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Five Essential Chicago Bars and Clubs
Chicago has a long storied history of bars, clubs, and speak-easies that make good times an art form and the city still where anyone can have an evening that is more than memorable. From the hipster pub to the hype super EDM club, you can find a place that fits your style. Revelers can find places where the booze flows and the bottle service rules. Here is a list of stellar establishments that any connoisseur of the Chi town night life will enjoy.
The Hearts Nightclub has a name that doesn’t down play just how much of a staple this venue is to the Chicago nightlife’s zeitgeist. The Hearts Nightclub has become as synonymous with birthday bashes and bottle service as it has with good intimate times with friends. Today it is one of the hottest venues in the Chicago nightclub scene, offering hype music every weekend until 4 or 5am. Hearts Nightclub is on Goose Island and the music selection is wide ranging with DJs that spin everything from Dance, EDM, top 40, to house and hip-hop.
Linkin House Bar
Once known as Pitch the Linkin House Bar is fairly huge. It is a three story bar in the center of Lincoln Park that took on the name to commemorate the neighborhood as a cultural hub. You’ll find three bars inside along with 25 HD TVs strategically positioned throughout the establishment. It’s a great place for folks who love sports, the bottle service experience and those who want access to a potential late night party. On the lower floor you’ll see a luxuriant lounge with comfortable seats and a relaxed vibes in the surroundings.
Linkin House Bar
The Lumen Nightclub is known for being the first eco-friendly nightclub in Chicago. This 5,000 sq. ft. establishment is located in Fulton Market Chicago and is outfitted with a state of the art premier sound system. Some of the eco-friendly additions include low energy LED lighting and sustainable bamboo furniture. To go along with your beats you get a bar that serves craft cocktails made with top shelf alcohol.
Public House Chicago has the heart of a traditional pub but with a more pronounced modern feel. This pub is located in downtown River North, on the corner of Kinzie and State and contains 10,000 square foot of pulsing fun and excitement. This Chicago gastropub boasts two wings with 3 bars and several areas built for good times to showcase any sort of event you have in mind. It is the perfect place for bachelor & bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or large celebrations for good friends.
The enigmatic 8fifty8 Chicago is a place with a name as stylish as its aesthetic. This hip club located in the West Loop, an area with a broadening reputation has a stand out reputation. The venue itself is known for attracting celebrities who know just how exciting night in Chi town can get. The atmosphere is posh and polished, so dress to impress. The eclectic crowd provides the kind night out that you can’t find anywhere else.