The Mid

Clubs West Loop
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The Mid
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The Mid

One of the most versatile venues in town, the Mid combines traditional venue options with the bottle-popping club world. Two stories allow for dancing and drinking on weekends, but smaller nights see just the main floor used for everything from indie bands to up-and-coming DJ talent. Brought to us by some of Chicago's biggest promoters, this Fulton Market area upstart only took a few years to rise to the top. It now nabs many of the big name bookings swinging through town—which can mean huge lines to get in.

Venue name: The Mid
Address: 306 N Halsted St

Cross street: at Wayman St
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9pm–4am; Sat 9pm–5am (closed Tue, Sun)
Transport: El stop:Green,Pink to Clinton. Bus:8,20,65.
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Christo M

If I write everything awful about this place, they might delete it.

Go for a show, not for the club.

The dance floor is bottle service. Wtf?

They make you wait outside even if no on is inside. Just to make it bustle. Then they don't open areas up so you stay cramped and annoyed. The staff is ridiculously rude. I mean, ridiculously.

Never ever go here unless you simply must see a show.

This place is everything bad for the scene, yet squeezes all the money out of it, while giving back nothing, aggressicely competing against other clubs and talent groups, while self proclaiming themselves the reason this town has a scene.

It's a wicked machine with zero to offer other than a show.

Go support a local club if your choice instead.

This place only seems poised to harm anything sacred to music-lovers, and drink their blood in the process.

The resident DJs are pretty good though.

Still, I would catch them playing somewhere else.

Joe B

Was looking forward to some dancing at The Mid but within minutes of arriving our coats were stolen.  Despite having an arsenal of bouncers and security, 'no one saw a thing'.