Smart Bar


Photograph: Max Herman

Time Out says

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.

Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018


  • Venue name:
    Smart Bar
  • Contact:
  • 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