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3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6065741.939473 -87.653990
Neighborhoods: North Side, Lakeview
The Vic is an fantastic medium sized concert venue. Great views of the stage from every angle and it doesn't get obnoxiously crowded. Plus, their "brew and view" are a fun low key date.
Can someone tell me how seating works in this place? I keep seeing General Admission, no assigned seating (gonna go see Patti Smith play there) I need to know if we should haul out a lot of cash or just buy a general admission and we'd still be able to get up close? Like if i just buy a GA, and not a GA floor seat, will i still be able to get to the floor if i arrive early enough? Their website has 1 ticket option, but others? Have so many options but yet says "This venue is general admission, no seat assignment."
Vic Theater Parking – Parking is really tough in the area. Street parking fills up fast and most of the side streets is permit only after 6. You can reserve parking ahead of time through SpotHero.
spothero [dot] com/vic-theater-parking
Wow ! Yes this is a great, intimate venue – Need to visit their website to get a peek inside the place. I am not good describing beauty. Very pleasing to the eye.
Good concert atmosphere – This venue has good acoustics and a laid-back atmosphere. The space is medium-sized but still felt intimate. They seem to host a pretty good range musical styles and I always check out what shows they have coming up, usually an interesting line-up.
great venue for a movie – Lots of room! Lots of history! Inexpensive cocktails! Bring friends and get there a little early for the perfect set.
Fun time! – I went there for the first time last night. The atmosphere is fun, and different. Not like any normal movie theatre. It's true, DON'T come here if you want a normal movie experience. But DO come here if you want something new. Before you go, make sure you bring CASH. They don't accept Credit Cards. Also, the seating can be a little uncomfortable for a double feature. Also, get there early to get a good seat. The audience was normal, not rowdy like the other reviews suggest. Also, it wasn't smoky at all... Have fun!
Brew & View rocks! – If you're looking for plush, clean, quiet place to watch a film, don't come here. What I loved about the B&V was its ability to transform a really bad movie (in my case, "Into the Blue") into one of the most enjoyable movie viewing experiences ever. The audience was classic: a bunch of hilarious drunkards shouting commentary at the screen. Expect plastic cups of cheap beer, the occasional flare of a match lighting a cigarette, and a good time.
Flick – It's smoky and hard to get a good seat, but where else can you drink beer while watching a movie?! This should be on everyone's list for a must visit while in Chicago.
It's a concert hall, a movie theater and sometimes a big sports bar. – The Venue
The Vic Theatre was built in 1912--the sign reading "no moshing, body surfing" came a bit later. The concerts at the Vic cover a wide musical landscape; it's a great place for live music. You might see Jackson Browne one night, PJ Harvey or Leftover Salmon the next. The Vic's top-notch acoustics can accommodate them all. With plenty of seating on the main floor, it's comfortable--unless jammed to capacity, as it was for a 1998 David Bowie show. The elegant balconies and gold-painted ornamentation are the most obvious evidence of the theater's rich history.
The Vic is open every night. Brew & View kicks off at 8pm (plus 12pm shows on weekends), when a young crowd takes in double features on the mammoth screen and nurses discounted beer. Summer, if the Chicago Bulls reach the NBA playoffs, the place becomes a hipster sports bar with a massive-screen TV.
this place rocks – The concept of being able to watch a movie at a bar is brilliant. I am surprised more cities do not have brew and views. Go check it out!!
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