Chicago neighborhoods

Explore the color and variety that Chicago neighborhoods have to offer

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Boystown

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBT communities in the world. The neighborhood offers much more than gay bars, though.

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene

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The South Loop

Fantastic food, shopping, and music of all kinds can be found in the South Loop

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Wrigleyville

It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too

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Lincoln Park

The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago

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Logan Square

Art, parks, pinball, produce and more

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The Loop

Museums, institutions, tours, parks and more

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Uptown

Jazz, beaches, boats, tombs and more

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The best restaurants

Restaurants

Best restaurants in South Loop

Here's where to eat near the museum campus, McCormick Place and Soldier Field.

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Restaurants

Best restaurants in Bridgeport

As one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods, Bridgeport is home to a wide-ranging variety of great restaurants.

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Best restaurants in Chinatown

It's not all Chinese food—you can also find a ramen spot making its own noodles in the basement

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Best restaurants in Evanston

Most of Evanston's best restaurants are located right off CTA stops, so you won't have to go out of your way to eat well

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Best restaurants in Logan Square

There's no shortage of great restaurants in Logan Square, and the openings just keep coming

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Best restaurants in the Loop

Loop's restaurants tend to be either quick service breakfast and lunch spots or crowd-pleasing places for dinner

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Best bars

Bars

Best bars in Logan Square

One of the new drinking capitals of the United States, if not the world. Cocktail lovers, you're welcome

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Bars

The best bars in Uptown

Uptown may not have the serious cocktail bars of other Chicago neighborhoods, but it makes up for it with a ton of personality

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The best bars in Wicker Park

Whether you want a cocktail, a craft beer or a total dive bar, here's where to head for a drink

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Bars

Best bars in and around Chinatown

Karaoke, dive bars, jazz and more

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Shops around the city

Shopping

The South Loop shops

The neighborhood is starting to meet condo-owners' demand with high-end liquor stores, bike shops and one of the city's best art-supply stores.

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The best Uptown shops

Uptown shopping is on its way up. Explore the Clark Street corridor

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The best Chinatown shops

Chinatown is far more than just a destination for Chinese food, bubble tea and karaoke

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The best Logan Square shops

It should come as no surprise that three record stores made our list of top shops in the area

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