Subway: Red to Addison(773) 549-4140 metrochicago.com41.949847 -87.658800 3730 N Clark St (between Waveland and Racine Aves) Wrigleyville, Chicago
One of the city’s older and more famous clubs hosts a variety of midsized national touring acts of all genres, from metal and mainstream indie to emo and electronica. If the boys in a band are wearing mascara, they’re likely drawing screaming teens to this two-level room. It’s also known for hosting larger showcases of local bands, especially budding one-hit-wonders from the suburbs (think: Plain White T’s). Downstairs, you’ll often find excellent DJs at the Smart Bar.