8 Things to Do in Wicker Park, Chicago

Wicker Park is a hub for fun.

You’ve likely checked out Wicker Park for many reasons: whether it being an evening at one of the many bars, a dinner at an incredible restaurant, or just for brunch. There’s plenty to do, so buckle up and check out our recommendations.

Grab brunch at Cafe Robey.
As one of Wicker Park’s most popular breakfast and brunch spots, Cafe Robey is a no-brainer. Yum!

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Check out the used books at maze-like Myopic Books.
Maze-like is easily the best phrase to describe Myopic Books. One step inside will have you understand why– several floors with thousands of books line the whole shop.

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Credit: Hashim Q on Yelp

Grab a sweet treat at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Jeni’s has some of the best ice cream in the entire city of Chicago, and it has slowly taken over more and more neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a spot to end your evening with something sweet: this is it.

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Credit: Melody Y on Yelp

Test the pizza and beers at Piece Pizza.
You’ve probably heard of Piece (if you haven’t eaten there already), and there’s no denying the fact that their famous, super thin pizza coupled with their craft brews is a delicious and dangerous combination.

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Credit: Piece via Facebook

Get a latte or your daily “cuppa” at The Wormhole.
There’s plenty of spots to grab coffee in Wicker Park, but The Wormhole is such a unique spot to hang with your laptop while caffeinating, or just to drop in for your daily fix.

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Credit: Tiffany D on Yelp

Celebrate Taco Tuesday at Antique Taco.
Tacos, guac, horchata, margaritas… you know the drill. Antique Taco rocks, and you should definitely eat there.

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Credit: Tamyr V on Yelp

Check out the Chicago goods at Transit Tees.
Looking for the perfect Windy City artwork, or perhaps a Chicago flag beanie? Transit Tees has you covered. Their goods make great gifts, too.

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Credit: McKenna P on Yelp

Take a bike ride on The 606.
You can run the lakefront all you want, but The 606 is one of the coolest routes to go on a leisurely walk or an active run. Along the way, you’ll see some awesome views worth photographing, plus some parks to stop and rest at.

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