Chicago Neighborhood Guide: Andersonville
Chicago has always been a city of diversity. Everyone knows that Boystown is a very gay friendly area, but have you heard of Andersonville? It’s another wonderful, gay friendly neighborhood! A bit farther north, Andersonville sits just south of Edgewater and just west of Lake Michigan. Head down the main drag of Clark Street for the best places to dine, see and shop. Click here to book your hotel room with our PRIDE promotion for 15% off the rate plus 50% off valet parking. Click here to book your downtown Chicago hotel.
- Hamburger Mary’s- A chain across the U.S. Hamburger Mary’s is a great spot for a burger (obviously) but also entertainment, including drag shows and bingo! Check out their website for daily drink specials.
- Hopleaf- Head to Hopleaf to satisfy your yearning for a large draft beer selection. The pub’s casual atmosphere is great for meeting a large group of friends or for an intimate first date.
- Andies- Adding to the longstanding trend of Andersonville spots, Andies is right up there with over 30 years of serving the community Mediterranean and Greek food.
- Swedish American Museum- Swedish immigrants were some of the first dwellers of Andersonville, so it’s only appropriate that this Andersonvile attraction is situated here. Browse special art exhibits, permanent exhibit “The Dream of America – Immigration to Chicago,” The Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration, library, genealogy center and the museum store in one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish culture in the U.S.
- Las Manos Gallery- Never dull, always unique, Los Manos Gallery is an eclectic art gallery right in the heart of Andersonville on Clark Street. Hosting an event in the 1,500 square foot space here will definitely not result in dull conversation.
- Andersonville Galleria- The Andersonville Galleria is a retail market building that currently features over 90 tenants offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques, fair trade and gourmet treats.
- Women and Children First Bookstore- With a motto of “shop independently as you think,” this bookstore is a staple to Andersonville that’s stood the test of time. Open since 1979, W&CF is one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country. Browse more than 30,000 selections including a large section of pride products.
- White Attic- Green is the new black—being green that is. White Attic refinished vintage furniture to give it new life and makes it a beautiful, rare find. Their website is updated frequently so you can pick out your next dresser before even setting foot in the store. Be sure to check out their Lamp Bar too to design your own lighting!
- Scout- Another spot repurposing things of the past, this antique shop takes the approach of turning simple pieces into sophisticated and interesting items.