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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Rosa’s Lounge

Longtime family-owned neighborhood club where both traditional & modern performers sing the blues.

3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Hungry Brain

Low-lit bar with retro rec-room furnishings plus arcade games, a jukebox & other entertainment.

2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
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The Empty Bottle

“I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am.” -The Life And Times

1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Cole’s Bar

Live music, comedy & open-mike nights are showcased at this laid-back neighborhood watering hole.

2338 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions.

4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Double Door

Music club with a diverse lineup of up-and-coming acts & big-name bands in a somewhat small space.

1551 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago
theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, Jeff
Perry, and H.E. Baccus.

1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

“My hands-down favorite place to take in (and certainly to perform) a show is Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion. The sound, architecture, and setting are world class and simply stunning.” -In Tall Buildings

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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Metro Chicago

A variety of indie & alternative bands play at this popular, intimate concert venue.

3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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Schubas Tavern

Housed in an old Schlitz brewery, this bar showcases a diverse lineup of bands, from indie to jazz.

3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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The Second City

Known for its many famous alums, this storied spot hosts popular sketch shows & improv classes.

1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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The Hideout

Prohibition-era bar in a small space that hosts all kinds of live music & dancing on Saturday night.

1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
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iO Theater

Warehouse-like hangout inside the comedy club with specialty cocktails & a diverse array of nibbles.

1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
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Constellation Jazz Club

Constellation is a jazz club in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 2013 by Mike Reed, a Chicago-based drummer and composer.

3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
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Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark
building that houses the city’s official reception venue where the
Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and
community leaders.

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
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Aragon Ballroom

Aragon Ballroom is a ballroom located at West Lawrence Avenue in
Chicago, Illinois, approximately 5 miles north of downtown, in the
Uptown neighborhood.

1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Experimental Sound Studio

Recording studio, audio preservation and performance space.

5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
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Riviera Theatre

Located in Chicago’s historic Uptown theater district, the Riviera Theatre is a concert venue located on the north side of Chicago and seats approximately 2,500 people. Completed in 1917, it was originally built as a movie theater and was transformed into a private nightclub in 1986. Today the Riviera Theatre hosts some of the most prominent entertainers.

 

4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Lincoln Hall

Midsize live music venue with an on-site restaurant & bar.

2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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Music Box Theatre

The independently owned Music Box Theatre is Chicago’s go-to venue for independent, foreign, cult, and classic films. The theatre first opened on August 22, 1929, just two months before The Great Depression and retains its original architecture and design. Seating 800 people, the theater features a dark blue ceiling made to look like the night sky, and Italian inspired design to make guests feel as if they are watching a film in an open-air Tuscan palazzo.

 

3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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Thalia Hall

This landmark venue, designed as an opera house in 1892, hosts concerts by well-known musical acts.

-Recommended by Post Animal

1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Kingston Mines

Blues music club where live bands play until late on 2 stages & there’s a full BBQ menu too.

2548 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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The Mid Chicago

Sleek nightlife hotspot where clubgoers dance to top DJs while enjoying 3 bars & a VIP room.

306 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661, USA
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Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago, Il.

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Auditorium Theatre is a music and performance venue located inside the Auditorium Building at 50 Congress Parkway in Chicago, Illinois.

50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Reggies Rock Club

Reggies is a multi-purpose venue featuring a rock club, record store, rooftop deck and bar and grill housed in a former auto-bumper repair shop. Reggie’s has hosted bands like the Tragically Hip, Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more.

2109 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
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Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city’s two Major League Baseball franchises.

Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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Liar’s Club

“If you want the authentic Chicago punk experience, Liar’s Club has you covered with great bartenders, a new stage, and debaucherous clientele.” -White Mystery

Liar's Club, West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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