Bucktown is a vibrant, artistic neighborhood peppered with music venues, bars, coffee houses, restaurants, and art galleries, each with its own unique ambiance. Although many more contemporary, high-end developments have recently moved into the area, Bucktown and neighboring Wicker Park neighborhoods are still cultural havens. This bohemian area attracts attention due to its reputation for variety and cultural diversity.
Wicker Park's Do-Division street fair has many unique vendors, including handmade jewelry, clothing, and beauty products, juice bars, vegetarian fare, home furnishings, as well as local live music. The Flat Iron Arts Building hosts an event the first Friday of each month where the artists who live or work in the studios inside open their doors to the public and display their work. The building's theater has several performances throughout the night for attendees and the building's bar area offers hors d'oeuvres and beverages as well. Milwaukee Avenue is flush with thrift shops, comic book stores, and even the Wormhole Coffee Shop in which you'll find a Delorean, a la Back To The Future. Chicagoans of all neighborhoods flock to Big Star for tacos on the patio and across the street to Violet Hour speakeasy for their Absinthe happy hour.
The Damen and Division CTA blue line L stops give residents direct access to the downtown Loop and north to O'Hare International Airport. The Kennedy expressway is nearby, as well.