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1. The Underground56 W Illinois St, Chicago
2. Studio Paris59 W Hubbard St, Chicago
3. Beauty Bar1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
4. Smart Bar3730 N Clark St, Chicago
5. The Shrine2109 S Wabash, Chicago
6. Dolphin2220 N Ashland Ave, Chicago
7. Neo Nightclub2350 N Clark St, Chicago
8. Empty Bottle1035 N Western Ave, Chicago
The Underground is back in Chicago, serving up crazy cocktails and giant 30lb Champagne bottles in a totally decked out new space.
French-inspired fare headlines this bistro in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Get Francophilic with a selection of fine French Champagnes, updates on classics like chicken paillard and short rib bourguignon, and tons of shellfish, including Le Grand Plateau with lobster, oysters, snow crab claws, shrimp, and king crab.
An outpost of the NY-based chain of wild, multicolored nightclubs, Beauty Bar is designed to resemble an old-school salon from the '60s, mixed with a dance-heavy dive bar. Among blow-drying and nail-painting stations, the bartenders even sling specialty hair-themed cocktails, like Bed Head (Sauza Blue Silver tequila shaken with pineapple and lime juices) and The Blowout (Jim Beam rye or bourbon whiskey, dekuyper ginger, liqueur, lemon).
Smart Bar has a great sound system, as well as frequent DJs and awesome drinks.
Shrine is a 8,000 square-foot temple to nightlife split up between an earth toned, leather banquette-encrusted Afro-music venue (hosting funk/soul acts, DJs, eclectic dancers, etc).
Dolphin is a full-on dance club with the guy behind Boom Boom Room serving as music director, a massive sound system and LED light show, and a lounge/garden area.
Neo's is a Thursday night dancing haven, with awesome tunes and strong libations.