Wicker Park is known for its local art community,
nightlife, and food scene. The neighborhood is trendy for the music scene and known for hosting
emerging bands, high fashion boutiques, cutting-edge gourmet restaurants and
bakeries, Wicker Park residents enjoy the unique, lively ambiance.
Although Wicker Park is mellower than other parts of downtown Chicago, there is always something to do within minutes away. Wicker Park is home to Chicago’s most eclectic selection of nightlife spots. A few local favorites are Violet Hour speakeasy and First Fridays Art Showcase in the Flat Iron Building.
With restaurants ranging from gastropubs, tacos shops, and donut stands, to upscale dining and
small plate cocktail bars, Wicker park has everything that makes Chicago great
wrapped up in one neighborhood.
Wicker Park has several CTA blue line L train stations, which go directly to the Loop, O'Hare International Airport, and Forest Park. It is also located right off of the Kennedy Expressway, giving this neighborhood unparalleled vehicle and bicycle access to the northern and southern neighborhoods of Chicago. “The 606” is also a brand new bike path leading through Wicker Park from Ashland to Lawndale.