10 Chicago Locations Featured in Netflix's “Easy”

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14 April 2017

Netflix’s Easy is an anthology series following the lives of a number of different Chicago residents and visitors. Easy’s creator Joe Swanberg filled the series with many of his favorite hangouts from his adopted hometown, featuring locations in Logan Square, Pilsen, Wicker Park, and more. Check out 10 of the best below.

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, Lincoln Park

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In episode seven, “Chemistry Read,” a young actress performs in a play at the long-standing Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. The episode’s titles are also a drawing of the Biograph with the word “easy” replacing the name.

Half Acre Beer Company, North Center

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Episode three, “Brewing Brothers,” is unsurprisingly about brewing beer. Brothers Jeff and Matt take a tour of the Half Acre brewery early in the episode, and their partners later get a drink in Half Acre’s Lincoln taproom.

City Lit Books, Logan Square

Graphic novelist Jacob Malco is the focus of episode five, “Art and Life,” and he gives a talk at City Lit, one of the city’s best independent bookstores. Find it on North Kedzie Blvd.

City Lit, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 235 2523

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Dusek's Board & Beer/Thalia Hall, Pilsen

Restaurant, Bar, Pub, American, $$$
In episode four, “Controlada,” the characters get dinner at Pilsen’s Dusek’s Board & Beer, in the same building as Punch House and Thalia Hall.

Fantasy Costumes, Portage Park

It’s Halloween in episode one, and Andi needs to get some trick-or-treat costumes for her kids, so naturally, they go to Portage Park’s Fantasy Costumes, Chicago’s largest selection of costumes, wigs and more.

Handlebar, Wicker Park

Restaurant, North American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$

One of the main characters in episode two is a vegan and a cyclist, so Handlebar in Wicker Park is the obvious place for her to get breakfast, with its vegan and vegetarian menu of American classics.

Cloud Gate, Millennium Park

Bridge, Park
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In “Controlada,” Gabi shows her friend from out of town around the city, including Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate and the Gehry-designed BP Bridge.

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