Chicago >Arts & Entertainment > Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.913697 -87.662469
Tuesday From 07:00 PM To 02:00 AM Wednesday To Friday From 04:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 07:00 PM To 03:00 AM
Neighborhoods: West Side, Goose Island
Hidden in an industrial complex, the Hideout is in a class of its own. It's dive, but then again, it's not. The stage is great for music and talk shows. It's small, intimate but also the most friendly places you can go. Music fans love the Hideout. Literature fans love the Hideout. This place is just special and definite a must visit for all Chicagoans & Nerdfighters.
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. – The Scene
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.
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