Late Bar

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Late Bar

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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Nick Kotecki

I'll be up front here. This place is weird. The entire bar is lit in blues and pinks and the clientele range from aging goths to whoever wants a drink past 2am. That's the upside about this place and also its downside. Expect either a completely coherent conversation with the person next to you or a rambling drawl about who knows what. There's usually a cover to get in, and don't expect any live music either. The cover is there just to keep the doors open it seems.