You can't go wrong at this tiny, hidden venue where Chicago artists like Neko Case and Andrew Bird got their start. Rockilbilly, alt-country and other local bands take to the intimate stage nightly. Watch for Mark Bazer's Interview Show the first Friday of every month.
You'll be richly rewarded for veering off the beaten path to this cool spot. A regular roster of love music, DJs, and the wintertime charitable event Soup & Bread give you reason to stop by most every night.
The live music bar for people who normally hate them..
This is no meat market (some handmade beef jerky might be traded among patrons, but that's it), and drink prices are kept low. There's a mounted deer head over the register, and a stuffed marlin in the adjacent Chinook Lounge. Dress is casual and so is the company.
The Hideout is the local center of insurgent country music, a blending of punk and honky-tonk that has generated its own rabid following. Split Lip Rayfield, Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford and Nora O'Connell (of The Blacks) are regular performers, as is Bloodshot Records' bluesy duo Devil In A Woodpile, which has a standing popular gig on Tuesday nights. Don't order a fancy drink unless you want a strange look in return. Whiskey and soda is more the style here. Food is limited to snack-sized bags of chips and pretzels.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!