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Underground Wonder Bar

10 East Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
(312) 266-7459
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Ranked #50 of 496 nightlife in Chicago
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
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Centreville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Quispamsis, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great laid back atmosphere. Good drinks, good music and good peeps. The guy at the door was great ad helpful just as th wait staff. I'll be back for sure.Centrally located just afew blocks from my hotel.

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Reno, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I went looking for someplace to hear jazz and wandered in here. I was pleasantly surprised. Lonnie Walker was playing solo (which I don't usually like solo acts) but I sat down for a drink and am glad I did. She was great and very knowledgeable, playing all kinds of styles and eras. Yes it is small but that doesn't... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Ended up here by accident but that's often how the best nights happen! Saw an amazing singer called Katie Kadan (check her out!) and met some great people. If you want a break from the 'mainstream' blues bars then pop down to the Underground.

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Eau Claire
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I thought this would be a very cool place after reading about it on the web. We were in Chicago with friends and looking for great jazz. We had a groupon for admission and one drink each. I'm very glad for that. We wanted to hear Lonnie Walker and her band and they don't start until 10:30 pm. We stayed... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I have heard and read many good reviews for this place. I can't believe this is the same place so many people are raving about. When we got there and saw how small it was, we thought wow this could be very cool. A very intimate room to watch a band. Then they started to play. Lonnie reminded me of... More

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Springfield, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

After reading reviews on various websites and looking for a jazz club in Chicago, we decided to visit Underground Wonder Bar. On one website I found a password so you did not have to pay cover. Thank goodness for that. We went into the bar and sat at very uncomfortable, unstable table. The band played very eclectic jazz...not what we... More

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