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Updated by Chris Catania on Aug 06, 2014
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Top Chicago Concert Venues

Our favorite concert venues in Chicago


We like this venue and you should too!

Double Door

The Rolling Stones and local legends The Smashing Pumpkins played here. They have all kinds of music here. Anything from Rock, Hip-Hop, Indie, Punk, Jam Bands, Folk, Metal, Funk, R&B, and even done some comedy nights and burlesque shows.

Hideout Chicago

Chicago community live music bar and venue. It's "Chicago's Most Loved Small Venue" here's why we agree:

Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall is one of my favorite mid-sized venues in the Windy City. The combination of acoustics, setting and consistently great lineup of emerging local and touring bands makes it a must-experience venue for any live music fan.

Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music is the largest independent community arts school in the United States. Over 200 performances annually in one of the finest concert halls in Chicago, Old Town School enriches the lives of over 100,000 patrons each year. Here's why we did it:

Reggies Rock Club

Great new venue that has a record store Record Breakers attached to it too.

Schubas Tavern

Schubas Tavern rocks for Live Music Nightly. Modern music in a classic, intimate and unforgettable saloon atmosphere. Check out the Harmony Grill for a pre/post-show snack!

Subterranean Chicago

The multilevel layout and regular bill of emerging music makes Subt's a very cool place to catch a show. It also used to be a brothel.

The Abbey Pub | Music Venue & Restaurant

Love this place! I've seen many a memorable show here. The Abbey has live music most nights, featuring local, regional and national acts from indie rock to traditional Irish music.

The Empty Bottle

great venue to see independent bands who rock live. I've been to a lot of amazing shows here.

The Metro Chicago

One of the country's premier, cutting edge new music venues. At the cusp of a quarter century of bringing new music to Chicago. A legendary venue with great history and a constant pulse on the future of music.