The streets of Old Town are charming and tree-lined; the homes lining the streets vary from townhomes to single family homes, all of which have distinctive architecture and lovely brick construction. It is a pocket of residential calm among the high-rises of the Loop.
After hours, Old Town’s bars and clubs are plentiful. Wells on Wells, across the street from Second City, is a popular destination for those who want to meet the cast after a show. Hobo’s and the Old Town Ale House are laid-back and frequented by regulars, while Spoon is a classy, lively joint where people can lounge, dance and meet all kinds of people. Shopping in Old Town is a unique experience; the majority of shops in this neighborhood are boutiques rather than well-known chain stores. Therefore, each and every store is cozy, intimate and filled with one-of-a-kind goods.
One of the most notable events in this neighborhood is the Old Town Art Fair which is held annually in June. It is one of America’s oldest art fairs, getting its start in 1950. At the fair, the work of over 250 artists is on display, in all mediums including drawing, painting, photography and more. The art is chosen by a jury made up of artists, gallery owners and even museum curators. The Art Fair also includes live musical performances.
For things to do in Old Town, simply click the links below; you won’t have a hard time finding something to do in this classy, yet lively neighborhood:
- History of Old Town and things to do
- Reserve a hotel here
- Things to eat
- Drinks, drinks and more drinks!