Welcome Women’s Month!
Welcome to our guide on how and where to support women-owned businesses in Lakeview East during Women’s Month! As we celebrate the achievements and contributions of women, it’s important to recognize and support the female entrepreneurs who are driving change and making a difference in our community. In this guide, we will highlight some of the amazing women-owned businesses in Lakeview East, from restaurants and shops to services and more. By choosing to spend your dollars at these businesses, you can help empower women and promote gender equality while enjoying all that our neighborhood has to offer!
BeyoU Ladies’ Night – An International Women’s Day Celebration!
On Wednesday, March 8th, BottlesUp! is hosting an International Women’s Day event that celebrates women! There will be a wine tasting + Girl Scout Cookie pairing, snacks, sangria, shopping, tarot readings, chair massages, and so much more! Come by to celebrate, cheers, network, and make new friends!
The party starts at 7 pm, and tickets are on sale now for just $15!
Spend the Day on Clark Street
Looking for a fun way to spend your day in the city? Head to Clark Street and check out some of our favorite spots!
Start your day off right by shopping for unique and stylish pieces at The Colette Collection. Trust us, you won’t be able to leave empty-handed!
Next up, grab some delicious dinner at El Nuevo, a cozy restaurant serving up some seriously tasty Latin cuisine. From savory empanadas to juicy grilled meats, their menu is full of authentic dishes that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Latin America. And with daily specials and happy hour deals, you can enjoy their delicious food on a budget.
Head over to Houndstooth Salon for happy hour and treat yourself to a refreshing drink. They offer a variety of daily specials that are sure to make your day! From discounted cocktails and beers to delicious appetizers and entrees, our daily specials are the perfect way to try something new and save some cash.
NOLA Kitchen and Bar has some of the best craft cocktails in the area! Come on a Friday night, and put your karaoke skills to the test.
Sounds like a perfect day to us!
Babes of Broadway
Shop woman-owned without traveling far. These Broadway shops are all near each other, making it convenient and appealing and the perfect way to enjoy a cold day on Broadway!
Start your day off right with a visit to Inkling, where you’ll find an array of unique and handmade gifts, jewelry, and home décor items.
Next, head over to Bae Coffee for a delicious cup of coffee and a pastry. Their cozy atmosphere and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.
And finally, end your day at Plant Stand Collective, a plant lover’s paradise filled with gorgeous greenery and stylish pots and planters. You’ll leave feeling inspired and refreshed.
So why not plan your visit today and experience the best of Broadway in Chicago? We can’t wait to see you at Inkling, Bae Coffee, and Plant Stand Collective!
Night Out in Wrigley
Lost Never Found is new to Wrigley, having just opened in October 2022. With disco balls hanging from the ceiling, pink walls and cushions, and plants galore, LNF is the perfect destination for a night out with your besties.
Get ready to show off your vocal skills and sing your heart out. Trader Todd’s has karaoke every single night of the week. This Tiki-inspired bar is complete with Tiki-inspired drinks! Get some liquid courage sipping a Pina colada or rum runner, and leave it all out on the stage.
A Night out in the Heart of Lakeview East
Hear us out… it’s the weekend and all your friends are off work so it’s only logical that you plan a wild night out right?
So here’s the plan;
Start your evening off with a mouth-watering meal at Black and Caspian (can’t drink on an empty stomach), where you’ll find a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that’s sure to satisfy.
Grab some goodies from Wake N Bakery! This cannabis-focused café has become an internet sensation, and we are lucky enough to have one right here in the neighborhood. If you don’t feel like getting sconed, they offer plenty of baked goods that are free of all THC!
And finally, end your night at The Closet, a local hotspot where you can dance the night away to your favorite tunes. With a diverse crowd, LGBTQ friendly a,nd great music, it’s the perfect place to let loose and have fun.
Friends’ Night In
Not in the mood to go outside for the weekend or can’t decide what to do? We have an idea for the perfect night in!
Go down to Choc Choc for some amazing face masks, BottlesUp for your favorite wine, and Sliced Chicago for a mouth-watering charcuterie board! With these three essentials, you can create the ultimate pampering and indulgent experience!
Choose from a variety of face masks at Choc Choc, grab your favorite bottle of wine at BottlesUp, and then order a delicious charcuterie board from Sliced Chicago. It’s the perfect way to unwind, relax, and enjoy some quality time with your friends. So why not plan your ultimate friends’ night in today!
Looking to grab a bite? Here’s some recommendations:
Wake N Bacon is the spot to go to! There you’ll find some of the most delicious and creative breakfast dishes in Lakeview. From their famous #Bae goal sandwich to their savory breakfast burritos, every dish is made with the freshest ingredients and prepared with care.
La Biznaga #2 serves authentic Mexican cuisine seven days a week! This family-owned spot prides itself on providing a fun dining experience, and you’ll leave feeling full and smiling.
Bombay Eats provides fresh, fast, Indian food! When wife & husband team Falguni and Ali Dewjee opened Bombay Wraps in 2010, they had one simple mission – to share with you the delicious, easy, and affordable street food they grew up eating in Bombay (Mumbai), India. Today, that mission burns bright with over three locations, one being right here in Lakeview East!
Looking for a place to BYOB? Chilam Balam is a Mexican shared place gem. They strive to provide the tasting and healthiest ingredients!
If you have a sweet tooth like us, then you know that there’s nothing better than indulging in a delicious treat. Lucky for us, Lakeview is home to some of the best bakeries and dessert shops around. Today, we’ll be taking you on a tour of some of our favorite sweet spots – 2D, Bittersweet Bakery, Jennivee’s Bakery, and Wake N Bakery.
First stop, 2-D Restaurant. They incorporate the best Asian ingredients and flavors from Taiwan, Japan to Korea to bring you the best Asia has to offer! Grab some of their famous Mochi donuts and pair with their classic Vietnamese coffee of flavored milk.
Next up is Bittersweet Pastry Shop. Their cakes are works of art, with options like chocolate truffle cake and seasonal treats like pumpkin spice macarons. Bittersweet even offers classes and workshops for those who want to learn how to create their own sweet masterpieces.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, head to Jennivee’s Bakery. This Filipino-inspired bakery puts a unique twist on classic American desserts. Their ube leche flan cake and pandan coconut macaroons are not to be missed.
Feeling a bit adventurous and looking to relax a bit, why not visit Wake n Bakery? This coffee shop and bakery offers delicious edibles and drinkables that can be modified for cannabis connoisseurs. From brownies, Lattes and lemonade, there’s something for everyone to make sure you get that buzz.
Lastly, visit Klein’s Bakery. They offer a wide variety of traditional Jewish pastries, breads, and cakes, including rugelach, challah, and black and white cookies. Klein’s Bakery is a beloved spot in the community, known for their friendly service and delicious treats.
Treat Yourself: Spa Day
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and in need of some self-care, Lakeview Chicago has a range of wellness spots that can help you unwind and recharge. Here are some of our favorites:
Astute Wellness is a holistic health center that offers services such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and herbal medicine to help you achieve optimal physical and mental health.
Ritual Hot Yoga is a great place to get your sweat on and release stress. Their classes are designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, while also promoting relaxation and mindfulness.
De La Vie Spa is a luxurious day spa that offers a range of services, from facials and massages to body wraps and waxing. Their tranquil atmosphere and skilled therapists will help you relax and rejuvenate.
The Now is a modern boutique spa that offers affordable massage and facial services. Their minimalist decor and soothing ambiance will help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Body Brite has innovative treatments and a professional staff of certified estheticians that will replenish and renew your whole being, and you won’t need to spend thousands of dollars to do it.
So take some time for yourself and indulge in some much-needed self-care at these spots and you’ll feel refreshed and re-energized in no time!
Everyone deserves a little pampering from time to time, So if you’re looking for a little relaxation and self-care, here are some of the best places to get pampered in the neighborhood!
Start with a mani-pedi at Blink and Polish Nails or Get Nail’d, where you can relax and let the experts take care of your hands and feet. XO Studio + Spa and Salon Blue offer a wide range of services, from haircuts and coloring to facials and waxing. And for those looking for a unique and boho-inspired beauty experience, Boho Blonde is the perfect spot for you.
Flowers for the Soul
Ok so now you have taken care of your mental health and you have pampered yourself. The next step is to obviously brighten up your home with some fresh flowers right?
Check out these amazing flower shops in Lakeview. Goldie’s Flowers is known for their beautiful floral arrangements and their commitment to using sustainable and locally sourced flowers. Luna Flowers offers a wide variety of plants and flowers, and even offers workshops and classes for those looking to learn more about floral design. Les Fleurs Du Mal specializes in unique and exotic blooms, making them the perfect choice for those looking for something truly special. Add some beauty to your life by visiting these amazing flower shops!
Noodles on Broadway
So its a cold day and you’re not quite hungry but you still want something warm and home made. Well, Joys Noodles and Musashiya Ramen have exactly what you need! Both of these amazing restaurants offer a variety of flavorful noodle dishes that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
At Joys Noodles, you can enjoy classic Chinese noodle dishes like beef chow fun or sesame noodles, as well as a range of soups and stir-fries. And if you’re in the mood for some Japanese-style ramen, be sure to check out Musashiya Ramen. Their menu features a wide selection of mouth-watering ramen bowls, from classic tonkotsu to spicy miso.
So whether you’re looking to warm up on a cold day or just need a tasty and satisfying meal, Joys Noodles and Musashiya Ramen have got you covered!
For the Fur Babies
You thought we forgot about the fur babies? Never!
Take your pup to Sit Social, a doggy daycare and boarding facility where they can play and socialize with other pups while you’re away. And don’t forget to hit up Bark by the Park, a local online pet store where you can find all sorts of goodies for your furry friend, from toys and treats to grooming supplies and more. Bark by the park also offers dog walking and cat services so treat your furry friend to a day they won’t forget!