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Chicago's Incredible Nightlife

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Chicago's Incredible Nightlife
Chicago may just have the best all-around nightlife scene in the country. From a legendary improv theater to amazing jazz joints to the world's most avant-garde cocktail lounge, check out Chicago's top nightlife destinations.
Good for: Groups, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Second City
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Second City

The Second City is the world's premiere comedy theatre offering the best in Chicago-style sketch and improv comedy every night of the week and has launched the careers of Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many, many others.

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The Aviary
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The Aviary
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The Violet Hour
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The Violet Hour
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Green Mill
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Green Mill

Once a haunt of Al Capone's, this oldest jazz club in the U.S. opened in 1907, and retains the aura of the Prohibition-era speakeasies.

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Gilt Bar
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Gilt Bar
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Andy's Jazz Club
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Andy's Jazz Club

One of Chicago's Best-Known and Most-Respected Jazz establishments, historic Andy's offers casually sophisticated dining with a musical menu of Chicago's top Jazz Artists. Local performers cover a range of styles from Traditional and Swing to Bop, Fusion, Latin and Afro-Pop. Our "Spotlight Performer Series" events showcase some of today's most "in demand" world touring musicians in an... More

One of Chicago's Best-Known and Most-Respected Jazz establishments, historic Andy's offers casually sophisticated dining with a musical menu of Chicago's top Jazz Artists. Local performers cover a range of styles from Traditional and Swing to Bop, Fusion, Latin and Afro-Pop. Our "Spotlight Performer Series" events showcase some of today's most "in demand" world touring musicians in an intimate setting. Less

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Zanies Comedy Club
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Zanies Comedy Club
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