When in Ravenswood & Lincoln Square

Two Northside neighborhoods attract with German homage, diverse artisans, history, and our mayor’s home. Explore this nest of Chicago charm with the following guide.

Boycott ordinary by touring the areafun run style.


What better way to cover the neighborhood duo than on your own two feet? Meet the Breakfast Club every Saturday, and motor from 8-9:30 AM. All strides welcome from walkers to medalists. 4762 N Lincoln Ave.


Get some brats, brah. 


Chicago Brauhaus has been serving the Lincoln Square region for 40+ years. Where’ve you been? Don’t waste another minute unfamiliar with their year-round Oktoberfest atmosphere and authentic wurst at 4732 N Lincoln Ave.


Spruce up your home and posture with a vibrant lumbar pillow.


Step away from the spinning wheel, and spy real craft at Alapash. Unique home goods and a world of botanical trimmings await. Stop in 4835 N Damen for an artful and quality collection of earthy rugs, ceramics, scents, and terrariums.


Live la Vidalia


Meet the new gourmet sandwich and pizza haven relaxed enough to make a first date less formal. Come for the thin crust, smoked meats, and loaded sides. BYOB. 1964 W Lawrence Ave. 


Spend on stitched commodities. 


Neighborly hosts cozy lifestyle, kitchen, party, and paper essentials for every indie loving resident and first-timer. Fetch a last-minute Valentine’s Day card, and make some friends (human or inanimate). 2003 W Montrose Ave.


Relive the night disco died


Lincoln Square’s Book Cellar is far from dry. With a library of talks, events and encouraged wine tasting, consider staying a while. Authors of Disco Demolition speak this Thurs, Feb 9 at 7 PM. Experience the scene and account of record destruction at 4736 N Lincoln Ave. 


Gin big with a distillery tour


Uncover the mystery behind Koval’s spirits and exquisite labels. Chicago’s premier craft distillery opens their “heart” and home to whiskey novices, cocktail worshippers, and all patrons in-between. Learn the “grain to bottle” practice, just how much age matters, and more at 5121 N Ravenswood Ave.

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