Wrigleyville NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE
The streets surrounding Wrigley Field are finally shedding their reputation as a fratty hangout for Cubs fans. Alongside the sports bars, there are now top-tier accommodations and superb restaurants. Here, our pick of the best.
HOTEL ZACHARY Since it opened in March across the street from Wrigley Field (it’s named after Zachary Taylor Davis, the ballpark’s architect), the hotel has been further raising Wrigleyville’s profile. Gallagher Way, the building the hotel is in, has 12 restaurants, such as a barbecue joint, a bakery and a craft-beer bar. hotelzachary.com; doubles from US$209. WHEELHOUSE HOTEL Another newcomer to Wrigleyville, this boutique hotel has only 21 rooms—each filled with local art and design motifs that nod to the game for which the neighborhood is known. wheelhousehotel.com; doubles from US$150. DUTCH & DOC’S A former McDonald’s is now a stylish restaurant serving steaks and upscale versions of American classics like corn fritters and patty melts—all within a stone’s throw of Wrigley Field. dutchanddocs. com; mains US$15–$60. UNCOMMON GROUND This model of sustainability-minded dining grows much of the produce used in its kitchen and brews its own organic, gluten-free beer. uncommonground. com; mains US$13–$25. CAFÉ TOLA A Latin-inspired hole-inthe-wall that makes inventive empanadas with a range of fillings, from chicken tinga to guava and queso fresco. cafetola.com; empanadas US$4.25.
The lobby of the Hotel Zachary.
Wrigley Field, heart of the now fashionable neighborhood.