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Double Door: Best Club In Wicker Park

Updated on November 26, 2012

Learn About Double Door

Located in Chicago's historic Wicker Park neighborhood, Double Door has been serving Chicago music fans since 1994. Thousands and thousands people have seen concerts at Double Door since it has opened, and it remains one of the most respected and important music venues in Chicago today.

The History of Double Door

Double Door opened its doors for the first time on June 12, 1994. In its thirteen-year history Double Door has continued to leave an indelible stamp on the hearts and souls of the people of Chicago. Over the past dozen years Double Door has been host to many diverse and incredible musical acts

including local favorites The Smashing Pumpkins, Local H, Veruca Salt, Liquid Soul, Jesse de la Pena, Liz Phair, Poi Dog Pondering, Rise Against, and Cheap Trick; national acts such as The Rolling Stones, Tenacious D, Tonic, Fu Manchu, Kid Rock, Afghan Whigs, Macy Gray, Michelle Branch, The Cranberries, John Legend, Bush, Fountains of Wayne, Damian Marley, Brutal Truth, and Henry Rollins as well as hundreds of young emerging artists working their way through the live music scene.

Over the years Double Door has hosted several special events including the filming of several movies and television shows, parties for MOB fest, ASCAP, Maverick Records, MTV, VH-1, and Rolling Stone, as well as numerous local benefits and fundraisers for area musical, cultural, political, educational, and charitable organizations.

Double Door has a 473-person capacity and is made up of three distinct and unique areas. The main floor is home to the stage, a dance floor, and a large full service bar; the lower level has three regulation size pool tables, video and pinball games, several television monitors that offer patrons a live view of the main stage show, and a full service bar; the mezzanine level is the most intimate area of the club with it's lounge type setting, additional television monitors, and an amazing view of the stage, as well as a full service bar featuring a wide variety of wines by the glass.

Double Door continues to be a good citizen of Chicago and a good resident of its Wicker Park neighborhood, receiving numerous business and music awards. With each passing year Double Door works diligently to have a positive musical, cultural, and economical impact on the City of Chicago.

As the city has grown and changed so has Double Door. We have worked harder to bring better and more diverse acts to the city, helping secure our place among the city's finest live music venues.

Live At Double Door! - Albums recorded live at Chicago's Double Door club

What was your favorite show at Double Door?

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      8 years ago

      Double Door is really a cool place. I have only been there once (I am only 18, and then let me and a friend in with a parent and a major proof of relation), but that show was probably the coolest show I will ever go to there because it is my favorite band. Fashion Bomb played there December 4, 2009. It was a wicked cool show.

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      9 years ago

      So, you're telling me that The Smashing Pumpkins are from Chicago? I didn't know that. Sounds like a fun place.

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      9 years ago

      If I'm ever in Chigaco I shalll check it out. Nice lens.


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