Dive Bar, Bar, and Rock Club · Central Chicago
1315 W North Ave (at N Elston Ave), Chicago, IL 60642, United States
Closed until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri, Sun
    • 10:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 PM–5:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 156 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Mary M.
    "Best bartender named shavon she makes the strongest drinks!!"(2 Tips)
    "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)
    Mad Tinker T.
    "Vampire Slayer"(2 Tips)
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  • shavon
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • dancing
  • DJs
  • burlesque
  • bondage
  • bar in chicago
  • good for a late night
  • lively
  • authentic
  • casual
  • beer
  • staff
  • punk rock
  • music
  • halloween
  • performances
  • inexpensive
  • jams
  • crowded
  • Tanaka

    Try the beer survey. Get $500 in drinks! Read more

    Tanaka · 6 days ago
  • Mad Tinker T.

    Great bartenders

    Mad Tinker Two · 3 weeks ago
  • Faithe M.

    Love this place. Everything I go I have naughty fun.

    Faithe Mason · July 15
  • Samantha R.

    Dance the night away upstairs but stick to getting ur beverages at the first floor bar. The bathroom is real good for art selfies

    Samantha Rangel · February 26
  • Joseph B.

    A truly alternative venue. I recommend the pyro show upstairs. Actually, I recommend all of Exit.

    Joseph Blewitt · August 26, 2014
  • Justine G.

    Best late night bar in the city.

    Justine G. · August 6, 2014
  • Dee E.

    Drinks are a bit watered down. :-/

    Dee EmCee · June 29, 2014
  • DJ Boogieman

    Thursdays Rock!

    DJ Boogieman · February 7, 2014
  • Mad Tinker T.

    If its going downhill, it mean its picking up steam?

    Mad Tinker Two · September 14, 2013
  • David S.

    Don't piss off the bartender Jody! She will mess with you so hard!

    David Stepanek · August 21, 2013
  • Kelly D.

    It even smells like punk in here.

    Kelly Dress · August 18, 2013
  • Sean S.

    Don't let you GF paddle you if she's inexperienced... (for the record wasn't me)

    Sean Shroom · August 2, 2013
  • Bobby H.

    Backlight blackout every third Friday of every month is awesome!!!!!!!!!

    Bobby Hernandez Jr. · June 22, 2013
  • Pickles W.

    This place has gone down hill.

    Pickles Wisniewski · June 16, 2013
  • Melissa D.

    Don't come here if you are looking for a real punk bar...

    Melissa Davlantis · May 22, 2013
  • Ken M.

    Wet T shirt contest and the Big Titty Committee every 2nd Thursday at Bondage a-go-go.

    Ken Melvoin-Berg · March 8, 2013
  • Marion S.

    They need a better stripper pole this ones too big to do any cool tricks on :

    Marion Shaffer · February 9, 2013
  • Tyler H.

    Order a French kiss drink upstairs! Tastes like Skittles. :)

    Tyler Harney · January 3, 2013
  • Deanna

    Downstairs on Thursday nights the Psychobitches outta Chicago DJ Punk, Rockabilly, Psychobilly & oldies!

    Deanna · December 18, 2012
  • Jessica D.

    One of my most favorite places.

    Jessica Dontwanna · December 15, 2012
  • Matt S.

    Top everyone lots of monies.

    Matt Slayer · November 17, 2012
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    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’ De Rose · August 27, 2012
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    Aye caramba! I've been reinstituted here. Come on by on Thursday night | Friday night {You know what I mean}. 3=D)

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · August 27, 2012
  • Lilith A.

    Really awesome metal bar!!!! \m/ \m/ Sorrowseed approved!!

    Lilith Astaroth · August 20, 2012
  • Sarah R.

    Fave bar in Chicago!!

    Sarah Rodeghero · July 6, 2012
  • DecibelAffairs.Com

    It's actually not a scary place http://on.fb.me/zOIR3J

    DecibelAffairs.Com · May 15, 2012
  • Manny G.

    Every Monday upstairs Indie and Alt jams, punk rock down stairs

    Manny Gonzalez · April 24, 2012
  • Deanna

    I DJ here Thursday nights! Come see the Psychibitches!

    Deanna · April 19, 2012
  • Vanessa R.

    Vinnie is the sexiest.

    Vanessa Rondini · March 11, 2012
  • Melissa O.

    The brunette with a bandana is rude

    Melissa OConnell · March 1, 2012
  • Stacy R.

    First Sunday of every month is Shot Down In Flames! Come see some fire performers dominate the upstairs dance floor!

    Stacy Rexing · February 28, 2012
  • Hannah ..

    Extra goth/punk points if order shot of Malört

    Hannah ... · January 15, 2012
  • Stacy Y.

    Best late night spot in the city! Open until 4am everyday, 5am on Saturday.

    Stacy Young · December 19, 2011
  • Amy H.

    fun people and great staff..

    Amy Harper · November 27, 2011
  • Mary M.

    Best bartender named shavon she makes the strongest drinks!!

    Mary Miller · November 16, 2011
  • Robby M.

    Shavon is the best bartender on Tuesday nights :-)

    Robby Morgan · November 16, 2011
  • Joseph H.

    Thursday night is bondage night. So.. fuck yes.

    Joseph H · November 8, 2011
  • Nia

    Happy Halloween

    Nia · October 29, 2011
  • Royal Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing

    The fun begins!

  • Lynda

    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!

    Lynda · August 25, 2011
  • Matt P.

    Pandemic brings the best industrial known to mankind every first and second Friday on the top floor!

    Matt Pathogen · August 13, 2011
  • Sammi G.

    Psycho nights down stairs are awesome on Thursday nights:)

    Sammi Gilmore · June 25, 2011
  • Shelly

    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

    Shelly · June 19, 2011
  • Examiner.com

    Known to be one of the best dive bars in Chicago. Read more

    Examiner.com · April 22, 2011
  • JeezLoueez

    2 free burlesque shows every last Friday of the month! 10:30 & 1am. Always a good time, sexy gals, funny folks, cheap booze.

    JeezLoueez · March 31, 2011
  • Miles B.

    Sit at the downstairs bar and watch the drunken fools upstairs dancing on closed-circuit TV.

    Miles B · February 13, 2011
  • Reuben H.

    Punk rock will never die here.

    Reuben Hussmann · January 2, 2011
  • Joey G.

    Spatula, the DJ on Thursdays, spins the best shit in Chicago...best believe that! Go visit him and request some NIN or Slayer!!

    Joey Grease · July 12, 2010
  • Jermaine "cHr!S" Hudson

    Don't where light colored clothes here; stand out too much. Anything black works!!! Lol

    Jermaine "cHr!S" Hudson · July 9, 2010
  • The Expendables 2

    Looking for an extreme night out? This place is open until 5am on Saturdays or you can catch the burlesque show on the last Friday of every month! Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES opening August 13!

    The Expendables 2 · June 29, 2010

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