It's summertime in the Chi and we know you want to get out and shake out all that energy you built up over the long winter. While there's plenty of bars and clubs with dance floors in the city, these three offer way more than Top 40 hits and basic cocktails.
Slippery Slope (2357 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
One of Chicago's newest dance-centric hangouts is off to a hot start. Slippery Slope in Logan Square is, in a word, fun. In addition to a DJ booth pumping out everything from New Wave to hip hop, you can also take a break from the dance floor with a round of ski bar and you won't have to worry about spilling your drinks! Slippery Slope's signature cocktails come in handy screw-top bottles.
Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.)
Hitting the town with your dancing shoes on can be a roll of the dice when it comes to the playlist. Beauty Bar's rotating list of theme nights are a more solid bet if there's something in particular you're in need of. There's something new every night of the week at this West Town spot but try Saturdays for some real variety. Y2K dance parties, ‘80s night and nights devoted to indie rock all make there way onto the monthly calendar. And, as always, the $10 manicure and martini combo offered Sunday through Thursday is killer.
Danny's Tavern (1951 W. Dickens Ave.)
Danny's is a low-profile club in the Bucktown neighborhood with a high level of respect from its patrons. Danny's DJs typically steer clear of the more saturated club hits and regularly holds nights dedicated to specific genres or artist. Smiths night on the fourth Tuesday of every month is one of the most beloved here. A cozy, candlelit seating area provides a nice breather once you've worked up a sweat.
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