Lakeview, Chicago.
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Lakeview is best known for the two popular enclaves of Wrigleyville – home of all things Cubs – and Boystown – the first officially recognized LGBT community in the country. Both of these districts offer so much in the way of both day and nighttime activity that they are often thought of as wholly separate neighborhoods, but the larger expanse of Lakeview (the part that has little to do with baseballs or rainbow flags) certainly isn’t lacking in things to do.

From chichi restaurants to stellar neighborhood gastropubs to some of the most popular locally owned live music venues in town, Lakeview – the second most-populated neighborhood in Chicago – manages to keep its many residents busy, especially at night.

Although nowhere near as active as the aforementioned enclaves further east, the main drag of Lincoln Park Avenue is a good place to start when exploring the area’s party scene. Brimming with raucous sports bars and casual family restaurants, there are also a few stellar German-style drinking dens lying in wait with their weighty steins – the only prominent reminder of the neighborhood’s early German roots.


Where to Go in Lakeview

  • * Cooper's 20s / 30s / 40s / After Work
  • * Fish Bar 30s / 40s / Alternative Rock
  • * Justin's 20s / 30s / 40s / Anything goes
  • * Matilda After Work / Ambient / Bar / Beer

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