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In the 1980s, DJs Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles began spinning a new strain of disco music built from bass and drum machines in Chicago clubs, establishing the city as a hub of dance culture and the birthplace of house music. While you can't bust a move inside the most legendary Chicago nightclubs, a new crop of late-night destinations has stepped up to make sure the beat goes on. Whether it's the jam-packed season of summer music festivals or winter in Chicago, these dance clubs keep electronic acts and talented DJs onstage late into the night. If you're looking for spots with crowded dance floors, energetic soundtracks and attractive clientele, hop in the queue at some of the best nightclubs and dance clubs in Chicago.