Why we love it
This charming “village within the city” is filled with casual taverns, independent shops, and cute cafes that spill out onto the sidewalks during the warm weather months.
Explore like a local
- Check out Le Sud‘s rooftop seating, where you can soak in the sun and laid-back vibes with some French Mediterranean dishes.
- Visit during one of the beloved summer festivals, like Retro on Roscoe and Roscoe Village Burger Fest.
- Enjoy seasonal small plates and an approachable wine list on Volo Restaurant Wine Bar’s intimate, year-round patio.
This cozy little pocket is an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, classic frame and brick homes, and locally owned eateries. It’s a wonderfully welcoming and quirky place
Hunt for treasures: The area is bursting with unique shops and boutiques. Find salvaged stained glass and vintage furniture at Good Old Days Antiques, on-trend women’s fashion at Cinnamon Boutique, and personalized children’s items at Twinkle Twinkle Little One.
Eat local: Enjoy classic martinis and steak with live music at Savannah Supper Club, or comfort food at popular spot Kitsch’n on Roscoe, where you can enjoy your brunch with a side of ’70’s-style kitsch. Then order a pint in the beer garden of The Village Tap, a welcoming neighborhood tavern.
Discover new tunes: Come evening, head to Constellation, where you’ll find some of the city’s most progressive jazz, contemporary classical, and improvised music, with an emphasis on locally based talent.
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.Request a tour with a Chicago Greeter