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Underground Wonder Bar

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Address: 10 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611-1413
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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Great local place

We went to Underground on an open jam night - the musicians were constantly changing and made the whole experience great. The music was fantastic, and always entertaining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Edie H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Huge disappointment, they advertised Vegan friendly menu as well as live music, uh, kitchen was closed, chef quit, they mentioned there was a venue next door that had " bar food" burgers wing etc, the food was terrible, the live music was equally bad. An expensive lesson for sure.

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1 Thank Erwin P
New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a large group, apparently the cook quit that day so there was no food although the menu offered vegan and non vegan choices which was why we went. We were told to order food from the restaurant next door which sent the worst food ever!! The drinks at the Wonder Bar were not worth it either! Chicago... More 

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1 Thank Carmen Leonor S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a Friday night around 10:30pm. We paid a $15 each cover charge. At first when Lonie and her band started their set on the main level, I didn't think it would be my thing, but once they got going, it was great. One of the bartenders, who was also the trombonist and a... More 

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Guttenberg, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Calendar on the website advertised music from 12:30-3:30. Yeah, not so much. The old place delivered. The new place disappoints

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We went to Underground on an open jam night - the musicians were constantly changing and made the whole experience great. The music was fantastic, and always entertaining.

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Thank Edie H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic night!?! Live music that kept us moving until the early hours of the morning. One of Sven's favourites in Chicago and now one of Gwen's also :) Such a wonderful way to experience the city's live music scene.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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1 Thank Brian B
Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

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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