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Pilsen is a vibrant and diverse community just minutes from downtown Chicago. Originally settled by Irish immigrants in the 1840’s, the community got its name from the soon dominant wave of Czech immigrants fleeing the Austrian Empire in the 1860’s and 1870’s. It was a neighborhood settled by the working class yet strongly influenced by the many Bohemian “Free Thinkers” of the day. This dichotomy still exists as Pilsen remains a working class community but with more contemporary creative influences such as the Chicago Arts District and the many famous restaurants and café’s that line 18th Street.  In fact, most Chicagoans know Pilsen for its culinary prowess. From relative newcomers Duseks and Pleasant House Pub to long time establishments such as Nuevo Leon or Carnitas Don Pedro, Pilsen has something for the foodie in each of us. On Oakley Street between 23rd & 25th lies a small pocket known as the Original Little Italy or “Heart of Chicago”. Here a handful of Italian restaurants still hold out after generations of ownership. It has an undoubtedly charming and historic feel and some of the best Italian restaurants in the Midwest. Oakley Commons sits alongside this by-gone row of restaurants. 


Chicago Arts District

Featuring monthly gallery nights every 2nd Friday

Thalia Hall

Historic landmark with a wide array of music, community and artistic events

National Museum of Mexican Art​

Immerse yourself in the 10,000-piece permanent collection of Mexican Art

Chicago Urban Art Society

Emerging arts non-profit exhibition space, creative hub and community

Honky Tonk BBQ

Chicago's Championship BBQ with live music on the Saloon Stage

Harrison Park

17 acres with gymnastics facilities, indoor swimming pool and a gym


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