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|
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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