Chicago has so much nightlife that you might have to schedule an extra day just to recover. From dance clubs to swanky lounges, you'll find it all - and more - so rest up!
If you're in the mood to mingle, check out Studio Paris, Chicago's hottest night spot. Located above the restaurant Paris Club, Studio Paris features an impressive lounge seating area under a retractable glass roof that opens to the Chicago cityscape. Guests can take in music spun by guest DJs from around the world, all while enjoying a cocktail at the 25-foot bar.
For a cutting-edge "top-secret" scene, head to the avant-garde military hideaway, The Underground, complete with artillery case cocktail tables and illuminated world maps. The Underground is an upscale nightclub often frequented by celebrities and international DJs and was called the "Hottest Night Club" by Entertainment Weekly.
The Underground isn't the only club below sea level. SUB 51, a private lounge below the restaurant HUB 51, becomes an exclusive nightclub on weekends where you can hear resident DJs spin beats that will have you dancing all night long. Or make it full circle and come back for brunch at HUB. There's a 10 percent discount for anyone that shows up in their pajamas, or better yet, a bigger discount if you're still in last night's outfit.
Other popular haunts include Bull & Bear, Hubbard Inn, and Gilt Bar.
The Chicago club scene would not be complete without long-time favorites, including Enclave, Cuvee Ultra Lounge and Excalibur Night Club. So put your dancing shoes on because this town will have your feet moving all night long.
Looking to venture to one of Chicago's happening neighborhoods? Check out Wicker Park's Debonair Social Club, both sensual and gritty, it mixes the hipster vibe of the neighborhood with sleek sophistication. Or head north to Wrigleyville's historic Smart Bar dropping beats in the neighborhood for nearly 30 years. Host to many after-party shows for the Metro, the upstairs live music venue, Smart Bar is a space for rock and dance fans to mix and explore each other's music.
Another can't miss club is Chicago's Beauty Bar. Step back in time to this 1960s salon-style bar complete with manicures, martinis, hair-dos and late-night dancing. Sip your cocktail from a retro dryer chair or head to the dance floor.
Whatever your style, Chicago is sure to deliver on a fun night out.