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Wicker Park

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Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
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Address: 1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
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+1 312-742-7553
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of...

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.

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Merced, California
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Merced, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 hipster area reminds me of my native NorCal. Interesting community with more affordable dining, less... More 

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Florida, USA
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Reviewed 23 February 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 area, and lots of boutique shopping, coffee shops, and a couple book stores. Unless you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 January 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 residents and is known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife and restaurant scene.... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

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

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 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
Maplewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Looking for the young and hip? Then this is the place. Cute thrift stores, places to eat and funky bookstores.

Thank Mel R
Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

We love coming to Wicker Park. Lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques and shops, but most importantly: its vibrant and busy with people. Lots of artsy folks hang in this area. Go to Mott Street to find a wide range of restaurants. The L-station (Subway) is Damen (blue Line)

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Waco, Texas
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ourson had moved to Wicker Park this summer to live, so off we went! . Three story walk up direct on Milwalkee. Wasn't sure what to expect from a hipster neighborhood, but was pleseantly surprised. This is not Michigan Ave, but fun all the same. We even walked the 3.3 miles back to our downtown hotel on Grand to see... More 

Thank TexasDadWaco
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting area of town, good food, relaxing walk - good vibe to the park. Must stop at Stan's donuts

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's busy, artsy, funky, and where the Hipster's hang. You'll find plenty of boutiques, coffee shops, artist and musician types, plaid shirts and facial hair. Some of my fave restaurants are in this part of town. If you want excellent high end food in a casual relaxed hipster restaurant , go to Mott Street.

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