Spring is [kind of] in the air! In other parts of the country, spring training games are happening everyday which means that baseball season is right around the corner. One of the many fun facts about The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park is that Wrigley Field – home of the Chicago Cubs – is less than 1.5 miles from the hotel! 

If your trip doesn’t fall over a game day, check Wrigley’s website and sign up for a tour of the field to experience the magic of a ballpark built in 1914! 

If you’re here in the summer, you should also check out Wrigley’s concert lineup — great way to spend a hot summer night in the city! There are also rooftop viewing options listed if you’d like to experience Wrigley from a cool perspective and create another party vibe! 

Getting to Wrigley: 

  1. The walk is easy and a straight shot down Clark Street. Just 1.4 miles and a cool, urban walk – great way to experience the vibe of the city. 

2. The Red Line “L” train will also take you right there. The closest L (elevated train) stop is right around the corner from the hotel on Diversey. Catch the Brown or Purple line here with an easy red line transfer one stop down on Fullerton (or just a quick walk to Fullerton for direct red line access). 

3. UBER 

4. Rent a Divvy (Chicago’s rental bike system) bike a few steps from the hotel on Clark/Wrightwood.

Side note: the red line connects the city north/south which is super convenient. 

Now, let’s highlight the best stops on the way to Wrigley! 

  1. You can always get a dog at the game, but if you’re going for a two dog day (no judgement, YOLO!), stop at The Wiener’s Circle (directly next-door to the hotel) and get your classic Chicago hot dog fix. Don’t even think about asking for ketchup.

2. Also next door, you’ll find Taiyaki. Grab a cold treat here to eat along the way. Taiyaki (translates to fried fish) is a traditional and historical dessert in Japan. Cake is baked to order in a cast iron fish shape. The opening at the fish’s mouth gets filled with soft-serve ice cream – YUM! The warm cone has the crispiness of a waffle on the outside, but the softness of a pancake on the inside, making the contrast of cold and hot awesome and delicious.

3. A very solid pizza place is a few blocks before you reach Wrigley — it’s under the radar and delicious. Grab some ‘za at Zazas Pizza — highly recommend the Grandma pies.  

Once you’re close to Wrigley you’ll start to see a bunch of bars. Our faves for a pre/post game beer… 

4. Murphy’s Bleachers: This place is family owned and has been around for more than 80 years! Sweet Chicago vibe. Plus, they were the first ones to add a rooftop which has since become a trend in the area – not all rooftops are ideal for watching the game but the energy is FUN. 

5. Sluggers: This is another classic, family owned bar that not only offers alcohol and solid food but also: batting cages! And other cool games like air hockey, pop a shot, etc.. 

6. Trader Todd’s: Something to note right off the bat — they have a shot-ski. This is a straight up dive bar w/ a tiki theme. It’s not lux, but super fun. 

7. Big Star: This is a newer spot so less of a quintessential Wrigley place BUT the tacos, guac/salsa/chips are very, very delicious. Their Bucktown location has been around for a few decades so it’s got history and is an excellent pre/post game meal. 

8. On the walk home enjoy that post game high. Then, stop at Foxtrot or Trader Joe’s (both within a block of the hotel) and grab some snacks/dinner/drinks and CHILL on your suite’s comfy couch! 

About The Neighborhood Hotel

The Neighborhood Hotel was founded by travel enthusiasts who enjoy spaces that inspire, comfort and fuel. Each suite is well equipped for short and longterm stays (i.e. kitchenettes, laundry, etc.). The Neighborhood Hotel aims to transform old buildings with cool history into well outfitted apartment style hotels that honor the old while representing the now. The vibe is fresh + fun with rooms that are stocked to support everyone from the homebody to the adventurer. The Neighborhood Hotel serves as a basecamp for the explorer and a sanctuary for the traveler who needs to recharge, reset or just chill.The suites are simple + clean punctuated by accents that bring the right amount of pop. The Neighborhood Hotel has locations in: Lincoln Park, Little Italy, West Loop (2025 opening), New Buffalo, MI and Grand Beach, MI.

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Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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