Party Earth Review Harkening back to the era of big hair, disco, and vinyl upholstery, the retro-themed Beauty Bar Chicago is the eighth permutation of the Beauty Bar franchise, known for combining a bar and club with the chance to get... ... read full review
1444 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Blue Line: Chicago
M–F, Su 5pm–2am, Sa 5pm–3am
Ukrainian Village, Chicago –
Harkening back to the era of big hair, disco, and vinyl upholstery, the retro-themed Beauty Bar Chicago is the eighth permutation of the Beauty Bar franchise, known for combining a bar and club with the chance to get a manicure.
Multicolored bubble designs and teal walls set the tone in the front room, while funky furnishings salvaged from the Paris Salon of Beauty – a New Jersey parlor that closed its doors in 1967 – give the rest of the space a nostalgic yet upbeat glow.
Groups of single young ladies take over the turquoise couches and old-school hair-dryer chairs to await their daily $10 Martini & Manicure, while indie rockers, electro kids, and hip-hop enthusiasts gather around the back to fuel up on $4 vodka tonics before the DJ powers up in his bubble-shaped booth.
A sleek bar lined with retro white vinyl stools offers space for hipsters to chill out, while rowdier patrons flood the pink dance floor and document their antics in the nearby photo booth.
Unique and fun-loving, Beauty Bar offers a great combination of musical theme nights, daily drink specials, and beauty treatments that keep its colorful clientele feeling and looking good.
Attractive mix of hipsters, college students, indie rockers, electro kids, and occasional clubbers, early 20s to late 30s.
Photo booth and two manicure stations. Eclectic variety of DJ nights, including dance, hip-hop, disco, and rock. Check calendar for details and RSVP discounts.
Pizza on Wednesdays, otherwise no food. Cash only. ATM on site. Occasional cover that varies by event.
Cover charge $5 or less. Beer $3–$6, wine $6, cocktails $4–$8, mixed drinks $4–$8, shots $4–$8, martinis $8, martini with a manicure $10.
Varies, but mainly nice casual: boots, jeans, plaid button-downs, chiffon blouses, knit cardigans, leggings with flats.
Fridays and Saturdays for a packed and bustling crowd, or any theme night of interest.
The Chipp Inn (832 North Greenview) is another bar that’s been around since the 60s – the 1860s, that is.