Wrigleyville is named after the historic Wrigley Field, which is home to the 2016 World Series Champions, Chicago Cubs. Millions of people hopped off the Addison Red Line stop in Late October and Early November to cheer on the Cub’s victories. But, what is there to do in Wrigleyville when there isn’t a Cubs game going on? The simple answer: Drink. However, there are a ton of places to eat and hang out as well. We’ve compiled a list of places to go in Wrigleyville if you’re looking to change it up.
Stop by Wrigleyville on any Friday or Saturday night and you’ll see that the bars are packed to the brim with people ranging from locals, to college students, to suburbians venturing to the city to spice up their weekend.
The majority of the bars are all on the strip of Clark Street between Roscoe and Addison Street. The surrounding area also has a number of bars and restaurants that are definitely worth the visit! Even though a part of the block was torn down for future plans, (R.I.P. Red Ivy) there’s still a lot of places to party the night away!
Where to Drink
Even in the off-season there’s still baseball happening in Sluggers. Walk up to the second floor of this bar and you’ll see batting cages lined up surrounded by a variety of other arcade games. It’s impossible to lose interest at this multiple-bar place with the games upstairs and dueling pianos downstairs.
Where: 3540 N Clark Street
Hours: 3pm-2am Monday-Thursday | 11am-2am Friday, Sunday | 11am-3am Saturday
Where: 3505 N Clark Street
Hours: 5pm-12am Wednesday-Thursday | 5pm-2am Friday | 9am-3am Saturday | 9am-12am Sunday
“Southern hospitality on the north side” is exactly what it’s like when you walk into Houndstooth. From the super nice bouncers and bar tenders to the popular Country music, it’s easy to think you’ve transported to the South in this Wrigleyville bar.
Where: 3369 N Clark Street
Hours: 5pm-2am Monday-Friday | 11am-3am Saturday | 11am-2am Sunday
Where to Eat
Known for its Asian-Barbeque fusion, Old Crow features items like pulled pork egg rolls and plenty of different types of BBQ sandwiches. Make it a Southern night with a twist at Old Crow, especially on a night where they’ll have live Country music!
Where: 3506 N Clark Street
Hours: 5pm-12am Monday-Wednesday | 5pm-2am Thursday-Friday | 12pm-3am Saturday| 12pm-12am Sunday
Featuring a variety of pizzas, including the normal toppings and special-topping pizza, Dimo’s is the best place to go after a long night on Clark street. Whether you want greasy or sweet food, you can kill the craving at Dimo’s.
Where: 3463 N Clark Street
Hours: 4pm-2:30am Monday-Thursday | 11am-3:30am Friday-Saturday | 11am-2:30am Sunday
Lobster, crabs, shrimp, you name it! This laid back restaurant serves its customers seafood in bags on picnic tables. Be prepared to get down and dirty at this place with all the crab legs and lobster tails you’ll have to peel.
Where: 3343 N Clark Street
Hours: 5pm-10pm Tuesday-Thursday | 5pm-11pm Friday-Saturday | 4pm-9pm Sunday