Chicago >Bars & Clubs > Mother's Night Club Original
26 W Division St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.904075 -87.629238
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
Mother's Night Club – Yup! Me and couple of college friends experienced same thing in the late 80's.. we were a combo of hispanic, black and caucasians... they did not want our blk friend from entering bar... Some crap about dress code... (and he was GQ style kind of guy) so we all left. I hope its just coincidence, after 30 yrs!
Mothers is RACIST – I have faithfully gone to Mother's over the past few years, I cannot count the times I have been. Despite the fact that this place leaves MUCH to be desired, I continued to go there because I liked the crowd & it had a familiar feeling.
I had heard about an incident where a group of black guys were not allowed in because of what they had on, only to switch clothes with their white friends & have their white friends allowed in. However I assumed maybe this was an isolated event.
Yet coming to this site I see there have been many claims of racism by that staff. I find it hard to believe everyone is lying. Also, last night I experienced it myself.
The bouncer would not allow a friend of mine inside because his "pants bunched up around the ankles". My friend actually wears the same pants to Mother's Because he had experienced similar issues a few years ago. They were not at all baggy, they were not skinny jeans, but they fit perfectly. The Bouncer then denied entry to a group of hispanics as well. The only people from the line allowed in were the white ones.
The Bouncer then told me to "Get the f**k out of here". I called several times to complain and the manager said to go "f**k myself" & stop calling or he would call the police on me for harassment, and then continuously hung up on me.
Someone I spoke with tonight said that they can deny entry to whomever they want for whatever reason, and that I was just playing the "race card". I have never been treated in such a manner, & i will NEVER give them my money ever again. I am also contacting local news media and will be making a videos on youtube & multiple facebook & twitter posts about this incident.
I urge people to stop going here. They promote racism & are proud of it! The staff needs to learn how to talk to people, they are ridiculously disrespectful!
Good Place To Have A Guinness – One of the better, friendly bars, pubs, I was in in Chicago. Bartender was curtious and extremely informitive. Poured a great Guinness topped with eactly 1/2 inch of head cool not cold and even added the clover leaf at the top of the foam. Monday afternoon fish and chips well priced and decent. Overall a decent quite place to have an afternoon Guinness.
FANTASTIC!! – Had a GREAT time! music was awesome and consistent, not a bad song played. Bar staff made great drinks, a bit of a wait for drinks because they were so busy. Only speaking from the night i was there, i didn't see any sort of racism in this bar. all cultural groups were there and i didn't witness any issues regarding that. All around an AWESOME time, cant wait to go back!
RACIST!!!!!!!! – I hate to think racism occured but I have my reasons. First things first, I called to set up my birthday party, I should mention that I tend to sound like what would be considered as having a "white girl" voice. They connect me to the manager and the party is arranged. VIP area is booked for my party and 10 of us were supposed to buy 2 $30 bracelets for drinks for 3 hours. Everything was set up, I called an hour before ai got there to confirm. When we arrive at the door, suddenly they don't remember having a party for my name. They call the manager I spoke with to come up, he sees me says he'll be right back. We waited for about 15 minutes outside nothing happens. We end up paying the entrance and I go to try to find the manager. He says gather your party and I'll meet you by the coatroom. We wait and no one shows up. We eventually gve up donated to the haiti fund for the drink deal and I go to search for the manager. I asked him about my VIP seating. Appartly the entire area is occupied by two people when it was originally arranged for me. We didin't let that get in the way. Signed up for Kareoke, 13 ppl in front of us...ok... We wait and I notice several "white" groups who I seen sign up after me get to sing first....so we go to the dance floor. Drunk white girl obsessed with the stripper pole beings a fight gets her ass pushed to the ground, her guy friends jump in, my friends jump in and of course, we get kicked out and the white b@@@@ sticks her fingers in the air laughing and gets to stay. Friends inside wo have nothing to do with the incident get kicked out for being seen talking to us earlier in the night. The white girl still in there dancing. The manager grabs one of the guys by his shirt to kick him out (he was not even near the fight or a anything). they guys asks what did I do, let go of my shirt, the manager pushes him towards the wall, grabs his wrists and the other security guards force him out grabbing him very inappropriately. The guy still confused about getting kick out gets mad cuz of the way their handdling him, he shoves them to let him go, manager hits him the guy hit him back and gets arrested. This is only half of it! This place sucks. No one they had a civil suit against them once before. DONT GO! I shouldve listened to the reviews but I had to find out the hard way.! I gave 1 star because 0 was not an option!
Most Definately RACIST... – I truly wish we had ran across these reviews before we stepped into this place. Mind you.. $5 fee to enter, donated $5 to the "Haiti Fund" and STILL paid a rediculous price for WATERED down drinks. Three hours later we were escorted out/ over an incident that we tried to avoid... but somehow got caught in the crossfire... leaving us to fend for ourselves. Try that trash in a prodominately hispanic establishment... then again," WE have CLASS" and know how to act when we mingle with our "OWN". It's a crying shame to even see it in that perspective, however it was sadly proven last night. Secuirty is racist towards HISPANICS & AFRICAN AMERICANS! POINT BLANK!.. ===============STAY AWAY==================
l'll give you one star ONLY because the music was good...
Discriminatory pigs?? – As we all know fights break out due to drunkenness and stupidity. If your girl cant handle her liquor, please be a man and take care of your dog. Group of friends out celebrating, Caucasian chick gets crazy drunk, pushes a friend and they start fighting. Self defense right? Or are you supposed to stand there and take it just because you are a bit darker toned then the other person? Then 5 guys accompanying this "lady" tries putting their hands on girls... Guess who gets kicked out? The luscious bodacious group of girls that were accompanied by gentlemen and military members who tired stopping everything and the Caucasians were allowed to stay in the bar. Not to mention security were also Caucasian who called the Caucasian cops to escort us out as if we were criminals! Ha! We are no longer is the 20th century suckers. Karma is in fact just like that crazy drunk..a b*&$h!
Who is gonna give me my 2 hours of my life back? – Our first and last time...Drinks are overpriced and you get ZERO value for your buck, come on, I don't wanna get a glass full of ice. Might as well go to Walgreens across the street and buy a bag of ice and enjoy. Friday night and the place is empty, empty, empty, cuz no one wants to go to this crap hole.
The bottom line is, its not worth your money and time. Who is gonna give me my 2 hours of my life back now? Lastly, paying $5 cover to get in is just ridiculous for this *hit hole.
Hey Mr. Owner, you bar sucks.
P.S. I was very generous when I gave it a one star, go figure.
Owners of Mothers Lounge, Chicago, IL – OK, people bear with me because this is the first time I'm using this site. Now, regarding Mothers Lounge/Bar, Chicago, IL. Well, this bar has been the subject of numerous racial issues and their obvious complaints down through the decades. For instance, many of the young twenty somethings, many not even born during this instance, won't know that during the Chicago Bears Superbowl heyday that a Bears player had a big problem gaining entry; also, a Chicago Bulls Basketball player-during the period when the Bulls won the season championship, '95, had a similar problem with gaining entry. So, because of all of this down through the years one-and the media-should ask, just who owns this Mothers establishment!? Hm, who??? Most likely they are owned by the Chicago Mob, get it, the Syndicate, the Outfit do I make myself clear!? This is why business' such as these can do these type of things and actually still stay in business. Now, I have no proof of what I've just stated, nor do I really even know. But being a life long Chicago resident, born and raised, I would say I'm pretty much on the money. Also, this type of thing goes along with the current Mayoral Administration, ie. Daley. Want this to end Chicago, well, don't vote for Daley during the upcoming election; put his challenger in, whomever this person may be, just to shake things up. Change will come at that point, but not until. Later, L. D. Green
Racist Establishment – Do not spend your money here. Let's stop racism in its tracks.
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