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Nightlife & the Arts in Near North and River North

Nightlife Overview
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3rd Coast Cafe & Wine Bar
Third Coast Café, the oldest coffeehouse in the...
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404 Wine Bar
Enter through rowdy Jack's Bar & Grill to find...
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The Abbey Pub
The Abbey Pub, about 15 minutes northwest of...
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Andy's Jazz Club
Andy's Jazz Club, a favorite after-work watering...
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The Annoyance Theatre & Bar
The Annoyance Theatre is home base for Annoyance...
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B.L.U.E.S
The best part about B.L.U.E.S. is that there...
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Baton Show Lounge
At Baton Show Lounge, boys will be girls. The...
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Beat Kitchen
North Side stalwart Beat Kitchen brings in the...
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Berlin Nightclub
Berlin, a multicultural, pansexual dance club...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Big Chicks
In the Uptown area of the Far North Side, Big...
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Blokes & Birds
A departure from the typical Wrigleyville sports...
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Blue Chicago
In an upscale part of downtown, Blue Chicago has...
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Bridge House Tavern
With an enormous patio overlooking the Chicago...
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Bull & Bear
Bull & Bear amps up the testosterone, with a dual...
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Carol's Pub
Carol's Pub, in the Uptown area of the Far North...
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Castle
Castle won't win any prizes for breaking new...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Charlie's
A country-and-western dance club, Charlie's lets...
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Circuit
The biggest dance club in Boystown, Circuit is a...
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Citizen Bar
Everyone's welcome at Citizen Bar, a sleek space...
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The Closet
The Closet is a basic dive bar with a gay twist....
Bars Near North and River North
 
ComedySportz
ComedySportz specializes in "competitive...
Comedy Clubs Near North and River North
 
Coq d'Or
A dark, wood-paneled room in the Drake Hotel, Coq...
Piano Bars / Lounges Near North and River North
 
Crimson Lounge
Crimson Lounge, in the Hotel Sax, delivers on its...
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Delilah's
Delilah's is a rare dive bar amid Lincoln Park's...
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Division Street
For the vestiges of the old Rush Street, continue...
Bars Near North and River North
 
The Drawing Room
Adjacent to private lounge Privet (only guests...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Elbo Room
Elbo Room, a multilevel space in an elbow-shaped...
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Enclave
Enclave has a loftlike feel and three bars spread...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Fado
Fado uses imported wood, stone, and glass to...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Faith & Whiskey
Faith & Whiskey stands out among Lincoln Park bars...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Funky Buddha Lounge
Funky is the operative word for the Funky Buddha...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Gamekeepers
Gamekeepers is full of sports fans and former...
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Gilt Bar
Cocktails like the Bee's Knees (gin, lemon, and...
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Gingerman Tavern
Up the street from Wrigley Field, Gingerman...
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Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Green Mill, a Chicago institution off the beaten...
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Hi-Tops
Hi-Tops, relocated a bit south of its original...
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Holiday Club
Holiday Club bills itself as the "Swinger's...
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Hopleaf
Hopleaf, an anchor in the Andersonville corridor,...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Horseshoe
Horseshoe brings a slice of Texas to the Midwest,...
Music Clubs Near North and River North
 
House of Blues
House of Blues, though its name implies...
Music Clubs Near North and River North
 
Howl at the Moon
The dueling pianists at Howl at the Moon...
Piano Bars / Lounges Near North and River North
 
Hub 51
Hub 51 features a vaulted, loftlike industrial...
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Hubbard Inn
Billing itself as a "Continental tavern," this...
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Hydrate
Hydrate combines a relaxed front lounge with a...
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I.O.
Formerly called ImprovOlympic, I.O. is the city's...
Comedy Clubs Near North and River North
 
Intelligentsia
Intelligentsia was named to invoke the pre-chain...
Cafes Near North and River North
 
Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.
Established in 1969, this gallery in the Wrigley...
Art Galleries Near North
 
John Barleycorn
A historic pub with a long wooden bar, John...
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Joie de Vine
Joie de Vine started as a wine bar catering to a...
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Kincade's
This spot packs 'em in on two levels with a...
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Kingston Mines
In 1968, Kingston Mines went down in Chicago...
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Kopi, a Traveler's Cafe
Kopi, a Traveler's Cafe is a study in opposites,...
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Lincoln Hall
The owners of Lincoln Hall transformed a former...
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Martyrs'
Martyrs' brings local and major-label rock...
Music Clubs Near North and River North
 
Metro
Metro brings in progressive, nationally known...
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The Motel Bar
The Motel Bar has all the comforts of a real,...
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North End
A gay sports bar, the North End is a favorite...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Old Town School of Folk Music
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago's first...
Music Clubs Near North and River North
 
Original Mother's
Since the 1960s, Original Mother's has been a...
Music Clubs Near North and River North
 
Pick Me Up Café
The Pick Me Up Café combines the charm of a...
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Pops for Champagne
Pops for Champagne can be found in trendy River...
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Pump Room
Ian Schrager revamped the historic Ambassador...
Piano Bars / Lounges Near North and River North
 
Rockit Bar & Grill
Designer Nate Berkus assembled Rockit's...
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Roscoe's Tavern and Cafe
Roscoe's Tavern, in the heart of Boystown, is a...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Rush Street
The famous Chicago bar scene known as Rush Street...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Schubas Tavern
Schubas Tavern favors local and national power...
Music Clubs Near North and River North
 
Second City
Second City, an institution since 1959, has...
Comedy Clubs Near North and River North
 
Sheffield's
Sheffield's spans the seasons with a shaded beer...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Sidetrack
The video bar Sidetrack is tuned into a different...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Sluggers
Sluggers is packed after Cubs games in the nearby...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Sound-Bar
Sound-Bar is a labyrinth of nine bars, each...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Spy Bar
Spy Bar pulls some smooth moves. Image is...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Uncommon Ground
The original location of Uncommon Ground is roomy...
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The Underground
Unmarked entrances, military outfit–clad...
Dance Clubs Near North and River North
 
Vertigo Sky Lounge
Trendsetters hit the scene on the 26th floor of...
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Webster's Wine Bar
A romantic place for a date, Webster's stocks...
Bars Near North and River North
 
Zanies Comedy Night Club
Zanies books outstanding national talent and is...
Comedy Clubs Near North and River North
 
Zebra Lounge
Zebra Lounge, small and funky with zebra-stripe...
Piano Bars / Lounges Near North and River North

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