About West Town
Chicago's West Town neighborhood is located on the city's northwest side. Its diverse population accounts for the presence of many authentic ethnic restaurants and shops. At the beginning the twentieth century, Germans, Poles, Italians and Scandinavians immigrated to West Town. By the middle of the century, the population shifted, and the neighborhood enjoyed an influx of Latinos. This gave rise to some of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago. La Contessa on North Ashland Avenue is known for it brocheta de camaron, a dish favored by its regular customers. Another favorite restaurant, the Abode Grill, serves authentic Mexican dishes such as Camarones en Cazuela, a shrimp dish with considerable kick. Recently, the neighborhood has been gentrified somewhat as it's become popular with an affluent artist, bohemian and student crowd who enjoy the new organic restaurants in the area. The Flatiron Arts Building is laden with art galleries. The top floor is a mecca for artists who have their studios in the building. With these newest residents came an incursion of fusion restaurants, chic nightclubs and up-end shopping. Although the neighborhood has undergone some changes, one of the most popular spots is still the Division Street Russian and Turkish Bath, an old-style public bath house where neighbors come to for a steam and a bit of gossip.
Events in West Town
Code4Lib Chicago Spring 2019
at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Richard J. Daley Library
The "hyper-local" Code4Lib Chicago chapter gathers this May at the UIC Library, for talks, professional development, a bit of white-hat hacking, and possibly beer afterwards. Code4Lib is "a volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalog
Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega
at Hideout Inn
6:30PM DOORS | 7PM SHOW
Dead Meadow @ The Empty Bottle
at The Empty Bottle
$15 // 21+DEAD MEADOWDOMMENGANGTOMBSTONE EYES----------DEAD MEADOW rose from the remnants of The Impossible Five and Colour in 1998.
Harry Potter (Movie) Trivia at Goose Island Chicago
at Goose Island
"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."See if you've got what it takes to be a 'Prefect' at Harry Potter (Movie) Trivia at Goose Island Clybourn on Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm
BGV Pitch x Chicago
WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. Black Girl Ventures works to create access to capital for Black and Brown women founders.