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Navigate Chicago's vibrant nightlife scene with top recommendations for bars, clubs, and luxury night-out transportation.

Your Guide to Chicago Nightlife

 Monday, February 26, 2024     Erin       Chicago Nightlife

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Your Guide to Chicago Nightlife with Chicago Airport Limo

Get ready to immerse yourself in the beating heart of Chicago's nightlife as we uncover the city's most captivating bars, clubs and restaurants. From hidden speakeasies exuding Prohibition-era charm to rooftop lounges offering stunning skyline views, Chicago's diverse array of establishments promises something for everyone. 

Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur, dance floor devotee, or food enthusiast, prepare to be enchanted by the electrifying energy and unmatched hospitality of these top-tier venues. In this blog we’ll navigate through the city's bustling streets and discover the ultimate destinations to see and be seen after hours in Chicago.

Exploring Chicago's Nightlife

From the vibrant night clubs, bars and restaurants to the luxury hotels, this city has something to offer everyone. In this section of the guide we’ll explore the clubs, bars and restaurants that you must visit while you’re here. You can also count on Chicago Airport Limo to get you to your destination in luxury and comfort every time with our premier limo services

The first stop on our guide are the exciting night clubs available to those visiting this exciting city. Listed below are just a few clubs that you can immerse yourself in and get a taste of the nightlife that Chicago has to offer. 

  • The Mid: This is a premier nightclub featuring top DJs, state-of-the-art sound systems and a lively dance floor. Located in the Fulton Market District, this club offers an unforgettable nightlife experience.
  • Smart Bar: Nestled beneath the Metro, Smart Bar is a legendary nightclub known for its eclectic music selection, including house, techno, and indie. With an intimate atmosphere and a passionate crowd, it's a favorite among electronic music enthusiasts.
  • Studio Paris Nightclub: Located in River North, Studio Paris offers a luxurious nightclub experience with celebrity DJs, stylish decor and VIP bottle service. The rooftop patio provides stunning views of the city skyline.
  • ROOF on theWit: Situated atop theWit Hotel, ROOF offers a sophisticated rooftop lounge experience with craft cocktails, small plates, and panoramic views of Chicago's skyline. Perfect for a glamorous night out.
  • Spybar: Known for its underground vibe and cutting-edge electronic music, Spybar is a favorite among the late-night crowd. With its dark, intimate atmosphere and top-notch DJs, it's a must-visit for club-goers.

If you’re not really in the mood to get your groove on and want a more chill vibe then we would suggest checking out some of the local bars. The list below is a snapshot of what you can expect here in the windy city, remember that Chicago Airport Limo is available for nights on the town car services, let us be the designated driver! 

  • The Violet Hour: This is a hidden gem in Wicker Park and it’s renowned for its expertly crafted cocktails and speakeasy ambiance. The menu features innovative concoctions made with premium spirits and fresh ingredients.
  • Three Dots and a Dash: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise at Three Dots and a Dash, a Polynesian-themed tiki bar in River North. Sip on exotic cocktails served in elaborate mugs while surrounded by bamboo decor and tiki torches.
  • The Aviary: Helmed by award-winning mixologist Grant Achatz and offers an avant-garde drinking experience with inventive cocktails and molecular gastronomy techniques. Located in the West Loop, it's a must-visit for cocktail enthusiasts.
  • Lost Lake: Another tiki-inspired bar that serves up delicious rum-based cocktails in a laid-back, tropical setting. With its retro decor and welcoming atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to unwind with friends.
  • The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge: Step back in time at The Green Mill, a historic jazz club and cocktail lounge in Uptown. Frequented by Al Capone during the Prohibition era, it's a Chicago institution known for its live music and classic cocktails.

This brings us to our list of recommended restaurants that we feel are the top rated here in Chicago. Just as we mentioned previously, this is only a snapshot of what visitors can expect to find. Chicago offers visitors a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world, so the possibilities are endless when it comes to fine dining. 

  • Alinea: Led by chef Grant Achatz, Alinea is a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Lincoln Park offering an unparalleled dining experience. With its innovative tasting menu and avant-garde presentation, it's a destination for food lovers worldwide.
  • Girl & the Goat: Helmed by celebrity chef Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat showcases inventive small plates with bold flavors and seasonal ingredients. Located in the West Loop, it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
  • Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: Thai bar has been a Chicago institution since 1989 and  is renowned for its USDA Prime steaks, classic cocktails, and vibrant atmosphere. Located in the Gold Coast, it's a go-to destination for upscale dining and celebrity sightings.
  • Au Cheval: Known for its decadent burgers and indulgent comfort food, is a beloved diner-style restaurant in the West Loop. Don't miss the famous single or double cheeseburger, widely hailed as one of the best in the city.
  • Spiaggia: Elevate your dining experience at a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant overlooking Lake Michigan. Led by chef Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia offers contemporary Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and impeccable service.

There you have it, your guide to Chicago’s nightlife and incredible restaurants. Remember that when it comes to some of these restaurants it’s important to book ahead of time in order to get a table. It’s also important to make your reservation for an airport limousine in advance of your arrival as well. In the final section of this blog we’ll explain how you can make a reservation for your luxury Chicago airport limousine. 

Book Your Ride with Chicago Airport Limo

That concludes our guide to Chicago nightlife, so whether you've enjoyed some cocktails in cozy speakeasies, danced the night away at the clubs, or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the renowned restaurants, Chicago's nightlife never fails to leave an impression. 

To make a reservation please fill out the online reservation form and book your ride with us today. We offer a wide variety of luxury limousines, making it possible for us to accommodate most groups. Whether you just need a ride from the airport to your hotel or you also require transportation throughout the duration of your stay, Chicago Airport Limo is able to provide you with a premier airport limo service. To make your reservation please fill out the secure online reservation form located on our website. 

To contact us directly please call us at 224-660-7286 or email us at reservations@chicagoairportlimousine.com. Keep exploring, keep discovering, and keep embracing the magic of Chicago's nightlife. Cheers to endless nights and unforgettable memories!