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Pleasant Home is an architectural gem that showcases 19th century craftsmanship and artistry. Designed in 1897 by prominent architect George W. Maher, the home is a National Historic Landmark and the only Maher building open to the public as a museum. You and your guests will be surrounded by rich custom woodwork, extraordinary art glass windows, intricate woodcarvings, and the glowing warmth of light from another era. The Pleasant Home's 1st floor includes of the Great Hall, Living and Dining Rooms and enclosed circular porch. The front porch is a great addition to the 1st floor during warmer weather. It is perfect for wedding ceremonies, smaller banquets or cocktail parties. The Library is slightly off the beaten path, but is a great place for a buffet station for a cocktail reception. It is also perfect for small lectures of meetings that do not require the use of the whole house.
Pleasant Home - Oak Park
Explore the opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect Geroge H. Maher
Poor Phil's Bar & Grill
The Murphy family has been serving you since 1962. This is not your Daddy's beer joint. Don't miss oyster hour. We feature fresh soft shell crabs, Phil's lobster roll, Oak Park's sidewalk cafe, 36 craft beer taps, 100+ beers. See Phil's 100+ changing beer selection at beermenus.com.
Prodigy Glassworks, Inc.
Prodigy Glassworks is in the heart of the Oak Park Art's District at 207 Harrison St. Stop in to watch daily glass blowing demonstrations and to see our beautiful gallery offering unique hand-blown and fused pieces made by local artists. Classes are available weekly for adults and children ages 12+. Beginner classes offered Tuesdays from 6pm–9pm: $150/person, and Saturdays from 10am–1 pm: $150/person. Make your own paperweight Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm-5pm. Paperweights take approximately 30 minutes: $25 each for ages 12+. Call ahead to schedule at (708) 445-8000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of class offerings see our website.
Quincy Street Distillery
Quincy Street Distillery creates inspired spirits based on classic formulas with unique expressions of taste. The distillery operates in a historic storefront in the very heart of beautiful Riverside, one of the first planned suburban communities in the United States.
Red Hen Bread
Red Hen Bread is the best bakery on the planet...or at least in Chicago. From baguettes and ciabatta to roasted garlic and chocolate bread (Yes!! We make chocolate bread), Red Hen Bread offers a wide selection of breads, pastries, cookies, and pies. We also have a fine assortment of scones, muffins, quiche, and croissants. For lunch, we offer a wide range of sandwiches and soups. All sandwiches are made with fresh Red Hen products and use only the freshest meats and veggies. The menu offers many vegetarian options as well.
Pick any decade and come ready to dance! Event fundraiser features: *King & Queen voting *Groove to the DJ mix *Raffles & Prizes *Finger foods & desserts from local restaurants *A Local Celebrity Lip Sync Battle General Ticket $75: includes open bar, appetizers & desserts and coat check.
Rickshaw Rick's Tours & Taxi
Let us save your soles today! We'll take you for a ride, give you a tour, provide shuttles for your party or even run errands with our fleet of pedicabs (aka bicycle rickshaws). Call us at 773-771-3922 or visit www.rickshawrick.com. Catch us at the Oak Park Visitors Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Write Inn, Harvey House, Under the Ginkgo Tree B & B and other fun spots.
River Forest Methodist Church
First stop of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trusts' River Forest Walking Tour.
Riverside Walking Tours
Take a walk through Riverside's history by spending the afternoon with the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, your guide to learning more about the village's unique community and landscape design. Riverside was designed in 1869 by famous landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
Scoville Square was designed by E.E. Robers, and is one of the few examples of Prairie-style architecture applied to commercial buildings.
Built in 1905, Scoville Square was designed by E.E. Roberts and is one of the few examples of Prairie style architecture applied to commercial buildings. In 1980, commissioned architect John Vinci restored the building to its original grandeur. Ideal atmosphere for social and business fundraisers and receptions. Various shops and Winberie's restaurant are on the first floor.
Sen Sushi Bar in Oak Park features an array of fish, some imported from Japan. Fresh and flavorful fits the bill at this Bib Gourmand restaurant.
Shanahan's Cajun Creole
Since 1976 Shanahan's, has been known for the best in Creole Cajun Cuisine. Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp Creole are just a few of our Louisiana influenced entrees. Festival weekends are held monthly with the appetizer / entrée specials such as Shrimp, Oysters, Crawfish, Crab and Garlic. Shanahan's also offers a tempting variety of Homemade Soups, Salads Po boys as well as Daily Specials for Lunch and Dinner. Try our Homemade Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie and Louisiana Bread Pudding. For Beverages we are known for our extensive Draught Beers (especially our Guinness) and our World Famous Hurricanes. Enjoy!
We offer unique rolls and fabulous entrees. Our full bar offers a great selection of specialty beer, wine and sake, as well as our Asian-inspired martinis and cocktails. Catering and Private Party Room available for 75 people.
TAKARA features eclectic offerings from one-of-a-kind jewelry, animated and spirited apparel, to international upscale designers, global jewelry, handbags, shoes and more! There's no need to travel to Europe for the latest looks because TAKARA brings the excitement and latest fashions to you.
Team Blonde Jewelry
At Team Blonde Jewelry, you will find an extensive display of our handmade beaded jewelry as well as other accessories such as handbags, pajamas, candles, and bath products (several with a socially conscious or environmental focus). Team Blonde also offers relaxing spa treatments -- manicures, pedicures, and massage. We have a jewelry design studio in our boutique where you can work with our designers to create unique pieces -- funky or traditional, simple or ornate. You can host a jewelry design and spa party in our creative and relaxing atmosphere for special events with friends.
Ten Thousand Villages
Experience exquisite, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, home decor and gifts from around the world. Invest in education, housing and hope for villages in 33 countries. Each store operates as a cooperative with its own board of directors, and provides vital, fair income to people in developing countries by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories.
The Arts Center
This magnificent Neoclassical architectural gem features a 700-seat auditorium and the Ernest Hemingway Museum.
The Book Table
Over 60,000 discounted new and used titles. All books in the store are at least 20% off the cover price -- the majority of titles are 40% to 50% off. Particular strengths in art, photography, architecture, literature, history and kids books.
The Competitive Foot
The first athletic shoe store in Illinois features over 200 styles of shoes. Men, women, and children's shoes by Nike, Saucony, New Balance, Converse, Adidas, Teva, Birkenstock, Asics, Crocs, Reef, Brooks, Mizuno and Merrell. Apparel and Accessories. Open 7 days a week, Monday & Thursday till 8pm.
The Rocking Horse Boutique
A unique showroom located in the eclectic Oak Park Arts District featuring exclusive fashions for children, specializing in christening outfits, flower girl dresses, boy's tuxedos and First Holy Communion apparel. You will also find a full line of accessories, gifts and Kidorable rain gear. Our knowledgeable staff will make it easy for you to find the perfect outfit for that special day. Hours are by appointment in our showroom, or you can choose to have a free consultation in your home.
Get in touch with nature in this beautiful wooded setting near the Des Plaines River, where you can view local wild animals that have been rescued from the surrounding area.
Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian dining. They offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pasta and a variety of artisan gelato. They strongly believe in supporting local producers and using organic products whenever possible. Their mission is simple: provide you, your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable meal in a space that is warm, inviting and fun. Trattoria 225 is available for large groups that would like to rent the entire restaurant for lunch or dinner events. The restaurant can seat 140 people and accommodate 300 people for a reception style event. The "Bar Side" is the perfect space for cocktail and hors d'oeuvers parties of 30 to 70 people with direct access to the full service bar. The "Kitchen Side" is the larger of the two sides of the restaurant with seating most comfortable around 100 and 140 for a reception style event. Available for lunch and dinner.
Uncorked Summer Nights
Experience the Oak Park Conservatory from a fresh perspective with Uncorked Summer Nights! Admission includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers. Also, included is showcase tours of the Fern, Tropical and Desert rooms. Enjoy music by the Grosso Family Band and art by Phil Malhiot. Appetizers provided by New Rose Catering and wine and craft beer by Marion Street Cheese Market.
Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast
A magnificent Queen Anne Victorian Home built around 1890, air conditioned, with a wrap around front porch. Located one block from Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio; savor a light breakfast in our elegant dining room or bright homey kitchen; weather permitting, breakfast on the veranda; 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and all the museums and points of interest. Also, not your ordinary meeting place, host your next event in a warm gracious setting. Non-Smoking establishment and use only green products for cleaning. Now offering wi-fi throughout the house.
Val's halla Records
Legendary, eclectic home for music in every format and every genre - "a collector's paradise" since 1972. New and used LP's, cassettes and CD's-bought and sold. CD/DVD/CD-Rom professional scratch repair, collector books & magazines, & Elvis shrine. See us at our new home in the Oak Park Arts District.
Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge
This gay and lesbian Oak Park lounge features a dance floor, martini bar and a menu of small plates. Catch live DJs, drag shows and dancers on the weekends.
Temporary living in a residential setting. Fully furnished and equipped one and two bedroom apartments, just bring your toothbrush. Spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, TV, stereo, microwave, full-size fridge. $1,800-$2,100 a month includes all utilities, cable, unlimited local and domestic long distance, wireless internet access. Off-street parking and onsite laundry. Conveniently located near I-290, walking distance to restaurants, shops and Blue Line.
Walking Tour of Historic Riverside
The Frederick Law Olmsted Society is pleased to offer great opportunities to learn about our historic landmark village. Discover the winding roads, delightful parks, beautiful landscapes, varied architecture and much more!
West Town Museum of Cultural History
The West Town Museum of Cultural History has been the repository for black history in Maywood since 1857. The museum features a pictorial exhibit on the Underground Railroad.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we're within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we are within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert. Non-Smoking establishment. Handicap accessible.
Wire is located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Just west of Chicago, something is growing... a facility for music production, performance, education and distribution unlike any other. Come experience this first class venue, boasting top notch audio equipment, as well as full service modern lighting and video production. A place every artist will want to play and every fan will want to see. This very modern venue is available to rent for your especially unique event. A must see!
Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun, a place of creative play for kids birth to age eight. Located in Oak Park, Illinois at 6445 West North Avenue, the children's museum helps kids, their parents and caregivers unleash their imaginations through art, performance, design, building and more.
Come explore a child-sized world where children, birth to eight years old, experience creative play and develop their imaginations. Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun and excitement with six permanent exhibits and special events. Memberships, daily admissions, field trip admissions, and during and after hours parties available.
Write Inn - Oak Park
Visit this historic renovated inn with its 65 delightful rooms and suites. Family rooms with mini kitchens, spacious Parlor rooms furnished with selected antiques, or Signature Suites with marble Jacuzzi baths available. Free WiFi is available in all of our rooms and an internet station is available in the lobby. Located in the heart of Oak Park, the Write Inn is close to shopping, Frank Lloyd Wright walking tours, and the Hemingway Museum. Travel to Chicago is fast and convenient as the Write Inn is only 2 blocks north of Chicago's Green Line. Features the fine cuisine of Hemmingway's Bistro.