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If you're looking for some serious Chicago nightlife, we've got it. There are a number of neighborhood Chicago bars that are popular with both locals and tourists. If you're looking for an Irish pub with Chicago flair, try Dugan's Pub (128 South Halsted Street). Or for a more refined experience, head over to Luxbar (18 East Bellevue Place) in Chicago's wealthy Gold Coast area. Whether you're looking for pubs, dance clubs, or dive bars, our list of neighborhood Chicago bars and clubs covers it all. 

Some of the most popular Chicago neighborhoods with an excellent nightlife include:

Chicago Bars

With so many neighborhood Chicago bars to choose from, it's hard to pick just one. Below is just a small sample of some of the most popular Chicago neighborhood bars that we have found.
  • Wells on Wells (1617 North Wells Street) is a sports bar located in the Chicago neighborhood of Old Town. The bar has a great selection of affordable drinks and food, as well as several large televisions that often broadcast live sports games.
  • Music Lounge (3017 West Armitage) is one of Humboldt Park's most popular Chicago neighborhood bars. This dive bar is a great place to enjoy a drink without breaking the bank. 
  • If you're looking for authentic Chicago pizza, cold beers, and a great atmosphere, look no further than Old Town Pub (1339 North Wells Street). Open until the early hours of the morning, this bar is one of the top neighborhood Chicago bars, offering cheap food at great prices.
  • Phyllis’ Musical Inn (1800 West Division) has live entertainment most nights, and there is also a resident DJ. The bar has its own private beer garden in the back, making it one of the best neighborhood bars in Chicago.  

Chicago Clubs

For an excellent selection of Chicago nightlife, take a look at some of the coolest clubs that Chicago has to offer:

  • Neo (2350 North Clark Street) is one of Lincoln Park's hottest dance clubs. The club plays a great selection of electric, techno, and new-wave music, and every night of the week has a specific theme. The club has a good selection of beers and nightly drink specials.
  • Smart Bar (3730 North Clark Street) has been one of the best neighborhood bars in Chicago for more than 25 years. This is definitely one of the better neighborhood bars in Chicago. There are 7 resident DJ's that spin music and keep Chicago dancing until the early hours of the morning.
  • If you're looking to add a little spice to your evening, step inside Rumba (351 West Hubbard Street), Chicago's hottest Latin American dance club, and one of the top Chicago neighborhood bars in the city. The 1940's-inspired decor will make you feel like you have stepped into an old supper club. At Rumba, the beats are cool, the dancing is hot, and there is always a great selection of live entertainment.   
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Nick's Chicago

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DaddyO's Pub

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Just because the sun goes down, doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Chicago is just as exciting after dark as it is during the day. There are a number of great Chicago neighborhood bars to choose from. Whether you're looking to enjoy a few cocktails, watch a game at one of the many sports bars, or catch up with friends over a beer, you'll find what you are looking for at one of the many neighborhood Chicago bars.

There is also a busy nightclub scene which can be found in almost every neighborhood in Chicago. Catering to all sorts of people, there's everything from raver clubs blasting trance music, to refined jazz clubs playing smooth tunes, to the stylish gay bars in Lincoln Park. 

Whatever you're looking for, our list of the best neighborhood bars in Chicago has got you covered.