In Chicago, Food, Life

Home to Wrigleyville, Lakeview East, Lakeview West, North Halsted and Boystown; Lakeview is the place to be for all things local. Lakeview is located on the north side of Chicago. Known for exciting nightlife and activities, Lakeview is home to many young professional Chicagoans.




Looking for some amazing food? Lakeview is the place for you. BIG & little’s, Home Bistro, Crosby’s Kitchen and mEAT are just a few of your options. Crosby’s Kitchen, located off of the Southport brown line, is known for their weekend brunch. One of my favorite dishes is the house made monkey bread—the perfect Sunday brunch item for any time of the year.




Craft beer enthusiast? Katie, one of our account executives here at JB is a fan of Beermiscuous. Just a short walk away from the Diversey brown line stop at Diversey and Lincoln, Beermiscuous has a wide selection of 700 different craft beers. “I absolutely love Beermiscuous because I love the variety of beers to choose from and if I want to try something new, I know I can find something there. Plus, because I’m not much of a loud bar kind of girl, I love the café atmosphere. If you’ve ever wanted to quietly read a book by a fireplace while also sampling some great beers, this is the place for you.”




Barbeque and beer aficionado? Check out Sheffield’s, located close to the Belmont stop. Lindsey, another of our account executives loves Sheffield’s. “They have a great patio area that is always busy during the summer. They also have an awesome beer selection, that’s sure to have something for everyone in your group and a decent selection of bar food.” The weekend brunch menu includes all things BBQ. From a bucket of babyback ribs to a barbeque salad, Sheffield’s will feed your hunger.




Lakeview is also known for the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, and this year they held their 11th annual festival featuring the best paintings, sculptures, photography furniture and jewelry of 150 artists and musicians. Carla Bank, Pam Hamilton and Carlos Rivera were a few of the artists selected to showcase their work in the festival.




Your entertainment options in Lakeview are not limited being that it is known as the hub of the Chicago improve scene. MINT, the musical improv teacher, ComdeySportz and The Annoyance are a few of the homes to up and coming improv artists. More of a movie buff than an improve fan? Landmark Century Centre Cinema has got you covered. They are primarily acknowledged for playing movies that aren’t in wide-release theaters, many of which are indie and foreign films. Added bonus: after the movie, take your ticket stub to La Creperie across the street for a free chocolate crepe, and on Mondays, grab a half-price bottle of wine, too.




Take a stroll down Clark St. for some of the best bars in Chicago before heading to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, or check out one of the many local restaurants before hitting a street festival. It’s not too hard to find something fun to do in Lakeview.