CTA - Damen

1588 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee & Pierce), Chicago, IL 60622
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    • 24 Hours
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The Damen station serves the popular and growing Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. It is the subject of Bert Monroy's famous image Damen.


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  • "some of the best martinis in the city and always decorated for the..." (2 tips)
  • Jake D.

    Don't stand on the track when the train comes. You will surely die. Your welcome

    Jake D. · November 14, 2010
  • Chicago Tribune

    When the sun is rising in the east, this is a great vantage point to snap a photo of the skyline. Just don't make too big of a deal about it - security keeps a close eye on shutterbugs. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · October 5, 2011
  • Liliana S.

    If you're up for it, tracks are perfect to throw yourself and wait for a train to end your miserable existence!

    Liliana S. · June 25, 2011
  • Vanessa R.

    Highly suggest taking the blue line from wicker park bars to home, it runs 24hrs and is safer than a DUI. Get home safe everyone!

    Vanessa R. · September 10, 2011
  • Mark S.

    Get an all you can ride pass and ride the CTA all around the city.

    Mark S. · March 20, 2009
  • Christine M.

    When you enter the station don't let the old rickety entrance doors swing into the person behind you...not cool.

    Christine M. · October 2, 2010
  • Heather K.

    Hilarious; all the people leaving drink tips on here - this is a CTA stop. Blueline Club Car, a martini lounge, resides near its entrance/exit. Geez.

    Heather K. · October 11, 2011
  • angela w.

    Westbound be in the first car - there's a small exit all the way at the west end of the platform. If you're walking that way it saves a block.

    angela w. · March 24, 2010
  • Angeles R.

    Don't eat Flash Taco when you're sober...your taste buds will be sadly disappointed.

    Angeles R. · April 25, 2012
  • Leyla A.

    You probably think you're pretty special.

    Leyla A. · August 17, 2013
  • Kyle O.

    One of the more beautiful 'L' stations! Be sure to take time to check it out.

    Kyle O. · November 6, 2011
  • Marvin R.

    Cool el stop

    Marvin R. · January 10, 2010
  • Cris W.

    Blue line smells like a wet dog... Enjoy

    Cris W. · February 6, 2013
  • Tony B.

    Try the train.

    Tony B. · March 25, 2012
  • Mianma G.

    They now have Security Cameras at ever turn and on every level (look for them when you walk up the stairs)

    Mianma G. · September 18, 2011
  • Tom C.

    brace yourself for the wood paneling!

    Tom C. · October 31, 2010
  • Lina G.

    Open air train station that is HIGH in the air! Don't look down!

    Lina G. · November 12, 2012
  • Jessica K.

    Watch out for the loonies that loiter around the entrance

    Jessica K. · January 8, 2012
  • Chanel M.

    Stop by Akira Men's! Always good deals!!

    Chanel M. · September 24, 2010
  • #⃣GRAEGINATOR (Matthew Graegin) .

    Be prepared to fight through the overcrowded CTA Blue Line during the rush hour! It sucks!

  • Kevin M.

    Stop leaving tips about blue line club car bar and grill... #this is the actual damen blue line train station smh

    Kevin M. · August 12, 2013
  • Angeles R.

    If you're into existential conversations, show up between 2:15 and 3:30 in the morning...these hipsters are fucking deep.

    Angeles R. · May 5, 2013
  • Angeles R.

    The hipsters are a gentle people, not prone to violence or simple food...

    Angeles R. · April 25, 2013
  • Timmy V.

    3rd rail is great for shock therapy

    Timmy V. · April 18, 2013
  • Keri W.

    A plethora of hotties at this stop, ALWAYS!

    Keri W. · December 17, 2011
  • Corey H.

    Say Hi 2Mike @Skewers on the street level!

    Corey H. · December 5, 2011
  • Alicia Ya Yah T.

    Skewerz just below on Damen... Delicioso!!!

    Alicia Ya Yah T. · October 14, 2011
  • Leer G.

    Stop by Goorin Hat Shop...awesome family owned hat store with great people working

    Leer G. · March 28, 2011
  • Janice M.

    Hangover brunch is great and reasonably priced. $3 mimosas ;-) they also make the best martinis!!

    Janice M. · October 30, 2010
  • Adam R.

    If you are from the south, you can get grits here on Sundays. I was shocked!

    Adam R. · June 27, 2010
  • Lindsay B.

    Go on the weekend for the best $3 bloody mary of your life. Read more

    Lindsay B. · March 10, 2010
  • Angelique R.

    $7.50 specialty martinis. Lemon Squeeze was meant for me. Hands down favorite bar in the city!

    Angelique R. · December 5, 2009
  • L C.

    The information display is handy if you've forgotten your smartphone (or low battery). Nice to get ETA status of the next two trains, weather and time.

    L C. · June 3, 2013
  • Chris M.

    Smells like ass. Gross!

    Chris M. · March 20, 2013
  • L C.

    Northbound platform still down for reconstruction. Be early, single lane.

    L C. · October 21, 2012
  • StreetWise_CHI

    We don't have vendors near Wicker Park, but that doesn't mean we don't want your support!

    StreetWise_CHI · August 22, 2012
  • Brad S.

    Listen carefully. The announcer sounds the same when he says outbound/downtown

    Brad S. · April 17, 2012
  • Greg N.

    Why does the express train stop at every stop.

    Greg N. · March 27, 2012
  • Paul V.

    Jamm packed after 730am.

    Paul V. · March 9, 2012
  • Paul V.

    Heated lamps help in the morning. Great place to exchange words and experiences.

    Paul V. · February 18, 2012
  • L C.

    At the present, the station is undergoing some renovations. Paint and wood dust!

    L C. · May 10, 2011
  • Melissa

    Get the Lemon Mojito!!

    Melissa · April 27, 2011
  • Eric R.

    Pass on the crab tots. All filling and very little crab.

    Eric R. · April 25, 2011
  • Lauren P.

    Peanut butter & jelly martini. Sounds gross but worth the risk! Smooth & not too sweet.

    Lauren P. · March 20, 2011
  • Jessica E.

    Ask for the bread basket with cinnamon butter. Seriously.

    Jessica E. · March 17, 2011
  • Leatrice

    walk up the road on damen and check out JOE'S JEANS! you wont regret it.

    Leatrice · February 23, 2011
  • Amanda S.

    Sunday night movies. Tnite is Christmas Story at 7pm.

    Amanda S. · December 13, 2010
  • Lukas Z.

    Awesome place, Dave thanks a lot for super fun sexy timez, greetings from Washington DC

    Lukas Z. · September 24, 2010
  • Ravi T.

    New waitress Laura. She is very cool without being fake. Wednesdays are $5 martinis and Thursdays are $4 mojitos.

    Ravi T. · August 27, 2010
  • Tif P.

    Mmmmm mini tacos and coconut mojito's

    Tif P. · April 24, 2010

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