Bridgeport neighborhood guide

Discover the vibrant neighborhood of Bridgeport on the South Side of Chicago, with the best restaurants, bars, things to do and attractions in Bridgeport

Photograph: Hallie DuesenbergWith craft beer and dancing, Maria's Packaged Goods is a favorite hangout in Bridgeport.

Bridgeport is the rare Chicago neighborhood with easily identifiable borders. The South Side enclave is framed by the South Branch and South Fork of the Chicago River to the north and west, the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the east and Pershing Road to the south. One of the city's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods, Bridgeport has birthed five Chicago mayors. Its residents are deeply loyal. Most outsiders know the area best as the backyard of the Chicago White Sox. Look, Wrigleyville gets more than enough attention. Considering it is home to some of the best restaurants, bars, breweries and bakeries in Chicago, it's time you explored Bridgeport.

Best restaurants in Bridgeport
Restaurants

Best restaurants in Bridgeport

Dig into pies at Pleasant House Bakery, savor sustainability at Nana Organic, nosh dim sum at Potsticker House and more

The best bars in Bridgeport
Bars

The best bars in Bridgeport

Boogie to dusty grooves and chug craft beer at Maria's, rub elbows with locals at Schaller's Pump and more

Where to shop in Bridgeport
Shopping

Where to shop in Bridgeport

The boutiques and stores of Bridgeport offer records, toys, bikes, antiques and more

Best attractions in Bridgeport
Things to do

Best attractions in Bridgeport

Take in art at a gallery, relax in a park, cheer for the Sox and more

Explore more of Bridgeport

Bridgeport residents tell us their favorite neighborhood spots
Things to do

Bridgeport residents tell us their favorite neighborhood spots

We reached out to area business owners, chefs and musicians to learn about their favorite places, from cozy coffee shops to saucy barbecue joints.

Chicago White Sox guide
Sports and fitness

Chicago White Sox guide

Whether you're enjoying some premium seats at U.S. Cellular Field or hanging at a bar, we've got all the information you need

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