Wicker Park-Bucktown Business Directory for Dining, Shopping and Lodging from Chicago Traveler

Wicker Park-Bucktown Chicago

Located near Chicago's Loop district, the Wicker Park/Bucktown boasts an impressive collection of restaurants, bars, and hotels. Here are a few of the best in the area.

Places To Eat

Chicago Wicker Park

Chicago Wicker Park

La Brochette, 1401 N. Ashland - Official Website

Amidst the plethora of exotic cuisines to be found in Wicker Park/Bucktown, La Brochette stands out for its commitment to authentic and flavorful ethnic fare. This restaurant offers French-influenced Moroccan food at an affordable price, and throws in ambiance for free!

Settle at one of the tables in this small, cozy restaurant. Take in the boldly colored Moroccan décor and soft, cheerful music. Return the waiter’s smile, open the menu and feel yourself relax as enticing aromas waft towards you from the kitchen.

Here at La Brochette you can choose from a menu full of hearty yet healthy dishes. Start your meal with some rose tea; this cleanses the palate and whets the appetite. Next, try the grilled seasoned chicken or the roasted potatoes with rice; both are simple meals that satisfy a large appetite. For something a little spicier, the Moroccan meatballs are delicious, as is the beef stew with mushrooms. For a lighter meal, have some couscous with roasted vegetables, with a side of chicken noodle soup.

Many dishes at La Brochette are served with fresh vegetables, making your meal not only filling, but heart-friendly as well!

Hotels near Wicker Park Bucktown

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The Days Inn Chicago
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Located in Lakeview
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Chicago Getaway Hostel
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Located in Lincoln Park
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$22* Details
Crowne Plaza Metro Chicago
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Located in Greektown
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
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Located in River North
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$147* Details
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Inn at Lincoln Park
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Located in Lincoln Park
Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

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$106* Details

Restaurants near Wicker Park Bucktown

Attractions near Wicker Park Bucktown

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United Center Located in Near West Sports

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Apollo Theater

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Polish Museum Chicago Located in Noble Square ArtsyCulturalFamily FriendlyHistoricMuseum

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Steppenwold Theatre Located in Lincoln Park Chicago Theater District

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Bars/Clubs

La Brochette Chicago

La Brochette Chicago

Phyllis’ Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division

This small but legendary bar was the first venue for live music in Wicker Park/Bucktown. Its stage has seen all kinds of music; many popular bands once performed here, and it is definitely the place to go to hear the newest music first. Cover songs are not tolerated much; rather, the establishment encourages new and original music. Music aficionados know that they can discover the newest gems right here at Phyllis’.

Decorated in a somewhat funky fashion, with a mural on one wall, a fish tank on another and seating ranging from bar stools to old theater seats, Phyllis’ Musical Inn has a reputation for being eclectic and non-condescending. It is a simple place that strives to bring beer and music to the people. At one end of the narrow room is the stage. Nearby is a door that leads to the private beer garden; here you can sit in the dim light of night, listening to the music from within and staring up at the stars. You can even play a game of basketball or two, since there is an inexplicable basketball hoop standing tall on one side of the beer garden.

Phyllis’ is open until 2 am Sunday-Friday and until 3 am on Saturday. Call ahead for poetry night and open mic, both of which happen occasionally. There is a DJ as well on nights that there is no live music; for more information, contact the bar directly.

Places To Stay

Chicago's Wicker Park Inn

Chicago's Wicker Park Inn

Wicker Park Inn, 1329 N. Wicker Park Avenue - Official Website

The ideal alternative to a large, impersonal hotel, the charming Wicker Park Inn will make you feel right at home. There are seven guest rooms, each with a character all its own. Every guest room has a private bathroom, wireless Internetaccess, satellite television, and luxury sheets. Guests also enjoy a continental breakfast that includes pastries, fresh fruit and coffee. Services that can be requested of the inn include babysitting, baby gear and flower delivery.

The owners of the inn, Laura and Mikky Wright, have dedicated themselves to making sure their guests receive the peace, comfort and personalized service of a bed & breakfast, as well as benefiting from the convenience of being only minutes from downtown Chicago. For a memorable stay in the Windy City, this enchanting little inn is worth a visit.

For reservations, please call 773.486.2743 or visit www.wickerparkinn.com

Tours

Chicago Phyllis Musical Inn

Chicago Phyllis Musical Inn

CAF Wicker Park Walking Tour - Official Website

To get to know the area a little better, consider taking a neighborhood walking tour. The Chicago Architecture Foundation's (CAF) tour will takeyou through Wicker Park and show you precisely why this neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. Walk among mansions and learn of the historic figures who once occupied these homes and made their fortunes in 1800’s Chicago.

Each tour is led by a CAF docent who is specially trained to give you a truly memorable experience. Feel free to ask questions and learn about the Wicker Park neighborhood firsthand!

The tour is two hours long and is offered on certain Sunday afternoons. Cost is $15 for non-members, $10 for seniors and students,and free for CAF members. For more information, please contact the Chicago Architecture Foundation.