Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village

This neighborhood can be found mostly along Roscoe street, where there is a village feel. Business owners know the names of their neighbors, families stroll through the streets, and the sense of community is almost unparalleled.

Originally, Roscoe Village existed because of Riverview Park- one of the midwest’s most beloved amusement parks. While the park didn’t last, Roscoe Village became a permanent part of the city- a Village within the City.

The neighborhood itself is right along the Chicago River, north of the Kennedy. Single family homes from the early 1900s mix well with new builds, and apartment buildings are smattered throughout the residential areas. So, even though you are in Chicago, you will always feel like you are home in the village.

Here are a few great places to get you in the know of Roscoe Village:


  • Volo Wine Bar
    Serving small plates and flights of wine, this is a perfect meet up or date spot.
  • Kitsch’n
    Vintage-themed, this diner has inspired brunch and photos of musicians everywhere.
  • Village Tap
    This famous watering hole was one of the first Chicago bars to serve craft beer.
  • Lucy’s Cafe
    Celebrating vegan food, this cafe has tasty treats on the menu for everyone.
  • 90 Miles
    If you are craving a cubano and the best seasoned fries- this is the spot!


  • Shangri-La
    A funky vintage shop that will transport your style to mid-century Americana.
  • The Denim Lounge
    Find the perfect fit at this Chicago-Made denim store.
  • Roscoe Village Bikes
    Get some new spokes or a whole new bike at this once general store.
  • Roscoe Books
    Perfect recommendations for books come on handwritten notes here.
  • Lush Wine and Spirits
    From common to rare, you’ll find your new favorite drink here.


  • Hungry Brain
    Experimental Jazzand post-grunge, this cash only bar is a great dive.
  • The Beat Kitchen
    Not only will you find some great tunes here, but good food as well!
  • Constellation
    Classical, jazz, and dance performances are at this theatre in the round.
  • Schubas
    A classic Chicago spot- so many bands get their start here!
  • Alex’s Music Studio
    This tiny music school has been in Roscoe for decades.

Things to Do

  • Richard Clark Park
    This park has an off road biking course, kayak rentals, and a bit of trails.
  • Rockwell on the River
    Rent a boat, drink a beer, and buy some coffee at this unique venue.
  • Waveland Bowl
    Cosmic bowling at this vintage alley is always a good time with friends.
  • Hexe Coffee Co.
    This cafe boasts in house coffee and pastries and a slew of creative events.
  • Street Fests
    Roscoe Village averages about one festival per month, even in the winter cold!


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