Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 525-2508 schubas.com41.939720 -87.663813 3159 N Southport Ave (at Belmont Ave) Lakeview, Chicago
Mon–Fri 11:30am–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun 9am–2amAverage beer: $4
Much like the Empty Bottle, this small club books some of the best indie touring acts around, but leaning toward the acoustic singer-songwriter end of the spectrum, and month-long residencies from local groups with a national profile. You can hang out in the front bar area without paying cover for the shows; if you’re under 21, go straight to the back room, which stages plenty of all-ages and over-18 shows. The Harmony Grill serves up a mean brunch on weekends.
Also on at this venue
Pickwick | Dec 30
Dessa | Dec 31
Tomorrow Never Knows 2014: The Jim Jones Revue + Diane Coffee + Chicago Stone Lightning Band | Jan 15
Tomorrow Never Knows 2014: Betty Who | Jan 16