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Osterman Beach

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Osterman Beach

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If your friends tell you they're going to Hollywood Beach, this is where they're headed. Located in north Lincoln Park, Osterman Beach has a LEED-certified beach house. Amenities: concessions, watersports rentals, restrooms, life guard first aid station, wifi.



Address: 5800 N Lake Shore Dr

Cross street: Hollywood Avenue and Sheridan Road
Transport: El: Red to Bryn Mawr. Bus: 84, 136, 147, 151.
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Osterman is my favorite beach in the city. Its a bit of a trek up there, but its wroth it. While some of the more centralized beaches can get a bit rowdy and packed, Osterman is super relaxed. 

Nacho Mama's is closed. Not surprised. Was there only twice even though it's right there visible from my condo. Not that great, menu or service. Only had the scene around it going for it.


Why have I not been here before?! I've been going weekend after weekend to crowded, unfriendly beaches that are packed with a strange police presence. You won't find that here. There's plenty of room to spread out, great people and a surprisingly good little beach cafe for snacks that are even vegetarian-friendly. This is my new favorite beach.


I'm pretty sure that this is the top gay beach in Chicago, but it's certainly inclusive to all who want to enjoy some fun in the sun. Definitely a lot of men in a bar! It serves pina coladas, so yeah. I dig the party vibe here. I'll be back this summer!