Party Earth Review Located on the ground floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz’s Angels & Kings is an intimate, dark venue where, depending on the night, patrons might find rockers in skinny jeans or clubbers in high-end... ... read full review
Hard Rock Hotel
230 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Brown, Green, Pink, Purple Express, Orange Lines: State/Lake
M–F 3pm–2am, Sa 11am–3am, Su noon–midnight
The Loop, Chicago –
Located on the ground floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz’s Angels & Kings is an intimate, dark venue where, depending on the night, patrons might find rockers in skinny jeans or clubbers in high-end cocktail dresses.
Although Wentz himself has been known to grace the small stage, entertainment is usually provided by DJs spinning everything from dirty electro remixes to hip-hop from their elevated station, while the Gucci handbag set settles in for cocktails or bottle service at the clusters of elaborate couches and tables that fill the space.
Dozens of mug shots line the walls, alluding to the rowdier days of Sinatra, Hendrix, and other music legends, which draw nearly as many eyes as the buxom waitresses.
Attractive club types and emo hipsters converge at a large mirrored bar in the back, sipping cocktails under the reflective golden glow of vintage ornaments, while hallways to either side of the marble bar lead to the restrooms, where chalkboard walls prove irresistible to guests ready to scrawl everything from tipsy ramblings to phone numbers.
A place of dark luxury reminiscent of Marie Antoinette but with a rock star bent, Angels & Kings is truly a place fit for (occasionally tattooed) royalty.
Attractive and trendy crowd that varies by night, but mostly an eclectic mix of hip, well-dressed clubbers, modern rocker types, and hotel guests, early 20s to mid-30s.
DJs spin dirty electro, hip-hop, club, and Top 40. Occasional live acoustic and rock performances. Disappear Here electro dance party the first Thursday of the month.
Menu includes cheese plates, hummus, pizza, and sliders.
Cheese plates $10–$17, pizza $10–$14, entrées $12–$16. Beer $6–$7, wine $10–$12, cocktails $8–$12, shots $6, bottle service $200+. Valet $14+.
Dressy/rocker chic: cocktail dresses, heels, jewelry, Armani button-downs, dress shoes, slacks. For rockers, studded belts, leather bombers, dresses with black lace and studs.
First Thursdays for the Disappear Here dance party and its rocker crowd, or weekends for hip-hop and the traditional club atmosphere.
Rebar (401 North Wabash Avenue) offers front row views of the Chicago river from the Trump Chicago Hotel.