Bucktown Neighborhood Overview
One of Chicago's creative epicenters lies just outside downtown Chicago in Wicker Park and Bucktown. These synonymous neighborhoods are famous for live music and nightlife, chef-driven restaurants and countless art galleries — many housed within the Flat Iron Arts Building. If you have an acute knowledge of craft cocktails or an affinity for coffee, plus want to sift through records or thrifted threads, there's no better area to sip and shop in the country.
The area has become a prevailing influence on Chicago's Michelin-rated, James Beard Award-winning dining scene, boasting some of the city's most sought after tables. Wicker Park and Bucktown are also known for their palate pleasing nightcaps, like renowned brewery Piece and mixology tour de force The Violet Hour. Piece is a staple for undeniable thin crust pizza as is nearby Big Star for tacos. Excellent asian fusion spots like Bento Box or En Hakkore abound.
The Blue Line stop at six corners is notoriously a crowded mess but it is close. On the edges you’ve got the Western and Division stops, or grab the North Ave bus if you’re heading east.