In the 3rd largest city in the U.S… sometimes smaller & cheaper is better for exploring live music venues, here is a list of our favorite little concert halls for you to discover….
The Empty Bottle is nestled in Bucktown on Western Ave. & Thomas St. This place embodies the essence of a comfortable divey bar with a great sound quality, cheap drinks, and uncommonly friendly staff & service. The pool table, an old couch, some vintage arcade machines, whiskey specials, bathroom graffiti, and solid bands are huge pluses. In addition, Bite Cafe is part of the Bottle and serves up some unique yet savory munching options.
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…
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.