In the Lincoln Park Neighborhood
Contact Guest House: 312-751-2202 or info@LincolnParkGuestHouse.com
Located in the heart of Chicago's most popular neighborhood: Lincoln Park, next to DePaul University, walking distance to scores of fabulous boutiques, restaurants, live theatre, music venues, parks, and a 10-15 minute taxi or CTA train ride to the Loop, Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile. A major CTA stop, Fullerton Station, is two blocks away. It's all happening in Chicago's hottest neighborhood: walk a few blocks to the Steppenwolf Theatre (featuring Hollywood's finest) or shop in the city's best boutiques.
Chicago's new "Divvy" bike share system offers a great opportunity to cycle with ease around the city. There are multiple Divvy bicycle stations conveniently within a few blocks in every direction.
Apollo Theater – 2540 N Lincoln, 773-935-6100
Royal George Theatre Center – 1641 N Halsted, 312-988-9000
Steppenwolf Theatre – 1650 N Halsted, 312-335-1650
Victory Gardens Theaters:
Main stage at the Biograph – 2433 N Lincoln, 773-871-3000
The Greenhouse– 2257 N Lincoln, 773-871-3000
Within a few blocks is a full spectrum of eateries. The 2200 and 2300 blocks of North Lincoln Avenue are lined with far more dining options than listed below: Vietnamese cuisine to bars offering delectable menus and expansive brews. *Also recommended for breakfast.
Alinea Restaurant – 1723 N Halsted, 773-867-0110, open Wednesdays to Sundays; rated #1 restaurant in the United States, Michelin three-star.
The Athenian Room – 807 W Webster, 773-348-5155
Greek food done right at this favorite of the locals. Get the chicken kalamata. Tina Fey said, “You
need to go to a place called the Athenian Room on Webster. You need to order the roasted chicken.
It's cooked on a spit, it comes on a bed of steak fries and the chicken juice gets into the fries.
Bella Bacino's Pizzeria – 2204 N Lincoln, 773-472-7400
Italian bistro and pizzeria featuring an award-winning deep-dish Chicago pizza.
Blue Door Farm Stand - 843 W Armitage, 773-935-2583
Just opened: A new farm-to-table restaurant and café.
* The Bourgeois Pig Café – 738 W Fullerton, 773-883-5282
Old-world coffee shop with expansive menu; Recommended by Rachael Ray.
Café Ba Ba Reeba – 2024 N Halsted, 773-935-5000
A Spanish tapas restaurant known for superb paella; festive outdoor patio.
Chez Moi - 2100 N Halsted, 773-871-2100
A delightful and authentic country French Bistro.
Chipotle – 2256 N Orchard at Lincoln, 773-935-6744
Fast-food Mexican grill: fajitas, burritos, tacos.
* Clarke's Diner – 2441 N Lincoln, 773-472-3505
Open 24 hours, famous for omelets. American cuisine. Free wifi.
Coppervine - 1962 N Halsted, 773-935-1000
"Pursuit of the perfect pairing," just opened November 2013.
Dairy Queen Orange Julius – 2200 N Lincoln, 773-871-2200
Offers a walk-up window at the sidewalk.
* Floriole Cafe and Bakery – 1220 W Webster, 773-883-1313
Feature rustic French pastries and farm fresh meals.
Edwardo's Natural Pizza – 2622 N Halsted, 773-871-3400
Their hallmark two-inch deep pizza is stuffed with cheese and spinach.
Glazed & Infused - 939 W Armitage, 312-226-5556
Donuts, Intelligensia coffee and Wi-Fi
Hanabi Japanese Sushi Bar – 806 W Webster, 773-935-3474
A small, long-time neighborhood staple.
Itto Sushi – 2616 N Halsted, 773-871-1800
One of Chicago’s first and classic traditional Japanese restaurants.
* Jam ‘n Honey - 958 W Webster, 773-327-5266
New twists on hearty breakfast; everything served with a jar of Nutella.
Jia’s – 2545 N Halsted, 773-477-6256
Artistic presentation of Japanese, Mandarin and Thai food; sushi bar.
John Barleycorn Memorial Pub – 658 W Belden, 773-348-8899
Best burgers. Al fresco dining, waterfall and screens for viewing sports and news.
John's Place – 1202 W Webster, 773-525-6670
Home-style with an eclectic twist from brunch to dinner; wine selection.
Karyn's Raw Vegan Gourmet – 1901 N Halsted, 312-255-1590
Unparalleled raw vegan fine dining
Las Fuentes – 2558 N Halsted, 773-935-2004
Mexican cuisine, margaritas, outdoor patio.
Le Pain Quotidien - 1000 W Armitage, opens May 2014
Bakery and communal table.
Lincoln Hall – 2424 N Lincoln, 773-525-2501
Live music venue has full dinner menu; three bars.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – 958 W Wrightwood, 773-832-4030
“Best Chicago-style deep dish pizza in the world!”
* McDonald's – 2400 N Lincoln
Open late. ATM and pay phones.
Nan's Sushi – 2360 N Lincoln, 312-944-5944
Asian fusion to dine in or take away.
Nesh Mediterranean Grill – 734 W Fullerton, 773-975-6374
Healthy, fresh fast food: serving falafel, baba ghanoush, chicken shawarma and pita.
Noodles in the Pot – 2453 N Halsted, 773-975-6177
Tasty Thai food you can count on.
Pasta Palazzo – 1966 N Halsted, 773-248-1400
Casual neighborhood favorite; fresh, fun pasta joint with great service.
Potbelly Sandwich Works – 2264 N Lincoln, 773-528-1405
The original Potbelly's! Fast food with a slight party atmosphere.
PS Bangkok – 2521 N Halsted, 773-348-0072
Thai restaurant; what they’re missing on ambiance, they make up in good food.
Rickshaw Republic - 2312 N Lincoln, 773-697-0072
"We peddle Asian street food."
Sai Café – 2010 N Sheffield, 773-472-8080
Japanese restaurant and sushi bar.
The Social Table, 819 W Armitage
Eat, share, hang out.
* Starbucks – 2275 N Lincoln, 2200 N Halsted, and 959 W Fullerton
Starfruit - 2142 N Halsted, 773-868-4900
Frozen Kefir, smoothies.
STATE Restaurant and Café – 935 W Webster, 773-975-8030
100 flat-screen HDTVs offer sports and news; American menu.
Stella Barra 1954 N Halsted, 773-634-4101
Signature artisan pizzas, just opened November 2013.
* Subway – 2412 N Lincoln, 773-529-0600
Fast food sub sandwiches, breakfast too – open 7 a.m. weekdays.
Summer House, Santa Monica - 1954 N Halsted, 773-634-4100
Wood-fired grill, handcrafted pastries, artisanal breads.
Sweet Mandy B’s – 1208 W Webster, 773-244-1174
Charming and delightful old fashioned dessert bakery and café.
Swirlz Cupcakes – 705 W Belden, 773-404-2253
Specialty cupcakes (at a price); also serving coffee.
Taco Joint - 1969 N Halsted, 312-951-2457
Urban taqueria and cantina; a delish and fave little hangout of ours.
* Toast – 746 W Webster Ave, 773-935-5600
Trendy and delish; breakfast and lunch only. Liquor menu features a wasabi Bloody Mary.
Vinci Restaurant – 1732 N Halsted, 312-266-1199
Rustic Italian fare; great selections of wine by the glass. Adjacent to Steppenwolf Theatre.
B.L.U.E.S. – 2519 N Halsted
Live music seven nights a week. Actor Bruce Willis performed here.
Lincoln Hall – 2424 N Lincoln, 773-525-2508
Chicago’s newest live, mid-size music venue.
Lilly's Bar – 2513 N Lincoln, 773-525-2422
Eclectic music joint features array of rock, jazz and Americana.
Kingston Mines – 2548 N Halsted, 773-477-4646
Sunday nights, cover at B.L.U.E.S. gets you into Kingston Mines free.
Wise Fools Pub – 2270 N Lincoln, 773-929-1300
SPAS, MASSAGE, ACUPUNCTURE, BARBERS AND SALONS:
Advanced Acupuncture & Massage, 3166 N Lincoln Ave Suite 202, 773-317-9122
Holistic Healthcare for the 21st Century. 20% discount off massage and other
services for guests of the Lincoln Park Guest House.
Art+Science Salon – 1971 N Halsted, 312-787-4247
Creative, individualized hairstyles and color
Blueberry Moon Salon – 2108 N Halsted, 773-529-3333
Full service Aveda salon.
Bluemercury - 2208 N Halsted, 773-327-6900
The national luxury apothecary and spa chain.
Clear Nails Spa - 2122 N Halsted, 773-883-8815
Pedicure, manicure, artificial nails and wax.
The Do Zoo Hair Parlor – 707 W Belden, 773-525-0194
Hair, wax, scalp and hand paraffin treatments.
Hair Cuttery – 2110 N Halsted, 773-244-1947
Color, cuts and style: No appointment necessary.
K Paige Salon - 956 W Webster Ave, 773-477-3000
Hair, wax, brows, facials and skin care for men and women.
Karyn's Inner Beauty Center – 1901 N Halsted, 312-255-1590
Every naturopathic service and a few you haven't thought of.
Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique – 2457 N Halsted, 773-327-7051
Biologique Recherché Paris, European and medical skin care
Lincoln Park Massage Spa – 630 W Webster, 773-296-6300
Deep tissue, hot stone therapy, aromatherapy, salt and sugar glows and facial.
Natural Elements Salon – 2212 N Lincoln, 773-477-2500
Hair, nails, makeup.
Pretty Nails – 2523 N Lincoln, 773-868-1590
Nails, wax, massage and facials.
Spacio – 2706 N Halsted, 773-244-6500
Full service urban spa retreat.
SHOPPING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD is simply Awesome!
The Guest House is located two blocks from eDrop Off, shooting location of Vh1's House of Consignment.
A sampling of stores and boutiques within walking distance of the Guest House include:
All She Wrote – fine stationery and gifts, 825 W Armitage
Anthropologie - 1548 N Fremont
Apple Store Lincoln Park – 801 W North
Aroma Workshop – essential oils, 2050 N Halsted
Art Effect – “Modern day general store," 934 W Armitage
Barker & Meowsky – "Paw firm" and distinctive pet boutique, 1003 W Armitage
BCBG Max Azria – retail boutique, 2140 N Halsted
bebe – retail boutique, 2030 N Halsted
Bedside Manor Ltd - setting the style for sleep, 2056 N Halsted
Benetton – the global brand, 833 W Armitage
Berco's Popcorn - 810 W Armitage
Blue Jeans Bar – selling designer denim, no drinks, 2210 N Halsted
CB2 – affordable modern housewares and furniture by Crate & Barrel, 800 W North
Club Monaco – 2206 N Halsted
Comfort Me - gifts and apparel, 701 W Armitage
Cotelac – French clothier, 2209 N Halsted
Crate & Barrel – furniture, home décor, housewares and gifts, 850 W North
Cynthia Rowley – the designer’s shop in her home town, 808 W Armitage
Dilly Lily – florist and design, 742 W Fullerton
Entendré Couture – his and hers (independent) designer boutique, 1022 W Armitage
Erin Gallagher – custom jewelry, 1013 W Webster
Fox’s, women’s high-fashion high-discount boutique – 2051 N Halsted
Francesca’s Collections – women’s clothing and accessories, 2012 N Halsted
giggle – baby products and gifts, 2116 N Halsted
Helen Ficalora – the Midwest's first location for this jewelry designer, 2014 N Halsted
Icing – Accessories, 2040 N Halsted
Kickin' - Active boutique for mom-to-be and babes, 2120 N Halsted
Kiehl's – Skin care since 1851, 901 W Armitage
Londo Mondo – women's swimwear, active wear and inline skates, 2148 N Halsted
Lori's Discount Designer Shoes – 824 W Armitage
Lucky Brand – men's and women’s clothing, designer denim, 2048 N Halsted
lululemon athletica – yoga-inspired athletic apparel, 2104 N Halsted
Lucy Activewear – yoga and gym wear, 2122 N Halsted
LUSH – Fresh handmade soaps and cosmetics, 859 W Armitage
M·A·C Cosmetics – professional quality for “makeup addicts,” 910 W Armitage
MOI Boutique – for the fashion-forward yet conservative shopper, 2050 N Halsted
Nine West outlet - 2058 N Halsted
Pottery Barn - 1000 W North Ave
Ralph Lauren Rugby – the brand boutique, 1000 W Armitage
Restoration Hardware - 938 W North Ave
Underthings – finer designer lingerie, 804 W Webster
Vosges Haut-Chocolat – imagine: bacon, curry or agave + chocolate = yum! 951 W Armitage
West Elm - 1000 W North Ave
Williams Sonoma - 1550 N Fremont
Xana Chambray – fashion boutique features small collections, 2514 N Halsted
PARKS AND RECREATION:
Divvy bike-share system has several portals within two blocks in every direction of the Guest House
Lakefront beaches and running and bicycling paths – One mile directly east
Lincoln Park Boat Club – North Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway
Lincoln Park Conservatory – 2391 W Stockton
Constructed in 1890s, it features a Palm House, Fernery and Orchid House.
Lincoln Park Zoo – N Cannon Drive at Webster
35 acres of a beautiful park-like setting, from anteaters to zebras—and it is free.
Oz Park – gorgeous 13-acre park just 1.5 blocks south of the Guest House features Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow. Formal English gardens, tennis, softball, hoops, jogging track, children's playlot.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – 2430 N Cannon
A natural, inspiring and educative oasis about our environment.
Seven Ten Lounge - 2747 N Lincoln, 773-549-2695
Bowling, billiards, sports bar.
The Point at Diversey – Diversey Harbor at the lakefront
Double-decker driving range and mini golf course.
Caldwell Waterlily Pond – Fullerton, west of Cannon Drive
The Alfred Caldwell lily pool originally built in 1889 for raising tropical lilies.
- Bank of America at CVS – 2414 N Lincoln
- Chase Bank at Dominick's – 959 W Fullerton
- Citibank at McDonald's – 2400 N Lincoln
- First American Bank – 2401 N Halsted
- Bank of America – 2401 N Clark
- Chase Bank – 2603 N HalstedNC Bank – 2600 N Halsted
- FedEx Office – 744 W Fullerton, 773-472-3066
- Don's Cleaners - 709 W Belden, 773-248-1293
Butler Chiropractic & Accupuncture – 2534 N Halsted, 773-529-6530
The Chicago School of Hot Yoga – 2442 N Lincoln, 773-868-9642
Corepower Yoga – 959 W Webster, 773-388-9642
Equinox Fitness Club – 1750 N Clark, 312-587-0774
Flirty Girl Fitness – 2215 N Halsted St, 312-666-2266
Harmony Mind Body Fitness, a Pilates studio – 1962 N Bissell, 773-296-0263
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, a full service facility – 1320 W Fullerton, 773-348-6377
- Mobile, Full service; tell Peter or Oscar we sent you, 1106 W Fullerton, 773-248-0414
- Shell, 1160 W Diversey at Racine, 773-404-8563
Dominick's, a full-service grocery – 959 W Fullerton (two blocks west)
Whole Foods Market, truly fantastical – 1550 N Kingsbury St (1.25 mi south of Guest House)
Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocer to count on – 1840 N Clybourn Ave (1 mi)
Trader Joe’s, 667 W Diversey (0.5 mi)
HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM:
NOTE: always dial 911 in the event of an emergency
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – 846 W Wellington (at 3000 N Halsted)
Bytes & Coffee – 606 W Barry at Broadway, 773-281-1600 – about 5$USD/hour or less
FedEx Kinko's Office Center – 744 W Fullerton, 773-472-3066 – about 15$USD/hour
Screenz Computing Center – 2717 N Clark, 773-912-1565 – about 9$USD /hour
AMC River East 21 – 322 E Illinois,
Century Centre Cinema – Features independent & foreign films, 2828 N Clark, 773-248-7759
Regal Webster Place 11 – 1471 W Webster, 773-348-0137
Music Box Theatre – Features independent & foreign films, 3733 N Southport, 773-871-6604
CVS/Pharmacy – one block north at 2414 N Lincoln
Dominick's Pharmacy– 959 W Fullerton
Walgreens – 740 W Diversey Parkway
Burling Row House District - 2225 - 2245 N Burling St
Francis J. Dewes Mansion – 503 W Wrightwood
Lincoln Park Cultural Center – 2045 N Lincoln Park West
Lincoln Park Conservatory – 2391 Stockton
Theurer-Wrigley House – 2466 N Lakeview
These Chicago cultural institutions offer FREE admission daily:
(Subject to change; information current when posted.)
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts Gallery
- Chicago Cultural Center
- DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave
- Edgewater Historical Society and Museum (open Sat only)
- Garfield Park Conservatory
- Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
- Lincoln Park Conservatory
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Museum of Contemporary Photography
- North Pond Nature Sanctuary
- Oriental Institute
- Pritzker Military Library
- Renaissance Society
- Smart Museum of Art
- Smith Museum of Stained Glass
- Ukranian National Museum
- Lincoln Park Conservancy
The following museums are free on certain dates. Dates subject to change, and were current when posted. See museum websites for updates and additional free days throughout the year:
FREE for members only; general admission is $10
• National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum