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Pilsen is located in Chicago’s Lower West Side. Rich in art and Latino culture Pilsen has historically been a first-stop neighborhood for American immigrants, first from Bohemia  (today located in the western half of the Czech Republic) and later from Mexico. Pilsen’s Bohemian builders, who arrived in 1871, were so successful in shaping an environment suited to their needs as newly arrived immigrants that the neighborhood today retains its identity through the architecture and urban landscape. Today, Mexicans’ continuation of this tradition has influenced as of recent years. 

Pilsen is filled with much to do including museums, restaurants, cafe’s, boutiques along with the music venues like Thalia Hall, where you can catch indie rockers, comedians, and live DJs in a space similar to the Prague Opera House. The venue shares a historic building with Dusek’s Board & Beer (award-winning tavern fare), Punch House (’70s vibes and large format drinks), and Tack Room (live piano music in the building’s former carriage house). You can always find something to do In Pilsen.