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Smart Bar

Bars, Lounges Wrigleyville
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Originally housed on the fourth floor of the magnificent Wrigleyville building (also home to Metro), this venerated dance club is now in the basement. A makeover in 2006 slicked up the looks a notch and brought back a vibrant young crowd. But more important, the club boasts a world-class Funktion One sound system, which sounds tremendous on the central dance floor. Typical bills find cutting-edge DJs from Europe, Detroit and Chicago spinning for the crowd and the weekly Queen house music party takes over the venue every Sunday night.


Venue name: Smart Bar
Address: 3730 N Clark St
Cross street: between Waveland and Racine Aves
Opening hours: Thur, Fri 10pm–4am; Sat 10pm–5am; Sun 10pm–4am (closed Mon, Tue, Wed)
Transport: El stop: Red to Addison. Bus: 22 Clark, 152 Addison
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Book Party/Table/RSVP w/Juelz Promotions: Mon@Hearts Tue@Spybar Wed@Boardroom Thurs@Hearts Fri@FunkyBuddah Sat@Shrine Sun-ComingSoon Click Link To Book Party & All information & answers to questions will be texted & emailed Or Text “Party” to 414.232.7381 #DowntownChicago


Smartbar is a world renowned club. I've been to this club many, many times. They bring the best electronic acts to Chicago.  The sound system is the best in the city. They have Funktion One speakers. The bartenders are fast. Something I especially love here are that the bathrooms are unisex. 

Sundays are the best days to go -- drag queens host their weekly party called Queen! 


I was totally surprised by the sheer number of people who were ready to dance—for many hours—at Smart Bar. The basement venue is definitely a fun place to go out with a group if you're looking to have a few drinks and break a sweat.