Our Picks


Club fans can head to this 11,000 square-foot nightclub (which used to be the Red Dog). With a 6,000 square-foot dance floor, five bars and two rooms including the upstairs Bridge, there is plenty of space to roam about. Local legends and globetrotting DJs spin electronic and classic Chicago house beats so you can party until the sun comes up.


Link's Hall

Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providingflexible programming for the research, developmentand presentation of new work in the performing arts.


Betty's Blue Star Lounge

Betty's as a trendy late-night destinationan that is unpretentious, in a low-key neighborhood tavern just south of Wicker Park in Ukrainian Village. Part local watering hole, part biker bar, it's your typical pool-table-and-darts joint earlier in the evening. Thursday through Saturday the bar transforms into a jam-packed venue for local bands and DJs. The action is in the back room, equipped with a great sound system and plenty of atmosphere.

Cabaret Cocktail and Boutique

Looking for a venue that gets in your face!! That has the style, luxury, with a little risqué that is Vegas inspired? Then spend a evening with your friends at the Cabaret.



Cherry Red Lounge

Red lights and walls, a handful of couches and a back party room make up the mix here. DJs spin dance, house and hip-hop in the evenings. It's mellower during the week.

Crobar Nightclub

High energy night club featuring top international DJ's spining today's hottest dance music, hip-hop, house and electronica.

Crocodile Lounge

Mere blocks from the Board of Trade, Crocodile Lounge holds down a day job as an after-work hang out.  During the week, traders clamber in for chicken wings, calamari and cocktails. At night the lounge morphs into a showcase for up-and-coming hip-hop artists (Tuesday), a venue for house music or comedy (Wednesday) and a late-night dance destination (Saturday).


D'Vine Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wonder where you  should look while dancing at the D'Vine?  If your partner is not smoking hot, then you should be looking at the "Caged Dancer".

Excalibur NightClub

Excalibur is located in the heart of the River North neighborhood, the epicenter of world-class dining and entertainment in Chicago. The striking red granite building, designed by famed architect Henry Ives Cobb in 1892 to house the Chicago Historical Society, is recognized as an architectural treasure and has been honored with designation as a historical landmark. Excalibur offers an exceptional environment for dining, dancing and lounging and Excalibur’s professional party planning staff specializes in creating extraordinary special events and corporate functions in the unique and dramatic rooms of Excalibur.

Funky Buddha Lounge

The Buddha on the front door smiles serenely over his protruding belly and as you step  into the interior.  As Dorothy said to Toto, “You’re not in Kansas anymore.” Actually, you’ve stepped inside what one city magazine calls “Chicago’s premier dance lounge.”

Howl at the Moon

The Moon provides a lively venue to let loose, singing along to your favorite songs with the help of two dueling pianists and a table-dancing bar staff. Nibble on nachos while slurping from an 86 oz.beverage bucket with friends.  Just be sure to clap, stomp and sing along.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

The core purpose of HSDC is to bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, transform and change lives through the experience of dance.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), holds a unique place within the American dance field. As one of the country’s most important contemporary dance companies, HSDC encompasses a vast array of techniques and forms, as well as an understanding of abstract artistry and the emotional nuances of movement.

MADD Rhythms

This is a phenomenal TAPdance collective whose “SOLE” purpose is to spread the Love and Joy of TAP worldwide. What started as Bril Barrett’s formula for giving back, is now a full-fledged performing arts company, quickly gaining a reputation for representing the true essence of tap: RHYTHM! The company is composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago. Their ages range from 18 to 33, and their backgrounds are as equally diverse. The one thing they all have in common is a love for “the dance”.


Club fans can head to this 11,000 square-foot nightclub (which used to be the Red Dog). With a 6,000 square-foot dance floor, five bars and two rooms including the upstairs Bridge, there is plenty of space to roam about. Local legends and globetrotting DJs spin electronic and classic Chicago house beats so you can party until the sun comes up.

Rumba Supper Club

Rumba is the premier Nuevo Latino cuisine restaurant in Chicago. From live Latin Jazz to the ultimate Chef's table, there is no other dining experience quite like Rumba. Chef Benjamin Soto's menu is as eclectic as it is inspiring and one that has to be experienced to fully appreciate.

Steppin' Into Winter - The Steppers Internet Connection

Welcome to the SteppinCrew's information page, I'm Ms. Cynthia your Stepper's Host; this page is just to inform you of the many  Stepper's events going on around the Chicagoland area. You can see my photo and other pictures of our more recent events by clicking on the Gallery of pictures icon....

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The variety of events at Subterranean is vast. You can find indie mainstays and local bands (ranging from Oh My God to Shellac to hip-hop outfits) almost any night of the week, and the Tuesday night open mic is legendary.
The lounge usually hosts a DJ or two every night, spinning everything from house to hip-hop. The full bar boasts daily specials to assure that a cheap buzz is always available, and a selection of burgers, chicken wings and quesadillas satisfy any late-night hunger.


The Leg Room

A low ceiling, loads of candles and red-hued lighting makes for a seductive atmosphere. Martini glasses line the large center bar, where hair-flipping single women and schmoozy single men prop themselves up visibly on high leopard-print chairs. Along the wall, small groups gather at raised tables. Truly a place to see and be seen.

The Note

The Note is in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood just, one of the hot spots of the Chicago music scene. Just walk toward the music and you will find the Note showcasing the best new local bands.

The Vibe

Located in the Weed Street Entertainment District, this is the ultimate nightlife destination!
The Vibe has one of the most state of the art sound system and will be a mainstay for nationally DJs and world class artist performing live in an intimate setting.

Wild Hare

For reggae music played to a crowd that sports real dreadlocks (not the phony, suburban brand), you cannot beat this long-standing Wrigleyville spot. Dance and sway seven nights a week to authentic bands straight from the Caribbean as you quench your thirst by tossing back rum drink after rum drink. The serving staff is very friendly, and everyone has a great time.

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