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Spotlight on East Lakeview



A little bit north of Lincoln Park, home to Wrigley Field and known for the iconic Boystown—East Lakeview is a Chicago staple boasting its own unique city vibe. Check out this suggested itinerary one weekend to take in this chic yet edgy area near the water.

Brunch at Uncommon Ground

Arguably one of the first places to make brunch a coveted urban past-time, this

destination eatery is a finely curated hybrid of music, food, and drink. They even have a rooftop farm complete with beehives. It’s one thing to impart an individualized experience in the Chicago dining scene with menu favorites like their Uncommon Huevos and Ham & Cheese Stuffed French Toast, but they’re environmentally conscious too! It’s a great spot to kick off your Lakeview excursion.

Shopping at Foursided

You don’t have to stick to perusing sports gear while shopping on Clark St. in East Lakeview. There are novelty stores offering memorabilia beyond beloved Cub’s gear.

Best known for their stationary and custom framing, Foursided is a gift and décor mecca offering bath and body essentials, posters, books, games, and kitchen goods. You’re bound to find an out-of-town friend an irreplaceable Chicago keepsake, along with a special addition to your home you didn’t even know you (needed) wanted!

Dinner at El Nuevo

Once you’ve traversed the neighborhood, it’s going to be time to fuel up again for the evening, and this authentic Mexican restaurant’s bottomless chips and salsa will be placed on the table before you even order a Margarita. If you’re lucky, it’s a night their Mariachi band is playing, and what goes better with Chiles Rellenos and Fajita’s than that?

Movie at Landmark Theater

Showing mainstream blockbusters alongside lesser known but critically acclaimed independent films, Landmark has a knack for colliding the best of both worlds. Thanks to the installation of their lounge area with a full bar and menu, you can either chat and enjoy a beverage before the feature starts—or enjoy a glass of wine while you watch in the comfort of your plush, reclining theater seat.

Drinks at Duke of Perth

The self-proclaimed premier Scottish pub of Chicago is the ideal spot to wind things down with a night cap. With an intimate, classic pub interior that can make you feel you’ve transported to Edinburgh, you can enjoy a local pint or imported scotch by candlelight.

New hot spots of interest are always popping up around the city, but areas like East Lakeview are tried and true to the heartbeat of Chicago. Our team would be happy to explore real estate options with you in this neighborhood, and all over the greater Chicago area.

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