West Side of Chicago

A guide to the neighborhoods on the west side of Chicago.

The Burlington (Venue, Logan Square)

The Burlington is quickly emerging as one of Logan Square’s premiere music venues. Even if it’s only a small basement.

Las Palmas (Restaurant, Wicker Park)

A standout Mexican restaurant in the heart of Wicker Park, Las Palmas offers intimate dining and an outdoor patio, the perfect place for a date or a giddy Margarita Night.

Smoke Daddy (Restaurant, Wicker Park)

When thinking of great BBQ in Chicago, Smoke Daddy is one of the first places that comes to my mind.

Milk and Honey Cafe (Restaurant, Wicker Park)

This quaint cafe on Division street serves up great breakfast, brunch, and light lunch everyday of the week.

The Continental (Bar, Humboldt Park)

A 4am bar in Humboldt Park, The Continental has comfortable booths, good music and an attentive staff.

The Beetle Bar & Grill (Bar, Humboldt Park)

The Beetle boasts a national and international list of fifty bottles and standard drafts from Bell’s, Lagunitas, Three Floyds and more.

Archie’s Iowa & Rockwell Tavern (Bar, Humboldt Park)

This dive bar is perfect for drinking cheap beer and partaking in a game of Candyland and Jenga.

Division Street Bar & Grill (Bar, Humboldt Park)

Speckled with small tables and a few booths throughout, Division Street Bar & Grill maintains a relaxed atmosphere while supplying cheap beer and food specials.

The California Clipper (Bar & Music Venue, Humboldt Park)

Looking for a bar slightly off the beaten path that has great music, excellent cocktails and lots of red lights? Welcome to The California Clipper.

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar (Humboldt Park)

With a focus on local farming, sustainability, and small-batch craft beers and wines, this Humboldt Park locale is a welcome retreat for the west side.

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Humboldt Park

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Humboldt Park

A great place to have a bar crawl, the gentrifying neighborhood of Humboldt Park had lots of places for us to explore.

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

On select Sunday evenings through October, you can drop in and catch live music at the Centennial Monument in Logan Square as part of the Sundays in the Park music series.

Small Bar (Bar, Wicker Park)

The perfect place to down a pint and enjoy some real futball.

Bangers & Lace (Bar, Wicker Park)

I can think of no better name for this pub and restaurant, as it features some of the best sausages the city has to offer along with 30 draft beers any make-up of taste buds would find appealing.