Take a quick trip to some of these really cool bars, pubs, and lounges that offer a unique nightlife experience…
Pinball, old school & new school arcade games, and a full bar compromise Headquarters Beercade. An added bonus is the games are all FREE. Better yet, join us for our Saturday event where we take you there…just meet in our lobby on Saturday evenings at 8:45pm (must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID/passport). Join us to play some classics from Pacman to The Simpsons all while sipping on some great beer and cocktails. 2833 N. Sheffield Ave.
Let’s embrace the city sun this summer & have some delicious food and drinks at these great patios:
In the heart of Wicker Park, Big Star serves some of the best gourmet tacos we’ve had. Whether its their perfectly marinated pork belly, or their unforgettable Tacos de Pescado (fish tacos), their menu also boasts $3 whiskey shots & $2 Tecates which seals the deal when hanging out on their spacious patio. Although the main outdoor dining area can get insanely crowded, a solid alternative is ordering at the take out window and eating on one of their picnic tables. 1531 N. Damen Ave.
Take advantage of your Fourth of July travels as our city lights up your evening….
**July 3rd & July 4th: 9:30pm**
**July 6th: 10:15pm**
The fireworks are visible from the lakefront areas, so the beaches are a good bet to catch the show!
**Warm up with some food & spirits at any of these cozy Chicago taverns….
In a neighborhood to the north, lies a comfortable watering hole called Simon’s. Not only voted for the best jukebox in all of the town, during the cold season they serve delicious Glögg (traditional Swedish mulled wine with spices served warm), the wine comes in both classic red and white. Check out a local favorite in the charming neighborhood of Andersonville. 5210 N. Clark St.
It is no secret that Chicago is rich & excellent with theatre venues, production, & acting, visit one while you are here….
Home to many great actors like Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, & Laurie Metcalf, Steppenwolf has been an iconic Chicago Theater Company since 1974. The theater operates as a not-for-profit organization that presents up to 16 productions a year on their 3 stages, don’t miss a chance to see a truly professional performance while you are in Chicago. Click here for discounted tickets and a description of their new play: The Birthday Party. 1650 N. Halsted Ave.
Lace up your dancing shoes & hit up some of the best Chicago clubs our city has to offer…
Renovated and made nightlife worthy sleek in 2006, Wrigleyville’s Smart Bar is always a trendy dance-infused option. Jukefest, House, Electronic? You name the genre and chances are it floods out the club’s speakers. Smart Bar also gets a reputation for being a haven for great local underground djs. Also, factor in a lazer floor and smoke machine adding to the basement club vibe, this place represents Chicago House Music very well. 3730 N. Clark St. Average cover: $10.
Here are some recommendations for stage driven entertainment, comedy or drama, Chicago has a wide variety of theatrical shows & venues…
Historic. Comedy. Iconic. Chicago. These words are synonymous with the legendary Second City. Here is a list of current shows, we highly recommend the highly recommended We’re All in this Room Together. Located at 1616 N. Wells St., the venue is 15 minutes by train or a 25 minute walk from our hostel.
**Discounted Performances For Guests of The Chicago Getaway Hostel**
*The Second City Training Center offers a weekly dose of fresh talent every weekend. Top Notch actors/Conservatory graduates give rise to original comedy in the form of several different performance models.
Never heard of Secondy City? Ha, yes you have. The classic improv place packs the seats & delivers laughs to the masses. This is the establishment that put both sketch and improvised comedy on the map while launching the careers of many distinguished comics including Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, John Belushi, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. 1616 N. Wells Street.
We know Chicago’s downtown area has some must-see attractions during the daytime, but it is a business district & it does hold the stigma of shutting down quite early. However, at Chicago Getaway Hostel, you’re in prime location for some of the best nightlife…..
First, peep the multitude of Lincoln Park Bars & Clubs.
Secondly, join us every Thursday evening at 8:45pm for our weekly pub crawl.
Here are some of our favorite neighborhood spots:
The Lion’s Head Pub is a continuous favorite among our guests, you get the bar type atmosphere (with great bar food ie: burgers, wings, & appetizers) on the ground floor, and then the dancy atmosphere of a popular nightclub in The Apartment on the 2nd floor. Located in less than a 1o minute walk from our front door, check out the action at 2251 N. Lincoln.
Delilah’s is our neighborhood lounge with an attitude. A distinct personality, well-known for punk rock DJs on Mondays, one dollar American Beers, & over 400 different whiskeys, this place will surely leave a memorable taste on your nightlife’s pallet. It’s just a 15 minute stroll from us at 2771 N. Lincoln Ave.
Our first stop on our pub crawl, this is one of the most comfortable neighborhood taverns around, The Burwood Tap. A friendly staff, free popcorn, a pool table, and inexpensive drink options goes a long way. See for yourself at 724 N. Wrightwood Ave. (a 5 minute walk from the hostel).
Duffy’s Tavern & Grille can be overlooked as just another loud irish-stylized bar, BUT their Sunday Brunch is a great morning event, $20 all-you-can-eat-&-drink-mimosas flowing consistantly, this place is a perfect pit stop to wind up your weekend. A 15 minute walk at 420 W. Diversey Pky.