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Punch House is hidden in the basement of a historic building in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. But once you take those 15 steps south, be prepared to taste a kind of punch cocktail you’ve never tried before. Offering both classic and contemporary punch drinks on its menu, Punch House prepares boozy drinks in a cool, retro basement bar. Read more »All New & Notable Chicago Nightlife »
The scene at Underground in Chicago’s River North neighborhood starts late and ends later. Much later. Locals and celebrities flock to the hot spot even more so now that it’s been renovated. The club features two distinct spaces, some of the hottest DJs and mixologists and late-night desserts. Read more »All New & Notable Chicago Nightlife »
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Chicago’s perpetual energy proves there is no shortage of nighttime entertainment. River North is a catalogue of lively bars for young professionals. Along with a selection of swanky clubs, line down the block. Watch some amateurs as their flip-flops are denied entrance. Choose from a variety of live musical stylings, from catchy jazz to double-base punk. Like all Chicago business, nightlife is an enterprising market. Tequila is taking over the modern bar scene. Opt for a low-key at a late-night dive bar. The city lashes out once again, reviving the speakeasy. The entrance at Wicker Park's Violet Hour gives little hint to its identity, unless the yellow light bulb catches your eye. Cocktail hour is progressing with the times as bars and clubs introduce original, signature drinks.
- Chicago Expert Emma Watters