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Bars and nightlife in Lake View East, Chicago

Top bars

Brewery
“they make their own beer. outdoor seating, great atmosphere. Food is good too!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“This is one of our first picks to take visitors because it's so different to what most people eat. This is a 100% vegan restaurant, from the buffalo wings to the burgers to their award winning milkshakes, everything is plant based and you're tastebuds with slap you with how much flavor eat bite has. We've heard nothing but praise about this recommendation and we're positive you'll enjoy it too. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Huge, friendly gay bar with tons of space, nightly entertainment, and great frozen drinks.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Best LGBTQ friendly neighborhood in Chicago, located right next to Wrigley field, enjoy the night scene or the brunch scene. You are sure to have a blast no matter what your background!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Take in a concert at one of Chicago's favorite venue or indie and alternative bands.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Often listed as one of the top burger joints in Chicago and it’s within walking distance. Great milkshakes too.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft Beer, Patio, Neighborhood bar serving BBQ, bar food & craft beers inside or in the large beer garden.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pub
“Literary-themed upscale Irish pub with leather banquettes, extensive beer list & American bar fare.”
  • 46 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Gay Bar
“Favorite Boystown bar -- They have some awesome drink specials depending on the day. On Sunday's people go there early in the afternoon for Sunday funday”
  • 28 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Lively nightspot features DJs spinning techno or house dance music, beer & cocktails”
  • 19 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Great bar with good food. Come for the people watching and open air seating when the weather is nice! Good for families.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Late night spot to dance and drink. Occasional drag shows and performances. It's a gay bar but everyone is welcome.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“A favorite late-night spot bringing in well-known DJs from the circuit. It gets busy around 2 a.m. and closes at 5 a.m., so be committed to a long, fun night!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“A small but world-famous club on Halsted Ave that is known for its drag-queen divas who perform regularly. It has a charming little patio and great martinis. It's also a place to catch up on obscure films from the 20s to 60s. A popular spot for parties.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Long-running Boystown bar / nightclub with DJ and theme nights - be prepared to dance!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Country bar by day, best late night party scene by night. Don't go until after 10p or the line dancers will give you dirty looks.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“Take in a concert at one of Chicago's favorite venue or indie and alternative bands.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Classic Movie theater with a beautiful architecture, older movies on a cheaper price, sells alcohol and pizzas. You can also order food to be delivered at the theater. Fun experience. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“If you like country this is a great hang out spot. Drink, eat and have fun!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“There are a TON of bars to visit before or after a ballgame, most of them similar enough that it doesn't matter. Walk Clark Street and choose whichever one speaks to you in the moment. Cubby Bear is one of the old-school bars, definitely worth visiting. Also a concert venue. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Lively nightspot features DJs spinning techno or house dance music, beer & cocktails”
  • 19 locals recommend
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