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Expert Tips for Chicago Nightlife

 

Best Chicago, IL Nightlife

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    Beauty Bar

    This combo salon-dance club is a great place for a manicure, a martini, and a fun dance party. The kitchy 60s decor includes sparkly glitter paint on the...

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    Violet Hour

    Don't let the outdoor décor fool you. It's boarded up and one friend wondered if anything was even inside. Once you (after a long wait in a line outside,...

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    Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

    Tourists and jazz aficionados regularly flock to this cool, historic Chicago joint. Once a hangout of Al Capone, Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson, the...

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    Second City

    The world's premier comedy troupe, The Second City, is one of the quintessential Chicago activities. The comedy troupe has launched some of the biggest...

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