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Schubas & Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall

Music Venue, Bar, and Rock Club · North Side
2424 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W Fullerton Ave and W Montana St), Chicago, IL 60614, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
Reservations:
Yes
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes

A new mid-sized music venue from the folks behind Schubas.

9.3/10

Based on 575 votes

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    John T.
    "My favorite venue in Chicago by far."(4 Tips)
    Sam S.
    "Best music venue in chicago, or at least my favorite."(3 Tips)
    Geoffrey Z.
    "Great intimate venue to see a wide range of artists and musicians."(5 Tips)
    Sam O.
    "If there's a wait for the bathrooms downstairs, go to the balcony!"(9 Tips)
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  • Kelli S.
    Lincoln Hall is in Lincoln Park near De Paul's campus. It is a great place to go on any given night to listen to your favorite band or be introduced to new music.TIP: buy tickets online;they sell fast
    Kelli Sullivan · November 17, 2013
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  • Colin R.
    Arguably the best place in the city to catch a live show. Food is good, beer selection is solid and the acoustics are second to none. If you see an artist you like on the calendar, don't think twice.
    Colin Reynolds · November 30, 2011
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  • Chicagoist
    Clear sightlines from wherever you decide to stand and an amazing sound system make attending shows a total pleasure. The warm interior is complemented by a friendly staff and a quality food menu. Read more
    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
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  • R. S.
    Center seating in balcony (near railing) is good as any seat if not better. You can order food and drinks up there and there's no pushing or shoving. My favorite venue in Chicago. Acoustically awesome
    R. Sheth · April 7, 2012
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  • RCRD LBL
    This is a fantastic place to see up and coming artists like The Dear Hunger or Lost in the Trees. If you're looking for more of a laid back night, you can reserve a table on the second floor.
    RCRD LBL · June 29, 2011
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  • Bill I Am T.
    Come for one of the many top notch bands that stop here for the high quality sound, or one of the '3Penny was Here' movie nights, and feel at home with the amazingly friendly staff.
    Bill I Am T · December 17, 2012
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  • William D.
    The balcony was the only place with seats for the Shakey Graves show 12/3/14 and it filled first, so it was good we got there before the doors opened
    William Dickinson · December 5, 2014
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  • Digital Tour Bus
    There is a great view and tons of booths to sit at on the balcony. So, if standing during a show isn't your thing, head up to the balcony and hope that a booth is still open!
    Digital Tour Bus · May 11, 2011
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  • Susan A.
    Best place in Chicago to see a show. Get there early to grab a chair in the balcony for a great view. Easy parking. Great beer selection also. Love this place.
    Susan Anater · October 27, 2013
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  • Billboard
    Great venue with reasonable ticket and drink prices. Simple to get to, easy to park, and surrounded by tons of great places to eat before heading to a show.
    Billboard · August 20, 2013
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  • Amy G.
    The best sound system of any music venue in Chicago. Wildly clean, two levels, and multiple bars make Lincoln Hall a complete joy for enjoying live music.
    Amy Graff · March 6, 2015
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  • Angie T.
    The food is great. The beers are even better. And the view from the Mezz cannot be beat. But best of all, the bathrooms are clean! Love this venue 😍👍
    Angie Trigilio · April 4, 2014
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  • Jenn J.
    LH is the younger, but bigger brother of Schubas....The sound is just as good, the food is similar and the shows are quality...downfall - the parking SUCKS!
    Jenn Jarmula · July 9, 2012
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  • Dulce A.
    So many phenomenal underground artists play here. The size is perfect for a concert, especially for a date night. Great drinks too!
    Dulce A. · December 12, 2015
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  • Amy D.
    Lincoln Hall has one of the better sound systems in Chicago. If your ears are damaged like mine are, make sure to bring some earplugs!
    Amy Dittmeier · October 14, 2010
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  • Stephanie H.
    Definitely one of the best concert venues in the city. Arrive a little early and get a seat along the balcony upstairs.
    Stephanie Hardiman Simon · August 20, 2014
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  • John T.
    My favorite venue in Chicago by far. It's a very cozy and intimate setting no matter how far back you are in the room.
    John Tao · September 28, 2014
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  • Julia S.
    You will find many up&coming bands at this venue. The place is clean and has good sound. The menu isn't bad either.
    Julia Styles · October 11, 2011
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  • The Feast
    The main floor gets a little crowded, but there always seems to be plenty of elbow room up in the balcony, even at sold-out shows.
    The Feast · June 10, 2011
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  • Alex T.
    Great venue. Always go for the opening bands - you'll get close to the stage and hear amazing up-and-coming artists.
    Alex Twinem · May 29, 2010
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  • baxter s.
    There's a lot of fog machine no matter what type of show it is. And if you're coming for Delorean Nights get ready to rub elbows with some shot-out high school kids.
    baxter sarah · February 26, 2011
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  • Bing
    I’ve played this little place before and it’s a great spot to see music and play music. I’ll definitely be back here soon!” – Andy Grammer
    Bing · August 2, 2012
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  • Tall Dave
    Always watch the opening acts. Chances are if they open here they have the ability to headline in most other cities.
    Tall Dave · April 6, 2011
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  • Sam O.
    If there's a wait for the bathrooms downstairs, go to the balcony! Twice as many stalls and usually no wait.
    Sam O'Rama · March 16, 2010
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  • Marc
    Great venue with wonderful sound. And the wait staff I s great as you're watching the show
    Marc · March 15, 2015
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  • KT Z.
    This place has kick-ass customer service, amazing acoustics, and overall it's just a fantastic venue.
    KT Z · February 10, 2011
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  • Geoffrey Z.
    Great intimate venue to see a wide range of artists and musicians.
    Geoffrey ZuHone · November 17, 2014
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  • Kelly C.
    You cannot beat this place for intimate music good crowds and excellent sound.
    Kelly Canton · July 12, 2015
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  • Michael M.
    Similar feel to the Bowery in NYC, but much more intimate. Run, don't walk, to any concert here.
    Michael Moses · November 18, 2011
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  • Lex W.
    Come for a show, stay for the food! Great venue, and the burgers are fantastic.
    Lex Wisniewski · March 12, 2012
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  • Anamaria H.
    Amazing venue that has coat hooks to the left and right of the stage instead of a coat check!
    Anamaria Hernandez · January 31, 2015
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  • Renae M.
    Gorgeous venue in an interesting part of town. Nice intimate size for smaller acts.
    Renae Mason · July 23, 2015
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  • bridget d.
    One of my favorite venues in Chicago! Have seen Camera Obscura & Kate Nash there. Looking forward to someone still love you boris yeltzin tomorrow night!
    bridget dickey · September 2, 2010
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  • David S.
    The Best music venue and chicago! Also the cleanest! Always have a good time!
    David Stepanek · March 18, 2011
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  • Liz W.
    Eat dinner before-hand and order a ginger and jack! Be nice to the interior bar tenders!
    Liz Walker · May 29, 2010
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  • Eddy G.
    Balcony seats give a great view of the stage. Staff is friendly
    Eddy Gonzalez · November 2, 2015
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  • Drew B.
    Great sound. Even have good beer/shot specials for a music venue.
    Drew Bennett · October 6, 2014
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  • Christopher M.
    Great new venue. Premium beer selection and no plastic cups. Hope that lasts.
    Christopher Montwill · January 18, 2010
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  • Angelina S.
    The live rock bands are gems and the Music is very good.
    Angelina S. · June 30, 2014
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  • Carlos M. R.
    Best sound quality that I have ever heard in a music venue.
    Carlos M. Rodríguez Vega · September 22, 2015
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  • Lisa W.
    Great view anywhere and wonderful sound system. One of the best venues in the city.
    Lisa W · October 23, 2010
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  • Mandy H.
    great venue! try the macaroni and cheese! its delish!
    Mandy Humphrey · December 29, 2010
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  • Paige K.
    Amazing venue. Sound & sight lines are great no matter where you stand.
    Paige Krzysko · August 24, 2012
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  • Andrea O.
    Lots of room upstairs. Nicest bartenders in town.
    Andrea Ojeda · December 9, 2012
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  • Steph M.
    Awesome venue, even nicer staff & a solid rail.
    Steph McG · September 18, 2011
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  • Al L.
    Great place to watch the bears just don't drink the toilet water. Yuck!!!
    Al Larcher · September 19, 2010
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  • Matt M.
    No worries coming late here, you can see great from the back steps.
    Matt Morrison · January 23, 2011
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  • Avi S.
    It's a music venue in Chicago... With good beer... And my feet aren't sticking to the floor. #soconfused
    Avi Schwab · February 15, 2013
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  • Joe C.
    The best venue in Chicago? Possibly. Certainly better than the movie theater that was here.
    Joe Carpita · March 4, 2015
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  • Sam S.
    Best music venue in chicago, or at least my favorite.
    Sam Svita · January 15, 2015
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  • Glynn R.
    Best sound system in town. Did you hear the BOOM of James Blake. One Love
    Glynn Rankin · May 16, 2011
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  • Matthew S.
    The kitchen isn't always open for food in show nights.
    Matthew Supert · April 11, 2015
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  • Mark B.
    One of my favorite venues in Chicago. Easy to get up close.
    Mark Brouch · August 7, 2014
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  • Lea N.
    Love Lincoln Hall with all my heart. Always a good time.
    Lea Nunez · July 7, 2013
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  • Jesse R.
    My favorite concert venue in Chicago, hands down!
    Jesse Raya · November 20, 2011
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  • John
    Modern music venue - great sound!
    John · February 5, 2011
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  • caleb h.
    Cozy venue. College kids 👍🆒
    caleb hanlon · December 1, 2014
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  • Caryn B.
    Easily the best place I've seen a show in Chicago.
    Caryn B. · March 27, 2014
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  • Kurt O.
    The cleanest venue in all of rock & roll.
    Kurt Osterbusch · March 12, 2010
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  • Ross D.
    Bring earplugs. Last time I was here I blew out my eardrum. Aural assault.
    Ross DeFilippis · August 30, 2010
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  • Javier Z.
    Best place to watch a live show.
    Javier Zamudio · April 1, 2015
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  • Drew B.
    Good sound.
    Drew Bennett · October 6, 2014
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  • Todd B.
    The alley behind Liz Fehr's place is great for a sesh!
    Todd Bradley · April 25, 2013
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  • Adam B.
    I want to move in. Pretty please.
    Adam B. · January 17, 2013
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  • Claudia P.
    Alabama Shakes playing here soon!
    Claudia Perry · February 20, 2012
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  • Mat C.
    Cool little venue
    Mat Collis · August 13, 2015
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  • Spencer B.
    Great Venue!
    Spencer Brownell · December 7, 2014
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  • Kevin H.
    Go to a concert here!
    Kevin Higley · December 26, 2010
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  • Massimo R.
    Concerto incredibili!!!
    Massimo Romano · August 26, 2014
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  • Jenn K.
    Fantastic venue!!
    Jenn Keating · November 22, 2014
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  • Andrea M.
    Sound is just awesome 😍❤️
    Andrea Martinez · August 24, 2015
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