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Wicker Park

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Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
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Address: 1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
Phone Number: +1 312-742-7553
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of...

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, bars and restaurants and known for its “hipster” vibe.

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Hip Part of Town

Looking for the young and hip? Then this is the place. Cute thrift stores, places to eat and funky bookstores.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mel R
Maplewood, New Jersey
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for the young and hip? Then this is the place. Cute thrift stores, places to eat and funky bookstores.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love coming to Wicker Park. Lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques and shops, but most importantly: its vibrant and busy with people. Lots of artsy folks hang in this area. Go to Mott Street to find a wide range of restaurants. The L-station (Subway) is Damen (blue Line)

Thank Clevlander
Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ourson had moved to Wicker Park this summer to live, so off we went! . Three story walk up direct on Milwalkee. Wasn't sure what to expect from a hipster neighborhood, but was pleseantly surprised. This is not Michigan Ave, but fun all the same. We even walked the 3.3 miles back to our downtown hotel on Grand to see... More 

Thank TexasDadWaco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting area of town, good food, relaxing walk - good vibe to the park. Must stop at Stan's donuts

Thank Richard B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's busy, artsy, funky, and where the Hipster's hang. You'll find plenty of boutiques, coffee shops, artist and musician types, plaid shirts and facial hair. Some of my fave restaurants are in this part of town. If you want excellent high end food in a casual relaxed hipster restaurant , go to Mott Street.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one of the neighborhoods that I would live in if I were to move to Chicago. I like the eclectic feel, the bars, restaurants and shops. If I understand correctly from the locals, this is an area that's currently up and coming so it's probably changing regularly but right now it's very enjoyable to walk through.

Thank Steven B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

It's a little crowded and the traffic is rough, but this neighborhood is worth checking out for all the shopping and nightlife. It has come a long way since I first moved to the city.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

An outstanding neighborhood, full of history and updated on a regular basis by those that buy and live in this area. You will love the old homes and surrounding historic buildings.

Thank MikePromotes
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

we took a long walk by the lakeside trail and detoured via W North Avenue looking for a Williams Sonoma store, and realizing we were on our way to Wicker Park made it ieasier to give it a shoot. It is a lovely neighborhood with plenty of options for things to do, see and eat! Great on weekends too but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We walked through and stopped for a brief visit during our Food Tour of Bucktown and Wicker Park. In the park there is a pretty fountain, basketball courts, a play ground and lots of shaded green spaces in which to relax. There is also a statue of the man responsible for the early origins of the park. Our guide, Christina,... More 

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