West Side

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.

Humboldt Park
Logan Square
River West
Ukranian Village/East Village
Wicker Park

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
The Loop Andersonville Avondale Beverly Bucktown
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
West Loop Uptown