Chicago's Best Dance Clubs: Places to Get Up and Get Down in the Windy City
Smart Bar in Wrigleyville has been a destination for dance-partiers since 1982. Since developing a relationship with popular concert venue The Metro (conveniently located upstairs), Smart Bar hosts rock and dance fans alike allowing for award-winning co-mingling, co-rocking, and co-getting down. Lakeview’s Berlin harkens back to Belmont Ave’s longtime punk scene and simultaneously connects to the future. You may encounter drag queens, exotic dancers, and other controversial icons on the dance floor at this gay (super) friendly club. Don’t show up before midnight! Depending on who’s playing, The Hideout’s live band lineup... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Come in on a Sunday night for DJ Kid Color's Dollar Disco where favorite DJ's spin new and classic disco/house jams and cover is only $2."
Local Expert Tip: "Almost every night has a theme, and it's bound to be good whether it's 80's, 90's, or Madonna-rama."
Local Expert Tip: "Head to the Hideout on the first Saturday of the month for queer dance extravaganza Chances Dances or the last Saturday of the month for hipster dance party Life During Wartime."
Local Expert Tip: "Head to the monthly Windy City Soul Club at The Empty Bottle in the Ukrainian Village for a sweaty, soul-soaked party you'll never want to leave."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're not a seasoned swing or blues dancer, stay to the periphery. The dancers here are the real deal. "
Local Expert Tip: "Check out Wednesday night Myths featuring the best dub step, electro house, and drum step. "
Local Expert Tip: "Check out the monthly Smiths dance party. It gets crazy!"
Local Expert Tip: "Your best bet here is to order bottle service and reserve a table. Once you're in, you'll have a good time."
Local Expert Tip: "Wear your best outfit and get in line. This club is exclusive but worth the wait."
Local Expert Tip: "This is a great late-night place to be casual and have fun. Grab a beer and hit the dance floor!"
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