Follow UPchicago.com and host Jessie Stegner as we explore some of the city’s coolest CTA “L” stops, checking out unique spots within walking distance of public transportation! Next stop: Western Brown Line. In this episode, we visit the Uptown Theater District, Shake Rattle & Read, and other great local spots!
Attractions in Uptown
Located at the north end of Lincoln Park, Montrose Harbor has a little something for everyone: swimming, fishing, sledding, bird watching, a dog beach, a great restaurant and tons of bunnies!
The only allusions to this building’s history as an American film hot bed are the golden letters spelling “Essanay” above one entrance. But for one decade in the early 1900s, Essanay Studios was the hub of the silent film industry, “the MGM of the silents.”
While Chicago as a whole offers a slice from countless countries and regions of the world, this tiny stretch of Argyle, from Sheridan to Broadway, brings several in concert with one another.
The Annoyance is home to a casual bar in the front and a cozy theater space in the back. Seven nights a week you can see some of the funniest sketch, improv, and musical shows that Chicago has to offer.
Learn a little Chicago history from the deceased on the North side at Graceland Cemetery.