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Underground Wonder Bar

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Address: 10 East Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (312) 266-7459
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4:30 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Fri 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 5:00 am

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Nice place to chill and listen to music

This was a nice place to go. We went on a Saturday night. There was a $10.00 cover which wasn't bad at all. The first thing you see after you walk in is the stage all the way in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Brian B
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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294 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The new one somehow...doesn't match to my preferences. I loved the reggae nights - sundays. Loonie Walker and her sons ar ea very creative people I like smoked jons and other talented Chicago blues men.

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Lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited this bar while on a 3 night break in Chicago. We intended to listen to the 8 - 10 pm music set but got chatting to some of the locals and, in particular Matthew the barman, and ended up leaving at 1.30 am. Fantastic evening of great music, beer and conversation. Would definitely recommend the Underground Wonder Bar... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a nice place to go. We went on a Saturday night. There was a $10.00 cover which wasn't bad at all. The first thing you see after you walk in is the stage all the way in the back. In-between that are tables and a long bar area. There are also a few tables in the back by... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place has a variety of great music but be prepared for a cover charge. It's usually well worth it. The place is very very small and the music is loud- so don't go here expecting to have intimate conversation. The menu is typical bar food but the flatbread pizza was delicious.

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I love live music and enjoyed my visit to the Underground on a Thursday night. Listened to live Brazilian band followed by the jammin' sounds of Jamaica! Great after hours place located in walking distance from the center of the Mag Mile. Drinks were ok, nothing special, but the music made up for it! Great after dinner and late night... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The underground wonderbar is esoteric, in the sense that it's a little hard to understand what goes on here.. It's a neat place with an attitude of it's own... however, the music is hit or miss. Been there for Reggae nights which are great .. but been there on other nights when the music is really not very good at... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

If you want to experience Jazz, then this is a must see and do. My husband and I had so much fun here. The music is great and the atmosphere is even better. Doesn't matter when you go, this place is hopping until 4 am every night.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went here to grab some late night food and drink close to our hotel. Food is mainly organic and freshly prepared. Very good stuff. Service was good. Music was awesome.

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Saline, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The rave reviews by others must be of another place. Maybe 2/3rds full; drinks tasted below the bottom shelf; The so-called "legendary" L. Walker struggling; no one paying attention to her attempts to hype the “crowd”except birthday boys getting humiliated with liquor poured in their throat on a chair in the front. Saturday night with a $15 cover. Trombone soloist... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Katie Kadan! Katie Kadan! Katie Kadan & the Rockwells! Katie the Lady! We were there on a Saturday night, we loved her show so much I wished that we could have returned the next night. She was the opening act but was so much better than the main show. By the way - I think the address on this trip... More 

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Additional Information about Underground Wonder Bar

Address: 10 East Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (312) 266-7459
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Monday 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Friday 4:30 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 5:00 am

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.