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I haven’t been to this old Chicago venue in almost 17 years. The place still has that nostalgic feel to it even moreso perhaps then ever. The entrance is smooth with a slight patdown and inside you go. Coat check ran smoothly and had 2...More
Saw Dan Auerbach and Easy Eye Sound back in April with my son and could have died there happy. For the money, the history, the hard-working bartenders and chill event staff, you can't find anything better. If dust and a line in the bathroom offends...More
I came to the Riviera last Wednesday, 10/3, to see Ben Howard. It was an EPIC show. Loved seeing him perform live. I have been waiting years for BH to come to the states to play and was SO excited to see him but absolutely...More
We are all for not tearing down historic places but this venue is dirty dusty and worn out. Not sure if the sound system is supplied by the venue or artist but the sound for the Jessie J show was terrible. Her voice deserved better.
Fine place for a show. Was nice that there was open area by stagecand General admin balcony seating (at least for this show). Balcony was pretty warm. Sound was very good be my estimation and even from balcony we had a nice view of stage.
I will start out with the one major positive out of this experience: Gaslight Anthem! The drink lines on the 2nd and 3rd floor were short and the bathroom (basement) has plenty of stalls/spots.
After seeing 300+ shows in places across the US, this is...More
How can people complain about these great old relics. I love seeing shows at aging theaters. Saw My Bloody Valentine there, the marquee was super cool, people were nice from security to the bartenders. Loved the green and purple peeling paint.
Only one suggestion, have...More
I was there last night for An Evening with Glen Hansard. The good: we sat in the balcony about 7 or 8 rows up and the sound was fantastic. I saw him a few years ago at a different venue and it was equally amazing...More
Had an absolutely amazing time at the Robert Plant concert. He’s been playing smaller venues in recent years, which is part of the reason why we got close to the stage. This man is a living legend and a brilliant performer. And his band is...More
If you were born and raised in Chicago the Riv is still the same. Since the 70's when I was there last, seeing... it was the 70's, l can't remember the band; the theater still has the feel of a classic rock and roll venue....More
I'm staying a the Monaco and going to a concert at the Riv and planning on taking a cab. Will it be hard for me to get a cab after the concert? Suggestions?
April 21, 2012|
Take the Red Line(State street subway) to the Lawrence Station. You'll be 2 blocks from the Riv. Cabs are an option but will probably cost around $30. You can also take the #36 Broadway Bus from State & Lake to Broadway & Lawrence.
Riviera Theatre (7 Replies)
I'm planning on going to a concert at the Riviera Theatre. I'm not familiar with it at all. Is it in a decent part of town? Any suggestions for hotels nearby? Is it easy to get to via train, bus, metra, etc? Thanks for any help!
February 11, 2011|
Stay downtown (Loop, River North, Michigan Ave.) along State Street (the Red Line subway/"L") The CTA stop for the Riv is Lawrence Ave. It's a two block walk away from the lake to Damon, Lawrence and Broadway 6 corners. It's a entertainment area (The Green Mill, The Avalon, The Riviera...) but if you're not familiar with the neighborhood then you shouldn't be wandering around.
Hotel Indigo/Blue Line (2 Replies)
My wife and I are flying into Ohare for a concert at the Riviera Theatre. I'm trying to find a hotel somewhat near the Theatre, but get the feeling its not in a great spot. So I found Hotel Indigo which seems like a cool spot with positive reviews by TA users. We'll be taking the blue line from Ohare. Any suggestions on hotels off the blue line or any feedback on Hotel Indigo. And finally as far as the Riviera Theatre, the hotels I found near that address seem a bit run down, am I missing...More
July 16, 2006|
You really do not have to stay by the Riv and it's good you're staying where you're staying. It's an easy commute back to the hotel and the hotel is in a very nice area. You could walk to Michigan Ave. shopping or Lincoln Park Zoo from the Indigo if you felt like taking a stroll (not sure how long you're staying) and there's a lot of restaurant choices around the Indigo. What you will do is take the blue line to Washington in downtown Chicago. Transfer there to the Red Line and head North to...More