Chicago - Near West Side & Pilsen (Chapter)
This is the Near West Side & Pilsen chapter from Lonely Planet's Chicago guidebook.
The meat-packing West Loop buzzes with hot-chef restaurants and the hippest art galleries. Greektown and Little Italy serve ethnic fare nearby. In Pilsen, Mexican culture mixes with Chicago's bohemian underground, and colorful murals, taquerias and cafes result.
- wander around forklifts and warehouses to find art hubs such as Mars Gallery
- yell 'opa' as the waiter sets your cheese aflame at a taverna in Greektown
- admire psychedelic paintings and colourful folk art at the National Museum of Mexican Art
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Walking Tour, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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