Known to Chicagoans as the Vic, this large club is easy to get to via train and hosts a variety of rock acts (we’ve seen everything from the Breeders to Jeff Tweedy here). Show up early to stake out a spot on the tiered floor, or head up to the balcony where you can watch the show from a seat. When there's not a show, the Brew and View movie series takes over the venue, screening a string of recent releases for just $5 a ticket.
|Venue name:||Vic Theatre|
3145 N Sheffield Ave
|Cross street:||at Belmont Ave|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 22, 77.|
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Saw phish first time they played here. Remember living across the street as a teen pulling in the eRly 90s talking to both protest sides of cop killer ice t. Movies beer ahhhh
I spent many nights in college waiting in the cold, wet alleyway next door just to snag a spot near the front. Now, of course, I realize that one of the best assets of the Vic is its terraced floor; you can squeeze in wherever and still have a great spot—assuming you're OK with the noisy bar and its oddly bright neon signage. The quality of the booking at the Vic is just insane considering how intimate the venue still feels. Close proximity to public transit is always a plus.