Coming in at number 16, a beloved Chicago district has been named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the entire world. That’s right, Avondale is one of Time Out’s 51 coolest neighborhoods in the world. While we’re already aware of its charm, it’s certainly great to see the local neighborhood recognized on a national list.
The traditionally Polish community ranks just after Neukölln, Berlin, with major highlights including the awesome horror-themed coffee shop, The Brewed, along with a number of hip bars, and sweet details unique to the neighborhood.
Mentions of Loaf Lounge (2934 N Milwaukee Ave Suite E, Chicago, IL 60618) known for creating the chocolate cake from The Bear, along with a meal at Taqueria Mazamitla (3610 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) and endless appeal makes Avondale a particularly great place to explore.
Highlights speak to Avondale’s rare, and welcoming feel– along with its appeal for “families, arty twenty-somethings, and working-class Chicagoans”
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A Revolution Brewing-sponsored festival Freedom Fest also gets a shout-out. The popular brewing company recently collaborated with Garrett Popcorn Shop on a custom beer.
According to Time Out, the perfect day in Avondale also includes a trip to the Basilica of St Hyacinth, known for its Polish cathedral-style architecture, and a stop by Joong Boo Market (3333 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60618)
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