The Southside of Chicago plays an important role in Chicago s economic and cultural life. With its Industrial Park being one of the most successful in the city, the Southside contains a diverse, hardworking population. There s a lot to love about the Southside of Chicago, from historical buildings, a great variety of restaurants and museums, to theater and sports. The diversity of the Southside s population ensures there is a lot to do, no matter what your interests are.

 

Top 10 Reasons To Love The SouthSide Of Chicago

 

#1 Location
The Southside is conveniently located near Downtown Chicago. Yeah yeah I know, that one is not the coolest of reasons – but ya gotta admit, it’s true! – It’s easier to drive North to get to work in the AM than south! Just ask those bitter Cubs fans! –

#2 Food
The Southside is a great place to go for classic Chicago dishes or diverse ethnic fare; choose from casual dining or something more upscale. Top rated restaurants in Chicago s Southside include Bacardi at the Park, Beggars Pizza Stony Island, Fat Tommy s and Le Fleur de Lis.

#3 Museums
The Southside of Chicago contains a number of museums, both art and history. The Southside of Chicago features the Museum Of Science & Industry, the Dusable Museum-African American History, the Oriental Institute Museum, and the Smart Museum of Art among many others.

#4 Sports
If you re a baseball fan, the Chicago White Sox call the Southside their home. If it’s baseball season, catching a game at the US Cellular Field, the White Sox s home field, is a great way to spend a day.

#5 Nightlife
Both Bourbon Street and Western Ave offer patrons a choice in the evening.

The Southside s large entertainment complex is New Orleans themed. If you re looking for a place to party, the recently expanded Bourbon Street Complex is the place to go. There s always something to do, with live music, restaurants, and nightclubs.

The Southside also contains a large Irish population and Western Ave is the place to go for authentic Irish Pubs. Western Avenue is home to McNally s Dubliner, and Keegan s Pub among others.

#6 Transportation
The South Shore Train is located in the Southside and is an easy, worry free way to see a lot of Chicago and Indiana.

 

#7 Family Fun
The Southside of Chicago features loads of family friendly activities, including the Southside Irish Saint Patrick s Day Parade.

#8 History
This area of Chicago, like many others, has a long and rich history. In addition to the numerous museums located in the Southside, there are also a number of historical buildings and monuments.

#9 Festivals
The Southside of Chicago is home to a number of annual festivals. If you re looking for affordable, family friendly entertainment with live music and great food, one of Chicago s yearly festivals will provide just that.

#10 Shopping
If you like shopping, Chicago is a great destination and the Southside has something for everyone from designer labels to bargain shops.

 

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