Humboldt Park Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Overview

Humboldt Park is one of the most vibrant and well-known neighborhoods in Chicago. Donning large, distinctive Puerto Rican flags on both sides of Division St, it’s pretty clear that the neighborhood has been home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community for a while. Humboldt Park, the neighborhood’s namesake, is one of Chicago’s biggest parks and also the location for the annual Puerto Rican Parade and Festival, which draws around a million people every year. 

Building Styles

Homes in the area tend to be two or three-flats and single family homes, with classic greystones and German-influenced architecture throughout giving the area a very classic Chicago look. Humboldt Park’s namesake is a historical reminder of the neighborhood’s early group of immigrants, which were mostly German and Scandinavian and built many buildings in the late 1800’s.

What’s Around the Area

Bars & Gastropubs

The Continental – 2801 W Chicago Ave
Humble Bar and Lounge – 3018 W North Ave
Boulevard Sports Lounge – 2645 W North Ave
The Beetle – 2532 W Chicago Ave
Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern – 2600 W Iowa St
California Clipper – 1002 N California Ave
Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar – 954 N California Ave
Richmond’s – 2944 W Grand Ave

Restaurants & Cafes

Humboldt Haus Sandwich Bar – 2958 W North Ave
Star Lounge (Dark Matter Coffee) – 2521 W Chicago Ave
Nellie’s Restaurant – 2458 W Division St
Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar – 2700 W Chicago Ave
Kai Zan – 2557 W Chicago Ave
Papa’s Cache Sabroso – 2517 W Division St
La Plena Restaurant – 2617 W Division St
The Boathouse Cafe – 1301 N Humboldt Drive (Humboldt Park Boathouse)
La Encantada – 3437 W North Ave
La Lena – 3758 W North Ave
La Bruquena – 2726 W Division St
Café Colao – 2638 W Division St
Roeser’s Bakery – 3216 W North Ave
C.C. Ferns Coffee – 806 W Augusta Blvd
Flying Saucer – 1123 N California Ave
Diana’s Food & Restaurant – 1000 N Francisco Ave
Taco L Jalisciense – 2859 W Chicago Ave
Tropical Taste Restaurant – 3330 W North Ave
Yoli’s Tacos – 2640 W Chicago Ave

Shops

Humboldt House – 1045 N California Ave
Space Oddities – 1007 N California Ave
The WasteShed – 2842 W Chicago Ave
Peach Fuzz – 1005 N California Ave
Vintage Quest – 1105 N California Ave
Lily’s Record Shop – 2733 W Division
Let’s Change – 1664 N California

Grocery Stores

Cermak Produce – 2701 W North Ave
Market Fresh Foods – 800 N Kedzie Ave
Puerto Rico Food & Liquors –  2559 W Augusta Blvd
Farmers Pride Produce – 756 N Western Ave

Chicago Park District Parks

Augusta Park – 4433 W. Augusta Blvd
Humboldt Park – 1400 N Humboldt Dr
Bloomingdale Trail + Park
The 606 – 1805 N Ridgeway
Simons Park – 1640 N Drake Ave
Grand Playlot Park – 3259 W Grand Ave
Ohio & Harding Park – 601 N Harding Ave

Library

Humboldt Park Branch (Chicago Public Library) – 1605 N Troy St
West Chicago Avenue Branch (Chicago Public Library) – 4856 W Chicago Ave
North Pulaski Branch (Chicago Public Library) – 4300 W North Ave
Richard M. Daley Branch (Chicago Public Library) – 733 N Kedzie Ave
Read/Write Library Chicago – 914 N California Ave

Museums

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture