Party Earth Review The Beaumont Bar & Grill – more commonly referred to as just Beaumont’s – is open late. As in 5am late. As in, “Screw it, we’re already knee-deep in booze wannah dance” late. Although neon signs and affordable beer hint... ... read full review
2020 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Brown, Purple Express Lines: Armitage
W–F 6pm–4am, Sa 3pm–5am
Lincoln Park, Chicago –
The Beaumont Bar & Grill – more commonly referred to as just Beaumont’s – is open late. As in 5am late. As in, “Screw it, we’re already knee-deep in booze wannah dance” late.
Although neon signs and affordable beer hint at the regulars from nearby DePaul University, the front room actually looks like a sedate neighborhood joint, with a long bar on one side, a décor of vintage posters, and a vibe conducive to audible conversation – at least until the end of the week.
Around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, however, the staff throws open the doors to the dance floor, making room for the tidal waves of twenty-somethings about to flood in.
Drunken girls in tiny dresses, hammered guys in button-downs, and the occasional strange old man who needs to move out of his mother’s basement crowd into the space to gyrate to ear-splitting Top 40, hip-hop, and the odd 80s or R&B tune. And if that room fills up, an additional separate dance floor further back is called into action, creating an undulating mass of sweaty revelers.
As last call approaches, people try to find their friends, look for a last chance to score with…something, and head out into the early sunrise.
Patrons looking for a refined night out should probably keep moving, but for anyone in the market for an insane dance party, The Beaumont Bar & Grill is guaranteed to deliver.
Some older locals and chill DePaul students early in the evening, supplanted later by throngs of preppy college kids and post-grads, groups of party girls, already drunken clubbers, and a few libidinous older men, 20s to 30s+.
DJ spins mostly Top 40 and hip-hop on Fridays and Saturdays. About a dozen TVs tuned to sports or music videos. Jukebox that sees little use after midnight.
Full menu of bar food like burgers and wings. Carryout available for a fifty-cent surcharge. Rotating daily food and drink specials.
Cover charge $7/F–Sa. Appetizers $3–$8, sandwiches and burgers $5–$8, pizza $6–$11. Beer $5–$6, mixed drinks $6.50–$8, shots $6.
Jeans, t-shirts, and business casual early on; standard club wear later: lots of Affliction, Express, and Forever 21.
Late night on Fridays and Saturdays for a crazy drunken show.
The Store (2002 North Halsted Street), another late-night bar a few doors down, also hosts a big college crowd.