Bizarre Chicago, run by Bucktown-Wicker Park resident Gordon Meyer, offers unique and entertaining neighborhood walking tours. The top-rated and popular small-group tours focus on forgotten history, unexplained mysteries, and ghost stories.
For history enthusiasts, nothing is better than seeing the birthplace of a cultural phenomenon. Honore Street once boasted the "Get Me High" lounge, Bucktown's iconic haunt and the birthplace of Slam Poetry, which quickly spread around the world.
Where did this street name come from? Not only does the name pay homage to the creator of Chicago's park and boulevard system, Henry Honore, but also the wife of The Palmer House hotel owner, Bertha Honore.
One block south, visit Club Lucky for excellent Italian dining and great cocktails. Enjoy their sidewalk cafe or their restored 1930s bar. Ask to see the bullet holes from 1967, which might explain their resident ghost. Exit the trail at Hermitage, then walk to Wabansia Ave.