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Top Choice Stadium in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Wrigley Field

Built in 1914 and named for the chewing-gum guy, Wrigley Field is the second-oldest baseball park in the major leagues. It's known for its hand-turned scoreboard, ivy-covered outfield walls and neon sign over the fr…
Top Choice Baseball in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Chicago Cubs

The beloved Cubs play at old-time Wrigley Field. For 108 years they didn't win a championship – the longest losing streak in US sports history – but in 2016 the team broke the curse. Games are always packed. Ticket …
Top Choice Brewery in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Half Acre Tap Room

Half Acre was one of the leaders of Chicago's craft brewing movement, concocting the deliciously hoppy Daisy Cutter Pale Ale and selling it in cans. The beer earned a cult following, and the guys opened the Half Acr…
Top Choice American in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Home Bistro

Home Bistro (aka ‘HB’) feels as cozy as the nouveau comfort food it serves. Cider-soaked mussels, duck meatball gnocchi and buttermilk fried chicken hit the tables in the wood-and-tile-lined space. Try to snag a sea…
Top Choice Live Music in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Metro

For more than three decades, the Metro has been synonymous with loud rock. Sonic Youth and the Ramones in the '80s. Nirvana and Jane’s Addiction in the '90s. White Stripes and the Killers in the new millennium. Each…
Antiques in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Architectural Artifacts

This mammoth, 80,000-sq-ft salvage warehouse is a treasure trove that prompts continual mutterings of ‘Where on earth did they find that?’. Italian marionettes, 1920s French mannequins and Argentinean cast-iron mail…
Microbrewery in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Begyle Brewing

Begyle is a terrific little brewery tucked away in an old warehouse by the train track. The no-frills tap room has board games and skee ball to play while sucking down the 10 beers on tap (the blonde ale and wheat a…
Spanish in Lake View & Wrigleyville

mfk

In mfk's teeny space it feels like you're having a romantic meal in Spain, with the sea lapping just outside the door. Dig into crunchy prawn heads, garlicky octopus and veal meatballs amid the whitewashed walls and…
Italian in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Mia Francesca

Diners quickly fill up the room at this family-run Italian bistro (part of a local chain) and energy swirls among the closely spaced tables, topped with white tablecloths and fresh flowers. The handwritten menu feat…
Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

GMan Tavern

The pool tables, large and eclectic beer selection, and pierced-and-tattooed patrons make the GMan wonderfully different from the surrounding Wrigleyville sports bars. Bands and DJs often play on the back-room stage…