Late Bar

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Photograph: Marina Makropoulos
Late Bar
Avondale

Rockabilly couples swing to live DJs while black-and-white movies and other oddities play on a projector at this violet-hued lounge. Avondale 'hoodies keep the place busy on weeknights, but the real action's on Saturdays, when the owners spin new-wave club classics till 5am as part of their long-running Planet Earth dance party.

Venue name: Late Bar
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Address: 3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Drake Ave
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10pm–4am; Sat 10pm–5am (closed Sun, Mon)
Transport: El stop: Blue to Belmont. Bus: 56, 77, 82.
Price: Average cocktail: $7
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