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Explore Andersonville

Once a distant suburb of Chicago where Swedish immigrants settled, Andersonville today retains it's deep cultural roots while also welcoming in a fun, funky new vibe. Locally-owned, independent, creative businesses thrive here, and there's a strong sense of unity among residents. Art, theater, music, food, festivals and a plethora of shopping options await in this historic Chicago neighborhood. (Cover photo credit: avillechamber via Instagram.)

  • 1.

    Empirical Brewery

    Empirical Brewery

    Microbrews by beer nerds, for anyone who enjoys a good brew at a comfortable neighborhood taproom

  • 2.

    Wooly Mammoth

    Wooly Mammoth

    Motionless zoo, touchable museum, store with really strange stuff? Wooly Mammoth is all that and more.

  • 3.

    Neo-Futurist Theater

    Neo-Futurist Theater

    Experimental, innovative theater performances that are a fusion of sport, poetry and living-newspaper

  • 4.

    Hopleaf

    Hopleaf

    This gastropubs is one of the originals and is know for its delicious mussels, frites and Belgian beers.

  • 5.

    Women and Children First

    Women and Children First

    Indie bookstore with over 30,000 books by and about women, focusing on feminism for nearly 40 years

  • 6.

    The Coffee Studio

    The Coffee Studio

    The Coffee Studio is the epitome of Andersonville: Independent, hand-crafted, eclectic and organic

  • 7.

    Svea

    Svea

    Svea, aka the Mother of Sweden, is a quaint neighborhood diner serving authentic Swedish comfort food

  • 8.

    Swedish American Museum

    Swedish American Museum

    Celebrating Swedish American history and culture in Andersonville

  • 9.

    Tilly

    Tilly

    Come here for big style and classic finds - it's never the same place twice!

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