South Side of Chicago

A guide to the neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.

Won Kow (Restaurant, Chinatown)

Walking down the main stretch of Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown, the large green sign for Won Kow is recognizable from blocks away.

Lure (Bar, Chinatown)

Lure calls itself an Izakaya Pub, which is actually a traditional Japanese pub that is centered around small, affordable plates and generally everyday food (think dim-sum or tapas).

Ethyl’s Party (Bar, Chinatown)

Located south of Chinatown’s main strip, Ethyl’s Party is one of Chicago’s greatest divey little secrets. Home to good people, cheap beer and Blackhawks fans, there’s no better place to drink until you see ghosts.

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side is one of the city’s least-appreciated yet coolest places to visit. Check out our visual representation of a night in Chinatown… then visit and experience it yourself!

Buen Provecho! Pilsen 2011

Buen Provecho! Pilsen 2011

This walking food tour runs the gamut of restaurants in Pilsen and although the neighborhood is currently known for its Mexican culture and cuisine, there was plenty of variety consumed throughout the night.

Nightlife in Beverly & Mount Greenwood

If you’re on the south side of Chicago and you’re a wee bit thirsty for a pint, Western Avenue’s got you covered.

Living on the Fringe: Chicago Fringe Festival 2011

The Chicago Fringe Festival runs September 1-11 in Pilsen, and will consist of 50 different hour-long productions by not only local companies, but also across the United States.

Let’s Make a Deal: Maxwell Street Market

Before there was Target or Wal-Mart, even before clearance items or sales racks, there was Maxwell Street Market. A bargainer’s haven, the little thoroughfare on the near west side is open every Sunday.

Chicago’s Chinatown: An Ethnic Enclave

Chicago’s Chinatown: An Ethnic Enclave

Chinatown is a neighborhood worth exploring — spend a day under the Wentworth Arch and enjoy the offerings of Chinatown Square.

Knee Deep Vintage: Looking Good in Pilsen

Knee Deep Vintage: Looking Good in Pilsen

This hip vintage shop in Pilsen has everything you need to look swank the next time you go out. And it doesn’t smell bad!

Nightwood (Restaurant, Pilsen)

This East Pilsen spot promises fresh, local ingredients and serves up some of the city’s best eats –especially when it comes to brunch!

Jackson Park: Still Magical

While the grandeur of the Columbian Exposition is now just a footnote in Chicago’s history, Jackson Park hasn’t faded away. The park may be still and quiet, but the magic lingers.

It’s Amore: A History of Little Italy

Whether you’re interested in Chicago’s ethnic history or you just want to grab a good sausage, a visit to Little Italy and its surrounding attractions are a must.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses do not look like the hand-in-hand paper doll chains of repetition you find on suburban streets across America today.