Party Earth Review Literally hidden down an industrial alley and sandwiched between a sea of factories and abandoned brick buildings, The Hideout has been doling out liquor and live beats since the early twentieth century, and has the... ... read full review
1354 West Wabansia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Red Line: North/Clyborn
Tu 7pm–2am, W–F 4pm–2am, Sa 7pm–3am; M, Su for special events
Wicker Park / Bucktown, Chicago –
Literally hidden down an industrial alley and sandwiched between a sea of factories and abandoned brick buildings, The Hideout has been doling out liquor and live beats since the early twentieth century, and has the musical resume to prove it.
Unmarked save for a generic beer ad, the only evidence of the venue’s existence is the crush of music insiders and creative types that crowd around the door before every show.
Consisting of a single large room containing the bar, dance, and performance areas, the space looks more like a modest living room than a bar, with a décor limited to simple wood paneling, dozens of band posters pinned to the walls, and a mishmash of local art and trophy fish.
When the place isn’t rocking out to live music, DJs show up to spin tunes, often accompanied by artistic films or performance art projected on the wall behind them.
No matter who is playing, The Hideout has a loyal following that shows no sign of fading away.
A musically savvy mix of hipsters, music insiders, groupies, and live performance lovers, mid-20s to late 30s.
Live music nightly. Weekly soup dinners to benefit hunger relief in Chicago, DJ dance parties, monthly interview shows. See online calendar for schedule of events.
Soup dinners on Wednesdays only.
Cover charge $5–$10. Beer $3–$7, wine $4–$9, cocktails $5–$8.
Rocker/hipster casual: plaid, wallets with chains, skinny jeans, gelled hair.
Busy every night, so any time there’s an act of interest playing.