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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 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…
Cocktail Bar in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Mordecai

Early 20th-century Cubs baseball great Mordecai Brown lends his name to this stylish bar, housed within Wrigleyville newcomer Hotel Zachary. With a serious cocktail menu spotlighting vintage whiskeys, it's a far cry…
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…
Theater in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Emerald City Theatre Company

Presenting some of the most innovative plays for children in the country, from blockbusters such as School House Rock Live to lesser-known works like Three Little Kittens and How I Became a Pirate. Performances are …
Cinema in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Music Box Theatre

It hardly matters what's playing here; the Music Box itself is worth the visit. The perfectly restored theater dates from 1929 and looks like a Moorish palace, with clouds floating across the ceiling under twinkling…