What’s Brewing On The South Side


Back Of The Yards | Bridgeport | Pilsen |

Mt. Greenwood | South Loop | Woodlawn

Congratulations! We made it through 2020!


Celebrate by exploring the best that the South Side has to offer in the first month of the new year.


As we contemplate the new year from home, we feel hopeful about the eventual return of the things we love: art, food, culture and live events. As the South Side builds back to life, you can trust us shine a spotlight on all things South Of The Loop.


🗞️ In This Edition

🍶 Sips And Giggles

🥶 Ice Patrol

📚 On The Paper Trail


Lightly Roasted


🔵 Sputnik Coffee Company

  • Operates Out Of Chicago’s Historic Back Of The Yards Neighborhood

  • An Accessible Blend That Is Focused On Bold Simplicity


🔵 Bridgeport Coffee

  • Purveyor Of Fine Coffee Beans And Roasts On The South Side Of Chicago

  • Unusual Range Of Rich, Complex Flavors And Superiority To Mass Market Premium Coffees


🔵 Tribe Coffee Roasters

  • Honoring The Tradition And Culture From Where Each Bean Comes From

  • South Side Small Batch Coffee Roasters


🥪 Snacking South Of The Loop


🔵 Rubi’s At Casa Índígō

  • Popular Taco Streaterie From Maxwell Street Market Is Popping Up In Pilsen At Casa Índígō

  • Customers Can Check Facebook For The Week’s Menu And Text (773) 318-9526 To Order


🔵 Cluck It

  • Tastefully Done, This Spot Checks All The Boxes And Makes Everything In House


🔵 The Woodlawn

  • Dine In A Dome While Experiencing Diverse Food Options On The South Side


🗣️ *Friendly FYI! We are working hard to be accurate. But these are strange times, so please check that spots are open.


⛸️ Blade Runner

Outdoor fun is all year round. Lace up and plan ahead when you head out to skate this year.


🔵 Mckinley Park

  • Located Near The Intersection Of Western Boulevard And South Archer Avenue

  • 50-person Limit, No More Than Two People May Skate Together & Masks Are Required While Skating


🔵 Midway Plaisance Park

  • A Sizable Ice Rink With Free Admission During The Winter Months

  • Between Jackson And Washington Park

  • 50-person Limit, No More Than Two People May Skate Together & Masks Are Required While Skating


🔵 Mt. Greenwood Park

  • Open Five Days A Week

  • Provides A Limited Number Of Walkers For Those Learning To Skate

  • 50-person Limit, No More Than Two People May Skate Together & Masks Are Required While Skating


🔵 Wentworth Park

  • Open Five Days A Week

  • 25-person Limit, No More Than Two People May Skate Together & Masks Are Required While Skating


✂️ South Side Snippets


🔵 Clean Up Your Act

  • South Side activists remind us that the simple act of collecting litter shows that a community is cared for.


🔵 In Through The Outdoors

  • A restaurant in the Little Village community debuted outdoor seating "Block Party" pods that's been helping them stay afloat.


🔵 The Artist’s Way

  • Image conscious and the Black Romantic.