Many travelers first experience Wrigleyville as a convenient place for a pregame drink or snack before watching the action at Wrigley Field. But even travelers who don't have tickets to a home game can join in the buzzy atmosphere at bars along Clark Street or open-air events at Gallagher Way, a public place outside the stadium. The highly walkable neighborhood is also home to a selection of shops peddling Cubs merchandise and other sports gear.
Things to know before you go
- Fan favorites for a pregame pint include Murphy’s Bleachers, Dark Horse Tap, and Irish Oak.
- If you can't score tickets for a Cubs home game, nearly every bar in the area will be showing it on TV screens.
- On game days, be prepared for heavy crowds and cover charges at some bars.
- For something other than baseball, look for live music at Cubby Bear and Metro Chicago.
How to get there
Wrigleyville is a micro-neighborhood in Chicago’s northern Lakeside district and directly surrounds Wrigley Field. Parking is very limited, especially on game days, but it is easily accessible using the red and blue CTA train lines, as well as buses #8, 22, and 152.
When to get there
Wrigleyville is open for a good time all year round, but it kicks into high gear during baseball season (April to September). Get into the holiday spirit with ice skating and a Christmas market at the annual Winterland at Gallagher Way every December, or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with other revelers at Wrigleyville’s Irish-influenced bars.
The namesake and centerpiece of Wrigleyville, this historic stadium has been hosting games since 1914, making it one of the oldest ballparks in the US. Cubs fans congregate inside its ivy-covered outfield walls and on rooftops of nearby buildings to watch the team play at home. Public and private tours of the beloved Chicago landmark are available for curious fans eager to learn more.
- Wrigley Field
- Biograph Theater
- Lincoln Park Conservatory
- Lincoln Monument
- Lincoln Park & Zoo
- Second City
- Chicago History Museum
- Chicago Loop
- 360 Chicago Observation Deck (Formerly John Hancock Observatory)
- Water Tower Place
- Lookingglass Theatre Company
- Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
- Driehaus Museum
- Pizzeria Uno
- Tribune Tower