Bottom Lounge

Bottom Lounge

1375 W Lake St (btwn Loomis St & Ada St), Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Open until 1:30 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.


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  • large beer list
  • pinball
  • stage
  • blackhawks game
  • concerts
  • schlitz
  • burgers
  • scenic views
  • rooftop
  • whiskey
  • french fries
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • BBQ pulled pork
  • balcony
  • tomato soup
  • fried eggs
  • cute
  • dancing
  • pretzel rolls
  • cheap drinks
  • mP productions

    Great place to see a show and watch blackhawks games! Also, try the black bean burger it's amazing!

    mP productions · April 27, 2010
  • chris b.

    Only tip you need to know is how amazing the back rooftop balcony is on a summer night. Best place to enjoy a cold beer IMO

    chris behm · August 20, 2010
  • The Red Pump Project®

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

    The Red Pump Project® · April 2, 2013
  • TicketWeb

    The beer list was brought to you from the heavens, but whiskey is where it's at. We like to be right up front here. Check in and leave a photo of some of those killer wings. TW ♥'s Bottom Lounge. Read more

    TicketWeb · February 18, 2011
  • RJ O.

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

    RJ OMalley · February 27, 2013
  • Gene C.

    They have a Photo Booth

    Gene C · August 21, 2011
  • Ali R.

    Great sound, but it can be LOUD. Bring earplugs.

    Ali Raizin · October 27, 2009
  • TicketWeb

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

    TicketWeb · July 21, 2011
  • Sei Jin L.

    For a lot of shows, the security guys will have people waiting outside to get in. If it's cold/rainy/whatever, just tell them you're there to get something to eat and you can wait inside.

    Sei Jin Lee · December 7, 2009

    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 T.

    visit upstairs with Dino!!!

    Michael Tolva · October 15, 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Digital Tour Bus

    Even though this venue isn't downtown downtown there is plenty of ways to get to it! First, there is plenty of street parking. Second, a CTA line runs right by the venue.

    Digital Tour Bus · May 15, 2011
  • keidra c.

    FANTASTIC beer selection. Great venue. Cool security (ie, they don't mind stage diving, if you are into that) Veggie food for veggie folks. If it's super late and you need a cab, call American or Yell

    keidra chaney · May 2, 2011
  • Summer Camp Music Festival

    Summer Camp 2011 Music Festival artist Two Fresh will be performing here on 2/26! Come check them out!!

    Summer Camp Music Festival · February 8, 2011
  • Deanna

    Always forget its closed on Mondays.

    Deanna · January 25, 2011
  • Meghan M.

    If you need a cab, the security guys will call one for you .

    Meghan McDonough · November 6, 2010
  • Carlo

    Great place to catch a show, great beer list. If you work in the loop, grab a bite and then a show.

    Carlo · September 15, 2010
  • Michael T.

    metal movie nights upstairs on weds.

    Michael Tolva · October 29, 2009
  • Amy G.

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

    Amy Graff · April 10, 2013
  • Steve P.

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

    Steve Peternell · February 5, 2013
  • 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
  • Moses M.

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

    Moses Mcfeely · April 21, 2012
  • Claire D.

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

    Claire Dactyl · December 11, 2011
  • Dana T.

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

    Dana Tedesco · September 18, 2011
  • Donyall W.

    Great place to see Dot Dot Dot play! Read more

    Donyall Wilson · June 11, 2011
  • Amy T.

    $3 Schlitz drafts, $4 PBR tall boys, and a pretty nice craft/import list in the bar. As a shorty, I appreciate that I can ALWAYS see the stage. Plus, there is pinball. Wins all around.

    Amy Thompson · October 7, 2010
  • Brooke H.

    Love it! The sound was amazing!

    Brooke Heavey · August 21, 2010
  • Jay F.

    First five people to chexk

    Jay Forrest · August 21, 2010
  • chris b.

    the BBQ pulled pork on pretzel roll is pretty awesome

    chris behm · April 13, 2010
  • Michael T.

    great for blackhawks games. offical viewing party for away games. who knew?

    Michael Tolva · December 10, 2009
  • 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
  • moore g.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @

    moore gracia · December 18, 2013
  • 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

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