The best things to do in Logan Square include exploring local restaurants, trying local craft beer, and listening to live music. Logan Square is a dining and nightlife destination and an easy neighborhood to fall in love with.
Many businesses and restaurants are located along North Milwaukee Avenue. The neighborhood’s trio of L stops are also located on this street.
Last updated: April 2022
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Where is Logan Square?
Logan Square is located in northwest Chicago. It is south of Avondale, north of Humboldt Park and west of Bucktown.
How to Get to Logan Square:
The Blue Line has three stops in Logan Square: Western, California, and Logan Square.
Parks and Outdoor Activities:
Logan Square Park
This park at the intersection of Kezie Boulevard, Logan Boulevard, and Milwaukee Avenue is home to the Logan Square Farmers Market, the Illinois Centennial Monument, and Comfort Station. The park is a short walk from the Logan Square L stop.
Palmer Square Park
A beautiful green space that connects Kedzie and Humboldt Boulevards. This park as a playground inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit and a running track.
Unity Park has a newly remodeled playground with a splash pad, an ornamental garden, and a gazebo.
The 606/Bloomingdale Trail
This 2.7 elevated trail connects the Humboldt Park, Bucktown, Wicker Park, and Logan Square neighborhoods and incorporates art installations and landscape design. Locals tend to call the trail “The 606” but if you want to get technical, the elevated walkway is the Bloomingdale Trail which is a part of the The 606. The 606 includes six street level parks (two aren’t complete yet) and the Bloomingdale Trail.
Logan Boulevard Skate Park
A skate park located under the Kennedy Expressway that is used by skateboarders and BMX bikers.
Logan Square Farmers Market
The Logan Square Farmers Market is one of Chicago’s only weekly year-round farmers markets. The outdoor market takes place on Logan Boulevard between Milwaukee Avenue and Whipple Street from May 8 through October 30th. The indoor market is at 2537 North Pulaski from November until April. Both markets are on Sundays from 9 am until 2 pm. A mix of farms selling produce, vendors with prepared food items, and restaurants can be found at this market.
Logan Square Boulevard Historic District
This historic district that is an official Chicago Landmark and that is on the National Register of Historic Places incorporates parts of Logan Boulevard, Kedzie Avenue, and Humboldt Boulevard. It is a residential area with grand homes built in the Romanesque, Victorian, Tudor Revival, and Prairie School styles.
Illinois Centennial Monument
A single 70-foot tall Doric column topped with an eagle located in Logan Square Park. The base of the column is cared with personifications of labor, industry, and agriculture. This monument was installed in 1918 to mark the hundredth anniversary of Illinois becoming a state.
This movie theater’s large neon “LOGAN” sign is perhaps the most recognizable symbol of the neighborhood.
Busy Beaver Button Museum
The world’s only pin-back button museum has a collection the includes buttons from every year since the pin-back button’s patent in 1896. The 30,000 buttons in the collection are organized by category and date and include political, art, sports, social cause, and music buttons. Admissions is free and the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm.
A gallery specializing in street art, gig posters, art prints, and collectables. Galerie F hosts monthly exhibitions and an annual music themed group show.
Hairpin Arts Center
This arts center hosts a variety of events including open mics, concerts, art shows, comedy events, and more.
This gallery presents 20th century art, design, lighting, and home decor.
A different local artist is featured each month a Comfort Station, an art and event space in a historic building in Logan Square Park.
An art gallery and studio space that hosts group exhibitions and art classes for children and adults.
A non-profit artists network that presents group shows and solo exhibitions.
Late Night at the Logan
The Logan Theater shows classic movies, cult classics, and fan favorites like the Wizard of Oz paired with Pink Floyd every night at 11 pm.
Things to Do in Logan Square:
The Greetings from Chicago Mural
This mural by artists Victor Ving was inspired by a vintage postcard and it includes imagery of Chicago’s skyscrapers, sports teams, iconic foods like Chicago hot dogs and pizza, plus landmarks like Cloud Gate and Centennial Monument.
Big City Readers
Run by Miss Beth, Big City Readers is an education company focused on teaching kids to read through classes and events.
Located in the old Logan Hardware building, Logan Arcade has arcade games and pinball machines. The arcade is strictly 21+ and has a bar. Pinball tournaments are hosted on Tuesday nights.
Emporium Arcade Bar
Emporium is an arcade with a bar, billiards tables, and foosball tables.
A gaming lounge hosting tournaments and viewing parties. Gaming stations are available to rent for $8 an hour and snack foods and cocktails are available. PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, and tabletop games are available.
PanIQ Escape Room
PanIQ offers three different escape room 45 minute experiences for 2-8 players. A family-friend escape room challenges participants to find a Wizard’s cat.
Restaurants in Logan Square:
Logan Square has a booming and rapidly evolving restaurant scene that boasts some of Chicago’s best restaurants. You can read all about it in our Logan Square Restaurant Guide.
Breweries in Logan Square:
If you want to tour the brewing facility, you need to head to Avondale, but Revolution Brewing has a brewpub offering a huge roster of Revolution’s beers.
Solemn Oath Brewery
This local craft brewery has a taproom called Still Life in Logan Square. On occasion they host collaborations with local restaurants. The creative beers have tasting notes like orange dreamsicles & banana nerds (White Van Belgian White Ale), toasted rye bread, clove, caramel (Endsinator dopplebock), and chocolate, roasted malt, change (Black is Beautiful stout).
Ravinia Brewing Co.
A taproom and restaurant serving Mexican street food. The brewery creates “unpretentious beers for unpretentious people” and offers creative brews like a Black Lager with Habaneros, Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cake Stout with Lactose, and a Tart Kettle Sour with Guava. In addition to beer, hard seltzer is available.
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Maplewood has a taproom and bar serving beer, cider, and cocktails. In addition to brewing beer, Maplewood distills rum, whiskey, gin, and vodka which are used to mix up creative modern cocktails. Cheese and charcuterie is available to snack on. Public tours of the brewery/distillery are available a few times each month (make reservations online).
BiXi pairs modern versions of classic beers with Asian cuisine. The brewpub hosts KFC Wednesdays where a Korean Fried Chicken dinner is served.
Pilot Project Brewery
A brewery incubator, tasting room, and cafe that serves as a launch pad for new breweries. Guided tastings are hosted on Thursdays and Saturdays – make a reservation via Tock.
Bungalow, Middle Brow’s brewpub, is a tasting room, bakery, and pizza shop.
Hopewell Brewing Co.
Hopewell offers 30-45 minute brewery tours that include two tastings for $10 and has a taproom with about ten beers on tap including the brewery’s classic and new small-batch beers.
Concord Music Hall
A mid-sized concert venue presenting a wide range of music genres including soul, reggae, hip-hop, rap, and electronic.
A family-owned blues club with shows Tuesdays through Saturdays. Rosa’s Lounge features both traditional and more modern blues musicians.
Logan Square Auditorium
A ballroom that hosts events and concerts like the monthly Logan Square House Party which is a house music/DJ party.
A low-key bar that hosts local bands on Friday and Saturday nights. 21+ only.
The Whistler is a cocktail bar, gallery, and record label that has live music or DJs each night with no cover. An eclectic mix of bands perform here including jazz, rock, country, and soul.
Bungalow by Middle Brow
This brewpub hosts free live music each Sunday evening.
This multidisciplinary arts space hosts live music on Thursday evenings. The doors open at 7 pm, the show starts at 7: 30 pm, entrance is free but donations are encouraged.
A comedy club that hosts an independent comedy showcase on Friday and Saturday nights. The club has three stages and welcomes a mix of stand-up, sketch, and variety acts.
Open Mic Night at the Logan Theater
The Logan Theater hosts open mic night Every Monday at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.
Open Mic at Cole’s Bar
The Wednesday 9:30 pm open mic at this bar has no cover charge.
Annual Events in Logan Square:
Logan Square Arts Festival
One of Chicago’s largest summertime arts festivals, the Logan Square Arts Festival takes place at Comfort Station/Logan Square Park and features two music stages, local artists, and food and drinks from neighborhood restaurants. The event will take place from June 24-26 in 2022.
This beer-centric street festival that takes place on the last Friday and Saturday of September. The event features live music and Revolution Brewery’s seasonal Oktoberfest beer. In the past, metal bands played on Friday.
Cinco de Mayo at the Monument
An event hosted by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.