Liar's Club

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Liar's Club Liar's Club in Chicago's Lincoln Park is a punk and rock dive that also just might be haunted. Discover the truth in Chicago with Party Earth. Boo! Chicago United States 41.924791 -87.670623
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Party Earth Review Lurking on the edge of the affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, Liar’s Club draws tattooed and pierced patrons into its dark world of leather-padded walls and blaring 80s metal. Local punks, gritty hipsters, and plenty... ... read full review

  • Train:

    Brown, Purple Express, Red Lines: Fullerton

  • Phone:

    773-665-1110

  • Hours:

    M–F, Su 8pm–2am, Sa 8pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Liar's Club Review

The Scene

Liar's Club in Chicago's Lincoln Park is a punk and rock dive that also just might be haunted. Discover the truth in Chicago with Party Earth. Boo!

Lurking on the edge of the affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, Liar’s Club draws tattooed and pierced patrons into its dark world of leather-padded walls and blaring 80s metal.

Local punks, gritty hipsters, and plenty of yuppies looking to relive their glory days gather at the glowing mirror-backed bar with $2 PBRs in hand, nodding to guitar riffs that echo incessantly throughout the venue.

Across from the bar, beneath padded walls lit by dark crimson lamps, a few tables offer space for the magnificently mustached regulars to take shots with one another and cheer on their pals checking their skills on the pair of arcade games.

Further down, past portraits of the band members from KISS – the owner is a devout fan – lies an open dance space fitted with a disco ball, while a small elevated area plays host to occasional up-and-coming bands and regular weekend DJs who pump out punk favorites with a little hip-hop and dance mixed in.

The photo booth gets avid use once the beers start flowing, and the consumption of alcohol also inspires rockers to ruminate about the ghost of a woman butchered in the building many years ago.

Don’t worry – it happened long before the space became Liar’s Club.

…or did it?

Combining rock and punk with cheap drinks and poltergeists, Liar’s Club is the true alternative party in Lincoln Park.

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Tip from Jonah:

Cure the midweek malaise by heading in on Wednesday night to take advantage of the awesome $5 Jameson and PBR special.

  • Crowd

    Old-school rockers, punks, hipsters, rock junkies, camouflaged yuppies, rowdy college kids, and KISS courters, 20s to mid-40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Occasional up-and-coming punk, rock, and cover bands. Regular weekend DJs tend to stick to the punk and rock genre, with some purposefully ironic 80s hits and hip-hop mixed in. Loud ambient music in a similar vein all other times.

    Photo booth. Couple of TVs that are seldom on but usually tuned to KISS videos, cult classics, or vintage porn. Arcade games.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Cigarette machine on premises. Cash only. ATM on site.

  • Prices

    Occasional cover charge $5. Beer $2–$6, wine $5, shots $5, mixed drinks $5–$6, spirits $5–$6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual grunge: jeans, flip-flops, shorts, sneakers, tank tops, studded belts, leather jackets, t-shirts, mini-skirts, boots.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm for the rowdiest crowd dancing their leather-hugged butts off to a DJ.

  • Close By

    Lincoln Park’s Noodle House (2428 North Ashland Avenue) offers affordable BYOB Asian cuisine to fill up on before KISS-ing the night away.

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