No trip to Old Town Chicago would be complete with a trip to The Second City comedy club. This beloved landmark is home to renowned comedic giants Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Mike Myers. With performances every night of the week, visitors will be treated to the utmost in comedic genius in this historic cultural icon of Chicago.
For those wanting to make their trip to Old Town full of artistic exploration, Chicago Contemporary Art studio and gallery is a popular choice. A rare artist-owned gallery, visitors can view sweeping cityscapes of Chicago and contemporary abstract paintings all while deciding which custom piece they’d like to request. The gallery prides itself on featuring works from some of Chicago’s most renowned artists as well as those up and coming, with many of their pieces featured in both private and public collections across the United States.
Part attraction, part historical landmark, part foodie favorite, Gepperth’s Meat Market has been a staple of Old Town for more than a hundred years. Considered to have some of the most exquisite cuts of meat in the country, Gepperth’s has been offering its customers the finest in choice cuts and preparations including veal, homemade sausage, and the rarer items that many Old Town residents have come to rely upon such as Wild Boar and Alligator.
The Church of St. Michel offers both a history lesson and a lesson in resilience. Having survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Church remains a testament to the steadfast community in which it continues to serve. Affectionately known as “St. Mikes,” the Church celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002 and continues to offer visitors and residents a reflection of history and stunning architectural restorations. Tours are offered with knowledgeable Docents happy to inform visitors on the Church and the community’s unique culture, art and renowned service to others.
A New Leaf Florist is a well-known Chicago shop, featuring some of the city’s most preeminent floral designers. New Leaf offers the chance for plant lovers and flower enthusiasts alike to explore the hundreds of unique and stunning arrangements on display across three floors. Demonstrations and plant presentations are frequent, however a simple trip to browse the shop is enough to come away with a myriad of inspiration for one’s own home.
Glazed Expressions is a welcomed retreat for those traveling with kids. With over eighty pottery pieces all waiting for a child’s imagination, the shop is an exploration of creativity. Kids and adults can settle in for an afternoon of painting, workshops and guided lessons, coming away with a piece to call their own. Painted “works of art” can be picked up or shipped out so the memories will stay perfectly preserved for many years to come.