Chicago Nightlife Scene

All about the Chicago nightlife scene.

Hamburger Mary’s Drag Queen Ham-BINGO

As Velicity Metropolis, the boisterous blonde drag queen and host of Hamburger Mary’s weekly Bingo, will be sure to tell you, this really isn’t your grandma’s church basement Bingo.

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.

5 Kickass… Christmastime Canteens

5 Kickass… Christmastime Canteens

Looking for a place to get into the holiday spirit with friends and family? Check out these 5 kickass decked-out holiday bars!

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side is one of the city’s least-appreciated yet coolest places to visit. Check out our visual representation of a night in Chinatown… then visit and experience it yourself!

Nightlife in Beverly & Mount Greenwood

If you’re on the south side of Chicago and you’re a wee bit thirsty for a pint, Western Avenue’s got you covered.

5 Kickass… Chicago Karaoke Bars

5 Kickass… Chicago Karaoke Bars

Grab some cash to tip the DJs and do some vocal warmups, because readers, you’re going to have a hell of a time at any of these kickass Chicago Karaoke Bars.

Summer Dance Chicago

Happening Thursdays through Saturdays, Summer Dance Chicago features a different style of music from around the world, and attendees are invited to learn the dance style associated with the music before a live band takes the stage to kick the proceedings into high gear.

Lollapalooza 2011 Preview

Lollapalooza 2011 Preview

Check out this preview of the 2011 Lollapalooza festival, complete with set times, stage locations and tons of music!

Chris’s Billiards: A Chicago Classic

Chris’s Billiards: A Chicago Classic

The legendary Chris’s Billiards is a perfect place for pool players of all skill levels to knock some balls around and toss a few beers back. Located in Portage Park, this BYOB establishment gained national attention after being featured in Martin Scorsese’s “The Color of Money.”

Zakopane (Bar, Wicker Park)

A great spot for no-frills drinks, pool and trying to make people laugh.

5 Kickass… Rooftop Bars

5 Kickass… Rooftop Bars

Rooftop drinking just feels different than being on a regular patio. You’ve got a different view of the skyline and the sun feels that much stronger. So if you’re looking to elevate your level of drinking this summer, here are our picks for best rooftop bars.

Turtle Racing at Big Joe’s

If you’re in the 98% percentile of Americans who have never seen a turtle race, this is definitely worth a visit. Friday night at this Lincoln Square watering hole every dollar you spend on drinks buys you a raffle ticket, which positions you one step closer to sponsoring a turtle.

5 Kickass… Bar Patios and Beer Gardens

5 Kickass… Bar Patios and Beer Gardens

If you’re a seasoned Chicagoan at all, you know what summertime means. So why eat and drink inside? Here are our picks for best Chicago patios and beer gardens.

5 Kickass… Chicago Bowling Alleys

5 Kickass… Chicago Bowling Alleys

Looking to escape the summer heat or the winter cold? Want to claim that you’re exercising while drinking pitchers of PBR? Check out this list of 5 kickass Chicago bowling alleys, grab your balls and hit the lanes!