Top 5 sexy DJ lounges



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Handsomely designed in modern blues and woods, Rodan fulfills the fantasy of the hipster who’s moved on from squalid nights sucking PBRs in no-name dives. DJs spin wildly eclectic sets to their own

  1. 1530 N Milwaukee Ave, (between Damen Ave and Honore St)
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  • Price band: 3/4

The emphasis is on wide-open space at this after-work lounge that turns clubby later. An interesting LED lighting fixture captures the theme, while some of Chicago’s harder-hustling disco and

  1. 839 W Fulton Market, (between Green and Peoria Sts)
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Crimson Lounge

  • Price band: 3/4

Though it’s nestled in the lobby of the chic and somewhat stark Hotel Sax, walking into this bar feels a lot like walking onto the set of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette: The space is filled

  1. Hotel Sax Chicago, 333 N Dearborn St, (between Wacker Dr and Kinzie St)
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  • Price band: 2/4

This groovy, compact hotel luxury lounge has almost nothing to do with the hotel, the James, to which it is attached. Weekly residents spin energetic electro or trendy hip-hop, many nights actually

  1. 610 N Rush St, (between Ontario and Ohio Sts)
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Y Bar

  • Price band: 3/4

Briefly a celebrity hot spot, Y—owned by the Sound-Bar folks—still looks the part with amber and wood shades and a bottle-service orientation. DJ bookings vary from easygoing house to hip-hop,

  1. 224 W Ontario St, (between Wells and Franklin Sts)
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