Chicago Neighborhood Guide: Glenview

Glenview is the perfect city in which to start a family. It is close to Chicago but still offers the ease of a suburbia neighborhood. Glenview is home to top-tiered public schools, kid-friendly attractions, and even entertainment for mom and dad! Enjoy some of the top-rated local spots.

Walker Bros

Have an early start and looking for your go-to breakfast? Walker Bros is the go-to spot! Open daily at 6:30 AM, Walker Bros has been a Glenview favorite since 1981. Their menu is filled with classic fluffy omelettes, an entire list of gluten-free options, and for your kiddos, an endless amount of silver dollar pancakes.

Kohl’s Children Museum

Kohl’s Children Museum is the perfect place for your child to explore, play, and learn. The museum is filled with over 15 different exhibits that will entertain your child for hours. The museum also offers educational workshops for teachers, caregivers, and parents. Classes are aligned with Common Core State Standards, Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards, and NAEYC Early Learning Standards. It is the perfect place for kids and their caretakers.

Dairy Bar

You cannot visit Glenview without making a stop at the Dairy Bar. This dessert spot has been a family favorite since 1955. Although you cannot go wrong with any item on their menu, they are most well-known for their soft-serve ice cream. Given that it is right in front of the train station, it has become the ideal summer hangout spot to watch the trains pass while you enjoy some ice cream. Please note that the Dairy Bar is a seasonal eatery.

Ten Ninety Brewing

Ten Ninety has become a classic weekend hangout spot in downtown Glenview. Midwestern locals, Jamie, Brian, and Andy, have been beer fanatics since 1996. After winning a few local and regional homebrewing contests, they decided to move into a new home in which they could share their passion. The core of their assortment is “imperial” beers but they also have medium and light beers that are sure to be enjoyed by all.

The Rock House

The Rock House has become the go-to spot for all things rock n’ roll and coffee! This multi-faceted café hosts' over 8 different types of music classes in which kids, their friends, or the entire family can jam and learn how to play. In addition to their music classes and infamous open-mic karaoke nights, Rock House also has an extensive café menu. Whether you are looking for a grilled cheese, coffee, or to jam out, Rock House has got you covered.

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