6.8 milesHOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…a pair of jeans Looking for some retail therapy? Unless you’re buying gloves at Walgreens, HPers have to head up to Target (1154 S Clark St, 312-212-6300) off Roosevelt Road to purchase jeans/dresses/blouses/[insert random clothing need here].
6.8 milesHOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…a movie Doc Films shows a variety of flicks, but if you want to see new releases when they’re, um, new, go to the ICON Theatre (150 W Roosevelt Rd, 312-564-2104) in the South Loop.
7.1 milesHOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…a good mani True, there are dive options in the ’hood. But if you want a mani that lasts longer than a couple of days, get thee to Daniela’s Day Spa (705 S Dearborn St, 312-583-9100) in Printers Row.
7.3 milesHOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…an above-average dinner La Petite Folie serves up great French food in fancy-ish environs (ignore the strip-mall setting), but if you want a spot that will seat you after 6:30pm, the closest and tastiest option is in Pilsen, at Nightwood(2119 S Halsted St, 312-526-3385).
7.1 milesHOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…an artisanal beer Unless you’re a U. of C. student or faculty member with access to the university pub, you’ll have to trek to Hackney’s(733 S Dearborn St, 312-461-1116) in the South Loop for a solid beer list.
8.9 miles HOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…a wine bar You can order a glass of vino at a few restaurants in the nabe, but oenophiles will need to head north to Swirl Wine Bar(111 W Hubbard St, 312-828-9000) for a full-on tasting experience.
10.4 milesHOW FAR HYDE PARKERS HAVE TO TRAVEL FOR…a pair of running shoes There are bike shops in HP, but for specialty running kicks and gear, you’ll need to drive up to Old Town’s Fleet Feet (1620 N Wells St, 312-587-3338).