Nightlife in Uptown

Chicago has an eclectic and lively nightlife scene! Check out the bars and clubs in the Uptown neighborhood.

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Mark Smith runs a tight ship at the poetry slam held on Sunday nights at the Green Mill.

UNDER THE ‘L’ — Lawrence Red Line

UNDER THE ‘L’ — Lawrence Red Line

Follow UPchicago.com and host Jessie Stegner as we explore some of the city’s coolest CTA “L” stops, checking out unique spots within walking distance of public transportation! Next stop: Western Brown Line. In this episode, we visit the Uptown Theater District, Shake Rattle & Read, and other great local spots!

The Riviera Theatre (Music Venue, Uptown)

The Riviera Theatre (Music Venue, Uptown)

Owned by Jam Productions, which also owns and operates the Chicago venues of Park West and The Vic, the Riviera Theatre, colloquially referred to as “The Riv,” is the center of Uptown’s theatre district.

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance is home to a casual bar in the front and a cozy theater space in the back. Seven nights a week you can see some of the funniest sketch, improv, and musical shows that Chicago has to offer.

Fat Cat (Bar, Uptown)

Don’t be afraid of cheating on the Green Mill… Fat Cat holds its own with great cocktails, a spot-on beer list, and a yummy kitchen menu — not to mention a fantastic atmosphere.

Beer Bar Godfathers: The Map Room vs Hopleaf

Everyone and their mom is serving a beer aficionado’s selection of micro brews and imported ales these days, but before most would dare consider beer “artisanal” there were two brew belching powerhouses in Chicago showing everyone how it’s done.

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (Bar, Uptown)

Check out great jazz in Uptown.