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Smart Bar, Chicago

#155 of 158 in Nightlife in Chicago
Nightlife · Dance Club
Smart Bar is Chicago’s independent nightclub, celebrating 35 years of showcasing new and exciting dance music and the most cutting edge DJ’s from around the globe. For more information visit

Smart Bar is open from 10pm until 4am on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays; on Saturdays, we are open from 10pm until 5am.


Tickets are available just north of Smart Bar at 3730 N. Clark St at the Metro store / box office, open Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday 12-8pm, and closed Sundays unless there is a show in Metro.
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  • Though I ended up leaving the club a little earlier than I wanted because the bouncer near the DJ booth didn't like my whistling and cheering on Derrick Carter; I had a blast in Smart Bar. I would...  more »
  • If you like underground electronic music, do not miss this incredible club. Incredible sound system, DJs and vibe. Not to be missed!  more »
  • On a Friday night in Wrigley it was hard to find seats, but that goes without saying. Staff was definitely fast, professional, and the crowd was pretty decent. Not too loud. Late night food across the street
  • Legendary Chicago bar and nightclub! Awesome venue for live music. Personally have seen too many bands and dj sets over the past 35 years, to count

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