6 Go-To Party Bars

Experience Division Street, it’s where Chicago comes to play.


The Lodge

One of Chicago’s most iconic bars, the Lodge Tavern is a historic hangout for regulars, tourists, and celebrities alike. Open to 4 a.m. daily and 5 a.m. on Saturdays, come pull up a seat, snack on some peanuts, and discover what all the fuss is about. Insider Tip: Head back to the “Bullpen” as you may just catch a glimpse of Eddie Vedder or Bill Murray, who regularly visit.


Are blended fruity drinks and a Caribbean vibe more your speed? Then let Coconutz take you away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and transport you right into an island state of mind. Grab your flip flops and meet your friends at your new favorite late-night hangout in the Gold Coast. They’re open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and 5 a.m. on Saturdays.

Original Mother’s

This legendary Chicago late-night venue, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is a must-stop for the true “Chicago” party experience. Not only does Mother’s feature live music—including DJ’s every night—and a massive dance floor, it can accommodate up to 500 party goers, making it the perfect space to plan any event.

Mother’s Too

When you feel like downing a good pint, hobnobbing with a few regulars, or people watching, head to this decades-old bar in the Gold Coast. Featuring cozy high-top tables, pool, cup pong, and giant Jenga, as well as free live music Friday and Saturday nights, you’re sure to have a great time.


As the name implies, there are all sorts of shenannigans you can get yourself into! Sing your heart out with nightly karaoke or put your game face on with cup pong, darts, indoor b-ball, and giant Jenga. Fun Fact: She-nanningans was the very first bar to hire female bartenders back in 1970 in defiance of the Barmaids Ordinance.


The ultimate after hour bar for dancing into the wee hours, this quirky (in a good way) bi-level bar is the area’s go-to for dancing. With multiple dance floors playing hits ranging from the ‘50s and ‘80s rock to disco and hip hop, this late-night fave is sure to get your body moving. Come experience the “best time you’ll never remember”.

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Mike Baines
5 years ago

How can you not include Butch McGuires . The original singles bar in America.

Mike Shoobee
5 years ago

They All are Really Good Establishments. What about P.S. Chicago ? Is that Still There ………………………. That Place Was Awesome –

5 years ago
Reply to  Mike Shoobee

Unfortunately not! It was a fun place!

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