Whether you're wasting away in Margaritaville or proudly declaring to a room full of strangers that you're not likely to stop believin', sometimes the best way to blow off some steam after a long day is to pick one of your favorite songs, grab a microphone and belt out a track that you may or may not be talented enough to carry. Karaoke bars in Chicago come in all shapes and sizes, from wood-paneled Chicago dive bars where regulars rule the mic to cozy private karaoke rooms that are among the best things to do in Chinatown. There are even some Chicago bars open till 4am that give you a couple extra hours to get your song in before last call. Psych yourself up and prepare to good hard at mic all night, until your friend Craig inevitably passes out during his rendition of "Closing Time".
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