Located just west and north of downtown Chicago, Wicker Park and Bucktown are known as the “hip and trendy” sister neighborhoods with Logan Square just to the Northwest. They boast an independent, artistic vibe with boutiques, shops, cafes, fine restaurants, craft breweries and vibrant nightlife.
While heavily gentrified in the last decade, there is still a mix of old and new. From historic mansions on Hoyne or Logan Boulevard to new condos and rehabbed lofts that dot the neighborhood, there is an eclectic mix of architecture, history, and charm.
Wicker Park and Bucktown are near some of the top summer music and art festivals including the internationally renowned Pitchfork Festival, Renegade Craft Fairs, West Fest, Do-Division, Green Music Festival, North Coast Festival and the Bucktown Arts Festival.
There are several major pedestrian-friendly, independent-minded retail districts. The center is commonly referred to as the six-corners, where Milwaukee, Damen, and North Avenue intersect with many live music venues, independent boutiques, cafes, fine restaurants and nightlife radiating from this hub. Logan Square is just north of Bucktown on Milwaukee Avenue and you will want to check out the restaurant scene on Division Street and digest what’s on the delicious menus or find the perfect dress or pumps for your night out.
Conveniently located near everything, these neighborhoods are an ideal base for exploring all of downtown Chicago’s attractions. Visit Wicker Park, Bucktown or Logan Square and experience one of the top destinations for locals and visitors alike.
Need R&R? Stay at One of Our Lovely B&Bs Stay the more neighborly way versus an indifferent downtown Chicago hotel by choosing one of our lovely, accommodating, convenient and comfortable B&Bs. There’s Ray’s Bucktown B&B, within easy walking distance of 80 restaurants. Want a gem for rest and rejuvenation? Opt for the Ruby Room. And don’t forget the Wicker Park Inn, a cozy place to park yourself in a warm and historic house.
There’s no question about the attractiveness of the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods and they just might be your answer when you’re looking for a smart place to stay.