Best Nightlife in Chicago

Chicago's bustling energy isn't confined to daylight hours. The city offers loads of after-hours entertainment, including Broadway musicals, world-class classical music, and a theater scene that rivals New York's. Late-night hangouts run the gamut fro...  Read more >

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10Pin Bowling Lounge Bar
Ace Bounce Bar
Andy’s Jazz Club and Restaurant Music
Apogee Bar
B.L.U.E.S. Music
Benchmark Bars & Pubs
Berlin Gay & Lesbian Bars
Big Chicks Gay & Lesbian Bars
Big Star Bars & Pubs
Billy Goat Tavern Bars & Pubs
Billy Sunday Bars & Pubs
Blue Chicago Music
Blue Man Group Theater
Buddy Guy’s Legends Music
Carol’s Pub Bars & Pubs
Chicago Opera Theater Opera
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Classical
City Winery Music
ComedySportz Comedy Clubs
Coq d’Or Music
Corcoran’s Bars & Pubs
Court Theatre Theater
Elbo Room The Club & Music Scene
Elixir Gay & Lesbian Bars
Facets Multi-Media Films
Factory Theater Theater
Gene Siskel Film Center Films
Goodman Theatre Theater
Goose Island Brewing Company Bars & Pubs
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus Music
Green Mill Music
Half Acre Bar
Headquarters Beercade Bar
Hopleaf Bars & Pubs
House of Blues The Club & Music Scene
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago The Performing Arts
iO Theater Comedy Clubs
Jay Pritzker Pavilion Performing Arts Venue
Jazz Showcase Music
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago The Performing Arts
Julius Meinl Coffee Houses
Kingston Mines Music
Late Night Catechism Theater
Lincoln Hall Music
Lone Wolf Bars & Pubs
Longman & Eagle Bars & Pubs
Lookingglass Theatre Company Theater
Lost Lake Bar
Lyric Opera of Chicago Opera
Miller’s Pub Bars & Pubs
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago The Performing Arts
Music Box Theatre Films
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Performing Arts Venue
Old Town Ale House Bars & Pubs
Old Town School of Folk Music The Club & Music Scene
Parson’s Chicken & Fish Bar
Plymouth Bar
Pops for Champagne Wine bar
Ravinia Festival Performing Arts Venue
Redhead Piano Bar Music
Replay Gay & Lesbian Bars
Revolution Brewpub Bars & Pubs
Rosa’s Lounge Music
Roscoe’s Tavern Gay & Lesbian Bars
Sable Kitchen & Bar Bar
Schubas Tavern Music
Sidetrack Gay & Lesbian Bars
Signature Lounge Bar
Smart Bar Dance Clubs
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Theater
Terrace 16 Bars & Pubs
The Aviary Bars & Pubs
The Baton Show Lounge Music
The Berkshire Room Bars & Pubs
The Closet Gay & Lesbian Bars
The Cubby Bear Bars & Pubs
The Dance Center–Columbia College Chicago The Performing Arts
The Empty Bottle Music
The Hideout Music
The House Theatre Theater
The Infinite Wrench Theater
The J. Parker Bars & Pubs
The Map Room Bars & Pubs
The Second City Comedy Clubs
The Violet Hour Bars & Pubs
The Whistler Nightclub
Theatre on the Lake Theater
Three Dots and a Dash Bars & Pubs
Tommy Gun’s Garage Theater
Trap Door Theatre Theater
Travelle Bar and Lounge Bars & Pubs
Uncommon Ground Bars & Pubs
Victory Gardens Theater Theater
Zanies Comedy Club Comedy Clubs
Zebra Lounge The Club & Music Scene