Chicago Music & Event Venues

Where to Party in Chicago

Chicago is a town that loves to party, and there is definitely no shortage of places to do it. Whether you're a resident of the city or you're only visiting, you're definitely going to want to check out the hottest party places in the city at some point. Are you the type of person that wants to spend the evening at a nightclub dancing to a world class DJ? Maybe you prefer the more relaxed setting of a lounge where you can catch up with friends? No matter what your tastes, there is a place in Chicago perfect for your night out.

It is easy to get a little overwhelmed by the massive amount of venues in the Windy City. Places are ranked by popularity below so you are immediately presented with the hottest spots in town. If you'd like to narrow your results a little bit feel free to use the search tools on the left side of the page. Search events by neighborhood to narrow the list to places that are conveniently located near where you are planning to be. You can also search by type to show events that match the sort of vibe or atmosphere you're after.

If a place catches your interest, click on it and check out its page. There you can look through photographs of the venue to get a feel for it ahead of time and find important information such as whether or not there is a dress code or a guest list, so that you don't try to roll in to an upscale nightclub in shorts. Upcoming events at each place can also be found on this page.

All that's left to do now is start your search! It won't take you long at all to find a number of awesome places in Chicago that perfectly match your party needs.

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Vision Nightclub

632 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois United States

(312) 266-1944

Voted #1 Mega Club in the US by URB Magazine, and top 100 clubs in the world by DJ Mag, Vision opens its doors to over 2000 club-goers each week and provides an array of music choices and party environments. Simply put - Vision is currently Chicago's Crown Jewel of nightclubs; and its only world-class mega club. Blending the elemental forces of [more]

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1431 W. Lake St, Chicago, Illinois United States


Transit Transit, a contemporary 10,000 square foot facility, is Chicago's premier special event space designed to deliver a comfortable atmosphere while providing the highest level of quality and service from our experience team of event professionals. With 3 different exclusive areas, including a 1,500 sq. foot oval-shaped dance floor and [more]

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220 West Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois United States


This luxe party-lounge boasts three bars in a 15,000-square foot, two-floor celebration space with VIP seating areas along the perimeter. Hardwood floors, to dance and move, warm earth tones and exposed brick create a classy, loft-like interior. You'll find the VIPs posing--we mean standing--at the bar, cocktail in hand to mingle with Chicago's [more]

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Primary Night Club

5 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois United States


Primary Night Club Primary is opened Tuesday through Saturday and features Chicago’s top DJ’s, in addition to premier talent from around the nation and globe. Our club is a 241 person capacity and has hosted shows so far for Nicholas Jarr, Seth Troxler, No Regular Play, Orchard Lounge, WildKats, Andhim, Crystal Castles, Paul Johnson, [more]

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2350 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois United States


Neo The definition of a Chicago music club, Neo has been a staple of the area's alternative scene for over 30 years. Come in and experience a place where the drinks are strong, the music is a way of life, the dancing is unlike anywhere else, and only sin is not being yourself. We ain't the city's oldest nightclub for nothing. All nights [more]

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Castle Nightclub

632 N. Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois (River North) United States


A Celebration of Life and Nightlife Castle is dedicated to the style and spirit of those who celebrate life and the pursuit of happiness. Throughout its various environments, Castle seeks to create an innovative, unique blend of influences from around our world in the areas of music, fashion, decoration, performing arts, technology and social [more]

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Grand Ballroom, The Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois United States


Built in 1916, the Grand Ballroom brings together the storied splendor of Chicago's past, and combines it with the amenities and convenience of Chicago's present. An ornate 80-foot domed ceiling tops panoramic views of Lake Michigan, offering an incomparable venue for your corporate event, large reception, fundraiser gala or unique party. [more]