Beat Kitchen

Bars, Lounges North Center
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Beat Kitchen
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Beat Kitchen

This welcoming corner bar in Roscoe Village is something of a stepping stone in Chicago's music scene, hosting many debut shows by local and touring bands in its dingy but intimate back room. On any given night, you'll find punk, garage and power-pop acts performing on stage while regulars post up at the bar in front. Boasting a great selection of reasonably priced beers and interesting menu items like the Thai pizza and lamb lollipops, it's also a great place to grab a quick bite before the show.


Venue name: Beat Kitchen
Address: 2100 W Belmont Ave
Cross street: at Hoyne Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11:30am–3am; Sun 11:30am–2am
Transport: El stop: Brown to Paulina. Bus: 50, 77.
Price: Average beer: $4
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  • Stand-up Tuesday May 30 2017 - Tuesday April 24 2018
  • Sketch shows Sunday June 11 2017 - Sunday December 10 2017
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Clayton Guse

Beat Kitchen could very well be the glue that holds Chicago's local music scene together. Smaller touring acts travel through the venue on a regular basis, and local up-and-coming bands often first cut their teeth at this North Side club. The drinks there are incredibly cheap, which gives you all the more reason to go and support some local musicians.