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The Best Night Life in Chicago

The StarTripper Journal presents the best night life Chicago, both Night Clubs, disco and other - the Club Guide.

Our Team to Chicago are young professional travelers.

Chicago knows how to keep the party going – Chicago is the birthplace of house music and Chicago-style jazz. Come experience the unforgettable energy of Chicago’s music and nightlife scene, from famous comedy clubs to late-night dance floors and more.

No one sings the blues quite like Chicago – here you hear the distinct sounds of electrified, urban blues in the city where it was born.

From legendary concert halls to intimate stages, you’ll always find a show to get excited about. With so many incredible venues, ranging from intimate neighbourhood clubs to historic music halls, Chicago gives you mainstream pop, indie rock, hip hop, punk, blues, or jazz — no matter your musical taste, you’ll find it live in Chicago any night of the week.

Head to the rooftop bar in The Robey hotel to sip piña coladas and take in 180-degree views of the city skyline or try an artisanal drink at the Violet Hour, that started the craft cocktail craze in Chicago, before dancing through the blue Chicago night.

The StarTripper Team has visited these music-clubs, our Chicago Club Guide:

Picture The Green Mill is sophisticated informality, a warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early ’30s and ’40s. Uniquely comfortable to all audiences from the sequined Saturday night date to the progressively dressed offbeat student, the magic of the Mill is that the audience commingles in its mutual respect for the music.

Today the Green Mill maintains an authenticity of the ‘40s in service, price and music. Jazz is still played as by the legendary figures – all capture the broad spectrum of jazz from its root rhythms in New Orleans to New York avant-garde. Deep smoky jazz sounds fill the club in the early morning hours when soulful musicians continue to express their love of jazz by jamming ’til the early dawn.

If walls could speak, they would tell the real Chicago jazz-history.

4802 N. Broadway Ave.
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Picture The premier blues-club in America, owned by the legendary Buddy Guy, a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution.

New local or national blues bands every night.

At age 82, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

Full menu and bar.

700 S. Wabash Ave.
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Picture PRYSM – located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighbourhood just minutes from downtown Chicago’s best hotels and restaurants.

This high-end nightclub venue features 2 floors, 3 fully equipped bars, a state-of-the-art DJ booth, intelligent lighting throughout, lounge seating and more.

PRYSM is home to some of the best American DJs. In an open space right in front of the DJ booth it is all about dancing, outstanding light shows, falling confetti, smoke machines and expert staff focusing on getting the crowd energized.

Table service packages offer select seating in the centre of the club's first floor or overlooking the DJ booth on the second floor.

1543 N Kingsbury Str.
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Picture Blue Chicago is presenting the best in authentic Chicago Blues in a warm and friendly atmosphere, an electric style of blues music, offering the best of Chicago's blues musicians.

Throughout the years Blue Chicago has showcased all the great blues names – Koko Taylor, Bonnie Lee, Karen Carroll, Johnny B Moore, Eddie Clearwater, Eddie Shaw, the late Buddy Scott, and many more.

Conveniently located in the River North Entertainment district. Open 7 nights a week.

536 N. Clark St.
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Picture The Bassment is a live music cocktail lounge, located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago below The Hampton Social.

Guests enter through a secret door and into a welcoming greeting room. When the black curtain is pulled back, a large, comfortable, modern lounge awaits - the design includes gold accents throughout, brick walls, a mixture of uniquely designed velvet and leather couches and a full stage.

Get a front row seat for some music or hang out in back where the cocktails are flowing. Either way, you won't want to be anywhere else.

353 W. Hubbard St.
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