Chicago Places

8 Reasons Why Chicago is the Best City to Party In

By clubZone

Chicago may be famous for their deep-dish pizza, but there's plenty more going for this Windy City. With a rich social scene of music, theater and dancing, Chitown is one of the best cities to party.

  • Bustling Nightlife

    By clubZone

    Chicago has an immensely massive and thriving nightlife scene that it might take you more than a day to recover. With bars and lounges, comedy clubs and theaters, there's a ton to check out and enjoy!

  • Festival Fun

    By clubZone

    Chicago has some of the best food and music festivals in the Midwest. From Blues to Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago to Berghoff Oktoberfest—there's lots of festivals to jam and pig out to year-round.

  • Cocktail Parties

    By clubZone

    Cocktail bars are constantly popping up in Chicago, mixing things up for patrons with authentic blends and colorful favorites. With a few bars hosting weekend parties, it's a happy way to mingle.

  • Glitz and Glamour in the Posh Neighborhoods

    By clubZone

    There are a ton of underground clubs and rooftop lounges in the city, ranging from intimate to laid-back. The River North Gallery District or the Gold Coast are top spots for DJs spinning heavy beats.

  • From Moonshine to Booze

    By clubZone

    Chicago may have once been a haven for Prohibition dodgers but today, it's a drinker's heaven. With a bar on almost every corner and open till the wee hours, the beer options around town are vast.

  • Dining and Cruising on The Navy Pier

    By clubZone

    Enjoy Chicago's lakefront from the Navy Pier by either docking a party cruise or heading to Beer Garden (open from May to October) for live music, casual parties and their famous Landshark Lager. 

  • Tailgates and Tanlines

    By clubZone

    With Chicago being rich in sports culture, soak in the sun at tailgating parties in and around the city. Most stadiums and venues have charming neighborhood bars nearby too.

  • Life's a Beach

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    Chicago is just a step away from the sandy shores of a waterfront paradise. Not only is there a beautiful view of Lake Michigan, but there are plenty of weekend festivals, boat parties and concerts.

Looking for the Top Party Places in Chicago?

Check out our listing of the hottest clubs in Chicago, read reviews, view upcoming events and more.


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Spy Bar

646 N. Franklin, Chicago Illinois United States


Spy Bar has a contemporary environment featuring the latest decor in design, sound and lighting from reputable designer Rocco Laudizio of Slick Design. Whether you would like to sit back and soak up the music and atmosphere, or tear it up on the dance floor, Spy Bar will cater to all of your needs. The vibe at Spy Bar is unique and visitors always [more]


226 West Ontario Street, Chicago Illinois United States

312 787 4480

Sound-Bar is Chicago's most recent upscale nightclub set in a 20,000 square foot multilevel high-tech environment... with its ultra-modern design and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, Sound-bar will spoil the senses leaving nothing to the imagination... Stainless steel, smoked glass, and fine custom made furniture are incorporated in a [more]

Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago Illinois United States


Welcome to the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace - a premier party and event venue in Chicago. This space has everything guests could want and need to feel truly ready to indulge in the ultimate celebration, whatever the occasion! Take a break from the bustle of Chicago city life to enjoy an evening at this gorgeous lakefront property, [more]


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]

Castle Nightclub

632 N. Dearborn, Chicago Illinois 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]

Smart Bar

3730 N. Clark St., Chicago Illinois United States


Located right across the street from famed Wrigley field (home of the Chicago Cubs) and located in the Musical concert venue "Metro" renown Djs play here all the time....Friday nite go till 2-4am and Saturday are till 5am Strictly for dancers, not standers in this place...One of the longest standing nightclubs in Chicago with and age of [more]

Cuvee Chicago

308 West Erie St, Chicago Illinois United States


Cuvee Chicago is one Chicago's newest and hottest party night clubs. It is a classy new late night club brought to Chicago by the same owners as Enclave. Although it is brand new it has already become a hot spot for VIPs, celebrities and trend setters. Downtown Entertainment presents their newest endeavor, Cuvee, located at 308 West Erie [more]

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]

Hilton Chicago

720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Illinois United States


Enjoy the fusion of historic luxury and contemporary amenities at the Hilton Chicago! The gorgeous hotel is located nearby everything you could want to see downtown, and offers 3 different restaurants and lounges for you to choose from on site. Experience the finest VIP treatment in the city, and get the night's stay you've been looking for! [more]