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The Empty Bottle has a photo booth.
The Empty Bottle has a photo booth.

20 Chicago bars with a photo booth

Sometimes those iPhone selfies won't cut it—round up your pals and pile into a photo booth at these bars

Written by
Brenda Mak
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We love taking photos on our phones as much as everyone else, but won't be using selfie sticks the next time we want a group shot. Good news: some of the best bars in Chicago still have photo booths and for just a couple bucks, you'll have a strip of photos commemorating your evening out to tack to the fridge. From Logan Square to Uptown, here's where to find them.

Bars with photo booths

Bar DeVille
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • River West/West Town
  • price 2 of 4

The Art Deco bar has an extensive beer list, leather booths and a photo booth that spits out two strips of four photos in black and white or color.

Beauty Bar
  • Clubs
  • River West/West Town
  • price 2 of 4

DJs turn the bar into an electro-dance party with drink and manicure specials. Hop into the photo booth to show off your freshly painted nails.

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The Charleston
  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Bucktown
  • price 1 of 4

A dive no longer, the Charleston is now a go-to spot for sipping well-made cocktails and great local beers, while a DJ spins and sets the mood. Round up your friends and squeeze into the photo booth.

Empty Bottle
  • Music
  • Rock and indie
  • Ukrainian Village
  • price 1 of 4

Chicago’s premier indie rock club hosts cutting-edge bands from home and abroad. The club has a comfortable front room, complete with a pool table, pinball and a photo booth.

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Fat Cat
  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Uptown
  • price 1 of 4

The '40s-inspired bar is all about fun and games with occasional trivia and movie nights, shuffleboard, a pool table and a photo booth to remember, well, all the fun.

The Flat Iron
  • Bars
  • Dive bars
  • Wicker Park
  • price 1 of 4

The dark bar is roomy and a little divey, and it's a low-key spot to spend a night in Wicker Park. It's open till 4am, and also has a photo booth. 

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Four Farthings
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Lincoln Park
  • price 2 of 4

This family-owned neighborhood pub does beer, wine and food better than most in its category, plus there's a patio in warmer months. There's also a photo booth, and if you don't want to take the strips home, add them to the collage on the wall.

Holiday Club
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Uptown
  • price 2 of 4

The shiny awning and glittery old-Hollywood sign outside may draw us into this Uptown bar, but the photo booth keeps us staying much later than planned. The ’50s diner ambiance is swanky, the food is decent and the bar boasts a friendly crowd—so friendly that you may get back your photo strip and spot an unknown face.

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Liar’s Club
  • Bars
  • Dive bars
  • Lincoln Park
  • price 1 of 4

Dark, crowded and divey, the Liar’s Club has DJs, a pool table and a cover on the weekend. We'd rather save our cash for the photo booth, which will help you remember your most debaucherous of nights.

Lincoln Tap Room
  • Bars
  • Beer bars
  • Lake View
  • price 1 of 4

This joint keeps it real with Hamm's in cans, two dozen taps, free pool on Wednesdays and an old-school photo booth that spits out two strips for $5.

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