Chicago’s West Side has undergone major changes in the last few decades. The neighborhoods that were once home to mostly blue-collar workers, middle-class families and local businesses have now become some of the most popular places to live, eat, and party. Teetering somewhere between trendy, gritty, shi-shi, hipster, and upscale, these neighborhoods are home to some of the best art, culture and history in the city. From the former meatpacking district to swanky wine bars, these constantly evolving streets are lively and colorful — and are definitely worth getting to know.
Check out each of the West Site neighborhoods. Under each guide you’ll find a neighborhood overview, maps, restaurants reviews, nightlife reviews, sights & attractions, and gyms & spas.
What’s Up on the West Side of Chicago
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Check out all of UPchicago’s featured neighborhoods:
|Downtown||North Side||Northwest Side||South Side||West Side|
|Magnificent Mile||Edgewater||Ravenswood||Hyde Park||Humboldt Park|
|River East||Gold Coast||North Center||Pilsen||Logan Square|
|River North||Lakeview||Irving Park||UIC/Tri-Taylor||River West|
|South Loop||Lincoln Park||Roscoe Village||Ukrainian Village|
|Streeterville||Old Town/Near North||Wicker Park|