Welcome to Wrigleyville
Legendary Chicago sports town with a lively nightlife scene.
Wrigleyville may be home to the legendary Wrigley Field and Chicago Cubs, but you don’t have to be a die-hard sports fan to love living in this energetic community. Farmers markets, the park at Wrigley Field, live music, and lakefront recreation also make this a happy home for parents and kids, while students and young professionals dig the exciting bar scene and nightlife.
The architecture and housing offered in this buzzy community reflect the diversity of Wrigleyville’s residents. Here you’ll find everything from vintage, multi-unit walk-ups and stunning London-inspired rowhouses to single-family residences and luxury condos. Gorgeous historic homes are scattered throughout the area, making strolls through Wrigleyville a reflection of beauty.
What to Love
• Game day action
• Vibrant bar and restaurant scene
• Lakefront access and activity
• Easy commute to neighboring areas
People and Lifestyle
With a wide range of residents, including university students, families, professionals, and singles hitting up the boisterous bar scene, this dynamic neighborhood proves it has more going on than just that famous sports team. On sunny weekend days, locals can be found enjoying picnics in the park, running, jogging or rollerblading down lakefront trails, and even swimming in the lake.
Of course, in this hometown of the beloved Chicago Cubs, sports fans relish the flurry of game day celebrations and superstitions. Nighttime belongs to Clark Street and its sports bars and post-game celebrations.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Sports bars dominate the culinary corner in Wrigleyville, and Murphy's Bleachers is one of Chicago’s most famous pubs for catching not only the local sports action but a variety of games in every time zone. A landmark bar, Murphy’s is the place to be on game day and Cubs fans pack the indoor dining room and outdoor patio.
For the best burger and fries in town, head to The Cubby Bear, a bustling sports bar with live music, bar food, and lively post-game conversation. Located right across the street from Wrigley Field, this pub has been around to see the most historic Cubs victories and is still a top choice for year-round live music and entertainment.
Hot dogs may be the traditional game-day meal of choice, but that’s not all there is to Wrigleyville’s food scene. Big Star, a bourbon and beer-focused taco joint, offers a menu of Mexican street food and house-selected bourbon.
If you want round-the-clock access to everything Cubs, consider making the Residences at Addison and Clark your home. This luxury apartment building sits directly across from Wrigley Field and is outfitted with every available convenience. This pet-friendly community even offers the Bullpen, an outdoor dog park on the 6th floor.
Things to Do
The star of the Wrigleyville show is, of course, the famed Wrigley Field, home to the legendary Chicago Cubs. Built-in 1914, this must-see Chicago attraction contains more than 100 years of sports history. Fans can even take the Ivy Tour, which includes a photo op in front of the historic ivy wall. Not a baseball fan? Not a problem — you can still enjoy this storied spot. Outside of game days, Wrigley Field hosts movie viewings in the park, farmers markets, free music, yoga, and Bootcamp classes.
Nearby Gallagher Way provides a full game-day experience. All the bars and restaurants open early and close late, so you can enjoy every single second of the Cubs experience. You’ll also find a variety of community events, live music, movies, family-friendly activities, and the beautiful Hotel Zachary.
If you want to take a break from the sports frenzy, check out Metro Chicago, Wrigleyville’s century-old music venue. Showcasing a variety of indie and alternative bands, this popular, intimate concert hall pulls talent from the local, regional and national levels.
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