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Address: 4746 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
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Great for a concert, but that's it.

Do not arrive expecting a classic theatre experience. It's divey, drinks are slightly over priced (just like any other concert venue) and bathrooms are. . .well, you just do... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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Normal, IL

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The venue was nice, it could be a lottle cleaner and the drinks are very pricey. However you don't get cheap drinks at any venue. Over all a great concert and a freat venue. The sound was amazing and general admission in the front was fantastic. I don't think there is a bad seat in that venue. Would definitely go... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Even jam-packed, security was on top of it all ... Great acoustics, pleasant atmosphere, and I felt happy, safe, and loved inside - like a musical womb.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Seen a few shows here another smaller intimate theater turned concert venue type of place great arcitecture of a old theater building but needs some tlc to get a good viewing spot gotta get up close or you wont see much floor is pretty much flat drinks are exspensive and it gets crowded and long lines of course but its... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This venue is by no means a first choice on anyone's list to see a show. The space works for a smaller show but its by no means ideal. I am pretty sure if there was a fire or any incident at this venue and you needed to immediately exit, you would be trampled. The coat check employees were very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

TERRIBLE PLACE! You get what you pay for. $35.00 tickets give you rude staff, dirty dilapited venu, sound is terrible, parking is impossible and they are very disorganized. Won't go back for anything!

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Jones, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went to see Papa Roach and Seether for a concert. We sat upstairs and the sound was great. I would go again for a concert at this location. We walked right in and had no issues with security. It may take a while to get a taxi while leaving which was a little rough for January. I love old... More 

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Normal, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Do not arrive expecting a classic theatre experience. It's divey, drinks are slightly over priced (just like any other concert venue) and bathrooms are. . .well, you just do your business and get out. . .but you can see your favorite bands from up close and the sound system is great. THINGS TO KNOW - for general admission, get there... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have not been to the Riv in like 25 years. Had read other reviews of the place and have to say- we had a blast. Saw Wilco here- concert started at 8, so we got there at 645 expecting to be standing in line for awhile before the doors open. But they must have opened the doors early- we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We saw Lily Allen there and the sound system was awful. Such a shame because the theater itself is beautiful. We walked around to see if it sounded better in different parts of the theater, but it really didnt matter where we stood. In a few weeks, we will be returning to see Death from above 1979 because I really... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. Of course it's old, dated, kind of dirty. The place has a vibe you can feel the minute you enter. If your going to see a great band you better believe your in for a treat. If you know what your doing, you'll either charge for the front of the stage. If you don't succeed with... More 

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Address: 4746 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

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