Subway: Red to Lawrence(773) 561-9500 aragon.com41.969255 -87.657945 1106 W Lawrence Ave (at Winthrop Ave) Uptown, Chicago
This beautiful, ornate and capacious space opened as a ballroom in 1926. These days, though, it serves as one of the biggest music venues within the city limits. The 4,500-capacity room hosts acts such as The National, Tenacious D, and deadmau5, as well as Spanish language gigs for local Latinos. Fair warning: The noise bounces around that high, pretty, star-flecked ceiling until it's a fat wad of mud in your ears.