What to Do in Chicago’s Logan Square

From local film festivals and cozy bookstores to fair-trade art and boutique shopping, Logan Square has it all.
 

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Logan Square has become one of Chicago’s latest “it” neighbourhoods with its wide green boulevards, indie boutiques, and locally-owned, award-winning restaurants.

Catch a show at The Logan Theatre

The Logan Theatre opened in 1915, initially as the Paramount Theatre, and still acts as a neighbourhood beacon today thanks to its iconic marquee sign and original stained-glass entrance. Check out the latest flick, an independent film or a local film festival and grab a cocktail afterwards at the connected lounge.

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Browse local art at Wolfbait & B-girls

Browse for gifts at Wolfbait & B-girls, a homegrown shop and marketplace showcasing the work of about 250 local artisans as well as Chicago-based fair-trade companies. Founded by two Windy City designers, it’s chock full of Chicago-made jewelry, clothing, greeting cards and other funky gifts.

wolfbaitchicago.com

Read a pre-loved novel at Uncharted Books

Behold the literary and non-fiction shelves of Uncharted Books, a cozy used bookstore. They host various readings and events ranging from poetry to comedy. Be sure to pet to Ramona, the resident rescue dog who has a spot in the front window or beside you.

unchartedbooks.com

Dine on hearty pasta dishes at Daisies

Settle in for dinner at Daisies, a newer restaurant with a unique vegetable-driven and pasta-focused menu. Drawing inspiration from the Midwest and sourcing locally in part from the chef’s brother’s farm, this simple and rustic spot embraces a “root-to-fruit,” no waste philosophy.

daisieschicago.com

Shop for upscale clothes and shoes at Felt

An airy, high-end women’s boutique, Felt offers ready-to-wear, handpicked clothing, shoes and accessories from both established and emerging designers from around the world. Inquire about the Felt by Mail program to receive personalized outfits.

feltchicago.com

Eat a piece of key lime pie at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

Lines often spill out the door at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, likely the city’s most popular pie shop. Take a coffee break and tuck into a slice of the best-selling key lime pie, made with a house made graham crust and a key lime custard.

bangbangpie.com

 

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