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Bottom Lounge

Bottom Lounge

Music Venue, American Restaurant, and Bar
Fulton Market, Chicago
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  • Matt Spudart M.
    "Play pinball"(7 Tips)
    Natalie Q.
    "Great beer selection and nice small/mid size venue for concerts."(12 Tips)
    New C.
    "sound engineer was great, great quality on and off stage."(4 Tips)
    mP productions
    "Great place to see a show and watch blackhawks games!"(3 Tips)
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  • Catherine G.
    Catherine GomezOctober 26, 2015
    Great place to see a show. Very clean and friendly staff. Sound system is great. Only downfall is security is so uptight. You're supposed to have fun at a show not be kicked out for small stuff.
  • TicketWeb
    TicketWebFebruary 18, 2011
    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
  • keidra c.
    keidra chaneyMay 2, 2011
    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
  • Amy T.
    Amy ThompsonOctober 7, 2010
    $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.
  • New C.
    New CassettesOctober 25, 2012
    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
  • Bottom Lounge
    Bottom LoungeNovember 6, 2014
    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.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SloanFebruary 13
    Day of the Living Ales will be hosted here on Mar 5th. Nearly 50 properly cellared casks from Chicagoland brewers: More info and tix here http://chibeer.org/2016/02/11/2016-day-of-the-living-ales-2/
  • Mike A.
    Mike AJune 1, 2011
    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!
  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 15, 2011
    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.
  • ash. a.
    ash. anz.July 15, 2012
    get the Belgian frites w/ aioli sauce & parmesan cheese; the best friends a fry could have
  • RCRD LBL
    RCRD LBLJune 29, 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.
  • chris b.
    chris behmAugust 20, 2010
    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
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraOctober 21, 2015
    Came here for a fashion show. The beer menu was pretty good and it wasn't too crowded. You can barely hear the CTA Green Line just outside over the music and partying.
  • Ali M.
    Ali MistrettaJuly 27, 2014
    Awesome venue with great visibility no matter where you are, which is great for people who are short like me!
  • Mari W.
    Mari WitzigreuterApril 13, 2011
    Awesome place to watch a show, I saw Hellogoodbye & The ready set along with other opening bands. :) Great staff too!
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezApril 24, 2015
    Small venue but decent space. You can get up close to the band if you want!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    There's plenty of space to move around and find your ideal viewing spot even when it’s a full house. Read more
  • Simon M.
    Simon MounseyOctober 1, 2012
    Kickass Grilled cheese is where it's at if you're ordering food. Plus, it comes w/ some awesome tomatoe soup.
  • Carlo
    CarloSeptember 15, 2010
    Great place to catch a show, great beer list. If you work in the loop, grab a bite and then a show.
  • Sei Jin L.
    Sei Jin LeeDecember 7, 2009
    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.
  • Kristie V.
    Kristie Van PraagJune 9, 2013
    Impressively clean and large bathrooms. Def an upgrade from their old location on Belmont. KB approved!
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: Bobby Orr Power Play, Champion Pub, Creature from the Black Lagoon, FunHouse, Gilligan's Island, Seawitch, The Addams Family
  • Natalie Q.
    Natalie QuamJanuary 6, 2015
    Great beer selection and nice small/mid size venue for concerts. Prices aren't bad either.
  • Jonny F.
    Jonny FletcherMarch 2, 2014
    One of my favorite venues in Chicago. Great Beer Selection. Friendly staff. Motherfucking Bobby Orr pinball.
  • Crystal F.
    Crystal FauntJanuary 10
    Great venue to get intimate with your favorite band. No rail up in front. Really chill atmosphere.
  • mP productions
    mP productionsApril 27, 2010
    Great place to see a show and watch blackhawks games! Also, try the black bean burger it's amazing!
  • T C.
    T CallahanNovember 20, 2014
    Nice having 2 rooms for live music as well as a separate main bar for whatever mood.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanJune 5, 2015
    Definitely a cool concert space, didn't spend much time out front but the beer selection in the back was better than expected.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffApril 10, 2013
    Belgian frites with fried egg and basil aioli. Oh, and-- I guess-- live music.
  • Decibel Magazine
    Decibel MagazineDecember 10, 2010
    On 02/22/2011 the Decibel sponsored All Shall Fall U.S. Tour stops here! The Tour features Immortal and Absu! Go support the bands!
  • TicketWeb
    TicketWebJuly 21, 2011
    Well maintained AND affordable! They even give you the option to roam in and out! Read more
  • SweetCaroline N.
    SweetCaroline NewmanDecember 8, 2013
    Amazing beer selections and the front bar has super cute bartenders :)
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShearerSeptember 29, 2011
    If you are at the expo, check out the Spice Box table upstairs. Yum
  • RJ O.
    RJ OMalleyFebruary 27, 2013
    Order a Schlitz and use the two quarters from your change to play pinball.
  • Clare L.
    Clare LintzenichMarch 18, 2012
    Sucks that they don't allow stage diving or crowd surfing. Pretty good place to see a show, regardless.
  • Photo F.
    Photo FinishFebruary 7, 2012
    Make sure you check out Anthony Green here on June 22nd and don't forget to pick up a copy of "Beautiful Things" www.anthonygreen.ducatking.com
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerSeptember 9, 2011
    Jaegger is for Freshmen. Try a chilled shot of locally-made 70 Proof hum, The World's Most Unique Rum.
  • chris b.
    chris behmApril 13, 2010
    the BBQ pulled pork on pretzel roll is pretty awesome
  • Bradley B.
    Bradley BonicAugust 14, 2014
    Awesome small venue.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PeternellFebruary 5, 2013
    As most have noted, this place has a fantastic beer selection
  • Michael L.
    Michael LorenzenJune 22, 2011
    This place is huge. Really enjoyed the huge beer list.
  • Dick Hertz
    Dick HertzJune 16, 2013
    Know Creek in the rocks. $8 for the whiskey. $2 for the ice. Bullshit.
  • Ali R.
    Ali RaizinOctober 27, 2009
    Great sound, but it can be LOUD. Bring earplugs.
  • Summer Camp Music Festival
    Summer Camp 2011 Music Festival artist Two Fresh will be performing here on 2/26! Come check them out!!
  • Sky T.
    Sky TaylorJune 16, 2015
    Amazing venue for live music.
  • Chase J.
    Chase JJanuary 21, 2012
    Awesome bar lots of really chill cool ppl
  • Kunal B.
    Kunal Basu-DuttaDecember 31, 2012
    Most of the ppl that show up to the bottom lounge are douce bags. But they have hood artists.
  • Oliva
    OlivaNovember 14, 2013
    The acoustics need improvement but still a decent place.
  • Dana T.
    Dana TedescoSeptember 18, 2011
    There are FOUR pinball machines. And one is a BOXING pinball!!!
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohOctober 26, 2014
    Great venue for concerts.
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