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Congress Theater

Performing Arts Venue
Logan Square, Chicago
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  • william
    "no need to hide your lighters they have a smoking section now"(5 Tips)
    Jenny K.
    "Severely off schedule "(2 Tips)
    Nick P.
    "... lighter or any other "contraband", then make sure you hide it well. Huge..."(2 Tips)
    Digital Tour Bus
    "... down while enjoying live music, be sure to grab a seat before they're all..."(4 Tips)
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  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The view from the balcony has a spectacular view of the entire theater, but the seats go fast. If you like to sit down while enjoying live music, be sure to grab a seat before they're all taken!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 24, 2012
    See who is playing and maybe catch a show! Goldstar and stubhub usually have good deals and the show will be over in time to either hit a late night bar or grab some late night grub.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittSeptember 18, 2015
    This theater has gotten a lot of shade over the last few years for building and aesthetic violations, but Skynyrd still rocked the place.
  • Wondur W.
    Wondur WieJanuary 2, 2011
    NEVER GET THE VIP SKYBOX UPGRADE- there's only 1 bartender for the entire section so there's a 20min minimum wait on a drink oh and unless ur the first people in the box u can see anything, seriosly p
  • Mary Jo Q.
    Mary Jo Q.September 27, 2010
    Great venue to get up close to your favorite bands. Dark and dingy with a diverse crowd. A great way to rock and roll!!!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PampenellaApril 3, 2010
    If you plan on keeping your lighter or any other "contraband", then make sure you hide it well. Huge venue, expensive beer, but you get a pretty good view of the stage from where ever you are.
  • Edtra F.
    Edtra FlowersJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I always stand on the left side of the stage for a great view...
  • Mitch D.
    Mitch DavisDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The security here is always very professional, polite, and respectful. Or is that Bizaro Congress?
  • Brandi C.
    Brandi ClaussenFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the bathrooms on the second floor. The line downstairs is always ridiculous, upstairs is better and faster.
  • kelly b.
    kelly bormannJune 25, 2011
    Avicii show was fantastic! Openers started off schedule but the main act came right on!
  • Lil Jen 🍟
    Lil Jen 🍟February 24, 2013
    Wear your jacket, hat & gloves if you're coming here in winter cause its FREEZING in here!!!!! No heat and its kind of a "dump" here - just sayin
  • Jason H.
    Jason HalversonJune 29, 2013
    Rock and metal is fine for the acoustics, but anything but full on amp crank is gonna sound like ass.
  • Mr. S.
    Mr. Saro.April 30, 2011
    Best place to see a show now that Fireside & (old) bottom lounge is gone.
  • Maggie K.
    Maggie KmiecikApril 6, 2013
    Loved the show but the sound is always shitty.
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 17, 2011
    They used to have a smoking section... Not anymore. So just hide ur lighter and then smoke in the crowd. They won't kick you out if they catch you, just tell you to put it out. Best bathrooms too!
  • Cecily M.
    Cecily MackApril 7, 2013
    Always hang by the tour buses. Guitarist from of mice and men just brushed against my car
  • Adrienne M.
    Adrienne MejiaJune 21, 2012
    At foster the people, Soooo unreal hot but impossible not to dance
  • Kelly V.
    Kelly V.February 6, 2012
    Don't fuck with security. They're super serious about safety.
  • Nivek E.
    Nivek EnitsuguaJune 7, 2012
    If you find a wallet. Leave at the box office.
  • Phil W.
    Phil WarnerMarch 25, 2014
    Complimentary frisking and prostate exam at the door.
  • Alan i.
    Alan itySeptember 18, 2010
    The internet connection is 2121 The wep key is ctaugsept it deppends on The month
  • Iolantik S.
    Iolantik SnetMarch 30, 2013
    Crowded as usual. Loved it!!!!
  • Erik James A.
    Erik James AlbaughNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Chocolate Chip Cookies - Oh yea.
  • Lindsay O.
    Lindsay O'Brien McMillanSeptember 17, 2011
    Front right is prime Vince Clarke viewing area
  • Steven C.
    Steven ColyerJune 9, 2012
    Fugly venue. Don't see a rock show. Electronic sounds a bit better.
  • Timothy H.
    Timothy HerndonSeptember 14, 2012
    I have an extra 3 day RiotFest band to sell.
  • Angie B.
    Angie B.February 12, 2011
    $8 Rum & coke in tiny glass was surprisingly boozy.
  • React Presents
    React PresentsJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Buying presales tickets is always the way to go.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth ReszkeFebruary 13, 2012
    I LOVE This Venue!
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AndersonOctober 1, 2012
    It's always hot at this venue
  • Liam U.
    Liam UngerApril 29, 2013
    Security people are mean on the way out
  • william
    williamJuly 2, 2010
    no need to hide your lighters they have a smoking section now
  • Joe D.
    Joe DominguezNovember 29, 2011
    Remember Jamiroquai concert back in October 2005?
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DavisJanuary 9, 2011
    Everytime I come here it reminds me of eastside high..
  • Mia J.
    Mia JensenJanuary 1, 2011
    No cigarettes or lighters allowed, no smoking section! Fmllll
  • Alexa N.
    Alexa NeriApril 29, 2013
    Shady AF. That is all.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GulikSeptember 18, 2011
    Party set V Live after Erasure
  • TopGolf Bear
    TopGolf BearSeptember 28, 2011
    I might be the only bear who likes dubstep.
  • Marcy C.
    Marcy COctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    always pregame. 6$ PBR. sux.
  • Volcom Entertainment
    Volcom EntertainmentJanuary 31, 2011
    Catch Valient Thorr with Motörhead & Clutch on Feb 19th - this party is going to be LOUD!
  • React Presents
    React PresentsNovember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid service fees for congress theater event tickets. Open saturday until 4pm.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HurlbuttMay 15, 2010
    make sure to pee in the bathroom. it's super clean.
  • Alfonso L.
    Alfonso LittleOctober 28, 2011
    Grab the hot wings.....
  • Taryn F.
    Taryn FalboDecember 31, 2011
    George has had enough haha
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BrooksJuly 29, 2011
    Don't bring Sharpies. Apparently they're a weapon?
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher ROctober 22, 2011
    There's a lotta hosses here workin the scene yo.
  • Mauriza C.
    Mauriza ColungaOctober 7, 2011
    Nachtmystiummmm yes!!
  • Ⓜark
    ⓂarkAugust 4, 2012
    No shirt on cause it's fuckin hot
  • Brian B.
    Brian BSeptember 17, 2009
    Come for the act, leave because of the acoustics.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HigleyDecember 26, 2010
    Go to a concert here!
  • Tony R.
    Tony RedelfsSeptember 15, 2011
    Look for dead hookers in the balcony!!!
  • David G.
    David GangeOctober 9, 2010
    Sit on a folding chair.
  • Kerry S.
    Kerry ShorrSeptember 5, 2011
    Thievery Corporation!
  • Candice P.
    Candice PayneOctober 3, 2009
    Always at least a bag check. Hide that contraband well!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SimmonsMarch 16, 2011
    i'll second it....NEVER WEAR HEELS.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BillSeptember 15, 2011
    Wulf P3ngwh3n.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornSeptember 18, 2010
    Severely off schedule
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoldmanOctober 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat a slice of the giant $6 pizza.
  • Billy P.
    Billy PooreDecember 22, 2009
    Explosions in the Sky beasted this venue.
  • lillian m.
    lillian molinaAugust 30, 2010
    cool place
  • Austin
    AustinMay 6, 2012
    Do NOT come here!
  • David S.
    David StepanekFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Prepare to be raped by security and use the bathroom before you go!!! gross
  • Tara W.
    Tara WilliamsDecember 13, 2010
    dont wear heels.
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie StoryJanuary 27, 2013
    The security sucks unfortunately :(
  • Alec O.
    Alec OliverJuly 26, 2009
    go see Jaime lidell!
  • Alec O.
    Alec OliverJuly 26, 2009
    don't bring lighters.
  • Brit S.
    Brit StarApril 6, 2013
    Worst venue ever.
  • La Guía Raspberry
    La Guía RaspberryMarch 10, 2013
    Ubicado en la "zona de mexicanos", aquí se han presentado Weezer, Erasure y otros artistas. La zona es segura, pero te recomendamos tomar el metro en cuanto termine el concierto.
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