Chicago >Arts & Entertainment > RiNo
343 W Erie St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.893710 -87.637739
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Dark, Crazy, Fun – God, I feel like I grew up here. I have been going to Rino for years. Somehow I always end up here. You have to know what you are getting into though. Its a 4 am club so it gets messy, but I like messy. Its definitely a good time if you're looking for it.
Pleasantly Suprised – My guy friends took me here for my bachelor party last weekend, and I have to say, it was a good last "single" night!! Gentleman, if you're planning a "man's" night out anytime soon--I reccommend this spot!
Easily The Worst Run Club In Chicago – All the cons you have heard about this place are spot on. Have been here 4 times and every time has been a disaster. Huge fights constantly break out in front of the club and the bouncers always do nothing. Just here 4th of July weekend and 2 black guys got pounded by 12 white guys and the 5 door men just watched and laughed. Music is played off a CD, no live DJ. It takes at least 1/2 an hour to walk 50 feet in this dump or get a drink as there is only 1 bar. Management and security are rude, prejudice, and only care about taking care of their buddies. I find it impossible to belive this place is still in business. Everyone i talk to who has been here once hated it, and those looking for an after hours club would be better off drinking on your back porch than subjecting urself to this dump.
DON'T BOTHER IF YOUR OF COLOR – Tried to go there this past Saturday with four of my girlfriends. We get there and see three African American girls waiting before us. We started waiting in line which was only 3 people ahead of us and they say nothing to us. We ask how long the wait is and they ignore us. After 10 minutes of waiting I ask the girls waiting before us how long they were waiting and say 15 minutes. Then all of a sudden a group of 8 white girls, blonde, come wait in line and they tell them you guys could come in. We are just in shock we have been waiting for 20 minutes by then and they let these girls in just because they are WHITE. I am hispanic and all my girls were hispanic also we were so shocked. THEY DON'T LIKE COLOR AT THE DOOR, DON"T BOTHER SPENDING YOUR MONEY. IF YOU ARE OF COLOR YOU WON'T GET IN. It's a shame that at this day and age there seems to be racism everywhere you go.
Has Been? More Like Never Was or Can't Be. – I'm a club promoter from L.A. and have been to some off-the-hook places in Chicago, but this ain't one of them. I've given this place a shot 3 times to try different nights and to catch different vibes, but they've got nothing but their hopes to be "it". They have no idea how to control the flow to let the right people in to bring it to where they seem to think it is. Shut the place down and save yourself the agony - I'm sure your space would make a nice Crate & Barrel.
Love IT!! – Wednesday nights are the best, never go there on a Saturday night cause It's all suburban DB's talking about how their parents own somethin or old guys tryin to tell you to come to Vegas with them. But Y Bar and Rino are the best places in the city on Wednesdays. Everytime we go we have a blast. Colin and Amy are great and always good to us. Great for girls nights out!!
Awesome! – This place does not start hopping until 1:30 or 2:00 but is a blast. Do not be suprised to see a celebrity or 2 while you are there. Ignore the other reviews because they were there too early!
A solid place.... – ok, this place is a club, not a pub. the people that bashed this place are obviously people that cannot get in or got sh*t at the door. This place is always packed but not until 2am, and the reason they do not let some folks in is because they do not want it to turn into barleycorns or hunt club. the owners probably woudl rather shut it down. so if you are going to club at rino, then bring girls and dress up. otherwise get a brew at mcgees.
Rino is over rated. – I really was disappointed that they have a door entrance with people in line for an empty club. I relly did not enjoy the club and some of the staff was extremelly rude. There are a lot of clubs that I would rather frequent, but Rino was worth visiting so I could see just what all of my employees stated about the club. Once you visit once, you will not want to go back. See for yourself.
Predjudiced club don't be fooled, you are not crazy it is true – This place is awful. The review below mine is sooo accurrate!! This club is predjudiced and very rude and the doormen are so rude!I can't even write the incident I witnessed but this club is terrible.
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