This small club books some of the best indie touring acts around, leaning toward the acoustic singer-songwriter end of the spectrum. You can hang out in the front bar area without paying cover for the shows, but if one of your favorite artists is playing in the back room, make sure to snatch up tickets—capacity is only 165 people. If you're hungry, grab something from the attached Harmony Grill, which boasts a great brunch menu and some amazing mac and cheese.
Chicago is home to some amazing music venues, and some of the best ones just happen to be located in Lakeview. The North Side neighborhood is filled with rooms that host amateur local bands and touring national performers. Whether you prefer indie rock, hip-hop, DJs or just want to see a movie screening, these establishments always have something worthwhile on the calendar. Plus, at least one venue on this list boasts some of the best mac and cheese in Chicago.
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