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6 Reasons Why We Love Wicker Park

Looking for some fun?

Wicker Park is the place!

Wicker Park is a Chicago neighborhood in the West Town Community. Here is where you’ll find the lowkey fun and action in Chicago.

This vibrant neighborhood flooded with the cool kids has a lot to offer. We can’t forget to mention the beautiful homes that are nestled away.

From festivals to bars, Wicker Park is filled with people, especially during the summertime.

Here are 6 reasons why we love Wicker Park:

1. When it comes to shopping, this is the place to be:
Wicker Park has plenty of little shops that are owned by Chicago designers. If you are looking for a style that stands out, Wicker Park is where you want to do your shopping.
Visit: PENELOPE’S: 1913 W. Division St.
Their style is sophisticated yet fun, with an emphasis on great colors, and classic shapes and designs.

2. Art is everywhere
People who live in Wicker Park appreciate art. If you spend your weekends at galleries and museums, we’re certain you have been to Wicker Park before.
Visit: ARC GALLERY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: 2156 N. Damen Ave.
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system.

3. Food, food, food! 
Every restaurant is different in Wicker Park. From sushi to deli’s to pizza, you won’t get sick of the food in Wicker Park. There’s always a place to go.
Visit: CHOP SHOP: 2033 W. North Ave.
The Chop Shop brings together encased meats, craft beers, cocktails, and live entertainment.

4. Do you love going to the theater?
Luckily, Wicker Park offers a wide variety of live entertainment in the area. From performances to broadway, your weekends are sure to be filled with fun!
Visit: GORILLA TANGO THEATRE: 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Gorilla Tango Theater is a live theatrical venue that shows a wide range of performances every night of the week. Beer and wine are available for purchase to drink during the shows.

5. Drinks are always on the menu
Wicker Park is where you want to be when it’s warm out. Patios are always open and the beer is always cold.
Visit: THE SOUTHERN: 1840 W. North Ave.
“Kickass bar + comfort food” is the catchphrase at this Southern-inspired spot, where bartenders will shake up mint julep martinis and Peachtree Pale Ale from Atlanta Brewing Co.

6. Date-night fun
Looking for a place to go to for a first date? Wicker Park has some of the most engaging bars and restaurants in Chicago.
Visit: EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR: 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.
With 37 vintage arcade games from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, you won’t have to worry about awkward silence. The arcade bar also has 24 beers on tap with a focus on Midwest and American Craft Beers and a large Whiskey selection. Yum!

Take a gander out to Wicker Park on a warm day. You won’t be disappointed! What’s your favorite Wicker Park spot?

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