Doolin’s may look like an Irish pub—but you’ll have more luck getting a bubble machine than a pint of Guinness.
A hollow church in Pilsen looks like something from a Hollywood studio back lot.
The Neighborhood Foundation has been installing painted panels on abandoned buildings for nearly two decades.
Rogers Park’s leopard-print house has been the talk of the neighborhood for more than a decade.
The Wicker Park office of dentist Luis Casals is a perfectly preserved midcentury relic.
Dulcelandia offers a variety of lucha libre wrestlers to bash until all the chile candy spills out.
The former substation now acts as a live-in studio for a trio of sculptors.
What the heck is this place? The House of Hansen?
Mr. Flower and Mr. Ping Pong is part flower shop, part Ping-Pong break room (it has U-Haul rentals, too).
Books on the satanic scriptures are available, but Alchemy Arts is more welcoming than its dark texts suggest.
Paleteria Arco Iris in Avondale is a hub for the north side’s paleta slingers.
Masks deck out its front window, but the Inside Out Art Studio has much more inside.
Now an office building, 35 East Wacker was once a redoubt for wary jewelers—and Al Capone.
Logan Square’s Disco City appears to have an identity crisis—but it knows exactly what it’s doing.