Bar & Club Reviews

Bar and club reviews in Chicago for the best nightlife experience in the city.

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Humboldt Park

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Humboldt Park

A great place to have a bar crawl, the gentrifying neighborhood of Humboldt Park had lots of places for us to explore.

The Aviary (Bar, West Loop)

This Fulton Market mixology hub is a great place to impress out-of-towners, as it really shows the popularity of craft cocktails and the Grant Ashatz dynasty.

Joe’s Bar On Weed Street (Bar/Concert Venue, Lincoln Park)

Joe’s on Weed offers a great place to watch sports and drink cheap beer.

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Edison Park

If you venture to Chicago’s far northwest side you’ll find the cozy neighborhood of Edison Park, home to various types of bars and restaurants all with something different to offer.

Small Bar (Bar, Wicker Park)

The perfect place to down a pint and enjoy some real futball.

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.”

Bangers & Lace (Bar, Wicker Park)

I can think of no better name for this pub and restaurant, as it features some of the best sausages the city has to offer along with 30 draft beers any make-up of taste buds would find appealing.

Phyllis’ Musical Inn (Bar, Wicker Park)

Don’t let the exterior of this little Wicker Park bar discourage you. Inside you’ll find a collection of friendly faces, cheap beer, and good music.

Zakopane (Bar, Wicker Park)

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

Innjoy (Bar, Wicker Park)

Happy Happy, Joy, Joy: Innjoy Makes You Feel Good Inside!

Hubbard Inn (Bar, River North)

This Ernest Hemingway inspired gastropub encourages you to step back in time. Take the best of the old and the very best of the new and you’ve got Hubbard Inn

Underbar (Bar, Roscoe Village)

Open from 9PM-4AM (5AM on Saturdays), Underbar is an excellent spot for the late drink in Roscoe Village.

Beat Kitchen (Bar, Roscoe Village)

Beat Kitchen boasts an intimate setting for live shows and even hosts a weekly Tuesday night Underground Comedy showcase.

Hungry Brain (Bar & Music Venue, Roscoe Village)

Hungry Brain (Bar & Music Venue, Roscoe Village)

A great bar to catch a drink at when your feet hurt; Hungry Brain is Roscoe Village’s comfiest bar.