Chicago’s neighborhoods hold fascinating history, boast incredible cuisine, and offer an array of culture and attractions. And if you’re Snapchat-savvy, many have their own geofilter that you just have to add to your collection! Add to your Snapchat story in one of these epic Chicago neighborhoods:
Home of one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the Midwest, Boystown is a bustling epicenter for nightlife, great cuisine, and live performances. From poppin’ nightclubs to chill dives, Boystown truly has something for everyone. Make sure to stop into Sidetrack, one of Chicago’s most iconic Boystown bars, for showtune night and a slushie cocktail.
Looking for a diverse art and food scene? Head to Bridgeport, about three miles southwest of Downtown. From independent galleries like Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center to gorgeous street art throughout the neighborhood, you’ll want to take advantage of the vibrant colors Bridgeport has to offer. Stop for a bite at Pleasant House Pub or The Duck Inn, two Bridgeport hot spots for unique dishes you’ll love.
From museums to comedy clubs, Lincoln Park has an activity for everyone. Stroll through the Lincoln Park Zoo and check out the gorgeous views from the Nature Boardwalk, or head to the Chicago History Museum to learn more about the Second City. Speaking of The Second City, you won’t want to miss a comedy show at this Chicago mainstay which helped launch the careers of Tina Fey, Jim Belushi, and more.
In Chicago’s Loop, you’ll find some of the most recognizable attractions like the Chicago Theater, amazing shopping like the State Street stores, and bars and restaurants to satisfy any palate. While you’re shopping, you’ll see the iconic Marshall Fields (now Macy’s) Great Clocks as well as Block 37, an eclectic mix of boutiques, cafes, and clothing retailers. Grab a treat from Magnolia Bakery while you’re there!
From the foodie-friendly Randolph Street to the hip Fulton Market District, the West Loop is the place to be for a fun night out with great bites, fab drinks, and cool patios. Trendy cocktail lounges like Lone Wolf are peppered in between a plethora of dining options for all tastes and price points like Duck Duck Goat, Au Cheval, and Momotaro. After eating your way through the West Loop, stop at Emporium to exercise your competitive side on vintage pinball and arcade games.
Craft beer bars, unique shopping, and music venues make up the super-cool Wicker Park neighborhood. You’ll want to check out the incredible street art, including the selfie-worthy murals like 3 Monkeys or the gorgeous ConAgra Brands Mural and imbibe on a great brew at Piece Brewery and Pizza. Hungry? Grab a burger on the spacious outdoor patio at The Delta.