7 Best Hip Hop Bars And Clubs In Chicago, Illinois - Updated 2022

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In a city that vibrates throughout the day, its nightlife is no different. With a variety of comedy clubs, speakeasies, craft breweries, piano and jazz bars, and hip hop clubs, you will never get bored. Nights out in Chicago are always memorable, you won’t have a reason to sta at home or in your hotel with rooftop bar. Start off with a nice dinner, or a craft cocktail in one of the city’s numerous bars, and then dance the night away in one of the clubs. Don’t forget that Chicago was named the “Greatest Drinking City in America” by GQ Magazine in 2014, so make sure to order a pint of the local craft beer or try a cocktail with locally made spirits like vodka or whiskey. Join us on a tour of the best hip-hop bars and clubs in Chicago, Illinois, where drinks and beats go hand in hand.

1. The Drop Lounge

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Whether you’re planning your birthday party, a bachelorette party for your best friend, or just looking for a place to go out when in Chicago, The Drop Lounge is an excellent choice. It is an intimate cave bar which provides seasonal cocktails along with the beats of the moment. Their menu includes a long list of craft beers, some internationally known brands, ciders, drop shots, and cocktails. Some of their most popular cocktails include the Oreo Old Fashioned and the Broker’s Call. The club is located in the Old Town, within walking distance of Lincoln Park.

The Drop Lounge

Address: 1909 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Website: The Drop Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 4am; Fri: 7pm - 4am; Sat: 7pm - 5am; Sun: 10am - 4am

2. Sound Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Sound-Bar is one of the hottest nightclubs in Chicago at the moment and is revolutionizing the city’s already buzzing and vibrant social scene. The upscale club combines state-of-the-art technology with minimalist decor and laser lights. The nightclub features nine bars, four boutique lounges, and spreads over two levels, so it is the ideal venue for anything from private functions to a fun Saturday night with friends. Guests can also book one or more tables and opt for one of the club’s packages for bachelorette parties, corporate events, or one of the three Friday packages.

Sound Bar

Address: 226 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Sound Bar

Opening hours: Fri: 10pm - 4am; Sat: 10pm - 5am; Sun: 10pm - 4am

3. aliveOne

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

AliveOne is another hip Chicago bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, opened every evening, with an extended schedule on Saturday. People love coming here for drinks and live music. The venue consists of two separate rooms, a front bar serving a wide variety of tap beers, an “all-live” jukebox, and a second bar with a completely different vibe as compared to the front one. AliveOne is the place to be if you want to see Chicago’s best up-and-coming bands.


Address: 2683 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614

Website: aliveOne

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 5pm - 3am

4. The Apartment

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Tonight, show us your moves.

Posted by The Apartment on Friday, June 7, 2019

The Apartment is not your regular nightclub; here guests will find a cool loft-party vibe, cozy beds, love seats, and fireplaces – all to resemble an actual apartment. It is the favorite meeting point for young people looking for a place to hang out, dance on the hottest beats of the moment, and sip cocktails. The Apartment is an excellent choice for birthday celebrations, bachelor or bachelorette parties, or even an office party. Their menu includes food packages and a variety of cocktails and bottled spirits.

The Apartment

Address: 2251 N Lincoln Chicago, IL

Website: The Apartment

Opening hours: Thu: 8pm - 2am; Fri: 10:30pm - 2am; Sat: 11pm - 3am

5. Debonair Social Club

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Outlawyr used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Debonair Social Club is another trending Chicago nightclub, located in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The venue spreads over two levels and features a mix of art, cool events, as well as some of the city’s most influential music. Guests should expect bar and food service, a seated lounge area, a DJ booth, and a performance stage with a dance floor on each level. The club is perfect for events, parties, and everyone who celebrates and enjoys life and music.

Debonair Social Club

Address: 1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Website: Debonair Social Club

Opening hours: Wed: 9pm - 2am; Fri: 8pm - 2am; Sat: 8pm - 3am

6. Social Twenty-Five

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

Social Twenty-Five is a two-level bar located in the River North neighborhood, and a hit among locals and tourists alike. With exquisite decor, handmade furnishings, a top-of-the-line sound system, and live entertainment, this is the place to be on a Saturday night. Their menu includes a variety of bottled spirits from whiskey and vodka to tequila and champagne.

Social Twenty-Five

Address: 25 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Website: Social Twenty-Five

Opening hours: Tue: 12am - 4am; Wed: 11pm - 4am; Thu - Fri: 9pm - 4am; Sat: 9pm - 5am; Sun: 12am - 4am

7. Latin Bliss

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Estamos PARA REVENTAR Bliss hasta la 5

Posted by Latin Bliss Night Club on Sunday, August 21, 2022

Latin Bliss Chicago has a different approach when it comes to nightlife. With luxurious furniture and an elegant look, the club plays a mix of hip-hop, salsa, bachata, and merengue, as well as offers a great selection of appetizers and drinks. The club is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, providing patrons with a personalized party package that includes drinks and food, depending on the night and the party number.

Latin Bliss

Address: 5515 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Website: Latin Bliss

Opening hours: Fri: 10pm - 4am; Sat: 10pm - 5am

Dance the night away in Chicago

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Chicago has so much to offer, not only by day but at night as well. The city’s vibrant bar and club scene features some of the most prominent hip-hop clubs in this part of the US. Make sure you don’t miss out on dive bars and other places that feature Chicago’s nightlife on your next trip. Start planning your next birthday party or your friend’s bachelor’s or bachelorette party in one of these amazing bars and clubs.

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