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Visiting the 25th Ward is the next best thing to living here. Hot air? Hardly. We’d like to think of it as outsized pride for our little corner of the city. Once you get a load of all the museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, shops and parks that call the 25th Ward home, you’ll agree. Here are some select haunts for getting a taste of the ward.

Eating & Drinking

Nuevo Leon, Pilsen
Mundial Cocina Mestiza, Pilsen
Simone’s, Pilsen
Skylark, Pilsen
Lao Sze Chuan, Chinatown
Phoenix Restaurant, Chinatown
Joy Yee’s, Chinatown

Arts & Culture

National Museum of Mexican Art
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
Chicago Urban Art Society
ACRE

Shops & Specialties

Knee Deep Vintage, Pilsen
Bombon Bakery, Pilsen
Aji Ichiban, Chinatown

Check out our calendar of events, too, and build your visit around one of the many street festivals and happenings!