Albany Park

Albany Park

There’s a hum to Albany Park – an excited mix of cultures paired with the promise of a welcoming community. Multiculturalism is a giant stew in this neighborhood. Boutiques and restaurants line the streets selling anything from Turkish coffee pots to elotes.

At the end of the Brown Line, Albany Park is connected to the heart of Chicago. Along the mix of classic bungalows, larger multi-family courtyard buildings, and brick two-flats, the North Branch Trail connects to walking paths that weave through both North Park and Northeastern Universities.

Named after a citizen’s love for his hometown, Albany, New York, the neighborhood was once a bustling township of brickyards, street cars, and gamblers at the horse track. Now, it is one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods with over 10 cultures represented.

Get to know Albany Park a bit better!


  • Noon o Kabob
    One of Chicago’s most beloved Persian restaurants, it’s an institution
  • West River Cafe
    Some of the best brunch with healthy portions of omelettes and pancakes!
  • Pisco Peruvian
    This fine dining Peruvian spot has some of the best ceviche in the city.
  • Wabi Sabi
    Get some tasty makimono at this sushi bar. Or ramen, or udon or gyoza… or all of it.
  • Tre Kronor
    Everything about this Nordic bistro is homegrown and natural.


  • A Favorite Design
    This hand-made card store has the best gifts and tchotchkes.
  • Tailwind Cycles
    Grab some shiny new spokes and cruise down the North Branch Trail.
  • Sweden Shop
    All things Swedish – from delectable chocolates to cooking utensils.
  • Spaced Out Studio
    A furniture store specializing in mid-century and custom made pieces.
  • Vintage Grind House
    This bazaar of a vintage shop has a slew of treasures for all.


Things To Do

  • Nighthawk
    Bob Ross nights, film noir showings, and craft cocktails make this cafe/bar the spot.
  • Bru Coffeeworks
    Crafting, storytelling and a good book can be had at this small batch roaster.
  • American Indian Center
    Native American center with films, poetry, and even archery classes.
  • North Branch Trail
    A growing 20 miles of trail run along the river linking Glencoe to Chicago.
  • Surge Billiards
    Taking pool halls up a notch, play 8-ball, grab a cocktail or just hang with friends.


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