Southport Corridor

Southport Corridor

West of Wrigleyville is the charming and bustling neighborhood of Southport Corridor. Almost mimicking a small town, you will find Music Box and Mercury Theatres, the old school charm of the Southport el Station, and quaint streets lined with trees.

Almost surrounded by the historic I-beams of the Brown and Red lines, Southport Corridor is the heart of Chicago’s North side. Top-rated restaurants, boutiques, and theatres line the central business strip of Southport Avenue, while residents live in single family homes, moderately-sized apartment buildings and classic 2-3-flats buildings.

Southport Avenue used to be a stagecoach line, carrying passengers and goods from Milwaukee and Kenosha to Chicago’s markets. While the stages are gone, the aura of commerce is still apparent in the neighborhood. From a major thoroughfare to a vibrant neighborhood, Southport Corridor is one of the best places to call home!

From sports to theatre, check out some of these outstanding spots in the Southport Corridor:


  • Corridor
    This contemporary American restaurant also has a brewery specializing in IPAs.
  • Tango Sur
    An Argentinian steakhouse, you have to try the churrasco or parrillada.
  • Crosby’s Kitchen
    The pan cornbread at this comfort food joint is the greatest.
  • Coalfire
    Coal-fired pizza is like the healthy European version of the Chicago pie.
  • Tuco & Blondie
    This modern Mexican restaurant also serves up some classy cocktails.


  • Paulina Meat Market
    Quality selection of meats- they even have some Hot Doug’s Sausages!
  • Bitter Pops
    This expansive bottle shop has a pub in the back and a build-your-own cooler.
  • Chicago Music Exchange
    Used, new, rental instruments can be had at this funky music store.
  • US Apothecary
    These homemade and natural beauty goods will make you feel brand new!
  • Click Shoes
    Get your brand new kicks at this independent cobbler. You’ll be so chic!


  • Schubas
    This mainstay of music in Chicago has a great restaurant attached for the pre-show!
  • The Metro
    Seriously a Chicago landmark for anyone, this is a rite of passage venue.
  • Underground Lounge
    This swank underground cocktail bar vibes like an old speakeasy.
  • Cubby Bear
    Upstairs, above the Cubs themed bar, there are great bands playing weekly.
  • Houndstooth Saloon
    This cozy bar hosts open mics, local bands, and even some trivia nights.

Things to Do

  • Music Box Cinema
    This revival theatre has some oldies and some new indie flicks.
  • Chicago Cubs
    I mean this goes without saying, right?!
  • Two-Hearted Queen
    Potlucks, group meetings, and more are held at this indie coffee roaster.
  • Chicago City Soccer Club
    This youth soccer club is the perfect extracurricular activity.
  • SpaDerma
    Treat yourself at this highly-rated medical spa. A facial never did any harm!


  • Stage 773
    This independent theatre has multiple stages that put on off-broadway productions.
  • Cathy Lancaster Gallery
    This vibrant abstract artwork comes in acrylics, oil, and wallpaper!
  • Theatre Wit
    This theatre puts on local productions that are usually Chicago-centric.
  • CIC Theatre
    One of Chicago’s best improv theatres and schools- go for a class or a show!
  • Live Edge Chicago
    This custom made furniture can become a focal piece of art for your home.

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