416 West Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 787 1400
Blue 13 may seem like an averag neighborhood joint, but the tasty food and vibrant ambiance lend it an irresistible charm. Featuring tattoo art that goes with the rock-n-roll theme, the bar is frequented by the hip and happening from around town. Accompanying diners is the classic rock music from Floyd, ACDC, Dire Straits, REO Speedwagon to the likes of John Mayer and Fall Out Boy played in the background. While you enjoy the music, savor delicacies from the contemporary American menu that combines culinary influences of Europe. Indulge in offerings like "Surf and Turf" and "Drunken" Short Rib. Oyster Shooters, Sushi and Dim sum Plate and Lobster Pizza appease late night diners.
315 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 836 7870
Having been on the scene for over 20 years, Dick's is one of those places where you chat up with the locals over some drinks. Not for the quiet and uptight ones, this place is for those who can joke and laugh at themselves. The staff not only put you at ease, but their funny and at times corny jokes are hard to resist. To complement the joviality is the equally appetizing food and drinks. The food here is great with chicken and ribs served in steel buckets and not to mention the Beetles Buffet Sunday brunch with all you can eat waffles, omelets, crabby cakes, salmon and more. If all this weren't enough, the live music adds to the vibrant scene and enthusiastic guests can join the bands on stage for some whacky duo's. With so much to indulge and enjoy, Dick's Last Resort is the 'first' place you might want to head to when you're blue.
710 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 482 8600
This place is where all the action is, with a lively ambiance, Angels & Kings is a happening place to party at. The interiors feature snapshots of celebs on the walls and comfy couches on elevated platforms that are ideal to lounge around with drinks. A host of eclectic themed nights keep the popularity quotient soaring high. Good for dancing and socializing, the crowd heading to Angels is well-dressed and a tad too snooty but that shouldn't stop you from being friendly. If you're lucky the night you're visiting, the staff might just ring the gong behind the bar for drinks that are on the house by a generous guest.
646 North Franklin Street Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 337 2191
Spy Bar offers Chicago a perfect spot for late night partying. Known for some of the best DJs after New York, this place promises a vibrant night time. The interiors are done up with funky lighting and crazy glass work that add to the overall flamboyant ambiance. An impressive menu of champagnes and creative cocktails promise to rejuvenate your spirits. Best days to visit would be probably Thursday nights. DJ Dino G always sees to it that the crowd is entertained. With wild crowds, upbeat music and premium drinks it doesn't get any better than this.
23 W Hubbard Street (between State Street & Dearborn Street) Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 661 1230
While gin martinis are available, this lounge clearly prefers the vodka variety. With top shelf names like Grey Goose chilled and on tap, there's no doubt you'll be getting your drink a little faster. The vodka is 20 degrees, making the usual need to shake or stir unnecessary. If you prefer whiskey to vodka, not to worry. There are more than just martinis on the cocktail list. The lengthy appetizer menu is impressive, with choices like sushi rolls, sandwiches, and macaroni and cheese. This is a classy place to come with friends. The decor is bright and airy, with chandeliers floating from the ceiling in the shape of, what else, martini glasses. - Gina Rosemellia
29 W Hubbard Street (between Dearborn Street & State Street) Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 527 1180
Located just steps from the Magnificent Mile, this Irish pub stays open until 4am on the weekdays. Unlike many other 4 o'clock bars, the kitchen here stays open all the way until 3am, making it a popular stop for those looking to bar hop Downtown into the early morning hours. And as you might expect, the food here is just as great as the beer selection: there are 17 different brews on tap. The late night menu includes favorites like the O'Riley Grilled Reuben and O'Callaghan's Char Burger, as well as fried appetizers like nachos and chicken strips. If you prefer to nibble while you drink, there are complimentary pretzels with gourmet mustard set up at the bar to meet you. - Gina Rosemellia
157 West Ontario Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 573 1470
The Ontourage Night Club, is the latest venture of Hospitality Design Group and undoubtedly one of its best. Spread on 10,000 sq. ft. This is the most vibrant and fun nightclub anybody can come across. Foot thumping music and the usage of lightning-the "Inlaid Color Kinetic" technique, is a visual treat. The bar serves amazing drinks and the decor goes with the whole party mood of this place.
18 East Bellevue Plaza Chicago, IL 60611 +1 312 642 3400
Lux Bar in Chicago is the place to be if you're looking for sumptuous food and luscious cocktails to match. Mixologists artistically blend natural and hand-crushed syrups and tinctures to make the perfect libations. Indulge in inventive dishes like Buttermilk Fried Chicken or mini-fillets alongside timeless American desserts like a Banana Split or Hot Fudge Sundae. The checkered accents and contrasting wooden furnishings exude a retro, upscale diner vibe. Be it a family get-together or a corporate luncheon, this chic establishment plays host to events of all sizes.
1524 North Fremont Street Chicago, IL 60622 +1 312 266 1234
Radio Star has disco and the 80's written all over it. Once a circus space, this happening club is for those who want to groove to some peppy music till the wee hours. A cozy space, it features a well-stocked bar decorated with snapshots of icons of the 80's and ample room for dancing. The popular show "The Awesome 80's Prom" is shot at this venue and later in the evening it becomes a party spot. The music is reminiscent of the good old days with classics by Depeche Mode, Del Amitri, Eddy Rabbit, The Buggles, Cyndie Lauper and Phil Collins.
720 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60610 +1 312 787 8720
720 Chicago is a hip nightclub which was created specially for the dancer in you. Boasting five floors of dance, music and entertainment not found anywhere else in Chicago. This place is a sure must-try if you feel like a colorful, carnival type ambiance. With each floor offering it's own style and genre of music, it's hard not to find what satiates you at Club 720. So go give this beautiful Latin influenced club a shot.