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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 5 days ago 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
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
1  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
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
1  Thank Andy R
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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