Much like the Empty Bottle, this small club books some of the best indie touring acts around, but leaning toward the acoustic singer-songwriter end of the spectrum, and month-long residencies from local groups with a national profile. You can hang out in the front bar area without paying cover for the shows; if you’re under 21, go straight to the back room, which stages plenty of all-ages and over-18 shows. The Harmony Grill serves up a mean brunch on weekends.
|Venue name:||Schubas Tavern||Contact:|
3159 N Southport Ave
|Cross street:||at Belmont Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun 9am–2am|
|Transport:||El stop:Brown,Purple (rush hrs),Red to Belmont. Bus:9,77.|
|Price:||Average beer: $4|
|Do you own this business?|
Pick a dateto
Califone + The Luyas
Former Chicagoan Tim Rutili returns to Schubas to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Roomsound, the first full-length album from his long-running band Califone. Heavily influenced by American folk music, Roomsound melded banjos, fiddles and guitars with...Rock and indie Friday September 23 2016Read more
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Simply sitting at the bar at Schuba's is a good time. While the concert schedule is varied and you can almost always find a show you want to see coming up in a month, it's also just a really comfortable, laid-back place to spend time and have a beer and a light snack before heading elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Oh, Schubas. Despite the fact the owner recently sold this Chicago icon to the people who run Lincoln Hall, not much has changed. I almost like the bar at Schubas more than I like the place as a concert venue. The quality of the music varies wildly. You could stop in one night and see a show that's downright awful and another that is the best you've seen all year—it's all a part of the Schubas aesthetic.