venues a - i

The Abbey An Irish pub, restaurant and music venue. The music room holds 550 and has good site lines. Depending on the act the main floor might have tables set up or it may be standing. The balcony has chairs and tables. Parking on the street.
Allstate Arena Multipurpose stadium. What you'd expect from a place that hosts athletic events, circuses and concerts.
Aragon Fondly refered to as the "Aragon Brawlroom" since it began it's life as ballroom back in the 1920s. One of the larger venues in Chicago, it holds 4500 and is standing on the floor and some seating in the balcony that wraps around the room.
Beat Kitchen A bar, restaurant and small music venue. National and local acts are featured. The food is highly recommended!
Bottom Lounge Small venue featuring "Punk Rock Thursdays" with local independent record labels playing the newest music.
Chicago Theatre Normally hosting theater, musicals and non rock performances, the Chicago Theater is a beautifully restored movie palace. Some rock performances are booked here in the 3,605 seat theater.
Congress Theatre Cavernous 20s movie palace that hosts rock shows periodically. Located just west of the Bucktown area on Milwaukee Ave.
Double Door As featured (unrecognizably) in the movie High Fidelity! This Wicker Park venue holds around 500 standing. Small stage in the corner and a lower level with pool tables and video games. Parking where you can find it on the street.


Elbo Room Smaller bar/music venue. with national and local acts in various genres including rock. Mondays feature Chicago Rock Club, a listening party for local band demos.
Empty Bottle A long room with fairly good site lines. Plenty of character, great national and local acts. Also a separate room if the music sucks and you'd rather play pool or chat.
Fireside Bowl This is THE place for bowling...and punk shows. They actually have all ages shows too.
Fitzgerald's Actually located in Berwyn, Fitzgerald's has a roadhouse feel to it. They feature national roots rock, folk and blues acts. Their American Music Festival in July is always a musical treat.
Hideout Located in about the most out of the way place imaginable(by the Chicago Department of Fleet Management). The Hideout is host to alt-country and roots rock acts in a place that truly makes you feel at home.
House Of Blues The Chicago version of the national chain.

The Hideout
Leroy Bach and Ed Burch perform by the Hideout bar

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