Boasting gorgeous boulevards and a growing selection of restaurants and bars, Logan Square is one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods, balancing family-friendly amenities with a thriving nightlife. The variety of diversions attracts vinyl lovers, musicians, pinball wizards and dining aficionados to this scenic (and rapidly-changing) section of Chicago. Logan Square is best suited for return visitors who have already hit the major tourist sites downtown. Centrally located around two Blue Line stations and plenty of buses, it's easy to bounce around to other popular 'hoods like Wicker Park, West Town and the Loop.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Mexican food and allow chef Diana Dávila to wow you with soul-warming dishes like fried oyster tacos, chile ash-dusted guacamole and white fish swimming in green mole. Finish your meal with a slice of legendary tres leches cake from South Side bakery Kristoffer's.
Why settle for visiting one brewery when you could sample beer some several different creators in this incuabator space? Home to five different breweries (Funkytown, Histrionic, Azadi, Rovm Hard Kombucha and Brewer's Kitchen), Pilot Project boasts a sleek indoor lounge and a spacious patio. Sip the latest hazy IPAs and fruited sours before browsing a selection of cans that you can purchase and enjoy at home. If you'd rather have a cocktail, the Whister or Billy Sunday are great options.
Rain or shine, summer or winter, this expansive market draws vendors from Wisconsin, Michigan and southern Illinois. Beyond oodles of fresh produce, visitors can buy handmade soaps, empanadas, tacos, flowers, hot sauce and so much more. During the market’s outdoor season, it’s easy to grab some food and find a spot on Logan Square’s gorgeous boulevards to enjoy it.
Known for its killer brunch menu, Longman & Eagle is also home to a quaint upstairs hotel (simply known as “the INN”), where rooms are outfitted with stand-alone tubs, exposed brick and unique pieces of art. Book early to ensure a spot at this sweet inn—and be aware that you’ll be sleeping above a working bar, so those with early bedtimes might want to look elsewhere.