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
Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Bootcamp 2019
at Fleetwood Roller Rink
The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Boot Camp 2019 - Learn to Skate! We are hosting boot camps for all skater levels! No skating or Derby experience necessary! Includes training for skaters + officials (refs and NSOs)!
Wolf Eyes / Mukqs x Sharkula / Glyders
Wolf Eyes Music? Born in the dead, dread-filled haunted hills of Michigan, WOLF EYES are the rabid beasts of trip metal and have been plowing thru new tunnels of the underworld since 1997.
Dreamgirl @ The Empty Bottle
$10 (adv.), $12 // 21+DREAMGIRL----------Ain't no contest: DREAMGIRL is the most appropriately named dream-pop band in our stretch of the universe.
Oktoberfest Kick-Off Party at Tuman’s Tap & Grill
at Tuman's Tap & Grill
Tuman’s hosts an all-day party featuring a lineup of seasonal beers and a selection of Paulina Meat Market sausages Saturday, September 21.
Chicago Margarita Crawl
Bar Crawl Unlimited is a small business that has one goal… Create memories that will last a lifetime! Our events are immensely popular, but for this theme we will keep the numbers lower to enhance the experience of the ticket holders.
Oktoberfest Specials at Tuman’s Tap & Grill
at Tuman's Tap & Grill
Tuman’s offers a rotating selection of Oktoberfest beers and Paulina Meat Market sausages September 22-October 6.
Hayden James - 'Between Us' Tour at Bottom Lounge
React Presents... Hayden James Friday, September 27 - 8:00 PM Doors $20/$22/$25 - 17+ - Bottom Lounge
Chicago Pizza Crawl
Prepare for a boozy trip through Pizzatown as we bring together the best Wicker Park bars?, restaurants?, and pizzerias for the cheesiest "crawl" of the year.
YOB - A Revolution Oktoberfest Aftershow
at The Empty Bottle
8:30PM // $18 (adv.), $20 // 21+
Badflower, Weathers, Dead Poet Society • Chicago [9.29]
Badflower with Weathers / Dead Poet Society $17 // 6:00 PM // 17+ Bottom Lounge | 1375 W. Lake St. | Chicago
West Town Updates
Today at 09:00 PM - Oct 23, 09:00 PM
Review 6 days ago
Tasty compact dishes served with a lot of class and flavor. Very interesting menu that included whole animal style cooking! We saw an entire alligator brought out and it smelled divine.
Review 1 week ago
One of the best fast casual restaurants in Chicago! Definitely one of the best places to get seafood in Chicago and a great place to eat late in Chicago