When the pandemic first hit, some people predicted COVID-19 would test our relationships. Because spending ALL of our free time with one person is…challenging? Exhausting? Not natural? So if you and your boo didn’t make it out of quarantine together, no worries. It’s time to ~get back out there~ and hit up recently reopened Chicago dance clubs. There are many Chicago Midway Airport arrivals whose passengers only come to Chicago city for shopping and clubbing. We have created a list of the best dance clubs in the city where you might find your soulmate (or, you know, one night stand).
1575 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622
This easygoing late-night bar in Wicker Park is a neighborhood staple, complete with bottle service and dance parties until 2am on the weekends. Don’t miss DJ’s spinning tracks upstairs and downstairs for sick vibes. This is the perfect dance club in Chicago to meet someone new.
222 W Ontario St Chicago, IL 60654
Looking to find love suuuuper late? This old River North warehouse is open til 5am. Party like a rockstar amongst disco balls, exposed brick walls, and bright neon-signs that’ll give you a nice Instaglow. Heads up, you’ll need to make reservations on their website ahead of time. Book here, cupid.
632 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60654
You know what rhymes with Tao? WOW. And that’s exactly what you’ll get in this high-end, posh Asian nightclub. Dance the night away in this 1000-capacity dance club in Chicago featuring a 10-foot Japanese bell, world-famous DJ sets, and funky lights. Make your VIP request here.
948 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607
It might seem like an ordinary barbershop but tucked away behind a false wall is a dope speakeasy that’s super popular amongst Chicago locals. And it’s not your average nightclub: the dance dance is tiny and the space itself is pretty small. But the ambience is unparalleled with stylish seating and trendy decor. You should also know Blind Barber is cashless and all seated reservations are limited to 2 hours. Get yours here.
3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613
Say hello to Chicago’s independent nightclub, featuring the sickest DJs spinning techno dance music from across the globe. Snag a new sweetheart and sway among the blue, purple, and pink lights. Plus, if you love music, there are a ton of upcoming shows in July.
4810 N Broadway Chicago, IL 60640
Looking for something a little more laid back? Check out this French nightclub featuring a state-of-the-art 25,000 watt KV2 Audio system and over 99 separate pieces of intelligent lighting. The space is gorgeous with comfortable seating and a cozy outdoor patio.
1543 N Kingsbury St Chicago, IL 60642
Okay, Lincoln Park, we see you. If you’re looking for the best dance clubs in Chicago, this hybrid venue offers live music, private events, and epic nightclub performances. And with 10,000 square feet of space and three distinct bars, you can find your perfect vibe. Secure your reservations here.