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Why we love it

Welcome to a little bit of Sweden — the eccentric bit to be exact. What we locals love about Andersonville is its artisanal flair and one-of-a-kind charm. It’s also home to one of Chicago’s largest LGBTQ+ communities and is integral to the city’s annual Pride celebrations.

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Between its historic architecture, dynamic bar scene, and bustling main street, Andersonville is a thriving example of a charming urban neighborhood.

When it comes to shopping, you’ll find Chicago’s “shop local capital,” with an array of independently owned storefronts and cool boutiques. Stock up on everything from antiques to artisanal gifts to authentic Swedish pastries.

Along Clark Street’s restaurant strip, you can take your pick from cozy diners, craft brew emporiums, tried-and-true holes in the wall, and some of the city’s best comfort food spots. Don’t miss fresh Turkish and Georgian fare at Oda Mediterranean Cuisine, traditional Italian at Bar Roma, award-winning cocktails at Nobody’s Darling, and locally made beers at Spiteful Brewing.

Come summer, Pride Month’s Midsommarfest celebrates Andersonville’s Swedish roots and LGBTQ+ culture. Make a flower crown or don a viking hat, taste Swedish delicacies, and rock out at the Pride stage.

Chicago Greeter: free guided tours

Taste, shop and explore the neighborhoods with a friendly local as your guide. Explore rich histories, diverse cultural traditions and hidden treasures. See sides of the city you may not have adventured out to on your own, and take away a truly authentic Chicago experience. Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests.

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Chicago Magic Lounge
Spiteful Brewing
Bar Roma
Mena Receptive Services
Nobody’s Darling
Oda Mediterranean Cuisine
Big Jones
Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar
Edgewater Historical Society

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