Everyone Finds Their Kicks in Chicago
Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Chicago nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Chicago Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.
Local Expert Tip: "Drinks require a bit of a wait, bartenders pay careful attention."
Local Expert Tip: "J Bar is the Wednesday night place."
Local Expert Tip: "Nice selection of beer you don't normally find in bars."
Local Expert Tip: "Catch a comedy showcase on Fridays."
Local Expert Tip: "Come before midnight for dessert."
Local Expert Tip: "Try their Mexican Horchata cocktail."
Local Expert Tip: "One drink minimum at the bar. Everyone wants to linger for the view."
Local Expert Tip: "Make a list of songs you want to hear, they love requests."
Local Expert Tip: "Cash only, there's an ATM by the door."
Local Expert Tip: "Where the rest of Chicago comes to dance."
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