Logan Square, Greater Chicago Area
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Logan Square is a neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. Centered on the public square that serves as its namesake, it is located at the three-way intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard and Kedzie Boulevard. The area is bordered by the Metra/Milwaukee District North Line railroad, the North Branch of the Chicago River, Diversey Avenue, and Bloomingdale Avenue. Logan Square consists of prominent historical boulevards, stately grey stone houses. large bungalow-style homes, a huge selection of popular dive bars, cheap rock venues and theaters. A dive bar typically has a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They are often neighborhood bars that double as eclectic music venues hosting up and coming bands and musicians.
The economy of this area is heavily reliant on the bar and restaurant scene. The Whistler bar and the Boiler Room Italian restaurant are popular local spot. There are also many retail establishments as well as service industry businesses in the area including City Lit Books, an independent bookstore, and Fleur, a florist that also stocks soaps, candles and baby toys. There are locations in Logan Square where companies can rent office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Since the 1920s, Margie’s Candies, has been serving up more than 50 versions of the classic sundae all made with hand-made ice cream. If you are in the area, this is a treat that you just must taste. Logan Square offers a large selection of restaurants and taverns. Lulu Café is one choice. This restaurant uses organic ingredients and offers a vegetarian friendly menu. Dunlay’s serves burgers and pizza, it is a bar and grill with great outdoor sidewalk seating. Clavin’s BBQ is the place to go for baby back ribs, and BBQ chicken or pork.
The nearest major airport to Logan Square is Chicago Midway International Airport. Another major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport providing the area with additional access to national and international flights. CTA buses in Logan Square run diagonally north and south along Milwaukee Avenue as well as straight north/south along Western, California and Pulaski avenues. The Armitage, Fullerton Belmont and Diversey buses run east/west through the neighborhood. And for Logan Square residents with their own vehicle, the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) passes through its northeastern tip, providing a quick route to the Chicago Loop.