Uptown-Chicago Digital Magazine

On behalf of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, it’s our pleasure to present you with the Uptown-Chicago Community Guide and Membership Directory.

Welcome

Welcome to Uptown, Chicago’s entertainment hub and home to nearly 60,000 residents. Nestled along Lake Michigan about six miles north of downtown, Uptown was once dubbed “the Loop’s little brother.”…

About Us

As the voice for business and economic development in our neighborhood, Uptown United and Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown are pleased to provide you with this community guide and…

Cultural History

Uptown is a vibrant neighborhood with a unique history. It has played many roles: a shopping, entertainment, and dining destination for the city’s elite; a port of entry for immigrants;…

Entertainment Jewels

Many Chicago neighborhoods have lost their movie palaces, theaters, and ballrooms to the wrecking ball. Uptown suffered some losses, but the crown jewels of its entertainment district still stand. Some…

Uptown’s Theater Tradition Thrives

Complementing its rich theater history, the neighborhood has seen the rise of many new theater groups, each with their own distinct mission and style. Black Ensemble Theater 4450 N Clark…

Getting To Know Uptown

Uptown is large enough that it is home to several distinct areas—each with its own history, flavor, and character. And even though boundaries vary depending on who you ask, added…

Historic Landmark Districts

Uptown Square In addition to being the entertainment hub of the neighborhood, Uptown Square was designated a historic landmark district by the City of Chicago in 2016. This district encompasses…