Spin cycle | July 18 - 25
Highlights of the city’s weekly club nights.
FREE DLCTBL NYTZ
Jerry’s Sandwiches. 10pm. Billed as Chicago’s first DJ- and dessert-themed dance party, DLCTBL NYTZ is anchored by house-woman-about-town Lady D, with stars from the Chicago house constellation coming in weekly.
Neo. 10pm; $5. Neo helps you dance into the wee hours with a night chock-full of industrial, new wave and electro. Former Atomic resident DJ Kamar runs the show with special guests and themes weekly.
* Wasted Bass Thursdays
Evil Olive. 10pm; $5, free before midnight. Late-night hot spot Evil Olive mixes eclectic residents Johnny Walker and Disco Death Threat with heavy-handed guests on the regular. The goal is to showcase moombahton, dirty Dutch house, electro, dubstep, bassline and pure bangers.
* Friday Night Playlist
The Underground. 10pm; $20. With his signature Mohawk, downtown party starter DJ Rock City calls Underground home on Fridays, dropping club hits alongside fashion-designer-turned-DJ Yours Truly.
* The Gallery
Y Bar. 10pm; $20, free before 11pm with R.S.V.P. at globaladrenaline.net. River North clubs come and go, but somehow this adult-friendly joint hangs on with some combination of exclusivity, good-looking grown-ups and lively, energetic house sets from Billy the Kid and friends.
Sound-Bar. 10pm; $20. The Nor DJs, who hail from places like Serbia and Ukraine, rule the big room every Friday night with their “global Euro”–style dance tracks.
Neo. 10pm; $5. Head to Neo for a hellishly good time on Saturdays as resident DJ Jeff Moyer spins a heavy-hitting mix of electro, retro, industrial, new wave and goth.
The Shrine. 9pm; $20. Chicago DJ Sean Mac is the main man at the Shrine on Saturdays when you can catch him dropping a full spectrum of hip-hop, dancehall and Top 40 with fellow residents AM/PM and B Man.
Debonair Social Club. 10pm; $10. Fashion designer by day and resident weekend DJ at Deb by night, Ryan Paradise calls the upstairs booth home on Fridays and Saturdays, spinning house, Italo, electro, pop and all things hipster cool.
FREE Bad Behavior
Underground Wonder Bar. 11pm. You only live once. Be a rebel and extend your weekend by one day, dancing to the deep-house sounds of DJ Frique and a cast of guests.
* Speakeasy Sunday
Everleigh Social Club. 7pm; $5, go to everleighsocialclub.com for more info. Mixing cool jazz and steamy burlesque, Michelle L’amour and her Chicago starlets tease away your Sunday night in between swinging sets from Ben Tatar and his L’amourchestra.
* Porn and Chicken
Evil Olive. 10pm; $5. Tatted-up residents Macabre Monster, Dan Dwyer and Orvtronixxx keep the raging Monday tradition alive, spinning banging electro and bass music while revelers gnaw on chicken wings and ogle skin flicks.
FREE The Deep End
Morseland. 9pm. Moody, atmospheric, sexy… Deep. That’s what’s on the minds of GeeCee, Borja, Whoa-B and Slevin when they step into the Morseland DJ booth, spinning house, techno, chill-out and bass music.
* FREE Teen Wolf Tuesdays
Debonair Social Club. 9:30pm. Les Trois Stooges’ DJ Brock and the Sleepers’ Dan Dwyer team up for ’80s-leaning sets and early flicks.
Exit. 10pm. Arcadia throws cult film clips and animation up on the wall while Eddie Riot and friends spin an industrial and alternative soundtrack.
Members Only Wednesdays
8Fifty8. 10pm; $10. 8Fifty8 rolls out the red carpet, making you feel like one of the nightlife elite with help from hip-hop jock Marcus Shadden.
Schedules can change without notice, so call ahead or check online for more info.