SAILOR's NEIGHBORHOOD PICKS

A non-comprehensive, totally biased list of places to eat and shop in the neighborhoods of the far North Side (because contrary to popular belief, the city doesn't end at Belmont). 

 
 

SHOPPING

 

Martha Mae @marthamae_andersonville

Art supplies and beautiful things. 5407 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Scout @scoutdesign

Art, furniture, vintage. 5221 N. Clark (Andersonville)  

Alapash @alapash

Terrariums, ceramics, alpaca blankets galore. 4835 N. Damen (Ravenswood)

District @districtchicago

Mid-century vibes. New and vintage.  4835 N. Damen (Ravenswood)

Merz Apothecary @merzapothecary

So many smells. 4716 N. Lincoln (Lincoln Square)

Architectural Artifacts @architecturalartifacts

80,000 square feet of wonders. 4325 N. Ravenswood (Ravenswood)


EATING & DRINKING 

 

Lost Larson @lostlarson

Wonderful new bakery/café with a lovely outdoor patio. An extremely exciting addition to Aville. 5318 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Loba @lobapastry

Fantastic pastries, housemade by Val, and very good coffee. 3422 N. Lincoln (Roscoe Village)

La Colombe @lacolombecoffee

Yeah, it's a chain, but the crew is top notch and the space is great. 5158 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Begyle @begylebrewing

Our favorite neighborhood taproom. Dog friendly. 1800 W. Cuyler (North Center)

Half Acre @halfacrebeer

Two locations, but we love the beer garden at Balmoral. Bonus farmers market in the lot on Wednesdays. 2050 W. Balmoral (Bowmanville)

Larry's @larryschicago

Cozy, dimly-lit cocktail bar. 1020 W. Lawrence (Uptown)

Income Tax @incometaxbar

Great cocktails. Great wine list. 5959 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

The Hopleaf @thehopleaf

The O.G. craft beer bar. 25 years strong. 5148 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Baker Miller @bakermillerchi

House-ground grains and good eats. 4710 N. Western (Lincoln Square)

Band of Bohemia @bandofbohemia

One Michelin star 2 blocks from the shop.  4710 N. Ravenswood (Ravenswood)

Bang Bang Pie  @bangbangpie

Biscuits, pie, grits. 4947 N. Damen (Ravenswood)