Once known as the “Bohemian Wall Street” due to the large number of savings and loans located here, Berwyn’s Cermak Road is now an eclectic mix of retail and restaurants including El Nuevo Vallarta Sports Bar & Grill and green energy powerhouse Cermak Plaza.
HISTORIC DEPOT DISTRICT – TRANSIT-ORIENTED DOWNTOWN
Ogden Avenue is Berwyn’s stretch of Historic Route 66 – the Mother Road – designed for automobiles when the car was king of American culture. Today Rte 66 is celebrated with the Berwyn Route 66 Gift Shop, scenic byway exhibits, at the annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show, at local haunts like Cigars & Stripes BBQ Lounge, Michael Anthony’s Pizzeria and Paisans Pizzeria & Bar or just around the corner with live music at Harlem Avenue Lounge.
ROOSEVELT ROAD – THE VELTWAY
Roosevelt Road is an entertainment and dining destination with nationally known live music venues like FitzGerald’s Night Club and Wire, as well as juke-joints like Friendly Tap serving up everything from country and rock to jazz and blues. Dine-out no matter what you’re craving from Michelin-rated establishments to hometown eats.
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