Restaurants and Nightlife

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One of the best ways to experience the neighborhood is by checking out the food scene. In Lincoln Park, you can get a taste of everything that makes Chicago one of the world’s best – and most diverse – culinary destinations. Whatever your taste buds may fancy, there’s no denying that Lincoln Park is a foodie’s dream!

Looking for that perfect place to celebrate a special occasion? Maybe you’re trying to find the hip new spot to take that out-of-town guest? Restaurants are scattered throughout the neighborhood, making it easy to pop into a local café, gastropub or market to start your day with brunch or find a late night snack. From family-friendly and more affordable eateries to well-established restaurants, you’ll find a range of dining options here in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park is home to a host of legendary culinary innovators and entrepreneurs. From the James Beard Award-winning Alinea, to the first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, to one of Chicago’s first fondue restaurants, Lincoln Park is home to a diverse mix of dining experiences.

Beyond all of Lincoln Park’s firsts, there are of course new and trendy hot spots popping up throughout the neighborhood. Places like de Quay, where you’ll experience a fusion of Dutch and Indonesian cuisine; J9 Wine Bar, featuring global wines and classic cocktails alongside light bites in a stylish setting; and many others, provide plenty of options for anyone having a night out.

Every winter Lincoln Park eateries provide a warm getaway for diners, with an inviting ambiance and hearty seasonal dishes. Enjoy incredible views of the Chicago skyline from the warmth of the Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake or head to the cozy dining room at Geja’s Cafe for their famous cheese and chocolate fondue. As the warmer months approach, many Lincoln Park restaurants and bars expand their dining rooms to the sidewalk for the best in al fresco dining.

In addition to great food, Lincoln Park is home to some of the hottest places to go for a night out on the town. From cocktail lounges and authentic English and Irish pubs to sports bars, dives and everything in between, you can easily grab a local brew, swirl that glass of Pinot Noir or sip that perfect tropical cocktail. Couple that with the country’s best comedy clubs and music venues and your night out in Lincoln Park is complete.