Hottest Places to Club in Chicago
Strap on your dancing shoes and pack your bags- because if the night is right, you’re not coming back.
We all want a great night out with people like Jose Cuervo or Patron, but for every hot club, there’s a dozen cold ones. While you could spend more than a handful of nights trying out every club, you could just as easily use this guide of the hottest clubs in Chicago.
Paris Club is one of Chicago’s hottest clubs. With world-famous guest DJ’s lined up and some well-known impromptu ones, the music will force you into a frenzy of dancing. The interior is inspirational with full marks key aspects like lighting, mood, and most importantly, music. Remember, a hot club isn’t easy to get into so dress to impress and bring (hot) friends.
Did you ever wonder what clubbing in the apocalypse would be like? Maybe like in the Matrix? There’s no Morpheus, but this military-styled club is decked out with illuminated maps and artillery-case themed cocktail tables. Don’t let the theme scare you, Victoria’s secret rated The Underground as the “Sexiest Bar/Club in Chicago.” In addition, there’s always some interesting event happening here.
Even though the name suggests this is a bar for the intelligentsia, the real thing is, the way this bar was made is just smart. While most clubs will sometimes deny you before you get within ten feet of the entrance, this bar is for all. Along with its laissez faire attitude toward its occupants, Smart Bar has one of the city’s best sound systems and state-of-the-art cooling systems. This is a great place to have some room to dance, drink, and party until you drop.
There’s only one word that can describe Vision: huge. This world-class club has three beautifully designed room with the potential for three different kinds of music. If you feel like the beat is too intense and killing your buzz or the beat is too slow, you can easily just change rooms. This level of choice and the visually stunning play on fire/water elements make it easy to see why Vision won the #1 mega-club according to URB Magazine. Enjoy it while they continue to pull in a strong lineup of heavyweight EDM DJs. See Vision for yourself.
If you’ve watched the Dark Knight, that bar that Batman fights in- this is it. Aside from fanboy fantasies, this club is the place to let the sound of music take over you. An endless supply of skilled resident DJs, decent drinks, and the added bonus of costumed dancers all add an extra level of polish to this high-class bar. Don’t miss it!
(Obligatory Note: Gay) Berlin is the premiere gay club in Chicago. Even if you don’t swing that way, this club is a way to get away from that typical club snobbery and just enjoy the night. With a wide open dance floor and a variety of music to actually dance to, Rolling Stones rated Berlin as the “Best Dance Club” in Chicago. If anything, Berlin is the place to meet men and women of all kinds while seriously strutting your stuff. Note: there’s a different taste of music here so don’t expect to be grinding to the top 40 hits. It’s an exotic place to go with a mix of 80s, new wave, house, and drag queens.
The Mid is a hot little club frequently hosted by Lil Jon. When you’re going out clubbing, the important factor isn’t who used to hit up the club, but who’s going to rip it up. There’s three full service bars and a large dance floor to meet up with others. If you want to get cozy, there’s plenty of booths to sit down and have a drink. Check out the lineup as they usually have a solid group of resident DJs. They also have an exhaustive list of guest DJs and EDM heavyweights.
After spending a night at the clubs, why not jump into a baseball, football, or hockey game? Maybe you want to keep the music going and want to get into a concert without paying that insanely high price. Either one sold out? No problem. Just go here for tickets to almost anything.