Uptown Neighborhoods: East Ravenswood and Andersonville

AndersonvilleEast Ravenswood
Portions of these two neighborhoods lay within the Uptown community area, even if they may not always be thought of as being part of Uptown.


Andersonville is well-known as a destination for shopping and eating out at local businesses, but less known is that its southern half extends into Uptown as the blocks along Clark Street south of Foster Ave lay within the Uptown community area. This commercial corridor is known for its Swedish heritage and a concentration of locally owned restaurants and shops.

East Ravenswood

East Ravenswood is Uptown’s western-most neighborhood. While primarily a residential community filled with vintage homes and apartment buildings, it includes some industry along Ravenswood Avenue, including the Koval craft whiskey distillery that was the first distillery to open in Chicago since Prohibition. Also, Clark Street is known for its eclectic shops, restaurants, and the renowned Black Ensemble Theatre. Lawrence Avenue and Montrose Avenue have clusters of local restaurants and shops, especially near the Montrose El station and the Ravenswood Metra station.