320 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 384-1208
Fax: (312) 204-6910
If you're looking for a bit of LA in Chicago, then this trendy club is the place to get down and get dirty. Located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, it's as downtown as you can get. As you enter, you will be plunged into a technological fantasy with eight plasma screens that show over 7,000 music videos in a night. Leap onto the dance floor, which is illuminated by a huge glass globe, spurting out rays of light. Each weekend, the club opens its doors to fashion shows and local celebrities and they don't close till 5a, so you can get down to it into the wee hours!
House of Blues, famous at its many locations around the globe, loses none of the glamor and glitz of its "faux dive" specialty here! Outsider art hangs all over the place from floor to ceiling, and you get the feeling of being in a perverted opera house. Seating more than 1,500 people, HOB lets visitors catch a concert while snacking on such menu selections as "The Elwood" (blackened chicken sandwich with chili garlic mayonnaise, green chilies and sour cream served with seasoned french fries). There is live music seven nights a week, with cover charges varying. Music styles are not limited to blues—jazz, rock and such favorite bands as Duran Duran and Styx are also featured. You must make a reservation ahead of time.
This classy nightspot, owned by Marc Bortz, will amaze visitors with its computer-generated lighting and high profile presentation. With wooden accents and marble floors, the atmosphere here at Cabaret is one of sophistication and class. The VIP rooms are popular with guests for the excellent treatment and the impeccable service of the hosts.
The Back Porch Stage at the House of Blues is the place to enjoy live music accompanied by some tasty food and great drinks! The crowd goes wild as the bands play the latest hits. Bright lights, youthful music and a lot wine and beer make this one of the best places to chill out! The late light menu offers Chicago-styled sliders with American cheese, pickles and tartar sauce. You can also try the tasty Dungeness Crab Dip and Pizzas—the club's specialty is the brick oven roasted pizzas with pepperoni, marinara and a lot of Mozzarella Cheese!
Howl was founded in 1990 with the concept of a bar centered around dueling pianos. The stage has two baby grand pianos that are played by the best regional talent available. The show features two pianists ("ringmasters") at a time that play for an hour, then are joined by two more pianists for a couple "four-way" songs. The new pianists then take over for the next hour and the cycle of sing-along fun begins again. They also feature "showtime" that includes all Howl employees and patrons in choreographed routines to well-known songs and jingles.
Above the Armenian restaurant Sayat Nova, this neighborhood pub and gay bar is dark and filled with denizens who visit the place with a regularity frightening to even the most jaded of barflies. The busiest hours are right after the workday finishes until approximately 20:00, no doubt in part because of the scarcity of bars in the area. The place picks up again after the bar-hopping crowd finds its way home.
Every bouncer at The Underground, decked out in full army gear, is equipped with walkie talkies and clipboards as guests are cleared for entrance. Walking down stairs to the subterranean dance floor, concrete walls surround party goers and thick metal doors reverberate with the muffled beats of thumping bass. If you are prepared to drop some cash, this ultra-hip nightclub is sure to deliver a memorable night.
This will be an expensive evening out, but a real treat for those with a taste for good music and even better bubbly. Come for the delectable appetizers and desserts, and for the 20 different types of champagne by the glass. Stay for the music. Small combos and piano jazz are the mainstays here, so grab a seat in one of the plush booths and make yourself comfortable in the ultra-classy environment.
The emerald isle's cuisine, hospitality and traditions all come alive at Fado Irish Pub. The menu won't disappoint the herbivorous or carnivorous foodies. It comprises, corned beef, shepherd's pie and cabbage cooked innovatively plus sea fare and steaks coupled with mouth-watering starters. Manic music is not left behind either. Enter specially on St.Patrick's Day to find out whether all the grub is in green!
The Melting Pot, is a one-stop destination for the ultimate culinary experience. It offers an extraordinary four-course fondue meal which is guaranteed to tempt the strictest dieter. Accompanied with a wide choice of salads, entrées cooking styles, specialty drinks and an exhaustive wine-list, the Melting Pot is surely a foodies paradise. Part of an extensive restaurant franchise, it strives to provide its patrons with innovative dining experiences. In line with this policy, it hosts a special Ladies only Night every Thursday and a Monthly Ladies Mini Spa Night. Live music is available in the lounge from Thursday-Saturday during specific hours. The restaurant also has an attached 'Shoppe' offering on sale its trademark salad dressings, seasonings,chocolate and gift cards. Moreover, the Melting Pot Club Fondue offers its members several opportunities to advance their fondue experience. Online reservations can be made on the website.
Renditions of Cat Stevens, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and Beatles fill the air as you set foot into this place. Known for music and spirits, Redhead is the place to reminisce over a bottle of Chandon Brut. Liquors, cocktails and classic wines feature in the drinks menu. The cigar rack is also promising. The piano area is busy with artistes and sing-along buddies requesting their favorite number. The attire is strictly business casual.
For amazing live jazz and blues music look no further than Blue Chicago. Located in the River North entertainment district, this popular nightclub is rather small, but very friendly with a nice selection of drinks and of course live music. The nightclub offers a great line-up of concerts with impressive names as well as less known talent.