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community art center exterior

Just three “L” stops south of The 78, Bronzeville is the cultural heart of the African American experience in Chicago.

Standing at the entrance of this historic district, the Monument to the Great Northern Migration recognizes the thousands of African Americans who came to Chicago in the early 20th century.

crab and lobster plate

This famed neighborhood is known for soul food and jazz clubs (and the Bronzeville Jazz Festival) — and for diversions like the Southside cultural center, and monthly Bronzeville Art Walk.

Be Sure to Check Out

Peach’s Restaurant

Southern staples define the menu at this homey eatery. (Get the shrimp and grits with a side of duck bacon. You’re welcome.)

Visit Peach’s Restaurant.

Find it at 4652 S King Drive.

Norman's Bistro

Fancy dining room and wine bar showcases inventive American Creole cooking with a Brazilian twist. Advice: Leave room for dessert.

Visit Norman's Bistro.

Find it at 1001 E 42nd Street.

Gallery Guichard

Located on the first floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, it features a rotating collection of work by artists from around the world.

Visit Gallery Guichard.

Find it at 436 E 47th Street.