Live Wire Lounge

Bars, Lounges Irving Park
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Chandler West Livewire Lounge

Fans mourning the Metal Shaker, the Norwegian–black metal bar that once occupied this dimly lit venue, will get over it quickly when they find that this new spot has the same friendly, longtime bartender, a similar hard-rock ambience and more live weekend shows—including metal, country and rock. Revamped under the direction of a new partner (along with the bar’s Liar’s Club vets), the space boasts a new stage and DJ booth, cushioned panels along the walls to improve acoustics, a 100-disc jukebox and a booth built around a vintage Galaga video game.


Venue name: Live Wire Lounge
Address: 3394 N Milwaukee Ave
Cross street: at Roscoe St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 8pm–2am; Sat 8pm–3am
Transport: Bus:53,56,77,152.
Price: Average beer: $4
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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I go to see my friends' bands play here. I always have a good time here. The staff is always nice. The bathroom is clean and has toilet paper. They have a good selection of beer.