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Lincoln Hall

Music, Rock and indie Sheffield & DePaul
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Photograph: Jonathan Crawford Lincoln Hall

Opened in 2009 and owned by streaming performance purveyors Audiotree, Lincoln Hall has quickly become one of the city's most vital venues. This is where you'll typically see a band that is about to blow up, or an act that has already blown up and is playing a smaller venue for a change. A stone's throw from the site of the legendary Lounge Ax club, the joint books everyone from Alex Cameron to Beth Ditto in this great sounding room (Wilco bestowed some of its high-end sound gear). The design is sleeker and more modern than its Lakeview sibling, Schubas, and the balcony that wraps around the music room provides some of the best sightlines in the city.


Venue name: Lincoln Hall
Address: 2424 N Lincoln Ave

Cross street: between Fullerton Ave and Montana St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am. During shows, the bar may be available only to ticket holders
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11, 74.
Price: Average beer: $5
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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My favorite venue in the city. The sound system sounds fantastic every time I go to a show there and the vibe is always a good time. Their bar is always attentive and reasonably priced. No matter where you stand you will definitely have a good view which is great. Its intimate while at the same time being able to hold a decent amount of concert goers. Location is prime too right in the heart of Lincoln Park so there are plenty of afterset or food choices within walking distance. If you are able to attend a show here, I would 100% recommend it!


Lincoln hall is a great venue that hosts some great big name bands! The venue is just the right size that makes it feel intimate without being too small. They have loads of bars too so its never to long of a wait to get drinks!

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Lincoln Hall is easily my favorite venue for intimate concerts in the city. Watch the lineup for appearances by great up-and-coming bands that everyone will soon be listening to in addition to your current favorites. The beer list and food menu here are also solid, especially for a music venue! Highly recommend catching a show here.


Lincoln Hall is a spacious music venue with multiple bars and plenty of options for taking in the music. You can sit at one of the round tables in the back and watch the show on one of the bar TVs, or get close to the action by the stage in the main room. There's also great viewing from the balcony. 

Lincoln Hall is charming venue that caters mostly to an indie crowd, but you'll find a few bigger names on stage every now and then. Expect solid lineups peppered with names you haven't heard before, but will listening to for a long time. Oh, and the sound quality isn't too bad either.