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Address: 1315 W. North Ave., at N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Phone Number: 773 395 2700
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Ranked #453 of 946 things to do in Chicago
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Sun 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Exit has been open for 30 years or so. It's the sort of place you hear about as a teenager and wish you could go - but then as an adult, you sort of see it without the angst-colored glasses. Know what you're getting into, tourists. This isn't a quaint counterculture place - this is a dive bar with (at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I went to Chicago back in July with my partner for 3 days. In all our travels we like to taste the scene and explore as much bars as possible to get a feel for the city. However, we liked EXIT sooo much that we pretty much spent most of our nite time here! Awesome place! with No cover, cheap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2004

Whether you are a lover of old-school punk or into a more industrial scene, EXIT offers a little bit of everything for the 'wierdos' of chicago. Friendly staff, delicious potions, and beautiful people grace this hole-in-the-wall bar/club. Downstairs loud glaring punkrock stares you down as you sit amongst some pretty nice vintage motorcycles and open-minded people. Upstairs you will find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2004

There is no place like Exit. The best time you will ever have, and the coolest owner ever. Love it, and all who work there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2003

One of the best nights Ive had in a looooong time- everyone is welcome it seems and its a riot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2003

For old school punk, Goth, Industrial, this is the only place to be. Dress code is anything you are comfortable in, mostly black leather, PVC, bondage gear, or whatever is your scene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2003

Ill tell you this theres nothin like a bar with a kick *** jukebox and swords for ceiling fans. if ur intrested in checkin out the late night punk scene then the exit is for you. good specials on the weekdays, friendly staff and patrons and dont forget the infamous punk rock mondays. if industrial or goth is your thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2003

Been to EXIT a few times and had a great time. It doesn't really get busy til midnight, but it's open til 4am. Mostly punk rock, new and old. Friendly regulars and staff, everyone pretty much minds their own business. Dancefloor open on weekends. A great place to kick back, drink, and listen to PUNK ROCK......................

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