Transportation and Parking
The Broadway Armory is at 5917 North Broadway in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, a few blocks from the lakefront about seven miles north of the Loop.
The Armory is just two blocks north and two blocks west of the northern terminus of Lake Shore Drive. It's also just steps away from the Thorndale Stop of the Red Line. Read on to help you decide the best way to get there.
Bike racks: There are bike racks in the front of the Armory main entrance on Broadway and more across the street. There is also a fence to the north of the building.
Divvy: There is a Divvy station in front of the Armory, on Broadway near Thorndale.
The L: The Thorndale stop of the Red Line is just a few steps away from the main entrance to the Armory (see map)
If you're coming from the northern suburbs, you can take the Yellow Line from Skokie or the Purple Line from Wilmette or Evanston to Howard Street where you can transfer to the Red Line. All other L train line connects to the Red Line downtown, and you can also get to the L from Metra.
By bus: The 36 Broadway stops right at the entrance of the Armory and several other bus lines travel nearby. Get bus and train maps and schedules at Transit Chicago or keep up with the latest bus schedules at CTA Bus Tracker.
Metered Parking: There is metered street parking all along Broadway. $2 per hour with a two hour limit, so you'll have to come out and periodically feed them or get the Park Chicago App. Meters accept credit cards and quarters.
Free Parking: There is non-permitted parking in the residential areas surrounding the Armory. Please keep in mind there are thousands of people attending Chicago VeganMania, and many of them are coming by car. If your goal is free parking you should come early or be prepared to spend time looking for parking and/or walking a few blocks.
Book your parking in advance! Get the Spothero App or book online HERE.
We are working on Lyft and Uber promo for our event. These will also be posted on social media closer to the big day!