Subway: Blue to Chicago(312) 226-8828 thebeautybar.com/chicago41.896396 -87.664134 1444 W Chicago Ave (between Greenview Ave and Bishop St) West Town, Chicago
Mon–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 5pm–2amAverage cocktail: $6
With outposts in New York, San Francisco, Austin and Portland, Chicago seemed like the next logical location for the kitsch-happy Beauty Bar concept. Retrofitted into the old Sonotheque, the bar carried over the sound system but otherwise got a complete face-lift. Sparkling glitter paint adorns the walls, '60s beauty salon furniture acts as seating, and the backroom dance floor is completed with a shimmering disco ball. The music stays obscure and mostly dusty during the week, but DJs turn it into an electro dance party most weekends.
Also on at this venue
Lemonade | Wed 4, Wed 11, Dec 18, Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15. Through Feb 19.
| Feb 16