“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
What was once an off-the-beaten-path blue-collar neighborhood has become a hub for Chicago's art scene. Bucktown is packed with cool bars, vegan-friendly eateries, attractive hipsters, and live music, not to mention notable galleries and hybrid art studio/living spaces. The neighborhood boasts a thriving nightlife fueled by micro-brewed beer, cheap drink specials, and plenty of late-night grub. Bucktown is easily accessible from downtown, and the Damen Blue line stop is the center of the neighborhood action. Stop by Piece for some gourmet pizza, or hop into Subterranean to get a taste of Chicago's famous indie music scene. Fair warning: parking is near-impossible on weekend nights, so take the train.