Best Late Night Live Bars and Nightclubs in Chicago

Hey Chicagoans, are you ready for a brand new year of music, jamming, live DJs, and late-night dance parties? Well, we sure are. As spring dances around the corner, it is time to update our list of night out spots. So, check out our favorite late night live bars and nightclubs in Chicago, and let us know if you’ve got a secret place to go!

For those of you dinner Jazz lovers, be sure to take a look at our Best Chicago Bars and Restaurants with Live Music roundup as well!



111 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654


Step into paradise heaven and teleport to the exotic rain forest at Celeste, where music, dream and a surreal experience comes into place. Go there for the late night fun downstairs, or just want to hang around the Art Decor supper club upstairs. The best thing about Celeste is you’ll always find great music, delicious food, and good vibes.

Joy District

112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Come out to Joy District on Saturdays and get your moves on! Live DJ, light shows, and special effect — Joy District is here to take you away from reality. And don’t forget to check out their specialty dining and showing events, such as the Cabaret Dinner Show that has swooped Chicago by its feet!


Sound Bar

226 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654

Looking for one of the best nightclubs in River North? That’s Sound Bar for you. Designed to stimulate both the mind and the body, Sound Bar has been Chicago’s favorite since the day it opened its doors. You’ll have the best time here and make the coolest friends in town. So, get your good vibes ready and let’s go to Sound Bar!

Spy Bar

646 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

Another gemstone in the River North neighborhood, Spy Bar was recognized as Top 10 Dance Club in US by Rolling Stones Magazine and is one of the top 100 best nightclubs worldwide. This is the perfect place to catch the world’s best DJs up close in an intimate environment.

Fame Night Club

157 W Ontario St Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60654

Go upstairs from Fame Supper Club, you step into the Night Club scene. Fame Night Club is only open on the weekends — but for a very good reason. They’ve kept themselves hidden like a treasure only accessible to those who know the scene. So, get in the scene and dance through fire and smoke next time you’re planning a night out. You won’t regret it!

Le Nocturne

4810 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Looking for the best late night music parties? Come to Le Nocturne. Featuring French-accented American fare and low-lit intimate environment, Le Nocturne is a great place for a girl’s night out where you can enjoy your time without getting too crazy. Take it slow and swing — this is the humble French club with all the flares you need.

Tao Chicago

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

The coolest Asian bistro in town, you say? That’s Tao Chicago. Whether it is the breathtaking statue or the oriental mystical decor, Tao is where culture explodes and takes you into a different universe. Featuring big names like E-Rock, Vice, and Dion, Tao Chicago will always surprise you with what they have for the night.

And the food. Seriously, don’t forget about the food!

Miki’s Tiger Bar

109 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Want something different, don’t ya? Okay. How about K-POP nights, Korean drinking games, and live DJ at our new favorite spot — Miki’s Tiger Bar? While Miki’s doesn’t count as a nightclub whatsoever, it is definitely a secret gem among Chicago’s Asian culture lovers. Come on weekdays and dance at the music in the bar, or stay for K-POP Friday night where a live DJ will blow up the house!

The Hideout

1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Hideout is hands down the best late-night live house in Chicago, at least in our humble opinion. Featuring local and regional artists varying from Jazz ensembles to punk rock, you will always be surprised by Hideout’s lineup. Also, this is one hella cool live house where you will meet tons of cool people who always happen to know other amazing spots to hang and chill.

Featured Image Credit: SpyBar