How far from Hyde Park

The distance from the nabe to basic essentials of city life.
By Liz Plosser |
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6.8 miles HOW 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 miles HOW 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 miles HOW 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 miles HOW 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 miles HOW 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 miles HOW 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).

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