Subway: Green, Pink to Clinton(312) 265-3990 themidchicago.com41.887093 -87.647646 306 N Halsted St (at Wayman St) West Loop, Chicago
Mon, Wed, Fri 9pm–4am; Sat 9pm–5am (closed Tue, Sun)
One of the most versatile venues in town, the Mid combines traditional venue options with the bottle-popping club world. Two stories allow for dancing and drinking on weekends, but smaller nights see just the main floor used for everything from indie bands to up-and-coming DJ talent. Brought to us by some of Chicago's biggest promoters, this Fulton Market area upstart only took a few years to rise to the top. It now nabs many of the big name bookings swinging through town—which can mean huge lines to get in.