Chicago Travel Guide || pilsen & bridgeport

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Here is our take on our favorite haunts in the Pilsen & Bridgeport neighborhoods. It is just our 2 cents on what we think you should put on the EAT | SEE | STAY list. Have fun exploring our handsome city.tumblr_m8ipzx2xnN1raz3uuo1_500We love these hilarious banners. Check them all out over here.
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  • Birreria Reyes De Ocotlan – This spot is all about the goat, and the goat soup/consommé is what you should stop in for, deliciously rich but somehow light, it was a delightful surprise, along with the service, so friendly and filled with smiles.
  • HonkyTonk BBQ – Quirky southern BBQ joint – finger lickin’ good.
  • Nightwood – A Food & Wine best new chef award and for good reason. I love the Brunch, but great for other casual meals too [R&H review]
  • Maria’s Packaged Goods – A hole on the wall bar. Great cocktails. A must visit. Grab a pie next door and have it delivered here with its ready.
  • Pleasant House Bakery – The best savory pies in the US hands-down, a small little bakery / fish & chip shop [R&H review]
  • Simone’s Bar – The decor is ‘hipster-chic’ made from recycled pinball machines, bowling alley lanes & an assortment of other factory parts. It is really creative in design, very comfortable, good friendly service, and an interesting beer selection. They have a decent food menu too.
  • Skylark – A tidy little dive bar, with surly service as you would expect, cheap drinks and a old-school-chicago-bar experience worth having, they serve food too – top of the list tater-tots – yum!

Insiders Tip: Take an Urban Culinary Adventure and hit almost all the spots in one trip. Head back again for breakfast at Nightwood.

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  • Festivals & Events: There are loads of summer based activities in this area check lists for details

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  • We don’t have any recommendations for you at this time.

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  • Knee Deep Vintage – if you like vintage attire this is a good spot.
  • Fabric Store – Even if yo are not looking to buy fabric – this place is fun to explore, head to the basement.

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ABOUT THESE GUIDES: We will be updating as things close/open, & our tastes change. You can see other Chicago Neighborhood Guides here.


6 responses to Chicago Travel Guide || pilsen & bridgeport

  1. Travel Guide | Travelguide

    […] Chicago Travel Guide || pilsen & bridgeport | roam & home is our take on our favorite haunts in the Pilsen & Bridgeport neighborhoods. It is just our 2 cents on what we think you should put on the EAT | SEE | STAY list. Have fun exploring our handsome city.We love these … […]


  2. curioustourist13

    I was just in Chicago for the first time last weekend – what an amazing city! I’ve been all over the world, and finally taking time to explore the US. Truly blown away by how much fun it was to explore with plenty left for next time!


  3. Brad

    Enthusiastic adds to the list: Eat at Honky Tonk BBQ and shop at Modern Cooperative at their new space in Thalia Hall.


    • Valentine Post Author

      Dashed – How could I have left off HonkyTonk – love that place. Need to get to the new longman & Eagel spots at Thaliahall – they likely need to be added after sampling too : )


    • Valentine Post Author

      I am exhausted from creating all those lists. They aren’t perfect … but finally I have a good base to update & improve from : )


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