Neighborhood guide to Edgewater on the North Side of Chicago.

Marty’s (Bar, Andersonville)

Location: 1511 W. Balmoral Phone: (773) 561-6425 I have spent plenty of time attacking the eateries, antique shopping and coffee shops of […]

Edgewater Lounge (Bar, Edgewater)

Location: 5600 N. Ashland Phone: (773) 878-3343 Website: http://www.edgewaterlounge.com/ Forgive me if I wax poetic on the Edgewater Lounge. It’s only one […]

Moody’s (Bar, Edgewater)

Step backwards in time to a basement pub during the American Revolution.

Farragut’s (Bar, Andersonville)

Location: 5240 N. Clark St. Phone: (773) 728-4903 The fine bartenders at Mary’s and Marty’s set the bar pretty high and, well, […]

Mary’s Rec Room (Bar, Andersonville)

Location: 5402 N. Clark St., Andersonville/Edgewater Phone: 773.784.6969 Website: hamburgermaryschicago.com/recroom Ok, let me preface this by saying that Mary’s was our stop […]

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Edgewater & Andersonville

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Edgewater & Andersonville

Bar Crawl #4 was approached with an air of expertise and formula — which was great, because, logistics handled, we could concentrate on the drinks… er, fellowship and staff bonding. This time, we bonded all over Edgewater and Andersonville, on the far north side.

Daring Dames: Ally Brisbin, Owner of Kitchen Sink Café

Every good neighborhood needs a good café with good coffee. Ally Brisbin, owner of Kitchen Sink Café, has created such a place in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

Mei Shung (Restaurant, Edgewater)

This simple Mandarin/Taiwanese restaurant may not look like much from the outside but it is the best Chinese food and value I have found in the city.

Metropolis Coffee Company

Locally roasted coffee just tastes better. Metropolis Coffee is one of Chicago’s local coffee companies that will make you never want to buy mass-produced coffee again.

La Unica (Restaurant/Market, Edgewater)

This market is nice, but the real gem lies in the Cuban lunch counter in the back.

Deta’s Cafe (Restaurant, Rogers Park)

Delicious bourek pastry never tasted so good.

Supermercado Morelia (Restaurant/Market, Rogers Park)