Lifestyle, Neighborhood Guide

How to Spend a Day on Broadway

Lakeview is a beloved north side neighborhood that’s home to a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and longtime institutions. The neighborhood itself is one of Chicago’s more sprawling and culturally diverse, so here we’ll focus on Lakeview East — and more specifically: Broadway Street. Whether you’re a Chicago resident or a visitor, there are plenty of options on its main street (Broadway) to get a local taste of Lakeview, from day to night. Here we’ve outlined a dozen of our favorite spots along Broadway, from Diversey to Addison.

 

Bookmark these 12 destinations along Broadway…

 

Maison Marcel

Start your day at Maison Marcel, where you can find French pastries, coffee, and boho-inspired decor.  (Maison Marcel, 3114 N. Broadway)

Lakeview Athletic Club

Work up a sweat at Lakeview Athletic Club (LVAC), equipped with studio classes and a rooftop pool for summer months.  (Lakeview Athletic Club, 3212 N. Broadway)

Ingmar James

Stop by Ingmar James salon for a little pampering, from a fresh cut to master coloring.  (Ingmar James, 3255 N. Broadway)

Mortar and Pestle

Enjoy a top-rated brunch at Mortar and Pestle, where you can find a quality menu of breakfast and lunch fare.  (Mortar and Pestle, 3108 N. Broadway)

Unabridged Bookstore

Pop in Unabridged Bookstore for a literary experience, offering a range of books for all ages and interests.  (Unabridged Bookstore, 3251 N. Broadway)

The Coffee & Tea Exchange

Visit The Coffee & Tea Exchange to discover a variety of specialty coffee and teas, a neighborhood staple since 1975.  (The Coffee & Tea Exchange, 3311 N. Broadway)

Vanille Patisserie

Indulge your sweet tooth at Vanille Patisserie, where you’ll find dessert pastries, tartes, cakes, macarons, and more.  (Vanille, 3243 N. Broadway)

Reckless Records

Serving Chicago since 1989, Reckless Records has been a destination for music aficionados across genres.  (Reckless Records, 3126 N. Broadway)

wineHouse

wineHouse offers an inviting setting for wine tastings, special events, joining a wine club, and picking up a bottle for your favorite BYOB spot.  (wineHouse, 3164 N. Broadway)

Wakamono

Dine at Wakamono, a Lakeview favorite for sushi and Japanese fare — plus it’s BYOB.  (Wakamono, 3313 N. Broadway)

Laugh Factory

Hit up a show at Laugh Factory, one of the best and most popular comedy clubs in Chicago.  (Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway)

DryHop

Enjoy a night cap at DryHop, a hip local Lakeview brewery and restaurant.  (DryHop, 3155 N. Broadway)

 

Have you visited Lakeview lately? Tell us your favorite spots along Broadway!

 

 

 

Feature image: Jess Keys by Jules Kennedy

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Décor, Get the Look

Get the Look: Marble Bathroom in Lakeview

This Lakeview bathroom design is trending now, listed among the hottest homes currently for sale in Chicago.

Located at 1508 W. Byron Street, the home features 6 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms. On the market for $2.295M, you’ll find luxury finishes throughout — like in the master suite bathroom. A tile mosaic floor lays the groundwork for this stylish bathroom, outfitted in carrara marble and chrome fixtures. Below, we’ll show you how to recreate the look in your own home.

Here’s how you can get the look:

GET THE LOOK:

Pivot Mirror (Pottery Barn) || Dual Sink Cabinet (Pottery Barn) || Sink Faucet (All Modern) || Sconce Lighting (Pottery Barn) || Chandelier (All Modern) || Candle Holder (Pottery Barn) || Mosaic Tile (TileBar) || Bath Accessories (Pottery Barn) || Marble Tile (Amazon)

 

 

For more information, contact Chris Fixler (847-340-4943)

 

 

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Bars, Places, Restaurants

Best Chicago Happy Hour Specials For Any Craving

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

HappyHour

And in Chicago, it’s all day every day.

Are you looking for the best happy hour spots and daily special deals on drinks/food? We’ve got you covered!

Chicago has tons of places that will fulfill your craving for saving money and having fun…regardless.

Check out the best Chicago happy hour specials in your neighborhood. Most of them are all day! Unless stated otherwise:

– River North

  • Thursday: Gilt Bar – 230 West Kinzie St. – $4 table wine
  • Saturdays and Sundays – Theory Chicago – 9 W. Hubbard St. – $5 mimosa and Bloody Mary bar and $5 fireball shots.

– The Loop

  • Friday: Monks Pub – 205 W. Lake St. – $4 draft beers
  • Saturday: Emerald Loop – 216 N. Wabash Ave.: $9.95 breakfast buffet (9am-1pm)

– Bucktown

  • Monday: 6 Degrees – 1935 N. Damen Ave: $4 Magic Hat #9 and $5 burgers
  • Saturday: Jack and Gingers – 2048 W Armitage Ave: $1 mini burgers

– Gold Coast

  • Tuesday: Bootleggers – 11 W. Division St.: $5 domestic beer pitchers
  • Thursday: Bull & Bear – 431 N. Wells St. – $7 tall draft beer

– Roscoe Village

  • Wednesday: Four Moon Tavern – 1847 W. Roscoe St.: $2.50 Hamm’s cans and Miller Light cans
  • Saturday: Fizz Bar and Grill – 3220 North Lincoln Ave: 1/2 off pizza before 7pm

– Lakeview

  • Wednesday: Redmonds – 3358 N. Sheffield Ave.: $1 well drinks
  • Saturday: Schubas Tavern – 3159 N. Southport Ave: $4 Screwdrivers

– Wicker Park

  • Sunday: People – 1560 N. Milkwaukee Ave.: $5 Tapas at the bar and $3 Jameson shots
  • Tuesday: Fatpour – 2005 W. Division St. – $2-$3 tacos

– Lincoln Park

  • Thursday: Hidden Shamrock – 2723 N. Halsted St.: $1 domestic draft beer
  • Friday: Kincades – 950 W. Armitage Ave.: $6 Red Bull drinks

– Old Town

  • Sunday: Declans Irish Pub – 1240 N. Wells St. – $5 bloodies and Mimosas
  • Monday: Old Towne Pizza Pub – 1339 N. Wells St.: $1 PBR

– Wrigleyville

  • Wednesday: Rockwood Place – 3466 N. Clark St. – $3 Bud Light and $5 tequila shots and margaritas
  • Saturday: Yak-Zies – 3710 N. Clark St. – $4 bloodies

What are some of your favorite daily specials? There’s something to look forward to every day!

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