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Dive Bar, Bar, and Rock Club$$$$
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  • Mary M.
    "Best bartender named shavon she makes the strongest drinks!!"(2 Tips)
    Christy M.
    "Frenchie gives the best lap dances evarrr!"(2 Tips)
    Examiner.com
    "Known to be one of the best dive bars in Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Stacy R.
    "Come see some fire performers dominate the upstairs dance floor!"(2 Tips)
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  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelFebruary 26, 2015
    Dance the night away upstairs but stick to getting ur beverages at the first floor bar. The bathroom is real good for art selfies
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 26, 2014
    A truly alternative venue. I recommend the pyro show upstairs. Actually, I recommend all of Exit.
  • JeezLoueez
    JeezLoueezMarch 31, 2011
    2 free burlesque shows every last Friday of the month! 10:30 & 1am. Always a good time, sexy gals, funny folks, cheap booze.
  • Shelly
    ShellyJune 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Every Sunday see Kelly and I for $3 PBR $4 you call it's and METAL!! last Sunday of every month is Weenies and Bikinis! Www.exitchicago.com
  • Stacy Y.
    Stacy YoungDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best late night spot in the city! Open until 4am everyday, 5am on Saturday.
  • Lynda
    LyndaAugust 25, 2011
    I just love this bar....good music and good people. I know some people are scared to go in there, but...we don't bite!
  • Matt P.
    Matt PathogenAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Pandemic brings the best industrial known to mankind every first and second Friday on the top floor!
  • Stacy R.
    Stacy RexingFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    First Sunday of every month is Shot Down In Flames! Come see some fire performers dominate the upstairs dance floor!
  • Miles B.
    Miles BFebruary 13, 2011
    Sit at the downstairs bar and watch the drunken fools upstairs dancing on closed-circuit TV.
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby Hernandez Jr.June 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Backlight blackout every third Friday of every month is awesome!!!!!!!!!
  • Frenchie D.
    Frenchie DelauroApril 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Mmmm booze...if you like booze this is the plase for you...oh and I work every Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat Read more
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Did you read that third sentence above? This is the venue which it fits. (But it has craftbeer options.) I messed up big time not having this on here.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Aye caramba! I've been reinstituted here. Come on by on Thursday night | Friday night {You know what I mean}. 3=D)
  • Deanna
    DeannaDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Downstairs on Thursday nights the Psychobitches outta Chicago DJ Punk, Rockabilly, Psychobilly & oldies!
  • Faithe M.
    Faithe MasonJuly 15, 2015
    Love this place. Everything I go I have naughty fun.
  • Manny G.
    Manny GonzalezApril 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Every Monday upstairs Indie and Alt jams, punk rock down stairs
  • Joey G.
    Joey GreaseJuly 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Spatula, the DJ on Thursdays, spins the best shit in Chicago...best believe that! Go visit him and request some NIN or Slayer!!
  • Justine G.
    Justine G.August 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best late night bar in the city.
  • Sean S.
    Sean ShroomAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't let you GF paddle you if she's inexperienced... (for the record wasn't me)
  • Mary M.
    Mary MillerNovember 16, 2011
    Best bartender named shavon she makes the strongest drinks!!
  • Lilith A.
    Really awesome metal bar!!!! \m/ \m/ Sorrowseed approved!!
  • David S.
    David StepanekAugust 21, 2013
    Don't piss off the bartender Jody! She will mess with you so hard!
  • Ken M.
    Ken Melvoin-BergMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wet T shirt contest and the Big Titty Committee every 2nd Thursday at Bondage a-go-go.
  • Sammi G.
    Sammi GilmoreJune 25, 2011
    Psycho nights down stairs are awesome on Thursday nights:)
  • Robby M.
    Robby MorganNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Shavon is the best bartender on Tuesday nights :-)
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HarneyJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a French kiss drink upstairs! Tastes like Skittles. :)
  • Marion S.
    Marion ShafferFebruary 9, 2013
    They need a better stripper pole this ones too big to do any cool tricks on :
  • DJ Boogieman
    DJ BoogiemanFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Thursdays Rock!
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DontwannaDecember 15, 2012
    One of my most favorite places.
  • Examiner.com
    Examiner.comApril 22, 2011
    Known to be one of the best dive bars in Chicago. Read more
  • Becky M.
    Becky McConnellJune 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bar, nice people and always a good time.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RodegheroJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fave bar in Chicago!!
  • Jennipher P.
    The last Friday of every month is berlisque night be sure to check it out...
  • Christy M.
    Christy MilanMay 2, 2010
    Frenchie gives the best lap dances evarrr! And at $5 a pop..whatta steal!
  • Mad Tinker T.
    Mad Tinker TwoSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If its going downhill, it mean its picking up steam?
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HNovember 8, 2011
    Thursday night is bondage night. So.. fuck yes.
  • Mad Tinker T.
    Mad Tinker TwoJune 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    312, Discover Magazine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Frenchie, nothing could be finer!
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...January 15, 2012
    Extra goth/punk points if order shot of Malört
  • Jermaine "cHr!S" Hudson
    Don't where light colored clothes here; stand out too much. Anything black works!!! Lol
  • Amy H.
    Amy HarperNovember 27, 2011
    fun people and great staff..
  • Deanna
    DeannaApril 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I DJ here Thursday nights! Come see the Psychibitches!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SlayerNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Top everyone lots of monies.
  • Mad Tinker T.
    Mad Tinker TwoNovember 4, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great bartenders
  • DecibelAffairs.Com
    DecibelAffairs.ComMay 15, 2012
    It's actually not a scary place http://on.fb.me/zOIR3J
  • Dee E.
    Dee EmCeeJune 29, 2014
    Drinks are a bit watered down. :-/
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RondiniMarch 11, 2012
    Vinnie is the sexiest.
  • Royal Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing
    Royal Flesh Tattoo and Body PiercingOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fun begins!
  • Reuben H.
    Reuben HussmannJanuary 2, 2011
    Punk rock will never die here.
  • Nia
    NiaOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Halloween
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DavlantisMay 22, 2013
    Don't come here if you are looking for a real punk bar...
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