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A complete guide to Wrigleyville

Thanks to Wrigley Field and its surrounding bars, Wrigleyville is Chicago's party central. Here is where to eat, drink and play in the heart of the North Side.

By Brent DiCrescenzo

Posted: Wednesday March 18 2015

Photo: Michael Jarecki
Cubs fans flock to sports bars like the Captain Morgan Club in Wrigleyville.

Wrigleyville has a reputation. Well, it's more of an odor. Because of the Cubs, the stretch of Clark Street near Wrigley Field is riddled with bars and partiers. Think of it as Chicago's neverending Mardi Gras. That being said, there is still culture to be found in the neighborhood. One of the city's best rock venues and best dance clubs is just a home-run's distance from the stadium. There are also some good cheap eats to be found beyond bar food and hot dogs, including British and Thai. So don't be afraid: Explore Wrigleyville. Just try to visit when the Cubs are on the road.

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Hotels near Wrigley Field

We get it: You've come a long way to see the Chicago Cubs play at historic Wrigley Field, and heading straight home after the game is kind of anticlimactic. After all, there are great sports bars to check out in the area, Chicago restaurants to dine at (once you've had your fill of ballpark hot dogs) and beautiful Chicago beaches nearby where you can spend a lazy day. So extend your Wrigleyville visit to a long weekend by staying at these hotels near Wrigley Field. RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Wrigleyville