November in Chicago

1-9     Humanities Festival
6-9     SOFA Art and Design Fair
7-9     French Market
20-22 Food Film Fest
22      Mag Mile Lights Festival
22-23 Toy Fest Navy Pier
25      Christmas Tree Lighting
27      Thanksgiving Parade

Room Amenities
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Keurig coffee & tea service
  • In-room mini fridge
  • Flat-screen TV, DVD player
  • Writing desk, book selections
  • Iron and full-size ironing board
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hairdryers
  • Private en suite bath
  • Plush king bed
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hand pressed Vera Wang linens
  • On-site management
  • 100% Smoke-free zone


Park free
 on Halsted Street or adjacent Belden Avenue with a complimentary permit.

In the Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Contact Guest House: 312-751-2202 or info@LincolnParkGuestHouse.com 

The Guest House is 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. Fullerton Station, a major CTA train stop 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.

The gardens at Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N Stockton Dr, 1/2 mile east

Bicycle with ease using Chicago's Divvy bike share system. There are multiple bicycle stations within a block of the Guest House.


LIVE THEATRE:

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
 

RESTAURANTS:

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.
    Unbelievable."
The Bagelers Coffeehouse - 2461 N Lincoln, 872-802-0347
   Coffee shop, Internet Café
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.Café Ba Ba Reeba, 2024 N Halsted St, three blocks from Guest House
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.
Karyn's Raw Vegan Gourmet – 1901 N Halsted, 312-255-1590
    Unparalleled raw vegan fine dining 

Sweet Mandy B's, 1208 W Webster St, one-half mile west of Guest HouseLas Fuentes – 2558 N Halsted, 773-935-2004
      Mexican cuisine, margaritas, outdoor patio.
Le Pain Quotidien - 1000 W Armitage, 773-770-4341
  French 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.
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.Toast, 746 W Webster, best breakfast spot: one block south
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. "Best dinner party in Chicago."
* Starbucks – 2275 N Lincoln, 2200 N Halsted, and 959 W Fullerton
Ubiquitous.

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.

Apple Store, Plaza and North & Clybourn CTA station, eight blocks south of Guest House


LIVE MUSIC:

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.

2206 and 2208 N Halsted St, one block south of Guest House

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 HalstedArmitage and Halsted shopping corridor: begins one block south
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.The Scarecrow at Oz Park, Webster and Burling, 1.5 blocks
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.

ATMS:

  • 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 BRANCHES:

  • Bank of America – 2401 N Clark
  • Chase Bank – 2603 N HalstedFullerton Beach Grill...one mile east of the Guest HouseNC Bank – 2600 N Halsted

BUSINESS SERVICES:

  • FedEx Office – 744 W Fullerton, 773-472-3066

DRY CLEANER:
  •  Don's Cleaners - 709 W Belden, 773-248-1293

FITNESS:

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

GAS STATIONS:    

  • 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

GROCERS:

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)

INTERNET CAFES:

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

Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport



MOVIE THEATERS: 

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

 

 

 

 

PHARMACIES:  

CVS/Pharmacy – one block north at 2414 N Lincoln
Dominick's Pharmacy– 959 W Fullerton
Walgreens – 740 W Diversey Parkway

 

LANDMARKS:

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.)

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 on Sunday:
        •  Chicago Children's Museum (free--if under 15, on 1st Sunday of month) 
        •  DuSable Museum of African-American History

FREE on Monday:
        •  Field Museum (free on 2nd Monday of month)
        •  Chicago History Museum

FREE on Tuesday:
        •  International Museum of Surgical Science
        •  Loyola University Museum of Art
        •  Museum of Contemporary Art

FREE  on Wednesday:
       •  The Art Institute of Chicago - All day on 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month to Illinois residents only
       •  The Spertus Museum (free only between 10 a.m. and noon.)

FREE on Thursday:
        •  Chicago Children's Museum (free only from 5 to 8 p.m.)
        •  Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (free; “optional” donation suggested) 
        •  The Spertus Museum (free only between 2 and 6 p.m.)

FREE for members only; general admission is $10
    •  National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum