After-Hours Clubs in Chicago

Where do you go when last call comes a little too early? We've rounded up some of the city's best after-hours bars to keep the spirits flowing well past 2am.

Updated: August 27, 2009

After-Hours Clubs

Underground Wonder Bar

710 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Don't let the night go just yet; the live jazz and blues shows will keep the buzz going when all the other bars have closed. (Sun-Fri 4am, Sat 5am)

Republic Nightclub

1520 North Fremont, Chicago, IL 60622

Lights went up too soon at that other dance club? This sleek setting is your answer with a 5am close time on Saturday nights (or should we say Sunday mornings?). (Thu-Fri 4am, Sat 5am)


1543 N Kingsbury St #103, Chicago, IL 60642

This legendary Clybourn Corridor dance destination transforms from goth warehouse to posh party palace for night owls with energy to spare. (Wed-Fri 4am; Sat 5am)

Hangge Uppe

14 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610

If your pre-game didn't start until midnight, then the party will just be getting starting at this Rush Street institution, where 'tenders are happy to keep the beer and shots flowing. (Sun-Fri 4am, Sat 5am)

Smart Bar

3730 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613

Disappear into the wee hours at this punky, cave-like dance club connected to the Metro in Wrigleyville. (Sun, Wed-Fri 4am, Sat 5am)

Nick's Uptown

4015-17 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

This spacious neighborhood beer hall becomes, well, less so the later it gets. (Sun-Fri 4am, Sat 5am)

The Underground

56 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

The party just keeps going and going at this military-chic lounge that lives up to its hush-hush name. (Thu-Fri 4am, Sat 5am)