Home to Wrigley Field, die-hard Cubs fans, and a hub for tourists is Wrigleyville! This spirited community is a sports bar and pub haven, filled with a buzz of excitement from morning until night. Enjoy Gallagher Way, a plethora of restaurants, bars, rooftops, coffee houses, and music venues like the Metro. Game days might be the best days in this neighborhood, but there’s more to do than meets the eye.
Wrigleyville is the neighborhood’s nickname because it directly surrounds Wrigley Field. The stadium was built in 1914 and is one of the oldest Major League Baseball parks in the United States. Since 1916, it has been home to the Cubs. Fun fact! Wrigley Field was formerly called Weeghman Park from 1914-1920 and Cubs Park from 1920-1926.
Lining the streets of Clark, Addison, and Sheridan are vintage single-family homes and multi-units intermixed with new condo construction, which has, in turn, placed a more modernized look on this area. Secluded in a pocket of Wrigleyville is the Alta Vista Terrace District, which includes forty charmingly gorgeous historic homes and offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of this neighborhood.
Wrigleyville has a variety of restaurants to choose from! From American to Argentinian to BBQ to Italian, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy some delicious food.
-You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy BBQ, and that’s kind of the same thing! Try a sampler platter from Smoke Daddy BBQ; you won’t regret it.
-Keep calm and eat wings! Check out
Yak-Zies for the best chicken wings in Wrigleyville.
Gameday or not, weekends in Wrigleyville bring an unmatched energy of crowds and liveliness to the plenty of bars lined along Clark St. Whether you’re looking for day drinking on a rooftop, cheap beer at a dive bar, or signature drinks at a cocktail lounge, this neighborhood has it. Check out some of our favorites below!
-There’s always time for the cocktails, and The Bar at Hotel Zachary serves classic cocktails, signature drinks, and an extensive beer and wine list.
Aside from game days, Wrigleyville provides other enjoyable activities from day to night. With close access to the Lake, residents can enjoy the Lakefront trail and outdoor fun at Belmont Harbor. Experience Gallagher Way, which offers a ton of free and family-friend events. In the summer, enjoy movie screenings, concerts, and farmer’s markets with local produce, and in those chilly months, the park features a skating rink with cocoa and holiday treats. Check out the Wrigley Rooftops, featuring 11 unique rooftops with different vantage points and all-inclusive foods and drinks. Discover coffee house staple Julius Meinl Restaurant and Cafe and creative creations from West Town Bakery. Are you looking for Cubs gear? Head over to Wrigleyville Sports and the Cubs Team Store, which has everything you need to cheer on your favorite team!
The Loop: 20 mins by car and 25 mins by train
Union Station: 35 mins by car and 45 mins by train
Millennium Park: 20 mins by car and 25 mins by train
Metra: Ravenswood Station, located at 4800 N. Waveland Ave.
Car or Taxi: It is located off Lake Shore Drive, with access at Irving Park Road and Belmont Street.
Bike: With close proximity to the Lake, Lakefront Trail, and Belmont Harbor, access to Divvy’s, parks, and many bike racks, Wrigleyville provides its residents with various biking options.
CTA Red Line: Addison and Sheridan
–#22 Clark Street
–#80 Irving Park Road
–#151 Sheridan Road
–#152 Addison Street