Chicago and Los Angeles filming locations from the Showtime series “Shameless” with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum

UPDATE 3-7-15: Season 5 Episode 2 locations have been updated here. Been pretty busy of late. More season 5 locations will be added soon, once I get some time.

NOTE: It has been noted by several readers that the area(s) where they film in Chicago are not the safest of neighborhoods, so I wouldn’t recommend going to check them out without the benefit of a police escort.

Locations by Season
Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five


Gallagher House
2119 S Homan Ave, Chicago IL
Google Street View

Jackson House
1937 S. Spaulding Ave, Chicago IL
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Kevin and Veronica’s House
2113 S Homan Ave, Chicago IL
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Nightclub where Fiona meets Steve
5th St and Frank Ct, Los Angeles CA
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Fiona’s Motel
3901 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL
Bing Aerial View

Fiona and Steve’s Restaurant / The Car Theft
Hotel 71, 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago IL
Google Street View

Kash and Grab
Warner Bros. Back Lot, Burbank CA
View image on Flickr here and here

The Alibi Room
Warner Bros. Back Lot, Burbank CA
View image on Flickr here. It is the building to the right of the antique store.

Here is a Bing map marking some of the locations on the Warner Bros. lot
Shameless Warner Bros. Lot Locations

Additional Season One Locations

More screenshots to follow…

Ian and Veronica steal from dairy delivery guy – Episode 2
3459 West Ogden Avenue, Chicago IL
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Fiona and Tony outside of church after awards banquet – Episode 3
2210 Sichel Street, Los Angeles CA
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Frank walking past “Ian Gallagher is a dead man” wall
Corner of S. St. Louis Ave and W. Ogden Ave, Chicago IL
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South Side Midnight Mission
Warner Bros. Back Lot, Burbank CA
View image on Flickr here. It is on the right hand side, about 4 buildings up.

Frank steals from Santa – Episode 3
2816 West Cermak Road, Chicago IL
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Ian confronts Mandy – Episode 3
2829 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago IL
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Lip gets beat up by Mandy’s brother – Episode 3
2849 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago IL
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Mandy’s House – Episode 3
1955 S Trumbull Ave, Chicago IL
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Tony’s Mom’s House – Episode 3
1918 S. Homan Ave, Chicago IL
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Stolen Baby House – Episode 4
1936 S Spaulding Ave, Chicago IL
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Frank trying to pawn his gold watch – Episode 7
603 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA
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Fiona and Steve’s Hotel – Episode 7
Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles CA
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Steve’s Parent’s House – Episode 8 and 9
115 Dempster St, Evanston IL
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Frank and Kevin See Monica at Grocery Store – Episode 9
3240 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL
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Laundromat Where Karen Smashes Her Dad’s Car – Episode 11
2523 Cermak Rd, Chicago IL
Bing Aerial View

Frank’s Brother Clayton’s House – Episode 11
72 Salem Ln, Evanston IL
Google Street View

Lip and Ian’s Jail – Episode 12
3303 W. Ogden Ave, Chicago IL
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Steve Makes Deal with Tony for the House – Episode 12
S. Vincennes Ave, between 76th and 77th St, Chicago IL
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Fiona’s Job at Jasmine’s Office – Episode 12
2735 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago IL
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95 Responses to Shameless

  1. hitandrun says:

    Any idea where the neighborhood bar is?

  2. mdeslaur says:

    Here’s a recent picture of the Warner Bros back lot that shows the Alibi Room.

  3. Alyssa says:

    Anyone know where the scene showing Steve’s mom’s house was filmed? Or the ones with Frank’s brothers’ houses? I am trying to determine which suburbs, if any, they filmed at. Thanks!

    • Geoff says:

      Steve’s parents’ home was filmed in Evanston, as was Frank’s brother Clayton’s house. I added them to the locations above.

  4. Jenny says:

    Anyone recognize the house used as the Jackson house on Spaulding? It looks familiar, perhaps from ER?

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  6. Tammy says:

    This is great. I hope it is updated for Season 2.

    • JULIE Miklos says:

      They are saying it is primarily filmed in LA this season.. Funny because last season, it was primarily filmed in Chicago.

  7. Jim says:

    They are looking for extras here in Chicago for November 7-11!

  8. Heather Skidds says:

    Extras needed? Email me if you need me.

  9. Maria says:

    Was the shows filmed inside the Chicago houses?

  10. C. K. says:

    Love this show!
    I’m originally from the Marquette Park area and I know some of those houses and locations. I like how the writers incoporate real places, too (one of them must be from the area). There’s the old Gloria’s Alibi Lounge on 79th & Pulaski, they reference all sorts of local dives, Frank goes to St. Thomas More to light a candle for Butterface, and the scene for Debbie’s sleepover party has a Weber’s cake! That bakery is an institution on the Southside!

  11. Jaki Stone says:

    OMG does anyone kno if they still need extra’s i would love to be on that show….

  12. Veronica says:

    The scene where Fiona returns the purse was filmed on Cedar St. (near Lake Shore) in the Gold Coast.

  13. Dennis says:

    Where is the Gallaghers swimming pool at? I saw the birds eye view and theres no swimming pool at the house

  14. tera vallelunga says:

    im visiting chicago soon and want to know if it is ok to see these houses and take a quick picture. just to show i was there. Shameless is one of my favorite shows.

    • Geoff says:

      They are private homes, but on a public street. So assuming no filming is going on, I am sure you could pose for a quick picture outside…

      • AreCee says:

        I went to the Jackson and the gallegher house a few days ago and realized that it was a bad idea to go at night (gangmembers roaming around), so I went back the next day during the daytime. Looked around and was stopped by a cop and asked if I was lost, and warned that the area is very dangerous.

        Be careful if you go.

        • jillian bell says:

          i know ..they sell drugs out of the gallager house 2119 and 2120 owned by the same family

        • Jaybee says:

          Man, that’s a NICE neighborhood compared to what it’s surrounded by if you go a few blocks in any direction. I’d say it’s actually relatively safe, particularly in the day, but you looked like a vic so the cop warned you. If you look like you’re not from Chicago (I don’t mean ‘Chicagoland’, I mean fucking Chicago, not burbs) you attract attention to yourself. I wish I could define “Not from Chicago” but when I see it, I know it. It’s a certain way of looking around and holding yourself that just says you aren’t from the hood.

          • Kurt says:

            Spent 8 years living in Glendale Heights. Used to go into the city all the time.

            I get what you mean by not from Chicago. I STOPPED telling people I was from Chicago years ago, cuz people would ask where I grew up via street names, then I would get called out for it. Ha ha. Lesson learned. Funny thing, you look on a map today, those Northwest Berbs are somtimes labeled as “West Chicago”. Shoot, they aren’t even in Cook County, but are in DuPage County.
            Personally, I wouldn’t go into any of the “Shamelss” locales in the South Side, unless I had a local with me.

          • Butterball says:

            Usually people who say that they wouldn’t “dare venture onto the south side” are white folks from then north side. They’ll tell you that the entire south side is a huge ghetto and that shootings occur every hour throughout the day – but check this out – they’ve never even VISITED the south side of Chicago – NOT ONCE. Their “knowledge” comes from what they hear on TV! My husband (who is white and from the north side) now laughs at his family members who supposedly have all the “scoop” on what the south side is like. When he begins asking them detailed questions – they become very quiet. I’ve seen some rat places on the north side as well as on the south side. In fact, I’d say many areas on the south side rival the north in terms of housing architecture, but minus the stupid parking permits and stupid parking altogether.

  15. Kristina says:

    I really want to write a letter to the cast and ask for a picture. Anybody have a correct
    address? Please e-mail me. thanks.

  16. bianca says:

    Visiting Chicago this week. 20 minutes away from the Gallagher house.
    Thinking about going just to take a couple of pictures.
    Just making sure that is THE house lol

  17. maria salazer says:

    the gallagher house is a drug house and so is 2120 south homan they are owned by the same family and anthony “charlie” bell sells drugs outta both houses with his great uncle “steve bell” so yes be careful. the owners old lady “annie bell” and her daughter “lizzy bell” dont care they just want all the money they can get

  18. Nika says:

    Do you know if the grocery store where Fiona just got hired is actually Super A in highland park, CA on York Blvd? My bf and I are trying to settle a bet lol I’ve been in that store so many times and its the exact same set up.

  19. a says:

    is it really unsafe to go see the house and take a picture? if its being used for a show i dont see how people can live in it or use it.. i really wanna go see it i just dont wanna die lol.

    • Victor D says:

      As a police officer in Chicago , just a lil advice. If you must go, go before 10 am…. Just sayin

    • Fluffy says:

      I’m sure when they film, the entire street is blocked off and police are everywhere.

      • jason says:

        no the police are not everywhere. that block is crazy its about 4 drug dealers over there even where they film and when they film those boys are selling to the crew … mrs. bell let em sell outta her house too .

  20. Cristian says:

    Would love to be an extra!!!

  21. No Shame says:

    Season 3 Episode 4 when “Fiona” is putting thumbtacks through the flier on the cork board at the grocery store inviting her female co-workers over to her house for coffee at 8:00 PM. If you look closely, it shows her address as being “2119 N Wallace” instead of “2119 S Homan Ave”. Also, there are some continuity errors. In the the 1st shot she tacks the flier over another sheet of paper. When the camera angle changes, the paper underneath disappears, then reappears when the angle goes back, this happens a couple times while “Fiona” talks with her co-worker . When “Lip” and “Mandy” are first riding in the ice cream truck going to the sister’s home, several of the shots of “Mandy” show her with heavy eyeliner makeup and her bangs appear “thick” covering her forehead equally, then a shot in between shows her with very little eyeliner and her bangs look scraggly and thinned out for some reason. When they get out of the truck and go inside the apartment, she’s still got heavy eye makeup and the bangs are thick. Driving from Chicago to Milwaukee is only a couple hours (in a slow moving ice cream truck) so chalk it up to lazy editing.

    • Dexter says:

      Frank gives their address as 2119 N. Wallace when he called child protective services.

      • lucy Powers says:

        2119 N. Wallace is industrial location (next to the free way, no homes) They probably don’t give out the actual address b.c it’s a residential home.

  22. Erik R says:

    When do they start filming season 4? I Want To Be On This Show!

  23. Ray says:

    Hi anyone know where is that place from season 3 episode 8,
    when Jim and his bodyguard had a conversation, at the river front.

    • Geoff says:

      I added it to the locations for season 3. It was actually episode 9, but the location was basically Canal St and Fulton St in Chicago.

  24. AM says:

    Man I live 10 mins away from the area where they film the show and man do they make that area seem really nice

  25. Ray says:

    Any of you know a nice place of Chicago view, but please not those that we all know, like for example Hancook tower or lake shore drive.
    I’m looking for places like, Canal St and Fulton St in Chicago.


  26. jimmy says:

    Anyone know if the scenes filmed inside the shameless house is really filmed inside the house on Homan ave or a backlot in California? ??

  27. george says:

    the city of chicago needs to know that the security they have are all drug users and when they leave brian the crew manager hires the drug dealers to watch everyones car he is also sleeping with lizzy bell and lakeisha bell. this whole getup is full of crap and they are not to be trusted.

  28. nina says:

    Some of the worst areas in Chicago.

  29. Frank says:

    I desperately want the shooting location of the roof scene nearer the end of episode 12 of season 1. It’s of Lip & Karen sitting atop a building, the sign of the building adjacent says “Apollo” but it looks like too many stories to be the Apollo Theatre. Anyways, it had such a great view, I’d love to go up there sometime. Anybody know where that is?

    • Geoff says:

      It sort of looks like a faked background, but if it is real, the building is Apollo’s 2000 at 2875 W. Cermak in Chicago.

  30. robbie says:

    hey the great grandchild of the old lady that owns 2119 south homan was arrested for shooting at her cousins right in front of the gallagher house on monday sept. 2, 2013.. her picture is on cook county department of correction. she lives right across the street. her name is ashley harris.

  31. Dee says:

    Heading to Chicago next month for a concert, wanted to make a quick stop by the Gallagher house for a picture. Scale of 1 to 10, how dangerous would it be to do that in broad daylight on a Saturday? These comments have just about scared me off.

    • Matt says:

      Im in Chicago right now, willing to see those places. But, I read all comments then I decided not to go. Neighborhood is really dangerous?

    • Chad says:

      8/20/14. Just left the house. Showtime film crew was there. Said filming starts on Monday. Was there at 4 pm. No worries.

  32. H says:

    Visited Sept 2012. Put it this way; if you are white, you will stand out. We drove by in the morning and the locations do appear as in the show, but we did not get out of the car. A lady walked by as we stopped. She smiled because she knew what we were obviously up to.

  33. Sara says:

    I went by the Gallagher & Kev and Vs house yesterday . I apprently didn’t read the warning that this was a dangerous area . It appears to be completely gang infested about a block or two down. The police station is a couple houses down from the gallghers house which is probably why they chose to film it at that specific house . But I was a bit disappointed because I wanted to get out and take a picture infront of the house but I didn’t feel like it was safe enough to do so.

  34. michael says:

    No cop shop down the street. Just gang members

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  36. marlee says:

    I am from Michigan and recently moved to wicker park last Friday. Big fan of the show so I had my bf drive me to the gallaghers hhouse and Shelias. I got out of the car to pose in front but my bf wouldn’t get out of the car. Scary neighborhood for sure!

    • Moises Ibarra says:

      I drove by the Gallagher house today and took a picture from my car. It is a scary neighborhood. Getting crazy looks from three guys standing out in the street.

  37. bb says:

    Season 4? There are scenes filmed at Woodbury University (Burbank, CA) but I don’t know which specifically. Does anyone know?

  38. Dan says:

    Any Season 4s

  39. monica says:

    filming down on 5th and san pedro 1/29/14

  40. Ryan says:

    In season 3 episode 4, frank and Jodi are in a tattoo shop that closly resembles jade dragon. Any know for sure?

  41. kathi burg says:

    Did they shoot the Fiona jail scenes at sibil branch jail in LA?

    • Kathi Burg says:

      I just seen that some of the scenes where shot in la so I’m guessing I’m probally right about sibil branch jail in L.A. unfortunately I happen to know what it looks like and knew that was it when I saw it.

  42. Emma Jean says:

    I used to live a few blocks away from Kedzie and cermak, just to clear a few things up! IM WHITE! And it’s not as bad as all you people think. I mean yeah of you weren’t born and raised in Chicago then hell yeah it’s gunna be scary compared to the suburbs. I would not go at night if you don’t live in the city. Because you’re not familiar with the area and it’s a bit confusing. Also you’ll probably just annoy all of the neighbors who have to deal with all the filming and all the tourists taking pictures of their houses. They don’t even film in the house ever. Just on the front porch and the one scene where lip pees on frank. Sure it’s cool but you’re probably not going to get shot. I do advise that you don’t travel west. Shit gets a bit more “ghetto” as everyone seems to be putting it.

  43. Jessica says:

    I doubt anyone is going to be shot on site for taking a picture. Just go right after the sun comes up. Everyone will still be sleeping :)

  44. Pedro says:

    I’ll be in Chicago Thursday. I had plans to visit a couple locations but all these comments have really scared me from doing so. I don’t know, we’ll see. I wanted to know if you know the address for Mickey’s house.

  45. Chgoworkr says:

    Just an FYI to all readers … To those who say this area isn’t “too bad” you are sadly mistaken! There is a police headquarters 3 blocks away and the neighborhood is awful! I know this because my firehouse is down the street! I see the inner workings of that neighborhood so if you choose not to adhere to the warnings please use CAUTION when attempting to visit the houses! Side note … shameless is running 24/7 at our firehouse!! I must say it is pretty awesome to see the houses, but, the bangers in the neighborhood don’t care who you are, your in their territory! So please be careful!! Now if I could just get detailed there on a day they film! Hmmm …

  46. not the south side says:

    Ogden and St. Louis, 19th and Spaulding, etc are theWestside.

  47. Lori says:

    I just wanted to know when you’ll be adding more locations for the filming later in season 4 :)

  48. Ghost Enemy says:

    I went down there today, there were a few characters down there checking what we were doing. We sAw a woman coming out of Frank’s house 2119 s Homan we asked to take a pic she said cool. I gave her 20 bucks for inconviencing their home on a Sunday morning , I say if you go down there just be respectful, bangers or not their home has a right to privacy even though it is featured in a hit show. How would you folks feel if people kept pulling up snapping pics of you house with your cars in the drive and your family in the yard? I am ALL White with a shaved head and today was my first visit to CHicago EVER, I had nothing but a good time and I got a pic of me leaning right on the front yard fence of the Gallagher house. I felt more uncomfortable visiting the Home Alone house, maybe being raised in the trailer park made me give off that hood feel either way we had a great time visiting the Shameless Chicago locstions (

  49. Amanda says:

    does anyone know when they’re gonna be filming season 4? i live in chicago and i would really like to drop by.

  50. Ben says:

    I’m from Australia, i’m sure the “locals” would love to have a chat to me. If you act like a punk you will be dealt with like a punk, be cool. say GDAY, take a pic, smile, and move on. Sup’ chicago, aussies are coming! ;)

  51. Chad says:

    Went to 2119 s homan. Saw the house and the Showtime film crew was there. They said that filming will start on Monday. Neighbor hood wasn’t the best but did not feel threatened. Love shamless!!

  52. shell says:

    Any idea where they are filming now? as in august 30th 2014. id love to stop by and see it.

  53. semperfi1371 says:

    NOTE: It has been noted by several readers that the area(s) where they film in Chicago are not the safest of neighborhoods, so I wouldn’t recommend going to check them out without the benefit of a police escort.

    The area in question is Pilsen. It is not an “unsafe” neighborhood, it’s actually gentrifying, meaning like Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, etc., the artist types are taking over and it will likely soon be the next “go to” ‘hood in the city, followed by Bridgeport. Is there trouble there? Yes, as there is in virtually every other neighborhood in Chicago, but they’re not all considered “bad”. Only northsiders and suburbanites consider the area ” bad”! Hell, anything south of Roosevelt is bad to them! Give it another year, white urban yuppies will be pushing pricey strollers down cermak, maybe even down 26th past cook county jail! (The greystones on California are fantastic!)
    Or maybe I just love my South Side Irish roots…

  54. semperfi1371 says:

    Oh by the way, they’re allegedly domiciled on Wallace, which is nowhere near Pilsen in reality! (it doesn’t start til 25th and is a full 3 miles east of Homan…)

  55. Kati Rose says:

    Does anybody have any idea where the church the baby’s baptism was at in the last episode of Season 4? I’m awed by the architecture and stained glass.

    • Geoff says:

      The exterior of Mickey walking in was 2226 S Whipple St in Chicago. The interior is actually 540 S Commonwealth Ave in LA. Apparently I forgot to add the locations for the last 2 episodes.

  56. Jordan says:

    What about the place of the last episode of season 4 “lazarus”. Where frank just got a new liver and carl took him to a place where frank was yelling at God or something.

  57. abby says:

    Filming locations for season 5, episode 3. The bar Fiona is in is t c ‘ s cocktails in San pedro, as is the subsequent street scene. The diner where Frank’s daughter “dates” the junkyard guy is the whale and ale, also in pedro. The demo yard where lip is working is the parking lot behind the San pedro brew co. Also in pedro.

  58. James says:

    I’m from the south east side of chicago. These shameless locations are in sweet neighborhoods to sumbody like me I drove to the Jackson house hopped out the car and took a selfie all by my self. The neighborhood looks horrible but it’s not as bad as it looks

  59. Renee Law says:

    what is the name of the little cafe Fiona works in. Pies? or what?

  60. Areyon Russell says:

    Who the author of shameless?

  61. ryan mega says:

    on season 5 ep 7 fiona breaks the news of her adultery to her new husband on the rooftop. across/ adjacent is a beige, brown brick building with a black water tower on top. Can you give the location? Native Chicagoan, but can’t remember what neighborhood I stayed in when I saw that. And hoping its not really L.A.


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