by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
Sometimes, you just need a stiff drink and a lot of girl talk, which is why we are forever thankful to whomever invented the girl's night out. When you need to get out of the house for an evening with the ladies, we've got you covered--from hot bars in River North to dance clubs and chic restaurants. So put on that party dress and slip on some stilettos--here's your guide to the perfect girls night out in Chicago. (Photo: Kim Peiffer)
Updated: August 12, 2011
A French-Vietnamese menu and a fun cocktail list makes this Gold Coast restaurant a popular spot for ladies night. After a feast of grilled shrimp wantons and coconut sorbet, head to the upstairs bar, where the fun is just beginning with jazz and cocktails.
With three dance floors and a wild crowd of party-goers, there's never a dull moment at this late-night Gold Coast standby. Relive the 80s with your ladies in the downstairs bar, and bust your best moves to Britney Spears on the main-level dance floor. Just don't be surprised if you exit at dawn.
Meet the girls after work at this neighborhood bar that serves deliciously indulgent comfort food such as buttermilk fried chicken, Gold Coast sliders made with pulled pork and an all-day breakfast. During warmer months, the sidewalk cafe is the place to be seen, so sit back and take it all in while sipping a martini.
This brand new hot spot is the place to see and be seen. Enjoy a chic meal downstairs before heading to the newly opened Studio Paris--a bumping upstairs club where the cocktails are strong, and the scene is incredibly entertaining. Dance all night long with your girls and mingle with the city's chicest crowd.
There's always a party going down at this River North bar and restaurant--the perfect trendy spot to head when you and your gang are feeling good, looking fine and ready to mingle. After perfectly proportioned dishes like ahi tuna on crispy rice and the ever-indulgent carrot cake, head downstairs to Sub51, the restaurant's late-night club, to dance off the calories.
When getting your groove on is a top priority, there's simply no better place to head than this underground dance club. The music is loud, the crowd is dressed to the nines, and you might find yourself dancing on the tables by night's end. The lack of windows means it's hard to tell as the time flies--yet another spot where it may be daylight when you emerge.
Plenty of hip-hop and Top 40 hits make this Wicker Park bar a guaranteed great night on the town with the chicas. As the evening progresses, expect a lively crowd to make their way to the back of the bar, where things get wild on the dance floor.