Daytripper: Hit a Home Run in Wrigleyville

Wrigleyville is so much more than baseball and beer.

This historic Chicago neighborhood is steeped in tradition, especially at Wrigley Field. A small but vibrant neighborhood, Wrigleyville is overflowing with both new and old favorites for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Bring the family for a Cubs game, of course, but make sure you get there early to give yourself time to grab lunch and stroll the streets. Heading over with friends? Book a tour at Goose Island or take in a game and stick around for barbecue, moonshine and country music at Old Crow.

Cubs Game

Win or lose, nothing beats spending a day at the historic Wrigley Field—and after celebrating 100 years in 2014, Wrigley has never looked better! So grab a beer and a bag of peanuts and settle in to spend an afternoon with our beloved Cubbies. 1060 W. Addison St., 773-404-CUBS


Old Crow Smokehouse

Executive Chef (and “Master Chef” contestant) Tony Scruggs is bringing classic Southern barbecue to Wrigley at Old Crow, where there’s no shortage of brisket and moonshine. Get there on a sunny day when the roof opens up to expose the warehouse-sized dining room. You can’t go wrong with an order of the melt-in-your-mouth Pulled Pork Sliders and a Blackberry Crow or Front Porch Punch cocktail. 3506 N. Clark St., 773-537-4452 


Krista K Boutique

Krista K has been a must-visit shop on Southport for more than 10 years now, offering the best in both upscale and casual women’s clothing and denim. When you walk in you’ll find denim and popular brands to outfit your everyday life—Splendid, J Brand, and Current/Elliott to name a few. Head upstairs to shop upscale attire for a night out. You’ll find collections from Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang, Alice + Olivia and more, plus an impressive selection of designer shoes, jewelry and handbags. 3458 N. Southport Ave., 773-248-1967


Mint Julep

Stock up on vibrant tops, flowing maxis and chic statement accessories at this hip Southport boutique. Look out for Susana Monaco, Everly, DL1961 Denim, and Chicago-based Henry & Belle. In addition to cute casual wear and designer denim, you’ll find a huge selection of jewelry, handbags and accessories to complete the look. 3432 N. Southport Ave., 773-472-6717



Pick up something for your pooch at this specialty dog boutique. Dog-a-holics sells the best of the best in bones, durable toys, bakery and birthday treats, collars and leashes, custom dog beds and more. Just down the street from the boutique, you can also drop off your dog for daycare, grooming, walking and training. Bonus: Owner Candace Canty has helped Dog-a-holics raise almost $100,000 for shelter dogs! 3657 N. Southport Ave., 773-857-7600


Dimo’s Pizza 

You absolutely cannot leave Wrigley without grabbing a slice at Dimo’s—you might have known them as Ian’s Pizza in Madison, Wisc. before Dimo’s moved to Clark Street in 2008. We’re partial to The Mac (their most popular slice, with macaroni and cheese piled on top of a homemade crème frâiche base), but you can also try the Chicken n’ Waffles, Steak Nacho or S’mores—yes, those crazy-delicious combos all top a slice of pizza. It’s well worth the wait after a day at the ballpark. 3463 Clark St., 773-525-4580