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January 18th, 2023
Enjoy January and February Locally
Don’t let winter weather prevent you from planning a night out on the town! Dance to some live music, challenge each other to some friendly competition, or enjoy some charcuterie by the fireplace. We have something for every couple here in LVE.
Two Bars Crawls are Coming to Wrigleyville

Say cheese! The Mac and Cheese Crawl is coming back to Wrigley, and it is going to be more fun and delicious than ever before. Taking place on Saturday, January 28th, attendees get access to all participating bars as well as 6 mac and cheese servings! Sometimes being cheesy is a good thing. Click here for tickets.

The coziest crawl is coming to town on Saturday, February 11th, The Pajama Crawl!
Step 1: Wake up.
Step 2: Roll out of Bed.
Step 3: Bar Crawl with best friends.
When else can you wear your pajamas to a bar crawl and fit right in?! For one day only, you can roll right out of bed and go straight to The Pajama Crawl. Onesies, footy pajamas, your dad’s giant old t-shirt, or whatever you sleep in…all encouraged. Time to dress it down and party it up! Tickets are on sale now here.
Restaurant Week is happening from January 20th - February 5th
Calling all the foodies! The time has finally come.. restaurant week is back! Over 300 restaurants all over Chicago are featuring fantastic deals that will only be available from January 20th - February 5th. These multi-course meals are $25 for brunch or lunch, and $42 and/or $59 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity).

We created a list of all the participating restaurants in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville! Now is your chance to check out the restaurant you've always wanted to, or visit your regular spot and try something new. With deals this good, we won't be surprised if you visit every place on the list. Happy eating!
Don't Procrastinate on Valentine's Day
As we gather up all the special menus, deals, and gifts local businesses and restaurants are offering for Valentine's Day, this is your reminder to not wait with making reservations! Check out our guide on how to shop and prepare for Valentine's Day. Keep in mind we are adding to this list daily as we get closer to February 14th!

If you're having a hard time deciding where to go, browse our dining guide to find the spot perfect for you and your valentine.
Festival of the Arts Returns for 2023 - Now Accepting Artist Applications

The Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is returning on September 9th and 10th, 2023! We are now taking artist applications until March 1st, 2023.

Mental Wellness
This month with new years resolutions, we've talked a lot about physical wellness. If you're looking to turn a new page, it's time to look within to mental wellness. Therapy is a powerful tool for improving mental and emotional well-being. Finding support locally may be easier than trekking across the city to meet a therapist for the first time, and it makes making recurring appointments easier to keep.  
Where to Use Your Lakeview East Giftcard

The Lakeview East gift cards are designed to support and shop at the amazing small businesses we have here in the area. Over the holidays, we sold over $85,000 worth of gift cards! If you're looking to use yours, Click here to view the list of merchants that accept the LVE gift card!
Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification Class
Join us at the Center on Halsted on February 21st from 9 AM - 5 PM for the Food Safety & Sanitation Manager Class hosted by the Safe Dining Association. The Food Safety Manager Certification credential communicates to the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace.
Private Event Space Guide
Planning a party in 2023? Let our Private Event Space Guide help you be the host with the most local love!
Spectacular, special spaces in all the right places abound in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville. Home to the second oldest stadium in the country, this historic neighborhood is one that millions of people travel to and stay in annually. The magic of in-person events, networking opportunities, meetings, ceremonies, celebrations and live experiences are back. Dazzle guests with an event space that caters to a one of a kind private, or semi-private, experience that will help you host the perfect event.
New Business Alerts
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
Opening Day and Grand Openings
Cubs Opening Day has Been Announced
One of the biggest days in Wrigleyville is the Cubs Opening Day, which will be taking place this year on Thursday, March 30th! The Cubs will be taking on the Milwaukee Brewers for a 1:20 pm game. Tickets may not be on sale yet, but you can check the full Cubs 2023 Calendar here.
Two New Spots are Opening on Clark Street
The infamous Wrigleyville Clark Street is welcoming two new residents this month!

Almost Home Tavern (3801 N Clark)
"Welcome to Almost Home Tavern and Grill. We are a neighborhood sports bar, specializing in great food, friendly service, and an inviting atmosphere." Taste locally crafted brews from one of the 20 taps, or enjoy a specialty cocktail. The menu consists of pizzas and classic American fare, like burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Join us for the Almost Home Tavern Grand Opening, taking place on Thursday, January 19th at 4 pm!

Wrigleyville is going to be the newest location for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema! (3519 N Clark St). Alamo has had the same mantra since opening in 1997,
"The Alamo Drafthouse Theater is good food, good beer, and good film, all at the same place!” They'll be hosting special events, serving award winning cuisine and the finest craft beers. They are officially opening to the public on January 27th.
Wrigley Field Concerts 2023
See some live music at the historic Wrigley Field! Snap your photo in front of the infamous marquee, and sing out loud to some of your favorite artists. Right now there are three confirmed shows going on this summer:

Dead & Company is playing Friday, June 9th, and Saturday, June 10th.

Morgan Wallen is playing Thursday, June 22nd, and Friday, June 23rd.

P!NK is playing Saturday, August 12th.
Lakeview East Job Board
Job Board on the Lakeview East Website is now active!
Are you looking for a new opportunity? The Lakeview East Job Board is open! Our 500+ members can post their open positions directly to our website!

If you would like to become a member to post jobs and events to our website, please email
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Robert Jeffrey Salon has been a staple of the Lakeview Community since 2015 and became a part of the Jeffrey LaMorte Salon Group as of May 1st, 2022! Located on Broadway, Robert Jeffrey has some of the most talented hairdressers and stylists in Chicago. Take advantage of this promotion while you can! Get 15% off all color services with Robert Jeffrey's highly trained and motivated staff. As an Intercoiffure Salon, they are trained to give you a customized look based on not only your current look but also your lifestyle

Paramont EO is currently having a promotion going on for Southwire CoilPAKs. Buy $500 worth of CoilPAKs and get a free Southwire GripIt included when following one of their social media pages!

Cheers to New Savings! For a limited time, upgrade your home to Gig Internet for only $39.99/mo plus a FREE month of service! Offer ends 1/22. Need to uplift your business? We offer a flexible suite of affordable solutions with friendly local service. Visit or to upgrade today!
Explore the Lakeview East Dining Guide
Live Music in the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Drew's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Thursday, 2/16 at 2:00 PM
Empower Hour: Batter & Berries
In honor and recognition of Black History Month, this month’s Empower Hour will feature BACP Commissioner Ken Meyer chatting with Craig Richardson, co-founder of Batter & Berries. The eclectic restaurant is a staple of Chicago’s vibrant brunch scene. The idea, and continuing principle, behind the well-known restaurant is to offer the freshest food possible with flavors from all over the world and friendly service.
The candid conversation will cover the creation of the business, collaboration with community creatives, product development, and utilizing City of Chicago business resources. The webinar will end with a Q&A for attendees to ask questions.

For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!

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