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Live Music in Chicago 101

29 Jul

Welcome to a perfect city for LIVE MUSIC, whether you’re in the market for a small & intimate venue OR a sprawling outdoor fest, you’ve touched down on the right place…

The Empty Bottle

 Our staff enthusiastically recommends The Empty Bottle, a smaller comfy venue that offers superb sound quality, great bands, cheap drinks, & friendly/efficient service; this place is often left out of the tourists’ agenda, and we’re giving you a heads up. Oh and they have FREE MUSIC MONDAYS (check their site).  Take a trip just south of Division St. on Western Ave.

Lincoln Hall

Don’t sleep on Lincoln Hall.  There’s always great bands coming through & they’re right up the street from our hostel.  Also, at least once a month they show FREE MOVIES, so take advantage of their bar & food menu & plan on a night of good music right here in Lincoln Park.  

The Metro

Nestled just north of Wrigley Field on Clark St., The Metro showcases musical acts big & small/ far & wide.  Coupled w/ the shops, restaurants, and bars that Wrigleyville offers, you can spend an entire day here, capping it off with some great live music.

The Subterranean

Cheap music, Wicker Park, good food & drinks: The Subterranean.  Admission usually lingers around $10, and there’s a ton of solid nightlife options in the hip neighborhood of Bucktown/Wicker Park.  Check this place out just north of Damen Ave on North Ave.

The Green Mill

We’ve recommended it before & we’re suggesting it again.  One trip to The Green Mill Lounge and you’ll get a dose of Chicago history, memorable live jazz, & urban nightlife.  This place has been open since the Prohibition Era and is seeped in historic atmosphere.  The cover ranges from around $5 on weekdays & $12 on weekends, check this place out located on Broadway & Lawrence Ave.

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