Chicago Neighborhoods: Bucktown

Chicago intersection at night

North of Chicago’s eclectic and well-known Wicker Park, you’ll come upon a triangle-shaped neighborhood called Bucktown. Bucktown is a beloved handful of blocks home to modern urban-dwellings, great hole-in-the-wall eats, and cozy-cool nightlife including dive bars, music venues, art installations, and more.


Where is Bucktown In Chicago? 

Curious just what marks the boundaries of Bucktown? The North Branch of the Chicago River makes for its northernmost point, with the beginning of Logan Square making for the eastern edge, Bloomingdale Avenue to the south, and Western Avenue to its west. With interstate 94 running alongside the North Branch of the River, Bucktown is a popular and accessible Chicago neighborhood. So how far is Bucktown from downtown Chicago from the Skydeck? Approximately six miles!


What to Do in Bucktown Chicago? 

Bucktown is a really cool area, always teeming with artsy, awesome events and things to do, food to eat, and drinks to enjoy. Here’s what we recommend: 

  • See Some Music: This neighborhood is alive with spirited music venues that host both great local talents and names you’d be surprised to see play on such quaint stages. Be sure to check out the schedule when you’re in town and see if you can grab some tickets. 
  • Bar Hop: From trendy pop-up bars to local dives that have been community watering holes for decades, there’s always a vibey spot to grab a drink in Bucktown. After you check out the views from the Skydeck, head northwest and chill out with a drink in Bucktown. 
  • Take a Scenic Walk: While this may seem like low-hanging fruit— we mean it! Bucktown is full of character. No two homes, shops, or stores look the same and it makes for quite an entertaining walk. A stroll through Bucktown just may make you want to live there!

Learn More About Bucktown from the Skydeck!

Our helpful local staff is always here to answer any questions like “How far is Bucktown from downtown Chicago,” or “Where is Bucktown in Chicago?” Right from the Skydeck we can point you in the right direction, all the while recommending out must-dos in Chicago neighborhoods from the West Loop to Lincoln Park! Visit us today and we’ll be sure you make the most of your trip!

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