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Attractions Near Wicker Park and the Bucktown Neighborhood, Chicago
Wicker park, Chicago IL

Wicker park, Chicago IL

The Wicker Park/Bucktown area is located northwest of the Loop district, and is known for its unique collection of stores and restaurants, as well as its exciting nightlife.

In the past, this area was largely considered to be an immigrant neighborhood, with a large group of wealthy German, Polish, and Scandinavian immigrants. However over the years, an influx of white collar workers moved into the area and Chicago Wicker Park has become an increasingly popular place to live.Today, the neighborhood is a designated Chicago Landmark District

There are a number of great attractions, restaurants, and stores in the Bucktown Wicker Park area, so make sure to set aside enough time to explore them all.

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Bucktown Neighborhood, Chicago Illinois

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).

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Attractions Near Wicker Park

Attractions Near Wicker Park

The Polish Museum of America (984 N. Milwaukee Avenue) is worth a visit, and features the largest collection of memorabilia relating to the polish pianist and composer, Ignace Paderewski. Rumor has it that the museum is even haunted byPaderewski's ghost!

Proudly showcasing the works of Ukrainian-American and Ukrainian artists, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W. Chicago Avenue) has three permanent galleries filled with beautiful displays of modern art.

Another great Ukrainian attraction is the Ukrainian National Museum (2249 W. Superior Street). This museum features an extensive collection of Ukrainian cultural items, including art and traditional costumes. There is also an amazing exhibit detailing the Chernobyl accident.

The Flatiron Arts Building (1579 N. Milwaukee Avenue) is a beautiful building that is designed to promote and display art in all its forms. The building and the stunning artwork inside is a feast for the senses.


Chicago's Loop District

Chicago's Loop District

You will find a little bit of everything in the shops around theBucktownWicker Park area. Search for one-of-a-kind pieces at one of the vintage clothing stores, or peruse the many bookstores that line the streets.

Dusty Groove America (1120 N. Ashland Avenue) is a great place to find vintage vinyl records. The store specializes in soul, jazz, and R&B music. If you want to add something unique to your wardrobe, head over to Saint Alfred (1531 N. Milwaukee Avenue) for a great selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories that are made by local Chicago designers. They also have an eclectic collection of collectible sneakers. There is also a great selection of women’s clothing, including Nanette Lepore, Jade and Clothes Minded. Popular chain stores such as Scoop NYC andUntitledare also found in the area.

Getting There

There are a number of different ways to visit the Chicago Wicker Park neighborhood, so simply pick the one that is right for you.

Train: The CTA Blue Line's Wicker Park station is one of the most convenient ways of getting to Bucktown Wicker Park.

Bus: There are a number of buses that service the Wicker Park IL. area, including the 49 Wester, 65 Grand, 70 Division, and 50 Damen.

Car: TheBucktownWicker Park area is easily reached by car from the I-90/94 freeway. However, be warned, parking can be difficult in this Chicago neighborhood.