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Chicago Magic Lounge
#1 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
The Magic Lounge features magicians performing card tricks at the bar or table, a library of magic ephemera, secret doors and a stunning intimate art-deco inspired Harry Blackstone Theater with offering music, mag...
Before the glitz and glamor of Vegas stage shows and their Siberian Tigers, creepy Goth street magic and huge auditorium effects, the world of magic centered in Chicago, where intimate club settings made it possib...
Chicago Detours
#2 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
The interior of the Intercontinental was a site to see, the little gargoyles on the Tribune Tower, the history of all of the old jazz bars and restaurants.....It's fantastic!
The historic bar tour was AWESOME!! Our tour guide Elizabeth was phenomenal.
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Jazz Showcase
#3 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
We reserved seating early and were given lots of great seating choices -even couches.If you love jazz or want to experience a world class jazz club-this is the place to go.It is a labor of love for the owners .
Roy Hargrove played, as always, at a stunningly high level and puts on some of the best shows the club has hosted over recent years.
Lagunitas Taproom
#4 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Loved being able to see the kegging, bottling, and pack out of my favorite beers while sitting at the bar!
Once you make your way upstairs past the numerous windows opening to the shiny metallic vats and the fabulous fifties private room, the spacious bar-room itself has plenty of seating that overlooks the brewery.
Blue Chicago
#5 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
If you are like me a first time experience in a Blues club..i think this is the best option...the music was so good, the place, the mood..i love it!! excellent choice to visit in Chicago for good music!!!
Great Dive Bar with Fantastic Music
Kingston Mines
#6 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Go here for a great time, one of the best nightlife attractions available!
A Chicago landmark set in a perfectly funky dive bar with a sidecar barbecue cafe, Kingston Mines got the good times rolling early, with music starting at 7:30 pm catering to an older, mostly tourist crowd.
Buddy Guy's Legends
#7 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
... was Buddy Guy himself being there & having a chat with the compere, followed by Chicago's awesome Shemekia Copeland.Our bar attendant upstairs was fabulous and in all - Buddy Guy's is a must do in Chicago.
Whilst in there the set up was perfect for a blues club, the happy hour prices were good, the food was tasty and the live music was superb.
B.L.U.E.S.
#8 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
So impressed we bought the CD and played it on a 4-CD repeat, all the way across the border to Toronto! Good selection of beer and spirits at the bar, but be sure to have dinner before you go! Highly recommended!
Authentic, amazing blues in friendly local club
Winter's Jazz Club
#9 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Winter's is the perfect place to sample a drink - including craft cocktails by the excellent bar tender, Terry, and listen to some great music.
We've been regulars at Jazz Showcase for years and still go occasionally based on who's booked but when we just want consistently good jazz any night of the week we go straight to Winter's Jazz Club... great music...
Andy's Jazz Club
#10 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
A classic Jazz club where the music is fantastic and the atmosphere transports you to another time!
Great way to spend an evening in this classy, understated Jazz club.
House of Blues Chicago
#11 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Smaller than some other House of Blues I have been too , really enjoyed the feel of this one a lot of great spaces here for viewing the band!! Great sound and a lot of bar areas for your drinking pleasure!
Our waiter was a lot of fun and at the end of the nught shared some of his favorite blues bars in Chicagoland (besides the House, of course).
The iO Theater
#12 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Wow! We saw whirled news and it was wonderful plus we hung out in bar for a couple of hours as well there is plenty of food options and drinks are very reasonable the shows are very reasonable we paid $14.
The IO has 4 theaters, a large bar, food and drinks allowed into the theaters.
Rosa's Lounge
#13 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
I gottta say this is my favorite blues club in all of Chicago; ok disclaimer - this is the only blues bar I've visited in Chicago so far, but if they are all this fantastic I'm in for a great time.
Tony met us at the door and took excellent care of us all evening as he did with everyone in the club last night.
Second City
#14 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
There is also a nice bar next to it where you can sometimes meet the performers and have a chat and drink after the show which adds to the experience!.... well worth a visit!
I really enjoyed walking around Old Town in Chicago - there are a number of wonderful bars (especially on a warm night, all the windows are open, and the bars are lively!)
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Signature Lounge
#15 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
You get the best views around, great bar and dinery location!
If you just want to drink I suggest that there are much better places and bars around the city.
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The ComedySportz Theatre
#16 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
The teen oriented show version (they also have an adult version) is a fantastic way to give teens a flavor for nightlife without worry.
Bar serves alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks as well as snacks.
City Winery
#17 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Great bar area as well with superb wines.
Word of 'caution' when you see an entertainer you like get online early as tickets go quickly- if you attend enough can determine if you would like to join their club membership which would give you earlier access...
Kings
#18 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
During our time at kings we had a couple drinks, (our bar tender was very friendly and attentive) had dinner in our wait for bowling, through out the night, we were constantly given attention by Enrique, he is jus...
They have a huge bar, restaurant area, serve you at your alley if you're bowling, a game area, and a private room area with bowling.
Green Mill
#19 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
One Of Chicago's Best For Jazz & Nightlife
Love this cocktail bar! Fantastic live jazz, great bar service, pretty sexy looking place too.
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Royal George Theater
#20 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Venue is intimate and comfortable with bar service available.
Very nice venue with bar inside.
UP Comedy Club
#21 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Last weekend enjoyed the hilarious and brilliant comedy show #Dateme-An OKCupid Experiment at the UP Comedy club in Chicago.
Great food and bar district as well.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
#22 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
I had the Bloody Bar, which was a bloody Mary, a sample of their home brew beer, and a bar was set up so you good load up your Bloody Mary with goodies.
The bar tender was very nice and helpful with beer selection.
Headquarters Beercade
#23 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
The setup is perfect for large events with a bar upstairs and down, a lot of open areas and dozens of both pinball machines and old school arcade games from the 60s & 70s all the way through the 90s & 00s … and di...
A pretty cool idea ... a bar full of craft brews, and free classic arcade games from back in the day.
Sidetrack
#24 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Sidetrack is definitely my favorite gay bar in Chicago and we always visit whenever we are in town.
Enjoyed an ice cold Blue Moon beer here with cool tunes and friendly bar man!
Public House Chicago
#25 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
There is a morning breakfast bar that was very nice...e enjoyed coffee and juice with fruit and cereal or a fresh delicious muffin...why go anywhere else when it was so lovely right there and the staff so accommod...
We sat at the bar here to watch the World Cup and grab lunch.
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
#26 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Great lunch at the cafe - we sat at the bar and the barman - Alex- was very attentive, fun and warm.
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Zanies Comedy Club
#27 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
An old school comedy club in Old Town Chicago; a ton of well known comedians have passed through this gem.
.. one funny guy and the other performers had their moments too All in all, a good value for money night... an old school comedy club feel to the place and we really enjoyed it.. just go already!
Emporium Arcade Bar
#28 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
This bar welcomes you as soon as you walk in with the sound of vintage arcade games.
Tons of old school arcade games, big bar with a big whiskey selection & great drink prices!
Three Dots and a Dash
#29 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
It was a fun and unique atmosphere and different from your typical "bar" or club in Chicago.
Unique bar with unique cocktails
AceBounce
#30 of 582 Nightlife in Chicago
Food was excellent, and the full bar served a variety of specialty cocktails.
Awesome Ping Pong Bar