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Windy City Soul Club
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1. The Underground 56 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

The Underground is back in Chicago, serving up crazy cocktails and giant 30lb Champagne bottles in a totally decked out new space.

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2. Studio Paris 59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

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.

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3. Beauty Bar 1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (Ukrainian Village)

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).

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4. Smart Bar 3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613 (Lakeview)

Smart Bar has a great sound system, as well as frequent DJs and awesome drinks.

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5. The Shrine 2109 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60616 (Near South Side)

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).

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6. Dolphin 2220 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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.

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7. Neo Nightclub 2350 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)

Neo's is a Thursday night dancing haven, with awesome tunes and strong libations.

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8. Empty Bottle 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Ukrainian Village)

Empty Bottle's got awesome live music, a photobooth, and a cheap booze selection.