Douglas Park

Douglas Park

Frederick Douglass Park is the crown jewel of the Douglas Park neighborhood. The opulent brickstone homes that line the boulevards are seeing a new era of community development. These homes frame the vibrant and locally minded community that has always made Douglas Park a hidden gem of Chicago.

This section of Chicago’s boulevard system winds through residential streets, creating little pockets of businesses that range from small produce stores to boutique clothing shops. Flanking the park are historic homes, typical two and three flat buildings, and the occasional new build.

Once a residential area for the stockyard workers, the development of Frederick Douglass Park in the 1880s made this small neighborhood one premiere lot of land! Now, bustling with community centers, a thriving real estate market and steeped in Chicago history, it’s a diverse place to call home.

Checkout some of these great Douglas Park spots!


  • El Ideas
    Tucked away in the railyard, this BBQ place is uniquely upscale and organic.
  • Cocula
    Food, tequila, and mariachi- after all this spot is named after the music’s birthplace!
  • Guerrero’s Pizza
    A classic Chicago “tavern “pizza take out spot- get the sausage!
  • The Black Vegan
    Their motto is “for the transitioning vegan” with tasty and ethical dishes!
  • The Beelove Cafe
    Savory pastries, lunch specials and handcrafted beverages in a modern cafe.


  • Chicago Emporium
    Get some hot kicks- this store has everything from Jordans to Yeezys.
    Boutique streetwear and custom threads can be found at this funky store.
  • New Life Health Foods
    More than food, employees also teach the benefits of nutrition.
  • Kiwi’s Boutique
    Couture looks without all the fuss, this friendly boutique is styling.
  • CitiTrends
    More than a discount fashion store, this spot has the coolest urban threads.


  • Lagunitas Brewing
    Industrial brewing equipment surrounds a stage that hosts local musicians!
  • V Live
    This nightclub is always bumping with the newest house songs of Chicago.
  • Sweet Bar & Grill
    Live music and DJs- from metal to salsa it’s always a mix.
  • Water Hole Lounge
    Check out some live underground blues on Wednesdays at this dive.
  • MusicZone
    This industrial building offers rehearsal space for rent, so you can jam LOUD.

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