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Welcome To Pilsen
Storefront art galleries, the resonance of church bells on Sundays, and bicycle-powered Mexican food-carts are all part of the charm of this diverse, lower west side Chicago neighborhood. Because of its largely Hispanic population, Pilsen boasts a large number of Mexican taquerias, cantinas and grocery markets with Spanish names, selling customary dishes and imported items. And who could forget the incredible annual festivals that celebrate important Latin-American holidays such as Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Fiesta del Sol (Festival of the Sun). While community officials lobby to secure sections of Pilsen on the historical district register, new development and rehabilitation are transforming other parts of the neighborhood into a contemporary place to live. Either way, a strong cultural heritage and equally solid community foundation, are the backbone of this wonderful Chicago neighborhood.
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Location: 2 miles south of the Loop
Boundaries: Canal Street to the east, 16th Street to the north, Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue to the south, and Western Avenue to the west.
Bordering Neighborhoods: South Loop, Chinatown, University Village/Little Italy, Medical District, Little Village
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Then and Now
Pilsen is a classic Chicago neighborhood story of modern-day gentrification: a flux of immigrants establishes a home, artists move in to take advantage of low-rent and finally, developers (attracted to the "hipness") tear down the old to make way for condos and newly constructed single-family homes.
Although this was originally a port of entry for Irish and German immigrants in the 1800s, it wasn't until the second wave of inhabitants immigrated that the area received its name. This fresh group of residents came from Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic) and christened their new Chicago home after Plzen, a major city in their distant homeland. Along with Czechs, other groups hailed from Central and Eastern Europe including those of Polish, Austrian, Slovakian, Croatian, Swedish, Dutch and Lithuanian heritage.
As well as the namesake, the neo-bohemian baroque style architecture that characterizes the area and gives the neighborhood its Old World charm is another stamp we can thank the Czechs for. Those precious gems of the past are being put to good use as the Mexican-American Catholic residents (who now make up a large percentage of Pilsen's population) use the Cathedrals today.
While the evidence of an Eastern European cultural foundation is still present in Pilsen, following the establishment of the University of Illinois at Chicago to the north a sizeable Mexican population drifted south to the neighborhood in the 1960s, dominating the area ever since. Nowadays the myriad grocerias (Mexican grocers), taquerias (taco stands) and bric-a-brac shops will transport visitors "south of the border".
Pilsen's proximity to the Loop and access to low-rent housing generated a thick artist community, especially along Halsted between 17th and 23rd streets. Now lofts and storefront galleries dominate this row, where hip youth mingle with art-collectors. Additionally, the area just to the north of the 16th and Halsted Street underpass is enjoying an explosion in real estate development of contemporary condominiums and new-construction townhomes, which is sneaking south in spurts, resulting in a hike in real estate values in east Pilsen in recent years.
When most of the area's green space belongs to residents in the form of compact lawns adorned with miniature statues of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the one major park becomes a catch-all for outdoor activity.
On eight-plus acres in the heart of the Pilsen neighborhood lies Harrison Park (1824 S. Wood St., 312-746-5491), designed in the early 20th century by the celebrated landscape architect Jens Jenson. Along with countless other active Pilsen residents, we enjoy lacing up the sneakers for a jog or stroll down the mile-long walking trail, lingering on the southern end of the pathway for a great view of the city. On top of scenic footpaths, baseball diamonds and wide-open space make Harrison Park a popular community gathering place for leisure, special events and holidays. The later addition of a fieldhouse contains a pool and two gyms where the vast menu of activities will suit your interests, whether they be an aggressive boxing session or a zen-like yoga class.
Another reference to the once strong Czech population, Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St., 312-746-5083) honored the famed composer Anton Dvorak when it was built in 1905. A treasure to the crowded neighborhood, it is dwarfed in size by Harrison Park, but still provides much-needed breathing and moving space. Activities here include swimming, volleyball, aerobics, and a youth summer camp -- which may be geared toward kids, but is as much a delight for Pilsen area parents who can enjoy a few children-free hours to enjoy those beautiful summer days or do whatever they want.
Although not technically a park, the Pilsen Artists Gardens (behind the Halsted galleries between 18th and 21st streets) form a communal atmosphere that is a playground of sorts for adults. Surrounded by working artists' homes, studios and galleries, the sunken gardens are an open place to sit solo and ponder the meaning of it all, or drink with comrades (and ponder the meaning of it all). Playful walkways connect the buildings via haphazard ladders, steep stairs and narrow foot paths.
The thriving artist and Hispanic community, with its outdoor murals and prolific gallery events, Pilsen is undergoing a shift in terms of neighborhood real estate.
There has been a lot of debate and discussion of gentrification in the area, with the local alderman working to establish a historic district in the area that would give tax breaks to Pilsen homeowners. At the same time, gut-rehabilitation and some new construction of Pilsen condos has been good for the neighborhood's real estate values. Many of the newly built condos are impressive in size and character, commanding a higher price than neighboring single-family homes with a little more wear and tear.
The average price for a one-bedroom condo or loft in this Chicago neighborhood is $215,000, the average price for a two-bedroom unit is around $285,000 and a three-bedroom place typically sells for $350,000. Two-bedroom single-family homes go for around $219,000, while something with a bit more space -- say three or four bedrooms -- starts in the low to mid $200,000s.
What's on the Menu?
If the sweet smell of sweet corn and freshly made churros (deliciously fried Mexican pastries) from Pilsen's street-side vendors aren't enough to wake up your taste buds, venture into one of the neighborhood's great eateries for anything you crave, from a greasy taco to an upscale dining experience.
For some of the best Mexican cuisine in Chicago, we'll start with the nitty-gritty: local favorite Nueva Leon (1515 W. 18th St., 312-421-1517). This place is so popular you can buy their tortillas and tortilla chips at every store in Chicago -- including Whole Foods. But while in the restaurant, be adventurous and order the traditional beef tripe soup or unforgettable breaded fried steak -- we like to conveniently forget about our diet while we're here. Go upscale with Picante Grill (1626 S. Halsted St., 312-455-8500), a relative newcomer to the Pilsen neighborhood that has made us regulars with their own homemade tortillas and top-shelf margaritas. May Street Cafe (1146 W. Cermak Rd., 312-421-4442), a BYOB chef-owned restaurant, will have you craving mole sauce every night of the week -- it's best with an order of their amazing coconut stir-fried Mexican rice. Mundial Cocina Mestiza (1640 W. 18th St., 312-491-9908) combines Mediterranean cuisine with traditional Mexican fare for an upscale treat. We like that the restaurant's dining room is small and neighborhoody, and so are the prices of their elaborate plates. Feeling really adventurous? Walk or drive down the street and just stop in somewhere -- in this Chicago neighborhood no matter where you go, you're bound to find something tasty.
Around these parts Mexican food is king, however, there is still room for a sampling of other culinary delights. In a slightly pizza-challenged neighborhood, Benny's Pizza (1244 W 18th St, 312-733-1231) is a lifeline for anything we are craving from spaghetti to an Italian beef sandwich and all the pizza toppings in between. Pizza Tango (1013 W 18th St, 312-421-2111) is who we call when we want a twist on traditional -- try one of their Argentinean specialty thin crust pizzas. We like the jamon y morrones with ham and green olives.
Sometimes there's nothing like good ole' American grub. So where are we supposed to go when we get a hankering for homegrown comfort food like Tater Tots'? Fortunately for us, we can find 'em here in Pilsen, being eaten alongside juicy hamburgers at Skylark (2149 S. Halsted St., 312-948-5275). You may recognize this dive bar/eatery from the big screen...it served as a backdrop for the movie The Breakup (with Vince Vaugnh and Jennifer Aniston), but is home to a slightly artier crowd in real life. Lawrence's Fisheries (2120 S. Canal St., 312-225-2113) offers a slice of life and seafood by the pound. Chicagoans have been ordering fish and chips at this fishery-turned-restaurant since the 1950s. A view of the Chicago skyline, frog legs by the pound and the option to stop in 24-hours, seven days a week are all part of the charm for us.
Family-owned establishments are a biggie in family-oriented neighborhoods like Pilsen. That's why Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery (1733 S. Halsted St., 312-829-4150) is the place to get locally packaged Intelligentsia coffee and find out what's happening in the 'hood, while snacking on a piece of tres leches cake or reading up on Nietzsche. For those days when you want to work from home, but feel the urge to get out of the house, bring your papers and drink your daily cup at Efebos Internet Cafe (1640 S. Blue Island Ave., 312-633-9212). Be a real urbanite and stay for lunch -- munching on upscale sandwiches in an art-filled coffee shop makes for the ultimate big city existence. In Pilsen, there is plenty of coffee culture to support several independent corner cafes. Cafe Jumping Bean (1439 W. 18th St., 312-455-0019) leaps out as one of our favorites, but sample them for yourself and see who will win you over with that perfect cup of java.
Best Shopping Stops
One-of-a-kind is the theme when shopping in the Pilsen neighborhood. Whether it's a custom-designed tattoo or a hand-crafted wood and leather watch, what you buy here supports the local economy as well as the area's artistic sensibility.
In an area this cool, there has to be a tattoo shop -- right? Right. Native Soul (1712 S. Ashland, 312-265-6150), a parlor of quality on par with Chicago standards, offers the classic pre-designed stencil art or the artists will patiently work with you to create a totally original and unique stamp. Since Pilsen is not a fashion district, Sonia's Boutique (1751 W. 18th St., 312-226-4661) is a diamond in the rough. We shop here for a sassy date dress and really high heels. Sonia's creatively displays racks of shoes, women's clothing and accessories in a rather small space -- did we mention shoes? Playful heels for out-on-the-town, cowgirl boots for casual comfort and a bonus selection of dressy children's shoes for one-stop shopping.
For unique pieces of jewelry and art, we make a stop at Oxala (1651 W. 18th St., 312-850-1655). They have two rooms filled with artisan jewelry and arts and crafts by local artists, largely-influenced by Latino cultures and designs. But Oxala's goods are hardly limited in cultural and religious scope, we can also pick up everything from incense to a Buddha figurine to a red velvet Jesus statue, or even have our auras cleansed by the Columbian owner. In a neighborhood where buildings are marked with many impressive murals, Soy Organic Market (1700 W. 19th St., 312-850-9801) blends in with its colorful facade. Inside, the shelves are stocked with tofu turkey and organic eggs alongside frijoles negros and tortilla chips. Cool murals, food with Spanish names -- this neighborhood mainstay does its job to appease the artist/Hispanic culture of the Pilsen community.
Night on the Town
In this artsy Chicago neighborhood, the bars are divey, the beer cheap and the ambiance authentic -- that lamp shaped like a Moose's head over the bar is no shtick: it was once in the owner's living room.
On occasion, an up-and-coming band will bring some friends out for a rock show at Skylark (2149 S. Halsted St., 312-948-5275), one of the few Pilsen neighborhood venues featuring live music. Other nights, the room will be filled with sounds from the jukebox mixed with the rhythmic dinging of the pinball machine -- the bars focal point (besides the Tater Tots' mentioned before). El Gato Boracho (1724 S. Racine Ave., 312421-4889), translating to "the drunken cat," is a fair indication of what you will find here -- a lot of cool cats prowling for a good drink. Swing by Los Amigos (1900 S. Wolcott Ave., 312-491-1540) to make friends with local regulars and hipster weekend drifters. With the tequila flowing, waiting your turn for a game of pool can prove as entertaining as playing.
For a late-night night cap, hop to the next spot, or hang where you are. In Pilsen, restaurant-turned-nightclub by way of jukebox is all the rage.
The last Saturday of the month, Colibri Studio Gallery (2032 W. 18th St., 312-733-8431) hosts a Fadango. The owner-operated gallery turns the space into a free-for-all party where local musicians jam, everybody dances and tequila flows. We have added a few new moves to our repertoire of fancy footwork by joining the revelry that goes late into the night for this monthly affair. When the hour is getting late, and the wallet is growing thin -- Paulie's Place (1750 S. Union Ave., 312-829-7724) is a great joint to enjoy beer and cocktails for under $3 until 3am. Who knows, you may even finish out the night with a few bucks left in your pocket.
From home-grown theater to open mic nights to gallery presentations, original performances and exhibitions in this thriving art district keep Pilsen neighborhood residents entertained year-long.
One of the best underground theater and experimental drama spots in the city, EP Theater (1820 S. Halsted St., 312-850-4299) is a joint venture of local stage artists working to put the voice of up-and-coming Chicago playwrights on stage. For an improvisational experience, check out open mic night at Cafe Mestizo (1646 W. 18th St., 312-421-5920). Every Wednesday night, future poet-laureates take to the microphone to scat, rhyme and speak their soul. We like to squeeze in a game of Pac-Man between performances and order rounds of locally produced Intelligentsia espresso.
We always look forward to Second Fridays (312-377-4444), a once-monthly ritual where Pilsen artists open their lofts, galleries and studio spaces to the public, baring their souls and thought-provoking artwork to the world. Guests sip on wine as they peruse pieces that stray from the "time-honored" and veer toward the "Twenty-first Century" with experimental multi-media and video installations. Busker (2159 21st Place, 773-298-3135) is one such venue to check out for you monthly dose of creative inspiration.
Mark Your CalendarOne of the many areas in which Pilsen shines is the art of celebration, offering a rich opportunity to experience the culture of Mexican-Americans -- Chicago-style.
Four days of sampling the culinary delights of Mexico, dancing to live music and rallying together on the issues of equality for area Latinos are what fuel Fiesta del Sol (W. Cermak Rd., 312-666-2663). Thirty-plus years ago, the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council threw a block party to celebrate the city's agreement to build Benito Juarez High School giving the community its first quality secondary education facility. Now, the "festival of the sun," which runs along Cermak Road between Loomis and Morgan, is a full-scale party drawing nearly a million visitors annually. Look for official dates around the last weekend in July. Another Mexican tradition (though this one dates back a bit further) is Day of the Dead (1852 W. 19th St., 773-738-1503). The National Museum of Mexican Art, a true Pilsen neighborhood gem, features an exhibition each fall (September through mid-December) to honor the dead and acknowledge the fleeting quality of life. The exhibited pieces range from folk art to photography, and activities include erecting your own miniature altar, complete with edible skulls made of sugar -- acknowledging the pleasures of this life while enticing the souls of loved ones to return to us briefly.
The annual Chicago Arts District Open House (1800 S Halsted St, 312-377-4444) in September offers us the chance to peer inside the lives of resident artists. They open the doors of their studios, galleries and live/work spaces to show and sell artwork while mingling with neighbors, festival-goers and art dealers on the look-out for real talent.
Of all the ways to get around Pilsen, buses are the most convenient -- aside from the very popular bicycle. Galleries and restaurants are concentrated along Halsted, 18th and 26th streets, with the rest of Pilsen being largely residential, so if you don't have a bicycle (or a skateboard), get a CTA pass.
You can purchase a pass for Chicago Transit Authority's buses and elevated train system (also called the "El") online or at an "El" stop. Speaking of, the Blue and Pink lines run through Pilsen, stopping at Western and Damen avenues at 21st Street, and again at 18th Street at Paulina Street -- both lines will take you north to the Chicago Loop in downtown or west to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The buses run all times of day, with the Halsted #8 bus taking you anywhere from the Loop all the way to Wrigleyville and as far in the other direction as Midway Airport.
If you are blessed and burdened enough to have a car in the city, you will be happy for the proximity to the expressway system. An entrance ramp to I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) is tucked into the blocks around 18th Street and Union Avenue. Take I-90/94 to I-290 (Stevenson Expressway) -- the main commute route (i.e., highly congested) going to and from the western suburbs. The Metra (Chicago suburbs' main commuter train system), stopping at 16th and Halsted streets, will also ship you out west -- or, if need be -- north to the Loop. Their motto "Fly to Work" certainly beats "Road Rage."
The best way to hail a cab in Pilsen is by phone or by luck. Remember Yellow Cab's easy to recall (in times of need) phone number: 312-TAXICAB. They will tell you five to twenty minutes, but thankfully wait times are usually closer to five.
School's in Session
From parochial schools to curriculums specializing in English as a second language, there are many public and private school options in the Pilsen school district. For more information on schools, tours and enrollment guidelines in Pilsen or other Chicago neighborhoods, visit Chicago Public Schools or Great Schools.
Benito Juarez High School 2150 S Laflin St - (773) 534-7030
Cooper Duel Language Academy 1624 W 19th St - (773) 534-7205
El Centro De La Causa School 731 W 17th St - (773) 534-7906
Gladstone Elementary School 1231 S Damen Ave - (773) 534-7266
Orozco Elementary School 1940 W 18th St - (773) 534-7215
Perez School 1241 W 19th St - (773) 534-7650
Peter Cooper School 1624 W 19th St - (773) 534-7205
Pilsen Community Academy 1420 W 17th St - (773) 534-7675
Ruben Salazar Bilingual Branch 1641 W 16th St - (773) 534-7310
Saint Paul Our Lady of Vilna School 2114 W 22nd Pl - (773) 847-6078
Saint Pius V School 1919 S Ashland Ave - (312) 226-1590
Walsh Elementary School 2015 S Peoria St - (773) 534-7950
Whittier Elementary School 1900 W 23rd St - (773) 535-4590
Since, no matter where you live, there are those necessities that you don't know you need until you need them -- from (prescribed) pharmaceuticals to postage stamps -- we have listed a sampling of Pilsen neighborhood stores and services to lead you in the right direction.
Lozano Public Library 1805 S Loomis St - (312) 746-4329
Chicago Transit Authority (888) 968-7282
1859 S Ashland - (312) 733-4750
Walgreens 1931 W Cermak Rd - (773) 847-5779
CVS 1713 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL - (312) 563-0254
La Joya Drug Co. Inc. 1801 S Ashland Ave - (312) 226-0330
El Guero 2101 W Cermak Rd - (773) 247-0622
Borsini Food Mart 2359 S Western Ave - (773) 847-6698
Lupita's Grocery 2000 W 23rd St - (773) 254-5453
Soy Organic Market 1700 W. 19th St. - (312) 850-9801
World Gym Fitness Center 1822 S Bishop St - (312) 491-8700
Curves 962 W 18th St - (312) 421-3160
GoTime Fitness 1601 S Morgan St - (312) 433-2333
The following are a slice of the pie that helped put Pilsen on the map, including dining, shopping and the art of drinking coffee.
EP Theater - 1820 S Halsted St - (312) 850-4299
Meztli Gallery & Cultural Center 556 W 18th St - (312) 738-0860
Planet Mars 1937 S Halsted St - (312) 719-6851
4 Art Inc. 1932 S Halsted St - (312) 850-1816
Charles Harvey Collection 1915 S Halsted St - (312) 738-9345
Dubhe Carreño Gallery 1841 S Halsted St - (312) 666-3150
EXP Gallery 726 W 18th Street - (847) 217-7520
Grid Gallery - 643 W 18th St - (312) 846-6591
Lanza Studio 1917 S Halsted St - (312) 421-1791
Larry Roberts Studio 1838 S Halsted St - (312) 243-3052
Listenbee Collection - 1745 S Halsted St - (312) 421-1238
Oculus Gallery 1900 S Halsted St - (312) 226-3742
Vespine Gallery 1907 S Halsted St - (312) 962-5850
The Watermark Gallery 1839 S Halsted St - (312) 455-9696
Colibri Studio Gallery 2032 W. 18th St. - (312) 733-8431
National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W 19th St - (773) 738-1503
Das Motorad Museum 1901 S Western Ave - (312) 738-2269
Artesanias D' Mexico 1644 W 18th St - (312) 563-9779
Broadway Costumes Inc. 1100 W Cermak Rd - (312) 829-6400
Cooper Furniture & Carpet Co 1929 S Halsted St - (312) 226-2299
Irv's Bike Shop 1725 S Racine - (312) 226-6330
Libreria Giron 1443 W 18th St - (312) 226-2086
Mestiza 1010 W 18th St - (312) 563-0132
Native Soul - 1712 S. Ashland - (312) 265-6150
Oxala - 1653 W. 18th St. - (312) 850-1655
Payless 1800 S Ashland - (312) 733-1409
Revolver Record Store 1524 W 18th St - (312) 226-4211
Sonia's Boutique 1751 W 18th St - (312) 226-4661
Charlie's Steak House 1451 W 18th St - (312) 829-3375
Skylark 2149 S Halsted St - (312) 948-5275
Steak n Egger 1174 W Cermak Rd - (312) 226-5444
BomBon Bakery 1508 W 18th St - (312) 733-7788
Central Bakery 2100 W Cermak Rd - (773) 847-2824
El Nopal Bakery 3648 W 26th St - (773) 762-9204
El Paras Bakery 1156 W 18th St - (312) 733-8166
Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery 1733 S Halsted St - (312) 829-4150
La Baguette Bakery 2109 S Ashland Ave - (312) 738-0362
Nuevo Leon Bakery 1634 W 18th Street - (312) 243-5977
Wagner's Bakery 2148 W Cermak Rd - (773) 847-8180
Haro Tapas y Pinxtos 2436 S Oakley St - (773) 847-2400
Cafe Jumping Bean 1439 W 18th St - (312) 455-0019
Cafe Mestizo 1646 W 18th St - (312) 421-5920
Efebos Internet Cafe 1640 S Blue Island Ave - (312) 633-9212
Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery 1733 S Halsted St - (312) 829-4150
Bismark Submarine 1522 W 18th St - (312) 666-3332
Miceli's Deli & Food Mart 2448 S Oakley Ave - (773) 847-6873
Bacchanalia 2413 S Oakley Ave - (773) 254-6555
Bruna's Ristorante 2424 S Oakley Ave - (773) 254-5550
Ignotz Ristorante 2421 S Oakley Ave - (773) 579-0300
La Fontanella Restaurant 2414 S Oakley Ave - (773) 927-5249
Carnitas Tariacuri 1659 S Throop St - (312) 942-0033
Chela's Restaurant 1316 W 18th St - (312) 666-7710
Cuernavaca Restaurant 1160 W 18th St - (312) 829-1147
El Vaquero 2000 W 18th St - (312) 421-4557
May Street Cafe 1146 W Cermak Rd - (312) 421-4442
Mundial Cocina Mestiza 1640 W 18th St - (312) 491-9908 http://www.mega18mall.com/mundialcocina/restaurante.swf
Nuevo Leon Restaurant - 1515 W 18th St - (312) 421-1517
Picante Grill 1626 S Halsted St - (312) 455-8500
Playa Azul 1 1514 W 18th St - (312) 421-2552
Speedy's Restaurant 1759 W 19th St - (312) 226-1408
Taqueria la Unica 2134 W Cermak Rd - (773) 257-7577
Taqueria Los Comales 1544 W 18th St - (312) 666-2251
Benny's Pizza 1244 W 18th St - (312) 733-1231
Pizza Tango 1013 W 18th St - (312) 421-2111
Busker 2159 W 21st Place - (773) 298-3135
Gato Boracho 1724 S Racine Ave - (312) 421-4889
Los Amigos 1900 S Wolcott Ave - (312) 491-1540
Paulie's Place 1750 S Union Ave - (312) 829-7724
Skylark 2149 S Halsted St - (312) 948-5275
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