Bullet Proof Thursdays
Proof Chicago. 10pm; $20. This new ultra-lounge teams with Global Adrenaline for long nights of bottle service and populist beats from GA’s DJ roster.
FREE Elementary Thursdays
Empire Liquors. 10pm. Hip-hop honchos Shon Dervis and DJ Rude One stretch out with ample amounts of backpack beats.
* FREE The Social
Lumen. 10pm. Thursday resident Timbuck2 spent time as Kanye’s DJ, so it should go without saying that he knows how to rock a party.
Neo. 10pm; $5. Dance into the wee hours with a night chock-full of industrial, new wave and electro. Resident Kamar runs the show with weekly guests.
* FREE Be Somebody
LaSalle Power Co. 10pm. Electro nut DJ Skyler showcases local to international talent across a spectrum of dance music including house, disco and the hard stuff.
Berlin. 9pm; $5. DJ Greg Haus spins dance tunes of every flavor each week, giving hipsters, freaks and club kids alike something to get excited about.
* The Gallery
Y Bar. 10pm; $20, free before 11pm with R.S.V.P. at globaladrenaline.net. The good-looking adult set gathers here for energetic house beats from Billy the Kid.
* Radio Paradiso
Crimson Lounge. 10pm; $20, with R.S.V.P. at crimsonchicago.com $10. Justin Dahl brings his sexy mix of house, electro and dance remixes to the Sax Hotel.
* FREE Society of Spectacle
Martini Ranch. 10pm. Held down by some of the city’s most exciting house and techno minds, S.O.S. sees rotating DJ sets from Audio Soul Project, Justin Long, Nathan Drew Larsen and Samone Roberts.
* Bo’ Selecta
Evil Olive. 10pm; $5. A sweaty all-night get-down with versatile selectors Popstatic and Konsept. Expect healthy doses of hip-hop, Top 40 and electro remixes.
Griffin Lounge Saturdays
The Griffin Lounge. 9pm; $20. While big-name DJs stop by regularly, you can always rely on resident Tony Arzadon to supply house and techno beats that tend toward the proggy side.
Hearts. 10pm; $20. Hearts gets its pristine dance floor moving every Saturday with Sasha Savic and electro club jock Jordan V.
FREE Liaisons Dangereuses
Bar DeVille. 10pm. TOC scribe Mister Joshua and Scotty Brandon keep up the French bohemian-chic vibe with a mix of indie, hip-hop, pop, disco and soul.
Lumen. 10pm; $20. DJs Jesse Seely and Jem turn partyers on with a mix of up-tempo hip-hop and Top 40 remixes.
Sugar Hi Saturdays
Crimson Lounge. 10pm; $20, before 11pm $10 with R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org. DJ Amy D keeps to the romantic interior with a flirty mix of house and electro.
The Underground. 10pm; $20. The bomb shelter hosts industry night with DJs ranging from Flosstradamus to Skyler.
* Dollar Disco
Smart Bar. 10pm; $2. Kid Color, Michael Serafini and Adulture round out the weekend with disco, new and old.
FREE Cosmic Soul
Butterfly Social Club. 9pm. Christian Vera and Caswell James breeze into the workweek with house, nujazz and breaks.
FREE Studio One Sundays
Mr. Brown’s Lounge. 10pm. Papa G’s nomadic reggae night may have found a permanent home at Mr. Brown’s. Support comes from Zebo and Blakish, who add a bit of dancehall flavor to the proceedings.
The Mid. 10pm; $10, free with R.S.V.P. at clubtix.com. The Mid’s VIP room sees Jordan V, Skyler and Danny Boy ensuring a rough Tuesday with hard house, electro and dance remixes.
* FREE Punk Rock Monday
Delilah’s. 9pm. Vinyl Richie pulls crowds that rival Danny’s soul night, but for the screaming-guitar-loving set.
* FREE Class Tuesdays
Crimson Lounge. 9pm. DJs LeSprite, Mr. Automatic and Eddie Riot, of alterna-dance crew Front 312, dive deep into electro, house, Italo and synth-pop. Guest DJs from Glamboy Musique records spin.
Debonair Social Club. 9pm. Deb dedicates Tuesdays to downright dirty rock & roll spun by the Unholy Empire DJs. There’s also a different live band weekly.
Beauty Bar. 10pm; $5, free with R.S.V.P. to chicagoRSVP@thebeautybar.com. No newcomer to the rap game, WGCI’s Timbuck2 brings a true-school mix of hip-hop (new and old) to Beauty Bar.
Crescendo. 10pm; $20, ladies free and guys half price before 1am with R.S.V.P. at clubcrescendo.com. Party jocks Gus Karas, Gordo and Dante the Don spin house, electro and mainstream remixes.
FREE Do the Right Thing
Empire Liquors. 10pm. DJs Rex, Wonder Boy and Hiroki dedicate each Wednesday to the classics we all know and love with old-school hip-hop, rap and R&B.
FREE Global Soul
Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar. 8pm. Drawing from all corners of the world, DJ Joe Bryl of Sonotheque fame takes an all-encompassing journey through global rhythm, sound and culture.
Subterranean. 10pm; $2. Do your worst to take down fellow patrons on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii while DJs Chuck Dezil and Sean Doe spin soul, funk and hip-hop.
Schedules can change without notice, so call ahead or check online for more info.