Beauty Bar

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Photograph: Steven Johnson Photograph
Beauty Bar
Photograph: Steven Johnson Photograph
Beauty Bar
Photograph: Steven Johnson Photograph
Beauty Bar
Photograph: Steven Johnson Photograph
Beauty Bar
Photograph: Steven Johnson photograph
Beauty Bar

With outposts in New York, San Francisco, Austin and Portland, Chicago seemed like the next logical location for the kitsch-happy Beauty Bar concept. Retrofitted into the old Sonotheque, the bar carried over the sound system but otherwise got a complete face-lift. Sparkling glitter paint adorns the walls, '60s beauty salon furniture acts as seating, and the backroom dance floor is completed with a shimmering disco ball. The music stays obscure and mostly dusty during the week, but DJs turn it into an electro dance party most weekends.

Venue name: Beauty Bar
Address: 1444 W Chicago Ave

Cross street: between Greenview Ave and Bishop St
Opening hours: Sun- Wed 7pm–2am; Thurs- Friday 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am
Transport: El: Blue to Chicago. Bus: 9, 66.
Price: Average cocktail: $6
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Clayton Guse

Beauty Bar is one of the grooviest bars in the city. From its Salonathon to regular dance parties, this spot is a sure bet for twinkling your toes.

Carrie G

I always have a blast on themed dance nights at Beauty Bar. It's the type of place where everyone can be exactly who they are without judgement and dance like no one's watching - because usually they're too busy having fun to notice. The music is great and drinks are reasonable. Insider tips: 1) RSVP through Do312 and you miss the cover charge if you're in before 10p, 2) Try and go before 10p. Or at the latest 10:30 - the line gets long, 3) dress in as little clothing as you feel comfortable and be prepared to get seriously sweaty - it's crowded (probably too much so) and you'll be moving so it's gets heated!