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City of Berwyn

The City of Berwyn is a prime business and leisure destination nestled just 8 miles west of Chicago’s Loop. Incorporated in 1908, Berwyn is proud of its historic assets and its cultural and ethnic diversity as well as the energy created by the area’s dynamic new businesses. Explore our one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and entertainment stops. Through WhyBerwyn.com, visitors can access a stream of information on the area’s real estate, parks and recreation and cultural hot spots.

Be sure to visit our community calendar and our business directory that includes “hot deals” coupons. Save the date for our repertoire of unique events. Notably, on the last Saturday in August, car enthusiasts "get their kicks on Route 66" admiring a fantastic display of over 500 vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles as well as Automobile Flame Throwing and a Cackle Fest of Dragsters! September also brings a 2-day Oktoberfest with fun for the whole family and a Historic Bungalow Tour that gives tour-goers a peek into a housing style that defined an era.

Business Districts


Roosevelt Road
Roosevelt Road, or 12th Street in Berwyn, is the border between the Village of Oak Park and the City of Berwyn. This corridor is an entertainment and dining destination with nationally known music venues like FitzGerald’s Nightclub, where you can hear everything from country and rock to jazz and blues. Roosevelt Road is also home to some of Berwyn's best eats from fine dining like Autre Monde Café & Spirits to hometown favorites like Big Guys Sausage Stand.
 
Cermak Road
Berwyn's densest commercial area, Cermak Road was once known as the “Bohemian Wall Street” due to the volume of savings and loans located here. Today, it is an eclectic mix of retail and restaurants including iconic green energy powerhouse Cermak Plaza. Cermak Road boasts a wide array of shopping, from major national retailers at the corridor’s Cermak Rd & Harlem Ave gateway to locally owned boutiques.
 
Depot District
Berwyn’s quaint, walkable city center extends across both sides of the Metra Line with a mix of independent shops, restaurants and lounges. Visitors have a variety of transportation options via train, bus or biking. Home to MacNeal Hospital and other medical services, the Depot District also has an array of independent shops offering rare collectables and specialty items. Dining options are aplenty, ranging from white table cloth dining to the approachable pub grub at Lavergne's Tavern.
 
Ogden Avenue
Ogden Avenue is Berwyn’s stretch of Historic Route 66 – the Mother Road – designed when the car was king of American culture. One of the first eastern suburban communities along this stretch, Berwyn celebrates its heritage at the annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show and with four scenic byway wayside exhibits. Streetscape improvements incorporate a 1950s automotive theme for the thriving business strip that has a number of award-winning dining stops like Paisans Pizzeria & Bar and Cigars & Stripes BBQ Lounge.
 

EVENTS


16th Street Theater
16th Street Theater
16th Street Theater brings exciting new plays showcasing Chicagoland's premier talent. Join us ...more
Autre Monde Café & Spirits
Autre Monde Café & Spirits
A neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh and seasonal menu, old w...more
Berwyn Development Corporation
Berwyn Development Corporation
The Berwyn Development Corporation markets Berwyn as a trendy business and leisure destination. They...more
Berwyn Park District
Berwyn Park District
The Berwyn Park District provides safe, enjoyable, attractive and environmentally responsible parks ...more
Big Guys Sausage Stand
Big Guys Sausage Stand
Offering homemade sausages, hand-ground burgers, daily specials, soups, and hearty chili. Like them ...more
Cigars & Stripes BBQ Lounge
Cigars & Stripes BBQ Lounge
As a neighborhood staple for more than 16 years, Cigars & Stripes provides more than just another ta...more
FitzGerald's Nightclub
FitzGerald's Nightclub
FitzGerald's, just across the street from Oak Park in Berwyn, has built a legendary reputation for a...more
Lavergne's Tavern
Lavergne's Tavern
Located in the heart of Berwyn's Depot District, Lavergne's Tavern is the newest spot for amazing fo...more
Paisans Pizzeria & Bar - Berwyn
Paisans Pizzeria & Bar - Berwyn
A full service restaurant, bar, and banquet space serving gourmet burgers, fresh salads, handmade pa...more
The James Joyce Irish Pub
The James Joyce Irish Pub
The James Joyce was designed as a neighborhood Irish pub brought from the Emerald Isle here to the S...more

 

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