Tag Archives: nightlife

Quenchers Saloon (Bar, Bucktown)

Often forgotten in the war of best beer bars in the city, Quenchers has been kicking around since 1979, ever-expanding their beer choices for the thirsty patron. Grab a pint, a handful of popcorn, and voila: welcome to your new favorite bar.

Kincades (Bar, Lincoln Park)

Good food and beer specials, a rowdy crowd, and karaoke & trivia nights. What more could you want in a Lincoln Park bar?

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.

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.

The Apartment (Bar, Lincoln Park)

This bar/lounge, located above Lion’s Head Pub, is set-up exactly like its namesake, a real apartment.

The Metro (Music Venue, Wrigleyville)

The Metro (Music Venue, Wrigleyville)

Whatever your reason for loving this local music venue, the Metro is a great place to get introduced to Chicago’s music scene.

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.

Halligan’s (Bar, Lincoln Park)

Catering mostly to the Depaul crowd, Halligan’s is a typical Irish bar boasting lots of Guinness and Jameson.

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.

Alice’s Lounge (Bar, Logan Square)

This is Alice’s Lounge, the premier karaoke spot in Logan Square and an under-acknowledged watering hole in Chicago.

Sing-a-longs, Poop Jokes & Tambourines: Musical Comedy in Chicago

We love to laugh. We love music. We love poop jokes and Lady Gaga. If you love these things, too, then you need more musical comedy in your life. Check out two of our local favorites: Smith & Grimm and Happy Karaoke Fun Time!

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Edgewater & Andersonville

UPchicago Bar Crawl: Edgewater & Andersonville

Bar Crawl #4 was approached with an air of expertise and formula — which was great, because, logistics handled, we could concentrate on the drinks… er, fellowship and staff bonding. This time, we bonded all over Edgewater and Andersonville, on the far north side.

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.

The Chipp Inn (Bar, Ukrainian Village)

It’s important to note that while the waves of yuppy nation are crashing over Division street and seething gentrified foam at the heels of West and East Village, there are many “local” bars that serve as a stomping ground for the working class families of the area, past and present. Chipps Inn is one of them.