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Chicago's Lincoln Park, a Neighborhood Rental Guide

Lincoln Park’s versatile neighborhood offers any lifestyle a fitting location to live.

Active lakeside park and beach meet upscale boutique shopping and world-class dining in this charming and trendy near north side Chicago neighborhood. Over the years Lincoln Park has gained a reputation as one of the city's most desirable communities. Its shady, tree-lined residential streets and stretches of exciting entertainment and nightlife are the ideal union of serenity and fun. The majority of Lincoln Park holds an old-fashioned appeal, reinforced by rows of brown- and graystone walkups and ornate, vintage architecture.


Monthly rents can start around $1400 to $4,000 per month depending on apartment size.


Enjoy more natural scenery for quaint relaxation or an exciting night out on the town with many bars and clubs.


This well-rounded and upscale neighborhood can be home to people who enjoy the outdoors with the lake and many different park available.


Lincoln Park residents have nearby access to both interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to the west and Lake Shore Drive.


Most popular in the summertime, this neighborhood is known for North Avenue Beach and the Lincoln Park Zoo.


While Lincoln Park offers a few CTA lines and multiple taxis to travel through parts of Chicago, the best way to get around is through its bus lines. Not only is it the cheaper option, but, with about 10 bus lines running through it, it is the more convenient option as well.

3 cta routes

10 bus routes

0 metra routes

18 notable landmarks

Recreation / Entertainment

When you’ve got the largest park in Chicago right in your back yard, there’s no excuse for being a couch potato. Whether you’re visiting the zoo, enjoying a day on the beach, or treating your self to a shopping spree, Lincoln Park provides numerous amounts of activities to keep you entertained.

Steppenwolf Theatre

Putting on accomplished plays, this drama group has launched the careers of many acclaimed actors.

Apollo Theater Chicago

Plays, musicals, improv & children's productions in a 440-seat main theater & a 50-seat studio.

Lincoln Park Conservatory

This landmark is known as an encyclopedic art museum and is located in Grant Park.

Lincoln Park Zoo

A large urban park that features some of Chicago’s most notable and prized landmarks.

260 restaurants bars & coffee shops


For foodies, Lincoln Park is a mouth-watering tour of some of the city’s best restaurants. Clark and Halsted streets and Lincoln, Armitage and Clybourn avenues are packed with culinary options from all corners of the world. Lincoln park provides renters with a vibrant array of food options.


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Bourgeois Pig Cafe

Inventive sandwiches (many with literary names), breakfast items & tea in an old row house setting.


Brick walls & floors lend a homey vibe to this snug coffee joint serving drinks & light bites.

Next Door

This lofty cafe with an event wall draws freelancers with work areas & free bookable meeting space.

Little Beans Cafe

Coffee shop with a viewing window that allows parents to see the indoor playhouse village.

Floriole Cafe & Bakery

Bright cafe & bakery offering lunch & an array of European-style pastries in sleek, airy surrounds.

Bow Truss Coffee Roasters

Local roasting company’s funky, vintage-style coffee shop offering house coffee, espresso & more.

Zig Zag Kitchen

Casual spot serving pizza, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, kebabs & more in a low-key setting.

Gemini Bistro

Stylish neighborhood restaurant with a marble bar & modern American bistro dishes.

Standard Market Grill

Modern American grill for pizza, burgers & sandwiches featuring ingredients from a gourmet market.

The Peasantry

Global street food gets elevated by creative flavors & upscale presentations at this casual hang.

The Pasta Bowl

Hearty Italian dishes like panini, salads & lots of pasta in a casual space with an open kitchen.

Dunlays On Clark

Neighborhood restaurant & bar offering hearty American grub in a casual space with sidewalk seating.


Gluten-free eatery with creative American farm-to-table fare in a rustic-chic space with a bakery.

North Pond

Modern, creative American fare made with local ingredients in a peaceful locale inside Lincoln Park.

Tandoor Char House

Dishes (using halal meat) drawn primarily from India & Pakistan, with vegetarian options.

Sapori Trattoria

Small neighborhood restaurant with housemade pasta & other classic Italian dishes.


Classic, long-running fast-food chain known for its burgers, fries & shakes.

Mr. Gyros

Snug take-out find open 24 hours with a selection of gyros, plus burgers & other grill items.

The Dog Joint

Casual venue offering New York-style pizza, sold by the pie or the slice, plus wings & sandwiches.


Fast-food chain serving chicken sandwiches, strips & nuggets along with salads & sides.

Jimmy John's

Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.

Nightlife / Bars

The considerable number of students and young adults who reside in and around this Chicago neighborhood fuel the active nightlife in Lincoln Park. The main arteries of the neighborhood are lined with hundreds of bars, clubs, pubs and theaters. This makes Lincoln Park one of Chicago’s hottest destinations.



The Barrelhouse Flat

A sprawling cocktail menu & foodie-friendly bar eats in a hip space with an upstairs lounge.


Bar with more than 300 varieties of whiskey plus movie nights & DJs spinning punk/rock/ska music.


Bar with a space for live performances & a jukebox of music from past shows.

Four Farthings Tavern & Grill

Popular longtime tap with upscale pub food, TVs tuned to the game, an outdoor patio & a party room.

Gaslight Bar & Grille

Laid-back place with updated pub eats, frozen cocktails & beer in a space with a lake-house vibe.

Kirkwood Bar & Grill

Wood-accented sports bar draws Indiana & Nebraska college fans for beers, games & American eats.

The Copa Lounge

Dark, concrete haunt with bar & dance floor pulses with DJ-spun grooves for the alternative crowd.


Bustling nightclub with a massive dance floor & live DJs, multiple bars & a river-view garden space.

The Drop Lounge

Hip late-night shot & cocktail bar featuring DJ-driven sounds in a subterranean, cavelike space.


No-frills, cash-only bar with two floors, stucco archways & live music nightly.


Lincoln Park is great for boutique-style shopping. Both international and independent stores thrive in this area, appealing to a wide variety of shoppers. Big spenders will find plenty of designer apparel, while bargain seekers can uncover hidden treasures at the great consignment shops.

850+ retail shops