Subway: Red to Grand(312) 644-7600 theundergroundchicago.com41.890893 -87.629967 56 W Illinois St (between Dearborn and Clark Sts) Near North Side, Chicago
Thu, Fri 10pm–4am; Sat 10pm–5am; Sun 10pm–4amAverage beer: $7, $20 cover
Chicago nightlife impresario Billy Dec unveiled this bomb shelter-themed spot to no shortage of hype in 2007. For the most part, it lives up to expectations. With populist hip-hop and house remixes, the sleek, dark, militaristic space comes alive. Celebrity command performances might not always be A-list, but the service here impresses.
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