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Below is a list of the top and leading Dance Clubs in Chicago. To help you find the best Dance Clubs located near you in Chicago, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. DISCO features fun, glamour, and energy in their large dance club. They have space where people can enjoy and dance their hearts out. The studio can host large gatherings.
The Patrons: The early after-work crowd, in suits and chic frocks, gives way to a classy crowd before and after downtown theater, symphony and opera performances. Randolph St. House master Frankie Knuckles will rule the sound for a few weeks, with progressive dance on the main level, artists works and the music they want up in the loft, plus alternative music underground in the space set to open on New Years.
The Patrons: Lots of little alligators and polo ponies embroidered on shirts early in the evening; serious party people, done up in little black dresses and serious black turtlenecks as the night ages. Which makes this place something of a playground for big kids: you can dance, you can eat, you can cruise, you can play pool, you can think about its history as a factory. The Schedule: Open late, late-like 5 a.
Two months ago, it was reborn as a hip, restaurant-nightclub; the old wood polished up, paintings by Wicker Park artists hung on the walls. The Patrons: Black T-shirts and jeans, with creative inspiration courtesy of the artistic denizens of River West. Wacker Dr. The Schedule: Open Thursday through Saturday. Once this was a pharmacy, 80 years old.
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The Sound: Hot to bop progressive dance. There are an eclectic breakfast-through-dinner menu and live music throughout the day on a small stage at the rear of the eatery. Pauhlino Garcia oversees flamenco night on Mondays. And coming soon to a factory, packing plant or vacant building near you:.
The Facts: No cover. The lush mural on the back wall, the splashing fountain in the atrium, the dark woods and plush fabrics, the bandstand all add up to one elegant romantic place tucked away on the lower level of the grand, new building.
The Attitude: Laid back during the week, Attitude levels rise on the weekends, but nothing threatening. Monday is ladies night-they drink free. The Attitude: Friendly, elegant. The place is a large, rambling club that looks as if someone found a giant set of Crayola-bright Tinkertoys and hung them about for decoration.
There are a palm tree at the front door, a couple of fireplaces, a dance floor and an under-construction kitchen in this 3-month-old club. The Schedule: Funkhouse and U. Coming up: Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans on Nov. The Patrons: Jazz fans mix with neighborhood artists, black paint-splashed T-shirts mix with black turtlenecks.
Chicago nightclubs and lounges
Armitage Ave. Shelter One hot club with the hottest sounds and, some will tell you, the hautest doorman-who is something of a director for the theater inside-which promises the quirkiest of nights amidst the glow of lava lamps, faux smoke and real offbeat characters. The Schedule: The Dance Chicago, a good-sized dance floor surrounded by movie-house chairs, is open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Closed Sundays and Tuesdays. Is it the doorman or the customers in line-the obnoxious ones with a bad case of Attitude-who cause all the problems? The Patrons: Party people hot for live music and club, pastel T-shirts, hot and Limited Express.
On Mondays, the popular Latin dance band, La Confidencia, takes the stage. The Schedule: Live music Wednesday through Saturday. George St. Downstairs, a mythical KULT-World Radio, a mix of radio programs and performance art, will dominate the restaurant, while a ''New York lounge experience'' will fill the upstairs club with funky music translation: funky Billie Holiday to funky hip-hop.
John Moulder on Nov. Located in a former machine shop, the 2-month-old club is totally, well, industrial-from the dark, subdued colorings to the chains hanging from the ceiling to the deejay booth constructed from an underground storage tank. One hot club with the hottest sounds and, some will tell you, the hautest doorman-who is something of a director for the theater inside-which promises the quirkiest of nights amidst the glow of lava lamps, faux smoke and real offbeat characters. And coming soon to a hot, packing plant or vacant building near you: - Tough Club and Quote Room, a Chicago Edelson club, plans to open in the space at N.
The Attitude: Sit down, relax, have a beer, have fun.
Fulton St. Yvette Wintergarden The lush mural on the back wall, the splashing fountain in the atrium, the dark woods and plush fabrics, the bandstand all add up to one elegant romantic place tucked away on the lower level of the grand, new building. On Mondays, they come to dance, dance, dance.
Classical guitar followed by mandolin on Sundays. Madison St. The Attitude: Easygoing. Nor does it seem the hot nightlife scene plans to cool off. In the comfortable back room, the combination of fine acoustics and local bands is a great match. The Facts: Cover varies.
The Sound: Jazz to Broadway. Wells St. Think urban tough, blue neon, copper, steel, futuristic. Attitude checked at the door.