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Wicker Park

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
+1 312-742-7553
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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, bars and restaurants and known for its “hipster” vibe.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“blue line” (7 reviews)
“hipster area” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
Northwest Side
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+1 312-742-7553
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Reviewed May 12, 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

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Great place to shop. Safe. Thrift stores too. Close to train station. Short ride to downtown Chicago.

1  Thank LJZWI
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Reviewed July 31, 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

5  Thank Diane K
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a fun excursion if you want to experience one of chicago's hippest neighborhoods! There's plenty of shops, coffee houses and great bars and restaurants. There's also a farmer's market inside Wicker Park in the summertime. Take the Blue Line train to North Ave...More

2  Thank Lee4shalom
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this area while visiting Chicago. I was nice, easy to reach by subway and nice to walk through. Don't miss the Walgreens store by Damen station with the vault inside and the new bike/ walking trail built on the old train rails.

3  Thank Claudia_tripje
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Visted Wicker Park with a local. According to her this is the neighborhood alot of the employees around the Loop area reside. We had dinner here & walke to a few bars. Much more low key then the Loop which was a good experience. The...More

1  Thank CMitchell1989
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Went here to explore while on business in Chicago. Have a friend who lives in Chicago and she suggested we meet here for dinner. I went early to explore the 606 and the neighborhood. It was popping with lots of activity. Many restaurants in the...More

1  Thank capture_thelight10
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Wicker Park is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago. Located west of the Kennedy Expressway, west of Pulaski Park, northwest of the Loop, north of East Village and Ukrainian Village, east of Humboldt Park and south of Bucktown, Wicker Park has about 30,000...More

9  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Spent some time wandering around in and out of interesting shops. Many vintage, gently used and recycled products. Great local pubs/restaurants interspersed.

1  Thank 3olboy
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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely neighbourhood - amazing street art, lots of character and great food. Lots of cute gift and clothing stores too, and easily accessible via the L. One of my favourite areas of the city!

1  Thank Isobel A
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Response from LMK101 | Reviewed this property |
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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