Bus: 49 Western, 66 Chicago, 70 Division(773) 276-3600 emptybottle.com41.900476 -87.686635 1035 N Western Ave (at Cortez St) Ukrainian Village, Chicago
Mon–Wed 5pm–2am; Thu, Fri 3pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2amAverage beer: $3
Don’t be fooled by its unassuming storefront: This is Chicago’s premier indie rock club, hosting cutting-edge bands from home and abroad. The annual Adventures in Modern Music festival, co-sponsored by British magazine The Wire, is internationally renowned. If you need to get away from the noise for a while, the club has a comfortable front room, complete with a pool table and pinball. The club mascot, Radley the cat, passed away, but his scent lives on. Most local shows are free with RSVP, removing the financial risk from gambling on an unknown bill. A great venue.
Also on at this venue
Disappears + Lichens + Implodes | Thu 12
JD Samson & MEN | Jan 31
Saintseneca | Mar 7