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The Hideout

Rock Club, Bar, and Cocktail Bar · Bucktown
1354 W Wabansia Ave (btwn Elston Ave & Throop St), Chicago, IL 60642, United States
Closed until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 PM–3:00 AM
Beer, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 175 votes

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  • What you need to know
    David M.
    "Veggie bingo is fantastic!"(3 Tips)
    Men's Health Mag
    "Order The Wooden Leg, named after an old bartender’s band."(4 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "The Hideout Block Party is one of the best - and latest - summer..."(2 Tips)
    Chris B.
    "One of my all-time favorite music venues in Chicago"(2 Tips)
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  • Prashant P.

    The music, the vibe, the people....enough said.

    Prashant Patel · August 11
  • Kimberly W.

    One of my favorite venues in Chicago. Great bands.

    Kimberly Wolfson · July 29
  • David M.

    Veggie bingo is fantastic! Free hot dogs provided by Hot Doug himself!

    David Miller · July 9
  • Forrest G.

    Great place for discovering great local bands.

    Forrest Grant · June 28
  • Elizabeth M.

    veggie bingo on Wednesdays in the summer 🍆🍅🌽

  • Chicago Bar Bracket

    A little bit out of the way and in a place you wouldn't expect to find a bar, but a great find and worth a return trip. Read more

  • Chicago Bar Bracket

    A little bit out of the way and in a place you wouldn't expect to find a bar, but a great find and worth a return trip.

  • Chicagoist

    Other than a good sweater and a roaring fire, one of the best ways to stay warm and cope with the seemingly never-ending winter is enjoying a hot bowl of homemade soup. Get yours here from 5:30pm. Read more

    Chicagoist · January 27
  • David W.

    I really enjoyed this unique venue. Good sized venue that feels intimate.

    David Weathersby · October 15, 2014
  • Buck T.

    Monday nights with Robbie Fulks -- the best ten bucks you can spend in Chicago.

    Buck Town · October 14, 2014
  • Gregory C.

    The staff here is amazing. The bartenders even make an out of town teetotaler feel welcome.

    Gregory Cohen · September 7, 2014
  • Ellen S.

    Super low key place to see a show or just get a drink

    Ellen Stolar · September 1, 2014
  • Mark B.

    Hipster dance party!

    Mark Brouch · August 7, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    The Hideout Block Party is one of the best - and latest - summer music festivals in Chicago. The two-day festival is held outside of The Hideout, an intimate Chicago live music spot. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Raksha R.

    Veggie Bingo is out of season (sad) but is beyond fun. Don't miss The Interview Show the first Friday of every month-- they're great.

    Raksha Ravikumar · February 26, 2014
  • Travel + Leisure

    Anything goes at this music venue in Bucktown—from Baudelaire-inspired shows to performances by indie rock bands.

    Travel + Leisure · February 21, 2014
  • Joe K.

    Terrible place so small

    Joe Klos · January 19, 2014
  • Jason X.

    A great place to see comedians.

    Jason X · November 2, 2013
  • Billboard

    This super divey music venue is tucked away in an industrial corridor, but don’t let the location mislead you. This is the place for good music, cold beer & a great crowd.

    Billboard · August 20, 2013
  • Kurt P.

    Organic cider ummm

    Kurt Poppenhouse · June 27, 2013
  • Nicholas T.

    Great place for awesome local artists, especially music. Check out some of the many awesome band that's been on this stage, Derek Nelson and the Musicians, The Mutts, and my fav. Paper Thick Walls!

    Nicholas Taylor · April 5, 2013
  • Jake S.

    A small front bar gives way to a larger music venue in the back. Order a cheap beer and hang around for some great local acts.

    Jake Smith · February 21, 2013
  • Rebecca

    So cute venue, but the owner likes to hear himself talk. And will sabotage your experience by talking nonsense. My advice be prepared for a 2 hour show to last 4 hours. The end.

    Rebecca · November 3, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    An eclectic musical appetite, commitment to community building and friendly staff keep this cozy bar in a class of its own. Don't leave without ordering a Wooden Leg. -ASK Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 23, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    In the three years since Martha Bayne started Soup & Bread, she’s proven that a modest idea—serve free soup, collect tips for hunger charities—can morph into a movement for social change. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · April 17, 2012
  • Stas G.

    Wear your flannel

    Stas Gray · December 31, 2011
  • Ben R.

    See a band play. Order a Wooden Leg. Read more

    Ben Russo · November 18, 2011
  • Men's Health Mag

    Where they won’t floor you with décor (what do you expect from a 100-year-old house?), they do it with the music and rye. Order The Wooden Leg, named after an old bartender’s band.

    Men's Health Mag · November 15, 2011
  • Bruce P.

    The name describes it perfectly, though they host some of the better alternative/country bands in the city.

    Bruce Paul · October 16, 2011
  • Cheapism

    This small bar has been around since 1934. They hosts live music, theater performances, art shows and book signings, as well as being a great place to have a drink. Read more

    Cheapism · September 1, 2011
  • Jerome H.

    a "public house" with great people and amazing live music in the Chinook Lounge Read more

    Jerome Hughes · August 30, 2011
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

    Below-average pricing with a spectrum of beers available.

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · August 29, 2011

    We imagine this place hasn't changed much since Neko Case was behind the bar. Though it's tucked away in an alley, you feel like home when you arrive.

    RCRD LBL · June 29, 2011
  • Chris B.

    One of my all-time favorite music venues in Chicago Read more

    Chris Broyles · June 7, 2011
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. This place used to be a third-shift bar for garbagemen and snowplow drivers. Now, not so much. But it's still good. Read more

    Esquire · February 1, 2011
  • Nate H.

    Sweet place to see a live show! When u leave watch out for cops fueling up at end of the block.

    Nate H · January 8, 2011
  • Daniel A.

    Check out Life During Wartime once-a-month. Best dance party in the city!

    Daniel Albert · October 25, 2010
  • Liliana S.

    Take some febreeze. It smells like wet cat in here

    Liliana S · October 24, 2010
  • Al L.

    ask for assburger bob to get a bloom'n onion that's out of this realm. great place but the rent us just to damned high.

    Al Larcher · October 24, 2010
  • Erin H.

    Hipster Dance Parties mean everyone looks just as stupid with their funky moves. Give in, and dance the night away!

    Erin H. · September 14, 2010
  • Adam r.

    I miss the Hideout Block Party as it was in 2008 and before. I love this place though.

    Adam rarestock · September 12, 2010
  • IFC

    Chicago: "It's a regular guy bar for irregular folks who just don’t fit in, or just don’t want to fit in. It is the bar that Granddad went to when he was young and crazy" -IFC Staff Read more

    IFC · July 6, 2010
  • Chris

    Go to the Hideout just after you've picked up that tool you neede at te North Ave Home Depot. Hideout is a no-frills just great bar & music venue. One of the best places to see a new band.

    Chris · May 13, 2010
  • CuteChicagoBoys !.

    try the wooden leg. rye, soda, bitters and lemon and only 4 bucks!

    CuteChicagoBoys ! · December 11, 2009
  • Jason P.

    see a dude playing a washboard. Why not?

    Jason Pelker · June 17, 2009
  • Pete F.

    Enjoy the affordable booze and check out the frequent dance parties. I prefer the Soul Dance Parties, myself.

    Pete Fuller · June 15, 2009

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