Logan Square has some of the city's best cocktail bars, as well as seemingly endless options for brunch, new shops and even just relaxing out in the grass near one of the many wide, tree-lined boulevards. Here's our itinerary for a relaxing weekend not far from home.
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9am: Intelligentsia and Bang Bang Pie Shop
Begin early with a heart-starting cup of coffee from Intelligentsia (2642 N Milwaukee Ave; 773-945-1690, intelligentsiacoffee.com), then head to Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits off the California Blue Line for to-die-for fluffy biscuits at one of the picnic tables.
5pm: Emporium Logan Square, The Whistler, Revolution Brewing
A quintessential night in Logan Square includes pinball and snacks from the indoor food truck at Emporium Logan Square, followed by an elaborate cocktail on the Whistler’s patio (2421 N Milwaukee Ave; 773-227-3530, whistlerchicago.com). For an experience that’s a little more laid-back, head next door to Revolution Brewing (2323 N Milwaukee Ave; 773-227-2739, revbrew.com) for some local beers.