Bottom Lounge

Bottom Lounge

Music Venue, American Restaurant, and Bar · Fulton Market
1375 W Lake St (btwn Loomis St & Ada St), Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Wed–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–1:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 3:00 PM–1:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–1:30 AM
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

We do live music.


Based on 304 votes

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    Matt Spudart M.
    "Play pinball"(7 Tips)
    Natalie Q.
    "Great beer selection and nice small/mid size venue for concerts."(11 Tips)
    mP productions
    "Great place to see a show and watch blackhawks games!"(3 Tips)
    New C.
    "sound engineer was great, great quality on and off stage."(4 Tips)
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  • large beer list
  • concerts
  • pinball
  • blackhawks game
  • champion pub
  • stage
  • rooftop
  • tours
  • black bean burger
  • scenic views
  • BBQ pulled pork
  • balcony
  • whiskey
  • tomato soup
  • french fries
  • dancing
  • cute
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • pretzel rolls
  • cozy
  • Danielle S.

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  • Sky T.

    Amazing venue for live music.

    Sky Taylor · June 16
  • Alex D.

    Definitely a cool concert space, didn't spend much time out front but the beer selection in the back was better than expected.

    Alex Dobyan · June 5
  • Anamaria H.

    Small venue but decent space. You can get up close to the band if you want!

    Anamaria Hernandez · April 24
  • Natalie Q.

    Great beer selection and nice small/mid size venue for concerts. Prices aren't bad either.

    Natalie Quam · January 6
  • caleb h.

    Good acoustics. Loud. Cheap drinks.

    caleb hanlon · December 1, 2014
  • T C.

    Nice having 2 rooms for live music as well as a separate main bar for whatever mood.

    T Callahan · November 20, 2014
  • Bottom Lounge

    Park for free at Bottom Lounge on Blackhawks game days! Enjoy a bite to eat and some drinks before catching a ride on the free bus to the UC for the game! Bus starts rolling 1 hour before puck drop.

    Bottom Lounge · November 6, 2014
  • Davin L.

    Great venue for concerts.

    Davin Loh · October 26, 2014
  • Eric A.

    #Yelle concert

    Eric Amaya · October 19, 2014
  • Bradley B.

    Awesome small venue.

    Bradley Bonic · August 14, 2014
  • Nicole K.

    Seeing the Billvy again.

    Nicole Kulina · August 6, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    There's plenty of space to move around and find your ideal viewing spot even when it’s a full house. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Ali M.

    Awesome venue with great visibility no matter where you are, which is great for people who are short like me!

    Ali Mistretta · July 27, 2014
  • Meiya F.

    Free refills (on pop)

    Meiya F · June 6, 2014
  • Jonny F.

    One of my favorite venues in Chicago. Great Beer Selection. Friendly staff. Motherfucking Bobby Orr pinball.

    Jonny Fletcher · March 2, 2014
  • SweetCaroline N.

    Amazing beer selections and the front bar has super cute bartenders :)

    SweetCaroline Newman · December 8, 2013
  • Oliva

    The acoustics need improvement but still a decent place.

    Oliva · November 14, 2013
  • Jim W.

    Schlitz is cheaper than water.

    Jim W · July 3, 2013
  • Dick Hertz

    Know Creek in the rocks. $8 for the whiskey. $2 for the ice. Bullshit.

    Dick Hertz · June 16, 2013
  • Kristie V.

    Impressively clean and large bathrooms. Def an upgrade from their old location on Belmont. KB approved!

    Kristie Van Praag · June 9, 2013
  • Amy G.

    Belgian frites with fried egg and basil aioli. Oh, and-- I guess-- live music.

    Amy Graff · April 10, 2013
  • The Red Pump Project®

    This was the venue of the inaugural "Rock the Red" show, in 2010!

    The Red Pump Project® · April 2, 2013
  • RJ O.

    Order a Schlitz and use the two quarters from your change to play pinball.

    RJ OMalley · February 27, 2013
  • Steve P.

    As most have noted, this place has a fantastic beer selection

    Steve Peternell · February 5, 2013
  • Kunal B.

    Most of the ppl that show up to the bottom lounge are douce bags. But they have hood artists.

    Kunal Basu-Dutta · December 31, 2012
  • New C.

    You get really looked after here backstage. sound engineer was great, great quality on and off stage. Nice food too, salads were great, makes a change from your normal bar burgers

    New Cassettes · October 25, 2012
  • Simon M.

    Kickass Grilled cheese is where it's at if you're ordering food. Plus, it comes w/ some awesome tomatoe soup.

    Simon Mounsey · October 1, 2012
  • ash. a.

    get the Belgian frites w/ aioli sauce & parmesan cheese; the best friends a fry could have

    ash. anz. · July 15, 2012
  • Matt Spudart M.

    Play pinball: Bobby Orr Power Play, Champion Pub, Creature from the Black Lagoon, FunHouse, Gilligan's Island, Seawitch, The Addams Family

    Matt Spudart Maldre · July 13, 2012
  • jamie s.

    the pizza's pretty bland. i see why they call it an appetizer.

    jamie schmid · July 8, 2012
  • Moses M.

    Photo booth, good beer selection, and the best crowd! Shame on you if you missed it.

    Moses Mcfeely · April 21, 2012
  • Clare L.

    Sucks that they don't allow stage diving or crowd surfing. Pretty good place to see a show, regardless.

    Clare Lintzenich · March 18, 2012
  • Elizabeth R.

    Good Venue!

    Elizabeth Reszke · February 13, 2012
  • Photo F.

    Make sure you check out Anthony Green here on June 22nd and don't forget to pick up a copy of "Beautiful Things"

    Photo Finish · February 7, 2012
  • Chase J.

    Awesome bar lots of really chill cool ppl

    Chase J · January 21, 2012
  • Claire D.

    This is literally the worst kitchen I have ever eaten anything from. Ugh.

    Claire Dactyl · December 11, 2011
  • Ivonne L.

    Pum king on draft <3

    Ivonne Lopez · October 23, 2011
  • Chris B.

    Burgers are Awesome here!

    Chris Betz · October 7, 2011
  • Dan S.

    If you are at the expo, check out the Spice Box table upstairs. Yum

    Dan Shearer · September 29, 2011
  • Brian S.

    This venue forces bands to set up their merch in poor visibility areas. We were allowed to move our merch to a better spot, only if we paid them $100. Extortion.

    Brian Stowell · September 23, 2011
  • Dana T.

    There are FOUR pinball machines. And one is a BOXING pinball!!!

    Dana Tedesco · September 18, 2011
  • Adam S.

    Jaegger is for Freshmen. Try a chilled shot of locally-made 70 Proof hum, The World's Most Unique Rum.

    Adam Seger · September 9, 2011
  • Gene C.

    They have a Photo Booth

    Gene C · August 21, 2011
  • TicketWeb

    Well maintained AND affordable! They even give you the option to roam in and out! Read more

    TicketWeb · July 21, 2011

    Nosh on delish edibles while listening to bands like Blonde Redhead and !!!. For best acoustics, snag a spot in the center of the room.

    RCRD LBL · June 29, 2011
  • Michael L.

    This place is huge. Really enjoyed the huge beer list.

    Michael Lorenzen · June 22, 2011
  • Sima D.

    Check out the beer list! Read more

    Sima Dahl · June 13, 2011
  • Donyall W.

    Great place to see Dot Dot Dot play! Read more

    Donyall Wilson · June 11, 2011
  • Mike A.

    Go upstairs and play pinball. They have four games, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Gilligans Island, Champion Pub Fighter & Addams Family...all in decent shape!

    Mike A · June 1, 2011

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