The Oak Park Area is ready to impress you with its thriving dining and nightlife scene.
You can eat and drink at restaurants running the spectrum of tastes. Distinctive dining, neighborhood favorites, famous beef and dogs or sweet and salty indulgences are all here to please any palate or budget. Nightlife and shows happen every night of the week in different pockets around the area. Live music on the “Veltway” or Forest Park’s Madison Street for live theater are great places to start. After dinner, check out some of the breweries and distilleries for an exceptional nightcap or make it the main event and take part in Oak Park’s Craft Beer Tour.
Don’t forget to check the events page for annual events like Oak Park's “Uncork Illinois” in June and “Micro Brew Review” in August. August is also the month for the “Food Truck Rally” in River Forest and September brings “Hopstop” to Riverside. Labor Day weekend is the “Taste of Melrose Park” – a 40 year old event to rival the “Taste of Chicago”.