In a city well-known for diversity, Lincoln Square Ravenswood stands out as an especially vibrant cultural crossroads. The community is host to many one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, cafés, and arts centers that reflect the neighborhood’s wide appeal. These businesses come together to make an unforgettable place to shop, eat, visit, live, or work.
Living in Lincoln Square Ravenswood is like being in a small town within the city. Behind the busy avenues lie quiet, tree-lined streets where close-knit residents gather for events year round in the area's parks, churches and public squares. Annual events like the Summer Concert Series, Square Roots craft beer & music festival, and the German-American Fest draw crowds of people from all over the Midwest and beyond to experience our unique neighborhood.
Yet the neighborhood is as cosmopolitan as it is down-to-earth, with its rich public art, gourmet restaurants, European-style cafe's, delis, and specialty stores. It's not hard to shop locally, because you can get virtually any product or service you need within the neighborhood. A great mix of independently-owned stores sell everything from toys to tools, art to armchairs, albums to cappuccinos. Our business owners take great pride in what they do and will most likely be the ones taking care of you when you visit their stores.
Explore this website if you'd like to get to know the Lincoln Square Ravenswood neighborhood and its businesses a little better. Since 1948, business owners in the area have united through an independent Chamber of Commerce. Today's Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce works diligently to maintain the vital connections between the community and the businesses that serve it. We provide this website to our members, as well as the community’s neighbors and visitors, as a guide to the rich tapestry of culture that the area has to offer.