Hip Nightlife in Chicago

Following the latest trend may not be your style, you like a little more originality in your scene. In Chicago there are plenty of hip clubs that are not just about the seen-and-be-seen, they bring something new. These clubs do it up right from the no-frills tavern, The Hideout, where you will find dancers boppin' to the best folk/country bands in the city, to the purposely hard to find, Violet Hour, located in the gritty Wicker Park, marked only by colorful murals to keep its unique retro vibe, and incredible drinks a Chicago best kept secret. One night out at these clubs and any traveler will quickly feel part of a scene.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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220 South Michigan Avenue
Orchestra Hall, in Symphony Center

Home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra...
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Pops For Champagne

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601 N State St

Upscale River North Champagne Lounge and Jazz Club...
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The Empty Bottle

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1035 North Western Avenue
Between Division St. and Augusta Blvd

Only the bottle is empty...
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The Violet Hour

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1520 North Damen Avenue
Between Pierce Avenue & Wicker Park Avenue

A Take-Note Bar...
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Juicy Wine Company

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694 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Hip wine and cheese bar...
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Funky Buddha Lounge

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728 West Grand Avenue

Diverse and funky club...
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The Underground

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56 W Illinois Street
Between Clark & Dearborn Streets

An army of fun...
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Smart Bar

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3730 North Clark Street
At Racine Ave

House Music Hot Spot...
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The Hideout

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1354 West Wabansia Avenue
Between Elston Ave. and Throop St

The best performance bar in the land...
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ROOF

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201 N State
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Rooftop on the WIT...
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Chicago Theatre

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175 North State Street

Ornate, but tasteful theater...
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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1650 North Halsted Street
At North Ave

World Renowned Actor's Group...
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The Dance Center-Columbia College Chicago

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430 S Michigan Avenue

Best Chicago Dance Stage...
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Danny's Tavern

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1951 West Dickens Avenue
At Damen Ave

New look and feel...
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Ford Center for the Performing Arts

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24 W Randolph St
Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Decadent 1920s era performace venue...
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Hidden Cove

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5336 North Lincoln Avenue

Dancing Queen or Funky Town...
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Barrelhouse Flat

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2624 North Lincoln Avenue

Classic cocktails, chic vintage setting...
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Cafe Iberico

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739 North LaSalle Street

Mouthwatering Spanish appetizers...
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Innertown Pub

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1935 West Thomas Street

In the heart of Chicago nightlife...
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Club Lucky

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1824 West Wabansia

1940s-style supper club...
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