From the unique diagonal corners of Clark Street, the roar of the el and Cubs fans, and the shores of Lake Michigan, Lakeview truly epitomizes the scene of Chicago living. Historic charm lines the streets and the bustle of this Northside neighborhood makes it a perfect place to call home.

Lakeview is a collection of a few districts including: Wrigleyville, North Halsted, Wrightwood Neighbors, and Sheridan Station. Each little nook of this neighborhood boasts its own special character! Victorian homes, classic two-and-three flat buildings, and courtyard apartment complexes make up the residential areas, while bars, restaurants, shops, and more line the business districts.

Lakeview was once fields of celery, but has since grown into an urban myriad of culture and fun. Boasting one of the largest districts of independent theatre and home of one of the most beloved teams in baseball, the Chicago Cubs- it is a place for everyone.

Here’s a little guide for the friendly confines of Lakeview!


  • Chicago Diner
    One of the city’s first vegan friendly restaurants, it is still a classic haunt.
  • Bolivar and Lincoln
    A funky spot off the main drag for traditional Venezuelan. Arepas!
  • Wood
    A chic contemporary American spot. In a hurry? Check out the to-go fries counter.
  • Figo Wine Bar
    In true wine bar form, this small plates restaurant has all the bottles.
  • Bangaroo’s Pies
    All the Australian meat, fruit, savory, sweet pies you could imagine!


  • Unabridged Bookstore
    Looking for a good read? Inquire here with the best booksellers!
  • Windy City Sweets
    Chocolates, candy, and more- satisfying your sweet tooth since 1983.
  • Chicago Comics
    This small shop is a great and friendly place for your next Spiderman issue.
  • Ragstock
    This eclectic thrift store will always surface a treasure for you.
  • Beatnix
    Costumes, novelties, antiques, music- this store seems to have it all for all.


  • Schuba’s
    This mainstay of music in Chicago has a great restaurant attached for the pre-show!
  • The Vic
    An old movie theatre, the ambiance of this building just adds to the show.
  • The Metro
    Seriously a Chicago landmark for anyone, this is a rite of passage venue.
  • Uncommon Ground
    Also a longstanding venue, independent music is paired with organic eats.
  • Reckless Records
    Get you latest vinyl at this friendly record shop!

Things to Do

  • Chicago Cubs
    This goes without saying, right?!
  • Belmont Harbor
    Rent a boat for the day, take a stroll along the lakefront.
  • Street Festivals
    From the Christmas Market to Ribfest, there is always something happening!
  • CatCade
    Video games, coffee, cats… What more can you want out of a place?
  • Diversey Miniature Golf
    This Chicago Park District minigolf course is harder than it looks!



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