We are a city of neighborhoods, and this makes our town a diverse and beautiful playground for travel. Here are just a few excellent locals to experience…
Lakeview, home of The Chicago Cubs, about a dozen vintage clothing shops, record stores, restaurants, an independent film theater, a myriad of bars, and the list goes on and on. This neighborhood is within walking distance to the hostel (just make a left on Clark St.). We recommend exploring this one.
Many large cities have a Chinatown, you should discover why Chicago’s is unique. Whether you are in the mood for some delicious dim sum (check out Happy Chef) or purchasing some ethnic teas- take the red line train to Cermak/Chinatown and you are there.
Chicago’s Greektown or West Loop area is another worthwhile exploration. Take a stroll down The Greek stylized Halsted Ave, or catch a Bulls game at the United Center on Madison. Mr. Greek’s has renowned gyros sandwiches for cheap and there open till 5am.
We can’t help but remind you that our hostel is located in one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods, Lincoln Park. We have lots of restaurants, bars, live music, shops of all kinds, a zoo, and even a beautiful conservatory. We just hope you have a day to dedicate to this awesome part of Chicago.
Andersonville is a fun hood to explore. This neighborhood boasts some really great restaurants: everything from Middle Eastern to Thai to Ethiopian, this area has it all. I also must mention an incredible bar called The Hopleaf (they have an enormous beer list) as well as The Swedish American Museum.
How about visiting Chicago’s hippest neighborhood? With Cafes, stores, restaurants,and bars reflecting the coolest subcultures, you’re in for a real treat while visiting Wicker Park. We recommend checking out the laid-back Rainbo Club for some cheap drinks. This cool neighborhood is located off the Damen stop on the Blue Line.