Restaurants & Bars
Bucktown Neighborhood, Chicago Illinois
Reflecting its proud immigrant heritage, there is something for everyone inWicker Park IL. No matter what your budget is, you'll leave with a full stomach every time!If you're low on cash, head over to Penny's Noodle Shop (1542 N. Damen Avenue) for hearty portions of noodle dishes at cheap prices. And there's no shortage of authentic Polish restaurants. Podhalanka (1549 W. Division Street) and Caesar's Polish Deli (901 N. Damen Avenue) are two of the best in the area.For something a little more exotic, try one of the many Japanese Wicker Park/Bucktown restaurants. Mirai (2020 W. Division Street), Bob-san (1805 W. Division Street ), and Geisha Sushi (1265 N. Milwaukee Avenue,) are just some of the popular sushi restaurants. And for some good old fashioned American cuisine, you can't go wrong with a burger and a milkshake from Chopper's (1659 N. Ashland Avenue).
While there is plenty to do in the day in Chicago Wicker Park, there may be even more entertainment after dark. The area is known for its extensive collection of nightclubs and bars. Phyllis' Musical Inn (1800 W. Division Street) offers patrons great music and a popular beer garden.Gold Star (1755 W. Division Street) is another popular local hangout. The dive bar is open until the early hours of the morning on most days. and is well-known for its cheap drinks and good music. For an evening of cool tunes, jazz bands, or live poetry jams, try the Funky Buddha Lounge (728 W. Grand Avenue).