Chicago College Scene


Hit the books, and then hit the town at these favorite Chicago student hangouts.

Updated: July 25, 2005

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

711 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201


Potbelly Sandwich Shop - Lincoln

2264 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


Northwestern


Lulu's

804 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201


Dave's Italian Kitchen

1635 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Reasonably priced Italian dishes like baked manicotti and veal Parmesan are easy on NU students' wallets.


Tommy Nevin's Irish Pub

1450 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

College carousers savor their pints at this old-fashioned, good-time Irish bar and restaurant.


Carmen's Of Evanston Pizzeria

1012 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201

The deep-dish pies at this come-as-you-are pizza joint attract students all semester long.


Bar Louie Evanston

1520 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201


Celtic Knot Public House

626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201

NU students take a break from studying at this cozy, convivial pub featuring classic tavern fare and live music.


University of Chicago


Pizza Capri

1501 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

Popular spot scores with students for its gourmet pizzas and its laid-back atmosphere.


Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

5225 S Harper Ave Ste A, Chicago, IL 60615

Students geet reeled in by the tasty Southern food at this casual Hyde Park spot.


Cove Lounge

1750 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

Popular with U of C students and local regulars, this tavern is a neighborhood staple.


Medici

1327 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637

This U of C hangout draws a local crowd with comfortable ambience, great pizza and--most important--budget-friendly prices.


Woodlawn Tap

1172 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

When term papers are done, collegians make tracks to this local bar and grill.


Valois Restaurant

1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

Classic meat-and-potatoes fare in a sunny cafeteria setting make this a Hyde Park favorite.


DePaul


Bourgeois Pig Cafe

738 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


Sai Cafe Inc

2010 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Armitage Avenue storefront draws sushi-loving students and locals for fresh rolls in a casual atmosphere.


Sweet Mandy B's

1208 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Collegiate types satisfy their sugar cravings with cupcakes, muffins and cakes from this cute dessert nook.


Mcgee's Tavern & Grill

950 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Popular neighborhood sports bar draws a crowd for Blue Demons games and a hearty bar menu.


Glascott's

2158 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Students can research a wide variety of brews at this family-run Irish bar close to campus.


Beaumont

2020 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

The dance party goes into the wee hours at this energetic, college-friendly hot spot.


John's Place

1202 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Casual neighborhood spot that's perfect for brunch with Mom and Dad, or for dinner with a date.