(773) 227-4433

1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions   60622

41.913697 -87.662469

Open Hours

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

Bars & Clubs, Theatres, Bars & Pubs  more

More Categories: Nightclubs, Taverns, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: Live Music, Smoking Permitted

Bar & Club Type of Music: Alternative Rock, Folk & Bluegrass, Punk, Rock & Pop, Country

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Goose Island, West Side


Reviews for Hideout


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 Hideout is the kind of bar that makes Chicago special. It looks like an old house in the middle of nowhere with a stage and no wines by the glass (or bottle).

over a year ago

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 Draw
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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