of the neighborhood. Many of the historical homes were built in the 1880s and 1890s. The park with Wicker's statue is a pleasant place with lots of people enjoying the statue and fountain. The neighborhood was bustling with people which...More

5  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fun excursion if you want to experience one of chicago's hippest neighborhoods! There's plenty of shops, coffee houses and great bars and restaurants. There's also a farmer's market inside Wicker Park in the summertime. Take the Blue Line train to North Ave...More

2  Thank Lee4shalom
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this area while visiting Chicago. I was nice, easy to reach by subway and nice to walk through. Don't miss the Walgreens store by Damen station with the vault inside and the new bike/ walking trail built on the old train rails.

3  Thank Claudia_tripje
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visted Wicker Park with a local. According to her this is the neighborhood alot of the employees around the Loop area reside. We had dinner here & walke to a few bars. Much more low key then the Loop which was a good experience. The...More

1  Thank CMitchell1989
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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