Chicago Nightlife

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  • 1. Signature Lounge-Hancock

    located in the 96th floor of the john Hancock Center in the Magnificent Mile and is one of the most spectacular and romantic views around the city of chicago and lake michigan aroundso it is ideal for...

  • 2. Green Mill

    This place has a long history, so it is well worth a visit. They do have a no talking during the performance rule that was being pretty strictly enforced while I was there. And since I'm not huge into...

  • 3. Comedy Clubs

    The UP Comedy Club is in the same building as Second City. I had been seeing discounted tickets for "What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell You" for months and we finally booked tickets through Hottix for a...

  • 4. House of Blues

    After our evening outing to the Chicago White Sox-New York Yankees baseball game ended, the group decided they wanted to sample a bit of Chicago's nightlife - so I went along for the ride too. A...

  • 5. Chicago B.L.U.E.S

    This is Chicago's oldest Blues bar. Opened in 1979 in Halstead and with music every night. A great night if your into Blues. The bar is small so its good to get there early. You can wear whatever you...

  • 6. Underground Chicago

    Back in August I went to Underground and had a great time. I met Miss March and Miss May of Playboy, a few Chicago Bears players, and wouldnt you know it but the guy with us coming in would later jump...

  • 7. Chicago Theatre

    an amazing building called "the Wonder Theatre of the World" when it opened on October 26, 1921. No dress code but NO backpacks or other large bags allowed into the auditorium. All such items must be...

  • 8. Rush and Division

    Various different people have said to me that the liveliest place for nightlife in Chicago is the block near Rush and Division Sts. I took a look there and there's a block of around 10 bars all packed...

  • 9. Kingston Mines

    If you want the real thing in an authentic blues club then go no farther. Yes, their is a B.B. King club and a Buddy Guy club in downtown Chicago but, Kingston Mines is the real deal. Kingston Mines...

  • 10. Buddy Guy's Legend

    A friendly place, with great music and musicians, that's a lot more impressive inside than it shabby exterior suggests. Owned by the Blues legend Buddy Guy, the club gets rave reviews from the locals,...

  • 11. Blue Chicago

    One of the most famous blues club in Chicago (The Shirley Johnson Blues Band plays here a lot). At $10 for weekend and $8 cover for week nights, it's not a bad price! And if you consider that one...

  • 12. Movies

    Watching movies at the local multiplex gets less and less appealing every time I go, the screens are getting smaller and smaller, people talk during the whole movie. But here are a few suggestions for...

  • 13. Goodman Theatre

    Last visit December 2014 to see "Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!" I've now been in both of the theaters here, the Albert and the Owen, the Albert is the bigger theater where they show "A Christmas...

  • 14. Cadillac Palace Theater

    To see what is currently playing, check the Broadway in Chicago website The Palace Theater was originally opened as a vaudeville theater in 1926, later uses include a movie house, a banquet hall and...

  • 15. Andy's Jazz Club

    Andy's Jazz Club is a great place for people who enjoy live music. It's perfectly located, too, and there's always a great gig to catch any day and/or any night of the week. They charge a small fee at...

  • 16. Jazz clubs

    There are some really great jazz and blues bars in Chicago. Love Chicago! They have quite a tradition of great blues and jazz clubs, most any bar in Chicago has an outside option, but unless it's warm...

  • 17. Davenport's Piano Bar

    Today, I received an e-mail on VT from Marilyn Harris thanking me for my review! On Sunday evening, June 11, 06, Allan & I accompanied Eric's Mother, Step-father, Uncle, & Aunt to the Old Bohemian...

  • 18. Whiskey Blue - Closed

    We had nightcaps at Whiskey Blue the both nights we stayed at the W City Center. It was pretty quiet on Friday nigh but it was a little more crowded on Saturday. As with all things associated with any...

  • 19. 10 Pin Bowling Lounge

    It's commercial, it's slick, and it's definitely for River North or Michigan Avenue yuppies, but the Lucky Strike is still an entertaining and efficient place for a meet-up, an after-movie drink, or a...

  • 20. The Riviera Theatre

    I've seen some great concerts in my life: *The Pixies at the Lexington Ballroom shortly before they opened for U2 on their Zooropa Tour. *Jane's Addiction & The Rollins Band in Huntington the spring...

  • 21. Map Room

    Definitely my favorite bar in Chicago. It has a great selection of craft beers and a great crowd every night. The layout of the bar is pretty convenient with plenty of places to sit or stand and...

  • 22. Liar's Club

    Slightly off the beaten path west of Lincoln Park, this lively joint plays a ridiculous spectrum of music from Abba to Guns 'N Roses to Eminem. Especially happening in the winter months on Friday and...

  • 23. Mickey's Snack Bar - Closed

    Classic Northside Chicago Irish Tavern, close to DePaul University, Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville. The building dates to 1890 and retains many interesting features of its time. Handsome bar and a...

  • 24. Hopleaf

    With the name "Hop Haus," I was really hoping that this would a serious beer-lovers place, a downtown equivalent (perhaps) of the Hopleaf, on Clark in Andersonville, or the Map Room in Wicker Park....

  • 25. Royal George Theatre Center

    The Royal George Theater is in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, there are several theater spaces that comprise the Royal George. Our most recent visit was in November 2011 to see The Doyle &...

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