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Nightlife isn’t narrowly defined in Chicago as just a dance club or bar. While that scene might appeal to some, there is also a host of other after hour options for both locals and visitors including comedy clubs, live musical performances and even theatrical acts.
We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Chicago nightlife on your own. Closer to downtown Chicago are Studio Paris Nightclub in the River North neighborhood where you can dine on classic French cuisine at Paris Club before the club opens its doors at 10 pm on the rooftop. Not far is The Underground Chicago, one of the city’s hottest dance clubs.
Just north of downtown is Second City which is best known for launching some of the biggest names in the business including Tina Fey and Dan Aykroyd. Performances occur throughout the day with 11pm shows as an option on some evenings.