Chicago Nightlife Scene

All about the Chicago nightlife scene.

The Hideout

Itching for a new spot to check out some cool local bands? Check out our review of the Hideout, an underground bar & music venue.

The Moth StorySLAM

The Moth Story Slam happens at Martyrs’ Bar in Chicago on the last Tuesday of every month. Ten brave souls who have dropped their names in a hat at the door, are chosen to come on stage to deliver a 5 minute story.

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: A Neo-Futurist Production

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: A Neo-Futurist Production

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”  is performed by the Neo Futurists and is currently the longest running show in Chicago. Plays are written by the cast members themselves with only one rule: brutal honesty.

The Baton Show Lounge

For over 40 years the Baton Club has been making Bachelorette parties and birthdays more fun, providing a drag show that will have you and your friends dancing in your seats and cheering for more.

The California Clipper

The California Clipper will make you feel like you have entered another decade with its old school drinks and feel. And who can say no to a place that NEVER has a cover?

The Gallery Cabaret (Bar, Bucktown)

The bar, music venue, and, of course, art gallery is more than just an average neighborhood bar. Inside you’ll find some of the liveliest and interesting people looking to share some ideas and simultaneously get their drink on.

Bye Bye Liver: A Comedy Show for the Lush in All of Us

Love to laugh? Love to drink? Yeah, we thought so. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your weekend, head up to the Pub Theater at Fizz Bar for some comedy and booze.

Subterranean (Bar & Music Venue, Wicker Park)

Subterranean (Bar & Music Venue, Wicker Park)

A solid venue for live music, Subterranean has become a Wicker Park staple.

Lincoln Hall (Bar & Music Venue, Lincoln Park)

Without anthropomorphizing music venues or speculating on a given building’s feelings, Schubas’ little sister Lincoln Hall has quickly become the premier music venue in all of Chicago.

FREE! Chicago: Live Music

I must get the word out: living in Chicago means you don’t have to know the band or have a press pass to catch some of the hottest bands across a variety of venues and genres for absolutely no cost.

The Tamale Guy

“Tamales! Tamales!” Chicken, cheese or pork? It’s a simple question, one that after the forth or fifth cocktail many drinkers dream of having the chance to answer.

The Empty Bottle (Bar & Music Venue, Ukrainian Village)

If you’re looking to catch a rock show in Chicago you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than The Empty Bottle. The music venue hosts excellent live music seven nights week, usually with a very affordable cover.

College Sports Team Bars: Where to Watch Your Team

Find your conference. Find your team. Find your bar. Check out our listings for college sports team bars in each of these divisions: Big 10, Big 12, Big East, ACC, SEC, and Pac-10.

Chicago Area College Sports Bars

Where to go to watch your team for colleges in the Chicago Area. Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois, UIC, Illinois State, Southern Illinois, & Notre Dame included!