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Neighborhoods
Avondale is one of Chicago's 77 officially designated community areas. It is on the Northwest Side of the city. The northern border is the Addison Street from the north branch of the Chicago River in the east to Pulaski Road in the west. The neighborhood extends further west along Belmont Avenue to the Union Pacific/Northwest Line. Its southern border is Diversey Avenue from the Union Pacific/Northwest Line to the Chicago River. The first European settler in Avondale was Abraham Harris who settled the area three years after its 1850 incorporation into Jefferson Township. In 1869, Avondale was incorporated as a village. It has been speculated that developer and Pennsylvania native John Lewis Cochran named the village in honor of the miners and rescue workers who died in the Avondale coal mine fire. Atypical for the time, Avondale was racially integrated in the nineteenth century with twenty African American families moving to the area and building Avondale's first church in the 1880s. Avondale, along with the rest of Jefferson Township, was annexed by the City of Chicago in 1889. Factories and other industries sprang up around the start of the 20th century due to the Chicago River and Avondale's dense network of transportation corridors that were built in the 1870s and improved after its annexation into Chicago including replacement of cable cars with electric-powered streetcars. The resulting jobs in the area were responsible for drawing the initial wave of European immigrants.[5] Avondale was the site of one of Chicago's "Seven Lost Wonders", the Olson Park and Waterfall complex at Diversey and Pulaski.[6] Beginning in the 1980s, Latino settlement began in Avondale. A multiplicity of other diverse Eastern European ethnicities came to the area following the End of Communism in 1989, leading to Avondale's nickname as the neighborhood "Where Eastern Europe meets Latin America". Starting in the mid-2000s, gentrification began to take hold in the Avondale area as it had in neighboring Wicker Park, Logan Square, and Bucktown. (source: Wikipedia)
Avondale
Avondale is one of Chicago's 77 officially designated community areas. It is on the Northwest Side of the city. The northern border is the Addison Street from the north branch of the Chicago River in the east to Pulaski Road in the west. The neighborhood extends further west along Belmont Avenue to the Union Pacific/Northwest Line. Its southern border is Diversey Avenue from the Union Pacific/Northwest Line to the Chicago River. The first European settler in Avondale was Abraham Harris who settled the area three years after its 1850 incorporation into Jefferson Township. In 1869, Avondale was incorporated as a village. It has been speculated that developer and Pennsylvania native John Lewis Cochran named the village in honor of the miners and rescue workers who died in the Avondale coal mine fire. Atypical for the time, Avondale was racially integrated in the nineteenth century with twenty African American families moving to the area and building Avondale's first church in the 1880s. Avondale, along with the rest of Jefferson Township, was annexed by the City of Chicago in 1889. Factories and other industries sprang up around the start of the 20th century due to the Chicago River and Avondale's dense network of transportation corridors that were built in the 1870s and improved after its annexation into Chicago including replacement of cable cars with electric-powered streetcars. The resulting jobs in the area were responsible for drawing the initial wave of European immigrants.[5] Avondale was the site of one of Chicago's "Seven Lost Wonders", the Olson Park and Waterfall complex at Diversey and Pulaski.[6] Beginning in the 1980s, Latino settlement began in Avondale. A multiplicity of other diverse Eastern European ethnicities came to the area following the End of Communism in 1989, leading to Avondale's nickname as the neighborhood "Where Eastern Europe meets Latin America". Starting in the mid-2000s, gentrification began to take hold in the Avondale area as it had in neighboring Wicker Park, Logan Square, and Bucktown. (source: Wikipedia)
Logan Square is one stop away from Belmont & Kimball on the blue line and is the next neighborhood south of Avondale. It's where you'll find most of the nightlife in the area. Logan Square is an official community area, historical neighborhood, and public square located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago. The Logan Square community area is one of the 77 city-designated community areas established for planning purposes. The Logan Square neighborhood, located within the Logan Square community area, is centered on the public square that serves as its namesake, located at the three-way intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard and Kedzie Boulevard. The community area of Logan Square is, in general, bounded by the Metra/Milwaukee District North Line Railroad on the west, the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east, Diversey Parkway on the north, and Bloomingdale Avenue on the south. The area is characterized by the prominent historical boulevards, stately greystones, and large bungalow-style homes. Name and Centennial Monument Logan Square is named for General John A. Logan, an American soldier and political leader. One of the most striking intersections in the city, the square itself is a large public green space (designed by architect William Le Baron Jenney, landscape architect Jens Jensen and others) formed as the grand northwest terminus of the Chicago Boulevard System and the junction of Kedzie and Logan Boulevards and Milwaukee Avenue, which was once known as "Northwest Plank Road" and traces its origins back to a Native American trail, prior to 1830. At the center of the square, known as Logan Square is the Illinois Centennial Monument, built in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois' statehood (geographic coordinates as shown above for this article). The monument, designed by Henry Bacon, famed architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and sculpted by Evelyn Longman, is a single 70-foot (25-meter) tall "Tennessee-pink" marble Doric column, based upon the same proportions as the columns of the Parthenon in Ancient Greece, and topped by an eagle, in reference to the state flag and symbol of the state and the nation.[2] The monument was funded by the Benjamin Ferguson Fund.[3] Reliefs surrounding the base depict allegorical figures of Native Americans, explorers, Jesuit missionaries, farmers and laborers intended to represent Illinois contributions to the nation through transportation as a railroad crossroads for passengers and freight (represented by a train extending across the arm of one of the figures), education, commerce, grain and commodities, religion and exploration along with the "pioneering spirit" during the state's first century. Development Originally developed by early settlers like Martin Kimbell (of Kimball Avenue fame) in the 1830s, forming around the towns of "Jefferson," "Maplewood," and "Avondale', the vicinity was annexed into the City of Chicago in 1889 and renamed Logan Square. Many of its early residents were English or Scandinavian origin, mostly Norwegians and Danes, along with both a significant Polish and Jewish population that followed. Present Today, the neighborhood is home to a diverse population including Latinos (primarily Mexican and Puerto Rican, with some Cuban), a number of ethnicities from Eastern Europe (mostly Poles), and African-Americans. Additionally, the increase in housing costs in nearby Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and the Lakefront communities has led to many of the Chicago's aspiring artists to call Logan Square home. Most people are attracted to the community for its beautiful park-like boulevards, part of the city's 26-mile Chicago Boulevard System, which was recently protected with a Chicago Landmark Designation, known as the "Logan Square Boulevards District" and the partnerships between residents and the City to support the Comfort Station at Logan Square, new parks, the Bloomingdale Trail (an elevated "rails to trails" project), Logan Plaza, and sensitive developments (e.g. The Green Exchange and Chicago Printed String Building), along with the preservation of numerous historic buildings (historic commercial, industrial and residential structures) and several other important sustainable and green project (source: Wikipedia)
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Logan Square
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Logan Square is one stop away from Belmont & Kimball on the blue line and is the next neighborhood south of Avondale. It's where you'll find most of the nightlife in the area. Logan Square is an official community area, historical neighborhood, and public square located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago. The Logan Square community area is one of the 77 city-designated community areas established for planning purposes. The Logan Square neighborhood, located within the Logan Square community area, is centered on the public square that serves as its namesake, located at the three-way intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard and Kedzie Boulevard. The community area of Logan Square is, in general, bounded by the Metra/Milwaukee District North Line Railroad on the west, the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east, Diversey Parkway on the north, and Bloomingdale Avenue on the south. The area is characterized by the prominent historical boulevards, stately greystones, and large bungalow-style homes. Name and Centennial Monument Logan Square is named for General John A. Logan, an American soldier and political leader. One of the most striking intersections in the city, the square itself is a large public green space (designed by architect William Le Baron Jenney, landscape architect Jens Jensen and others) formed as the grand northwest terminus of the Chicago Boulevard System and the junction of Kedzie and Logan Boulevards and Milwaukee Avenue, which was once known as "Northwest Plank Road" and traces its origins back to a Native American trail, prior to 1830. At the center of the square, known as Logan Square is the Illinois Centennial Monument, built in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois' statehood (geographic coordinates as shown above for this article). The monument, designed by Henry Bacon, famed architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and sculpted by Evelyn Longman, is a single 70-foot (25-meter) tall "Tennessee-pink" marble Doric column, based upon the same proportions as the columns of the Parthenon in Ancient Greece, and topped by an eagle, in reference to the state flag and symbol of the state and the nation.[2] The monument was funded by the Benjamin Ferguson Fund.[3] Reliefs surrounding the base depict allegorical figures of Native Americans, explorers, Jesuit missionaries, farmers and laborers intended to represent Illinois contributions to the nation through transportation as a railroad crossroads for passengers and freight (represented by a train extending across the arm of one of the figures), education, commerce, grain and commodities, religion and exploration along with the "pioneering spirit" during the state's first century. Development Originally developed by early settlers like Martin Kimbell (of Kimball Avenue fame) in the 1830s, forming around the towns of "Jefferson," "Maplewood," and "Avondale', the vicinity was annexed into the City of Chicago in 1889 and renamed Logan Square. Many of its early residents were English or Scandinavian origin, mostly Norwegians and Danes, along with both a significant Polish and Jewish population that followed. Present Today, the neighborhood is home to a diverse population including Latinos (primarily Mexican and Puerto Rican, with some Cuban), a number of ethnicities from Eastern Europe (mostly Poles), and African-Americans. Additionally, the increase in housing costs in nearby Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and the Lakefront communities has led to many of the Chicago's aspiring artists to call Logan Square home. Most people are attracted to the community for its beautiful park-like boulevards, part of the city's 26-mile Chicago Boulevard System, which was recently protected with a Chicago Landmark Designation, known as the "Logan Square Boulevards District" and the partnerships between residents and the City to support the Comfort Station at Logan Square, new parks, the Bloomingdale Trail (an elevated "rails to trails" project), Logan Plaza, and sensitive developments (e.g. The Green Exchange and Chicago Printed String Building), along with the preservation of numerous historic buildings (historic commercial, industrial and residential structures) and several other important sustainable and green project (source: Wikipedia)
Food scene
A trip to Chicago is not complete without pizza and Giordano's is a great place to try stuffed pizza! Nummy!
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Giordano's
2855 North Milwaukee Avenue
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A trip to Chicago is not complete without pizza and Giordano's is a great place to try stuffed pizza! Nummy!
I'm not going to lie, this place is a total greasy-spoon dive frequented by unusual but mostly harmless characters. I found their breakfast to be quite good but not the coffee. The last time we visited the AC was broken. They only take cash. It's open 24-Hours, so there's that. I think this place is a crusty gem. Gloria does not share my enthusiasm. In fact, she thinks it's disgusting (the ambiance, not the food). Have a sense of adventure and give it a try! Other questionable 24-hour dives I like but will not list individually as they're both out of the neighborhood are Jeri's Grill (4357 N. Western Ave at Montrose) and Diner Grill (1635 W. Irving Park Rd) Diner Grill has been in business since 1937 but burned down in 2016 and I haven't been back since. I'm a little skeptical since they have a website now. That's not a good sign for a greasy-spoon...way too sophisticated.
Belmont Snack Shop
3407 West Belmont Avenue
I'm not going to lie, this place is a total greasy-spoon dive frequented by unusual but mostly harmless characters. I found their breakfast to be quite good but not the coffee. The last time we visited the AC was broken. They only take cash. It's open 24-Hours, so there's that. I think this place is a crusty gem. Gloria does not share my enthusiasm. In fact, she thinks it's disgusting (the ambiance, not the food). Have a sense of adventure and give it a try! Other questionable 24-hour dives I like but will not list individually as they're both out of the neighborhood are Jeri's Grill (4357 N. Western Ave at Montrose) and Diner Grill (1635 W. Irving Park Rd) Diner Grill has been in business since 1937 but burned down in 2016 and I haven't been back since. I'm a little skeptical since they have a website now. That's not a good sign for a greasy-spoon...way too sophisticated.
In our opinion, this Swedish restaurant serves the absolute best breakfast in the city. It's not in the Avondale area but not horribly far. The Kimball bus will get you close, but I recommend Uber. I love their Oslo Omelet, which is smoked salmon in a dill cream sauce with potatoes and limpa bread. The Sweden Shop is next door, which is a good place to find glögg spices around the holidays.
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Tre Kronor
3258 West Foster Avenue
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In our opinion, this Swedish restaurant serves the absolute best breakfast in the city. It's not in the Avondale area but not horribly far. The Kimball bus will get you close, but I recommend Uber. I love their Oslo Omelet, which is smoked salmon in a dill cream sauce with potatoes and limpa bread. The Sweden Shop is next door, which is a good place to find glögg spices around the holidays.
Like pizza, you have not experienced Chicago unless you've had a real Italian Beef and Jay's is the best! They do have other locations farther northwest as well near Montrose & Narragansett Aves. which is somewhat on the way to the airport. Their beef sandwiches are to die for!
Jay's Beef
2255 W North Ave
Like pizza, you have not experienced Chicago unless you've had a real Italian Beef and Jay's is the best! They do have other locations farther northwest as well near Montrose & Narragansett Aves. which is somewhat on the way to the airport. Their beef sandwiches are to die for!
This Polish restaurant is worth trying and relatively close to the apartment.
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Staropolska Restaurant
3030 North Milwaukee Avenue
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This Polish restaurant is worth trying and relatively close to the apartment.
Gloria is originally from Colombia and we find this restaurant to be excellent. Take the Milwaukee bus to Irving Park and walk west or take Uber.
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Las Tablas
4920 West Irving Park Road
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Gloria is originally from Colombia and we find this restaurant to be excellent. Take the Milwaukee bus to Irving Park and walk west or take Uber.
This German restaurant was my home away from home when we lived in the city and is still my favorite place to eat & drink while in Chicago. Not in the Avondale neighborhood, but just a quick Uber ride away. They have a nice selection of German beers on tap and aside from my visits to Germany and Austria, I feel they have the best German food I've had in the US.
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Laschet's Inn
2119 West Irving Park Road
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This German restaurant was my home away from home when we lived in the city and is still my favorite place to eat & drink while in Chicago. Not in the Avondale neighborhood, but just a quick Uber ride away. They have a nice selection of German beers on tap and aside from my visits to Germany and Austria, I feel they have the best German food I've had in the US.
This is only a little more than a block west of the apartment. They serve good bar food.
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The Avondale Tap
3634 W Belmont Ave
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This is only a little more than a block west of the apartment. They serve good bar food.
What can I say? I love greasy sliders at 3 AM!!
White Castle
3212 West Addison Street
What can I say? I love greasy sliders at 3 AM!!
Not quite as good as Tre Kroner, but still pretty decent and open 24 hours. We've only gone here for breakfast food and have not been disappointed.
Golden Nugget Pancake House
4229 West Irving Park Road
Not quite as good as Tre Kroner, but still pretty decent and open 24 hours. We've only gone here for breakfast food and have not been disappointed.
Thai restaurants in the city are a dime a dozen but most aren't that fantastic. We like this little place and have been going here for years. It's on the border of the North Center & Lincoln Square neighborhoods across from Welles Park. Nearby Lincoln Ave is a nice place to walk off the Pad Thai you just ate. Take Uber.
Royal Thai Restaurant
2209 West Montrose Avenue
Thai restaurants in the city are a dime a dozen but most aren't that fantastic. We like this little place and have been going here for years. It's on the border of the North Center & Lincoln Square neighborhoods across from Welles Park. Nearby Lincoln Ave is a nice place to walk off the Pad Thai you just ate. Take Uber.
This is Gloria's favorite little Colombian bakery. She always buys her baked goods there when in the city. It's supposed to be a pizza place too but there's something about fruit and veggies on a pizza that really sounds disturbing to me. The other Colombian specialties are indeed really good, though.
Pizza y Pan Pa' Ya
3125 W Montrose Ave
This is Gloria's favorite little Colombian bakery. She always buys her baked goods there when in the city. It's supposed to be a pizza place too but there's something about fruit and veggies on a pizza that really sounds disturbing to me. The other Colombian specialties are indeed really good, though.
This place has been in the neighborhood literally forever and appears to have been recently remodeled. They serve Italian food including good pizza.
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La Villa Restaurant Lounge and Banquets
3632 North Pulaski Road
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This place has been in the neighborhood literally forever and appears to have been recently remodeled. They serve Italian food including good pizza.
I used to go here for lunch all the time when we used to live in the city. That's been over a decade ago but their reviews are still good. I love their Costa Rican sandwiches.
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Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant & Catering
1865 North Milwaukee Avenue
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I used to go here for lunch all the time when we used to live in the city. That's been over a decade ago but their reviews are still good. I love their Costa Rican sandwiches.
This is not close to the apartment. In fact, it's not even within city limits. If you have a car, this is absolutely the best place to try a real Chicago hot dog. There are other good places but this place is the best and is worth the drive.
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Gene & Jude's
2720 North River Road
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This is not close to the apartment. In fact, it's not even within city limits. If you have a car, this is absolutely the best place to try a real Chicago hot dog. There are other good places but this place is the best and is worth the drive.
Really good classic Chicago deep dish pizza!
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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
4340 North Lincoln Avenue
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Really good classic Chicago deep dish pizza!
Pequod's used to be one of my regular lunch spots. You can still get their 7" personal pan cheese lunch pizza for only $4.95. I'd put some sausage on that, of course. Rinse it down with a cold beer and you've just had the best lunch possible. It's not super close to the apartment but not too far in a car. I highly recommend.
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Pequod's Pizza
2207 North Clybourn Avenue
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Pequod's used to be one of my regular lunch spots. You can still get their 7" personal pan cheese lunch pizza for only $4.95. I'd put some sausage on that, of course. Rinse it down with a cold beer and you've just had the best lunch possible. It's not super close to the apartment but not too far in a car. I highly recommend.
This place has been around as long as I can remember. Not everyone likes deep-dished or stuffed pies and I really like their thin-crust pizza. They are located pretty close to Wrigley Field so it might be a good place to stop after a ball game.
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D'Agostino's Pizza and Pub Wrigleyville
1351 West Addison Street
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This place has been around as long as I can remember. Not everyone likes deep-dished or stuffed pies and I really like their thin-crust pizza. They are located pretty close to Wrigley Field so it might be a good place to stop after a ball game.
Rustic-chic corner eatery offering a range of Argentine & Italian eats in a convivial atmosphere. Walking distance to the apartment.
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La Nonna
3400 Lawndale Ave
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Rustic-chic corner eatery offering a range of Argentine & Italian eats in a convivial atmosphere. Walking distance to the apartment.
This casual pizza parlor with a Divine Comedy/Middle Ages theme also serves subs & salads.
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Dante's Pizzeria
2825 North Milwaukee Avenue
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This casual pizza parlor with a Divine Comedy/Middle Ages theme also serves subs & salads.
Bars & Nightlife
The name says it all. This place doesn't get going until late at night. They generally specialize in a lot of 80's New Wave music and videos. (my favorite genre) Check their Facebook page to see what they're featuring that evening. They often charge a cover on the weekends.
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Late Bar
3534 West Belmont Avenue
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The name says it all. This place doesn't get going until late at night. They generally specialize in a lot of 80's New Wave music and videos. (my favorite genre) Check their Facebook page to see what they're featuring that evening. They often charge a cover on the weekends.
Heavy-metal themed pub and burger joint. It's not really our scene but seems to have a good following.
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Kuma's Corner
2900 West Belmont Avenue
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Heavy-metal themed pub and burger joint. It's not really our scene but seems to have a good following.
This is kitty-corner from Kuma's. We've traveled to Germany and Austria many times and think it's cool that you can now get a döner kebab in Chicago, even if a lot pricier than in Deutschland. I find the metal music they play to be abrasive. Your opinion may differ.
DMen Tap
2849 W Belmont Ave
This is kitty-corner from Kuma's. We've traveled to Germany and Austria many times and think it's cool that you can now get a döner kebab in Chicago, even if a lot pricier than in Deutschland. I find the metal music they play to be abrasive. Your opinion may differ.
Another bar we like. We've been going here for years. The Biergarten is a great place to kill an afternoon. For food, we like Laschet's better but it doesn't have a Biergarten.
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Resi's Bierstube
2034 West Irving Park Road
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Another bar we like. We've been going here for years. The Biergarten is a great place to kill an afternoon. For food, we like Laschet's better but it doesn't have a Biergarten.
Production began at the 90,000 square foot Kedzie Avenue facility in the Spring of 2012. Located about 1 1/2 miles away from their brewpub, the brewery also houses a German beer hall-inspired taproom, where you can enjoy their beers Wednesday through Sunday every week. Stop by for a tour.
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Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom
3340 North Kedzie Avenue
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Production began at the 90,000 square foot Kedzie Avenue facility in the Spring of 2012. Located about 1 1/2 miles away from their brewpub, the brewery also houses a German beer hall-inspired taproom, where you can enjoy their beers Wednesday through Sunday every week. Stop by for a tour.
Narrow, salvaged-chic corner bar with more than 200 beers on the menu plus pub grub & patio seating.
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Small Bar
2956 North Albany Avenue
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Narrow, salvaged-chic corner bar with more than 200 beers on the menu plus pub grub & patio seating.
Craft beer shop with a diverse selection of hard-to-find brews, plus daily tastings & free parking.
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The Beer Temple
3173 North Elston Avenue
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Craft beer shop with a diverse selection of hard-to-find brews, plus daily tastings & free parking.
Tiki bar in festive tropical digs with a thatched roof & booths, 275 varieties of rum & Asian eats.
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Lost Lake
3154 West Diversey Avenue
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Tiki bar in festive tropical digs with a thatched roof & booths, 275 varieties of rum & Asian eats.
Liquor store with a beer-centric watering hole on-site featuring tastings, flights & a patio.
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Crown Liquors
2821 North Milwaukee Avenue
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Liquor store with a beer-centric watering hole on-site featuring tastings, flights & a patio.
Karaoke bar on the corner a few doors west.
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Alice's Lounge
3556 West Belmont Avenue
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Karaoke bar on the corner a few doors west.
Corner pub with traditional Irish decor, food & music plus garden seating & a huge drink list.
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Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant
3471 North Elston Avenue
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Corner pub with traditional Irish decor, food & music plus garden seating & a huge drink list.
Don't expect to find Homer Simpson hanging out here. Relaxed neighborhood bar with a craft beer focus plus darts, billiards & live music.
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Moe's Tavern
2937 North Milwaukee Avenue
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Don't expect to find Homer Simpson hanging out here. Relaxed neighborhood bar with a craft beer focus plus darts, billiards & live music.
Convenience
Meh...because sometimes you need a hot dog that's been spinning and heating on rollers for 12 hours. It's only a few doors west.
7-Eleven
1153 West Belmont Avenue
Meh...because sometimes you need a hot dog that's been spinning and heating on rollers for 12 hours. It's only a few doors west.
The best place to buy food & beer.
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ALDI
3320 West Belmont Avenue
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The best place to buy food & beer.
Gloria gets her hair done here at times. She's picky, so they must be OK.
Margaritas Hair Design
3554 W Belmont Ave
Gloria gets her hair done here at times. She's picky, so they must be OK.
This liquor store has an amazing selection.
Binny's Beverage Depot
4901 W Irving Park Rd
This liquor store has an amazing selection.
Local drugstore.
Walgreens
3424 W Belmont Ave
Local drugstore.
We get quick breakfast items here when on the go. This one is a quarter block from the Blue Line station. I'm not fond of donuts and their food is so-so but Dunkin' coffee is way better than Starbucks.
Dunkin'
3214 North Kimball Avenue
We get quick breakfast items here when on the go. This one is a quarter block from the Blue Line station. I'm not fond of donuts and their food is so-so but Dunkin' coffee is way better than Starbucks.
We get quick breakfast items here when on the go. This one is the nicer of the two DD's near the apartment but not as convenient as the one Kimball. I'm not fond of donuts and their food is only so-so but Dunkin' coffee is excellent. It's way better than Starbucks.
Dunkin'
3801 West Belmont Avenue
We get quick breakfast items here when on the go. This one is the nicer of the two DD's near the apartment but not as convenient as the one Kimball. I'm not fond of donuts and their food is only so-so but Dunkin' coffee is excellent. It's way better than Starbucks.
This is walking distance to the apartment. This is a great place to stock up on provisions.
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Kurowski Sausage Shop
2976 North Milwaukee Avenue
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This is walking distance to the apartment. This is a great place to stock up on provisions.
Asian supermarket for produce, meat & dry goods plus a fast-food Korean restaurant.
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Joong Boo Market
3333 North Kimball Avenue
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Asian supermarket for produce, meat & dry goods plus a fast-food Korean restaurant.
Sightseeing
Bike rental across the street from the Belmont-Kimball station.
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Divvy
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Bike rental across the street from the Belmont-Kimball station.
The Basilica of Saint Hyacinth is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, located at 3636 West Wolfram Street in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is a prime example of the so-called "Polish Cathedral style" of churches in both its opulence and grand scale
St. Hyacinth Basilica
3636 West Wolfram Street
The Basilica of Saint Hyacinth is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, located at 3636 West Wolfram Street in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is a prime example of the so-called "Polish Cathedral style" of churches in both its opulence and grand scale

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Take public transportation and Uber.
Seriously, take Uber and the CTA whenever possible. Chicago traffic is dreadful and parking is expensive and difficult. The apartment is only a 5-minute walk to the subway station so use that to your advantage. On the Blue Line, it's only one stop away to Logan Square (restaurants and bars) and only a half-hour to downtown. It's only a half-hour to O'Hare in the other direction. Your stay will be a lot less stressful if you leave your car parked.
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You haven't visited Chicago unless you've eaten this...
Real Chicago pizza...preferably with sausage, cheese, and mushroom. Thin crust or stuffed. No nasty veggies or fruits. Italian Beef...soggy from being dipped in juice with hot giardiniera. It's the best! Go to Jay's. They have several locations. Avoid Portillo's as it is highly overrated. Greasy White Castle sliders after a long night out. Onion rings for the win! Real Chicago hotdogs! Be forewarned... You'll be given the hairy-eye if you ask for ketchup on a dog.
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Free events.
In the winter months don't miss the Christkindlmarkt in the Daley Plaza and Zoolights at Lincoln Park. Downtown is only a half-hour on the CTA from the apartment. Walk around, go to Grant Park, check out the Bean, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute...it's all easy to get to.