Edgewater, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Edgewater, including Raven Theatre, Broadway Antique Market and Broadway Cellars.
  • The best place in Edgewater Chicago: Raven Theatre

    Raven Theatre

    6157 N Clark St
    Iconoclasts by default, the resident company at the Raven has the courage to tackle classic American plays without putting a post-modern spin on the material or thrusting technology into the staging. It's kooky, but it works. Non-resident companies also find room to debut new works on the well-designed stage here.
    Edgewater food nearby
  • Broadway Antique Market

    Broadway Antique Market

    6130 N Broadway St
    M-Sa 11AM-7PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Two floors of antiques in Edgewater. The first floor has plenty of interesting Chicago ephemera, but the nifty full-room set-ups on the second floor are fun to explore whether or not you plan to buy anything.
  • Broadway Cellars

    Broadway Cellars

    5900 N Broadway
    M-F 5-10PM, Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 10AM-9PM. $10-19. Neighborhood bistro in Edgewater with plenty of wine to sample, either while splashing out on dishes like the duck lasagna or keeping calm with a simple nosh platter.
  • Uncommon Ground

    Uncommon Ground

    1401 W Devon Ave
    M-Th 9AM-midnight, F-Sa 9AM-2AM, Su 9AM-10PM. Great food, much of which is grown on the certified organic rooftop farm (near solar panels that heat the water). Though it's best for breakfast, there's a good bar and occasional live music.
  • Early to Bed

    5232 N Sheridan Rd
    Tu noon-7PM, W-Th,Sa noon-8PM, F noon-9PM, Su noon-6PM, M closed. Workshops are $15/$10 students, reservations required. Lesbian-owned, female-oriented sex shop without the sleaze. They hold weekly workshops on topics ranging from erotic writing to strategies for, well, you know. Check the schedule on the website (mostly Tuesdays).
  • Women and Children First

    Women and Children First

    5233 N Clark St
    M-Tu 11AM-7PM, W-F 11AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 11AM-6PM. This is one of the foremost feminist bookstores in the country, with more than 30,000 books and a regular schedule of events and author appearances. (Hillary Clinton is among the roster of guests.) If you have kids in tow, bring them to Storytime on Wednesday mornings (10:30-11AM).
  • Hollywood Beach

    5800 N Lake Shore Dr
    Although the beach earned its original name (Hollywood Beach) from being at the end of Hollywood Avenue, the Lake Shore Drive high-rises in the background give this nice, long beach a slightly Miami look. It's extremely popular with Chicago's gay and lesbian community, and also with Edgewater families. There are paths for rollerblading or running near the beach. Note the huge pink Edgewater Beach Apartments building amid the skyline — they were originally part of a larger (pink) hotel, built in 1927.
    Edgewater food nearby
  • The Brown Elephant

    5404 N Clark St
    A thrift shop that makes a difference: All proceeds benefit the Howard Brown Health Center, a health care center that serves the needs of the LGBT community and the HIV/AIDS community in Chicago. The selection is more hit than miss, so it's worth a look.
  • Gerber/Hart Library

    1127 W Granville Ave
    W-Th 6-9PM, F-Su noon-4PM. Free. Currently in the process of moving to 6500 N Clark St, and closed during construction of the new space.
    Edgewater restaurants nearby
  • Swedish American Museum

    Swedish American Museum

    5211 N Clark St
    Tu-Fri 10AM-4PM, Sa-Su 11AM-4PM. $4 adults, $3 kids. Celebrates Swedish-American heritage and Swedish immigration in all its forms, including Buzz Aldrin's temporary immigration to the moon.
    Edgewater food nearby
  • M. Henry

    M. Henry

    5707 N Clark St
    Globally-inspired new American style cooking, consisting of hearty breakfast, lunch and remarkable brunch offerings followed by inspired dinner five nights a week! Located in Edgewater neighborhood. BYOB.
  • Big Jones

    Big Jones

    5347 N Clark St
    Southern Heirloom Cooking
  • Swedish Bakery

    Swedish Bakery

    5348 N Clark St
    Specializing in European style pastries and cakes for over 80 years
  • Indie Cafe

    Indie Cafe

    5951 N Broadway St
  • Metropolis Coffee Company

    Metropolis Coffee Company

    1039 W Granville Ave
    M-F 6:30AM-8PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 7:30AM-8PM. Highly acclaimed coffee roasted on-site, with other drinks, baked goods, delicious pastries for breakfast and free wi-fi as well. This is some of the best coffee in Chicago and people know it, so it can get crowded.
  • Lady Gregory's

    Lady Gregory's

    5260 N Clark St.
    From the owners of Wilde Bar & Restaurant and Beckett's Public House comes Lady Gregory's in Andersonville. Stay tuned for updates and more information!
  • Andies Restaurant

    Andies Restaurant

    5253 N Clark St
    ZAGAT-rated Mediterranean restaurant with tasty, fresh seasonal dishes.
  • Summer Noodle & Rice

    1123 W. Granville
    M-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F-Su 11:30AM-10:30PM. $7-15. One of the great hidden Thai restaraunts of Chicago, the staff at Summer spare no effort in making your meal enjoyable and beautiful. Tucked beneath the Granville El station, Summer offers reasonable, delicious, and beautiful food in interesting and very colorful surroundings. It is also BYOB with no corking fee, so bring along your favorite wine or beer and enjoy!
  • Jin Ju

    Jin Ju

    5203 N Clark St
    Su,Tu-W 5-9:30PM, Th 5-10PM, F-Sa 5-11PM, M closed. $12-20. Possibly the only Korean food in Chicago outside of Seoul Drive. Seafoodies and vegetarians will do equally well; if unsure, try the bulgogi, and resolve all of life's other uncertainties with a round or two of soju.
  • St Andrew's Inn

    5938 N Broadway St
    M-F 5PM-2AM, Sa 11AM-3AM, Su 11AM-2AM. There's no hurry in the comfortable seating here, even though the place is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former owner — at least he's motivated to keep you there, and the current owners oblige with live music every weekend plus a great beer and wine selection.
  • Ann Sather

    Ann Sather

    5207 N Clark St
    M-F 7AM-2PM, Sa-Su 7AM-4PM. $10-14. Chicago's most popular Swedish chainlet has to get a mention in formerly Swedish Andersonville. The weekend brunch lines can be long, but see if you're sorry when the homemade cinnamon rolls arrive.
  • The Sovereign

    6202 N Broadway St
    Su-F noon-2AM, Sa noon-3AM. Friendly, comfortable place where the jukebox is just the right volume. For cheap beer and generous mixed drinks, this a great neighborhood bet.
  • Simon's Tavern

    Simon's Tavern

    5210 N Clark St
    Su-F 11AM-2AM, Sa 11AM-3AM. Simon's has roots as a Prohibition-era speakeasy and a Swedish hangout (from which, rumor has it, Norwegians were barred). Today, there's cheap beer on tap and vikings among the unpretentious decor.
  • Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

    Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

    6120 N Broadway St
    Su-Th 11AM-10:30PM, F-Sa 11AM-11:30PM. $11-20. Ethiopian cuisine in Edgewater, equally friendly to carnivores and vegetarians and best enjoyed with a group to share a platter.
  • Gino's North

    1111 W Granville Ave
    Kitchen Su-Th 4-11PM, F-Sa 4PM-12:30AM; bar Su-F 3PM-2AM, Sa 3PM-3AM. Virtually unknown in the annals of Chicago pizza lore, Gino's North — not East, as in the famous city-wide chain — is, nevertheless, a great love of all who know it. The key is to confirm that Peggy is working that day; if she's in the kitchen, make tracks to enjoy the work of one of the finest pizza auteurs of our time.
  • Lake Michigan

    Lake Michigan

    The Waterfront
    Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes are shared by the US and Canada. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron. To the east, its basin is conjoined with that of Lake Huron through the wide Straits of Mackinac, giving it the same surface elevation as its easterly counterpart. Lake Michigan is bounded, from west to east, by the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The word "Michigan" originally referred to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning "great water".
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