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Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Everything includes loud music, live bands, non-alcoholic drinks of all kinds (up to energy drinks), flashing lights, getting down, hoo... read more
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at this reopened 13,000-square-foot swanky Lincoln Park nightclub with four rooms, five separate bars, and an outdoor garden. In-hous... read more
A grand piano, dark woods, red walls, and a marble fireplace give this steak and seafood spot a sexy clubhouse-parlor feel. No animal is left behind, as veal sweetbreads, crab toast, and wild pheas... read more
Michael Dorf, the man behind New York’s Knitting Factory and, more recently, City Winery, is an ambitious man. The entertainment at his 300-seat winery/concert venue just doesn’t stop: ... read more
It's not hard to guess where this Logan Square bar gets its name. The neighborhood joint brought by the same David Halpern and partners behind Estelle's, Easy Bar and aliveOne stays open until the ... read more
If you want anyone in Chicago starting up a new music venue, it's gotta be Mike and Chris Schuba. After 20 years of running Schubas Tavern in Lakeview into infamy, the two have gone balls out to t... read more
You might find yourself texting more than dancing at this new tri-leveled, 20,000 square foot rock bar. But as easy as it is to lose your girlfriend (she's obviously on the third floor sweating ove... read more
Brought to you by the guys behind clubs Zentra, Sound-Bar and Crescendo, this is their new, low-key attempt at a new nightlife all-things-to-all-people place. Daytime bites from a decent menu, or a... read more
There’s nothing basic about bar food here, from one of the biggest and best turkey burgers to its renowned Rockit Burger with Kobe beef and brie, which is such a standout it made the entree list ne... read more
Within the last six years, this venue has changed its concept, but we think they've finally gotten it right this time. Swirl has finally captured its niche, giving patrons sexy live Latin music wit... read more
A little venue across the street from the Aragon that hosts local bands, cover bands and weekly karaoke. When a show at the Brawlroom sells out, Kinetic is there to handle the workflow, often hosti... read more
Great live venue on a quiet stretch of Lincoln known mainly for antique shops. Local artists of the rock-to-folk persuasion play reasonably priced shows, with big names like Me'Shell Ndegeocello an... read more
Possibly Chicago's most underrated venue, Beat Kitchen serves up a varying mish-mash of local bands and hard-bitten out-of-towners nightly whose mystery vans look increasingly out of place on Rosco... read more
This lively and touristy Gold Coast piano bar is named after Sinatra's bodyguard Jilly Rizzo. A small-ish space with a black central bar and narrow throughways between its blood red walls, the tiny... read more
This dangerously dirty punk bar is what it is, and if you don't like it, then don't go. Well, at least, that's how the regulars -- usually rocked out in Mohawks and dyed hair -- feel about it. They... read more
Schuba's is classy and clean with a great sound system. Its music room provides a grown-up atmosphere for enjoying folk, alt-country and non-aggro rock performances by local upstarts, occasionally ... read more
Originally built in 1918 as a movie house, today the Riviera is a concert hall hosting bands, with the occasional big, act like the Beastie Boys and the Foo Fighters. Between its tiered floor and s... read more
New location of the long-standing Wild Hare of Clark St. Young dreadlocked partiers who think that Bob Marley wrote all those songs for them stop in to get together and feel alright with a taste of... read more
Everyone in Chicago went to their first show at the Metro and frequent all-ages shows still keep this place young. The vaulted black stage hosted its first rock show in 1982 with REM. It's still th... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...