Avondale, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Avondale, including Kuma's Corner, Hot Doug's and Prop Thtr.
  • The best place in Avondale Chicago: Kuma's Corner

    Kuma's Corner

    2900 W Belmont Ave
  • Hot Doug's

    Hot Doug's

    3324 N California Ave
    There are no two finer words in the English language than "encased meats," my Facebook friends.
  • Prop Thtr

    3502 N Elston Ave
    Most shows $32, $22 students. Prop is the best place in Chicago to see smart, exciting new dramatic theater, from "Porno Zombies" to Daley biographies. The current production will almost certainly be worth seeing, but the New Plays Festival in July offers two shows and a slew of live readings.
    Avondale restaurants nearby
  • St. Hyacinth Basilica

    3636 W Wolfram St
    Church hours 5:30AM-8PM daily; masses are split evenly between English and Polish. Another of Chicago's gorgeous Polish Cathedrals, the three towers of St. Hyacinth's Basilica are a landmark of the Avondale neighborhood. The paintings and stained glass windows inside are very much worth a look.
    Avondale food nearby
  • St. Wenceslaus Church

    3400 N Monticello Ave
    The other monumental religious edifice that dominates the Avondale skyline, it is considered to be "one of the best examples of the fusion of Art Deco stylings with medieval European architecture in the city of Chicago." Although the historic church is a stop for many of the tourists visiting the landmark Villa District, this majestic Romanesque-Art Deco hybrid is actually a few blocks south of the district's formal boundaries.
    Avondale eat nearby
  • Eva's Polish Bookstore

    3034 N Milwaukee Ave
    Almost certainly the largest selection of Polish books in Chicago.
  • Staropolska Restaurant

    Staropolska Restaurant

    3030 N Milwaukee Ave
    M-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su 10AM-9PM. $6.50 buffet weekdays, $10 weekends. The newly renovated Staropolska has been around for ages and is probably the cheapest of the local spreads. Not bad, too, especially the tripe soup. There's a bar right up front.
  • SmallBar


    2956 N Albany Ave
    M-F 4PM-2AM, Sa noon-3AM, Su noon-2AM. Actually quite small, but with an exemplary beer selection. There's more (and better) food than the usual dive.
  • Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

    Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

    3471 N Elston Ave
    M-Th 4PM-2AM, F 11AM-2AM, Sa 11AM-3AM, Su 10AM-2AM. Colorful Irish pub in Avondale with a beer garden and very popular food, including Sunday brunch (10:30AM-3PM).
  • Pumping Station: One

    Pumping Station: One

    3354 N Elston Ave
    Pumping Station: One is a non-profit organization, commonly referred to as a hackerspace, in Chicago, Illinois. It is modeled after similar organizations located in the United States and Europe. The facilities consists of 2,000 square feet workspace and 2,000 square feet storage.
    Avondale food nearby
  • Hot Doug's

    3324 N California Ave
    In a town known for its sausages (the Chicago-style hot dog), Hot Doug's is unique and nationally renowned. The restaurant only sells sausages but amongst its menu you'll run across bacon sausages, venison sausages, ostrich sausages, and other sausages made from exotic game. These are always done with a gourmet flair, such as Guinness mustard or feta cheese. In addition, on F and S, they offer french fries made with rendered duck fat; it's an interesting treat. However, the line is often out the door.
  • Mirabell


    3454 W Addison St
    M-Sa 11:30AM-10PM, Su noon-8PM. $16-25. For many years, the foremost outpost of German (and Hungarian) food outside of Lincoln Square. Waitresses in traditional costumes, oompah bands, beer steins, and a noted selection of Hummel figurines set the Bavarian atmosphere for heaping portions of food.
  • Pork Shoppe

    Pork Shoppe

    2755 W. Belmont
    American BBQ
  • Yusho


    2853 N. Kedzie Ave
    A yakitori-inspired restaurant in Chicago's Logan Square.
  • Red Apple Restaurant

    Red Apple Restaurant

    3121 N Milwaukee Ave
    Red Apple Buffet takes the guesswork out of choosing a Chicago buffet out of all of the other Chicago restaurants.
  • Prop Theatre

    Prop Theatre

    3502 N Elston Ave
  • The Galaxie

    The Galaxie

    2603 W Barry Ave
  • Visceral Dance Center

    Visceral Dance Center

    2820 N Elston Ave
  • The Elastic Arts Foundation

    The Elastic Arts Foundation

    2830 N Milwaukee Ave2nd Fl
  • Urban Belly

    Urban Belly

    3053 N California Ave
    Urban Belly - Chicago's Top Chef, Bill Kim, opens a new Noodle Shop with a twist
  • Meatheads


    3304 N Western Ave
    A real steakhouse burger:hand-formed, made-to-order. Natural, never-frozen, 100% Angus beef. Slapped with all-natural cheese and a freshly-baked bun.
  • Al's Beef

    Al's Beef

    2804 N Western Ave
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  • Friendship Chinese Restaurant

    2830 N Milwaukee Ave
  • Chief O'Neill's

    3471 N Elston Ave
  • Small Bar

    Small Bar

    2956 N Albany Ave
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