“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
After the Ricketts family, the chairman of the Chicago Cubs, became partners with the Gallagher insurance company, the Park at Wrigley had a name change. You can see the new Gallagher Way sign displayed just behind the statue of Ernie Banks and the company promised to uphold the beautiful park by keeping it a great place to hang out.
Gallagher Way, of course, is directly in front of Wrigley Field stadium, the second oldest Major League Baseball park (behind the Red Sox's Fenway stadium). On game days, the plaza acts as a place for baseball fans to hang out and there may even be some activities to participate in. But baseball isn’t the only thing that happens at this park. The point of Gallagher Way is to be a place of gathering. Plenty of programs and activities for families and people of all ages have been hosted there. Farmers’ markets, movie showings (with help from the Music Box Theater), and concerts are held at the plaza. During the winter and holiday season, visitors will find an ice rink and a smaller version of the downtown ChristKindlMart. They also hold special celebrations, festivals, and cultural events. You never know what you may find here!
Surrounding the park is plenty of dining and drinking hot spots including Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern, Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. There is also a Starbucks and Hotel Zachary is just across the street, which has its own dining options.