chicago-based venues

There are a LOT of places to see live music in Chicago, and I hope this page helps you discover someplace new. Click around, and if you dig 'em, go to a show!

I mean for this list to be local, active spaces, that book the kind of music seen on the bands page. I'm positive it's incomplete, so if you see someone missing please feel free to let me know. Also, if you represent any of these projects and would like an update, just send me a note.

You can also checkout Chicago bands, labels, & more.
Beat Kitchen

Bottom Lounge

Bric A Brac

The Burlington

Cafe Mustache

California Clipper

Chop Shop

Cobra Lounge

Cole's Bar

Concord Music Hall

Constellation Chicago

Crown Liquors

East Room

Elastic Arts


The Empty Bottle

The Gallery Cabaret

Green Mill

Hideout Inn

HOB Chicago

Lincoln Hall + Schubas



The Mutiny

The Owl

Phyllis' Musical Inn

Quenchers Saloon

Reed's Local



Thalia Hall

Tonic Room


The Whistler